blighty

['blaiti]
  • n. 英国本土;英国老家(等于blighty)
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Blighty 英国

来自印度语bilayati, 外国人,外国佬,以称呼英国士兵,英国士兵又把该词带入英国,在一战时颇为流行,含有自我解嘲的意味。

blighty
blighty: [20] Blighty is a legacy of British rule in India. Originally a term used by British soldiers serving in India for ‘home, Britain’, it is an anglicization of Hindi bilāyatī, which meant ‘foreign’, and particularly ‘European’. This was actually a borrowing from Arabic wilāyat ‘district, country’, which was independently acquired by English in the 19th century in its Turkish form vilayet. It was a derivative of the Arabic verb waliya ‘rule’, and is related to walī ‘ruler’.
1. See you back in Blighty!
回英国老家再见!

来自柯林斯例句

2. Darling, any news about our blighty? Is my mother feeling better?
亲爱的, 老家有消息 吗 ?我妈病好些了 吗 ?

来自互联网

3. The soldier are sailing for old Blighty tomorrow.
士兵明日将启航返英国本土.

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4. Take me back to dear old Blighty.
把我送回英国老家.

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