Sep 8, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 090811


expert/pro (n.) [C] 達人、專家 (an expert on/in something; a pro at something)
She is a pro at yoga. = She is a yoga pro.
她是瑜伽達人。

He is an expert on/in Chinese shadow boxing/Taijiquan. = He is a Chinese shadow boxing/Taijiquan expert.   
他是太極拳專家。

predecessor (n.) [C] 前任、上一屆擔任此種職位的人
She is working hard to outdo her predecessor.
她正努力超越她的前任。

Prospect is often better than possession.” (proverb 諺語)
騎驢找馬。得不到的往往是最好的。盼望往往勝於擁有。[怎麼翻就看用在什麼情況囉!]

successor (n.) [C] 後任、下一屆擔任此種職位的人
My successor to the post is coming on board next month. I’m sure she will be a worthy successor.
我的後任下個月將到職。我相信由她來繼承這個職位最適合不過。

turnaround (n.) [sing.] 逆轉勝、反敗為勝
Carol Bartz was fired for not making a turnaround for Yahoo Inc. in the Internet battle.
凱洛・巴茲因沒讓雅虎在網路大戰中逆轉勝而被炒魷魚。

(n.) noun 名詞
[sing.] singular 單數形
[C] countable 可數的

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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