- prep. 关于；大约
- adj. 在附近的；四处走动的；在起作用的
- adv. 大约；周围；到处
- n. 大致；粗枝大叶；不拘小节的人
- n. (About)人名；(法)阿布
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自古英语onbutan, a- 同on , -b同by, -ut为out词根。字面意思为在外面的,后指大约。
- about: [OE] About in Old English times meant ‘around the outside of’; it did not develop its commonest present-day meaning, ‘concerning’, until the 13th century. In its earliest incarnation it was onbūtan, a compound made up of on and būtan ‘outside’ (this is the same word as modern English but, which was itself originally a compound, formed from the ancestors of by and out – so broken down into its ultimate constituents, about is on by out).
=> but, by, out
- about (adv.)
- Old English abutan, earlier onbutan "on the outside of," from on (see on; also see a- (1)) + be "by" (see by) + utan "outside," from ut (see out (adv.)). By 13c. it had forced out Old English ymbe, ymbutan for meaning "in the neighborhood of." Abouts, with adverbial genitive, still found in hereabouts, etc., probably is a northern dialectal form. About face as a military command (short for right about face) is first attested 1861, American English.
- 1. No matter where you go in life or how old you get, there's always something new to learn about. After all, life is full of surprises.
- 2. Instead of complaining about what's wrong, be grateful for what's right.
- 3. If you're not satisfied with the life you're living, don't just complain. Do something about it.
- 4. It's not about making the amazing saves. It's the little things and small things that made great gatekeepers great.
- 伟大的门将不是靠神奇的扑救成就，而是靠注重小事和细节成功。（Tim Howard美国国家队门将）
- 5. Doctors are complaining about being barraged by drug-company salesmen.
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