affair
英音 [əˈfeə(r)]   美音 [əˈfer]  
高中/CET4/CET6
单词释义 纠错+ 生词本
n.事情;事务;私事;(尤指关系不长久的)风流韵事
怎么记 纠错 +补充
【词根】af(=to)+fair(集市):反复不断地去集市→事务多→事务
【词根】a(一个)+fair(公平的)→一件公平的事情→事情
【串记】
I met a fairly unfair affair upstairs.
我在楼上遇到一件颇不公平的事。
单词例句
The affair was dramatized by the press.
这事件被新闻界作了渲染。
But that was not the end of the affair.
但是这并非是这个事情的终结。
They are talking about his love affair.
他们正在谈论他的风流韵事。
辨析记忆
affair / business / matter / concern / thing
这些名词均含“事情”之意。
affair → 含义较广,侧重指已发生或必须去做的任何事情或事务。复数形式多指重大或较复杂的事务。
business → 通常指较重要或较难而又必须承担的事情,也可指商事。
matter → 普通用词,着重指一件考虑中的或需要处理的事。
concern → 往往强调与个人或团体利害有直接或重大关系的事。
thing → 用作“事情”解时,词义较笼统、含糊,多用于指不很具体的事。
考试真题例句(机器翻译仅供参考)

【六级】We see the potential for capture and storage to play an integral role in reducing emissions," says Kim Corley, Shell's senior advisor of CO2 and environmental affairs.

壳牌公司二氧化碳和环境事务高级顾问金·科利(Kim Corley)表示:“我们看到了捕获和储存在减少排放方面发挥不可或缺作用的潜力。”。

【六级】In October 2000, the same month the survey was taken, the Washington-based Center for Media and Public Affairs wrote in its publication Media Monitor that, in a recent month of TV news coverage of American youth, just 2% of teens were shown at home, and just 1% were portrayed in a work setting.

2000年10月,就在调查进行的同一个月,总部设在华盛顿的媒体和公共事务中心在其出版物《媒体监测》中写道,在最近一个月的美国青少年电视新闻报道中,只有2%的青少年在家中观看,只有1%的青少年在工作环境中观看。

【高考】China's image is improving steadily, with more countries recognizing its role in international affairs.

随着越来越多的国家认识到中国在国际事务中的作用,中国的形象正在稳步改善。

【高考】At the events, you can meet expert growers and discuss which ones will best suit your conditions, and because these are family affairs, children are well catered for with apple-themed fun and games.

在活动中,你可以与专业种植者会面,讨论哪些种植者最适合你的条件,因为这些都是家庭事务,孩子们可以通过苹果主题的娱乐和游戏得到很好的照顾。

【高考】Delayed reward may be expected from news of public affairs, economic matters, social problems, science, education, and health.

公共事务、经济事务、社会问题、科学、教育和卫生方面的新闻可能会延迟奖励。

【高考】They were saved from looking at their lives as their own private affair.

他们从把自己的生活看作自己的私事中解脱出来。

【考研】The report also advocates greater study of foreign languages, international affairs and the expansion of study abroad programs.

该报告还提倡更多地学习外语、国际事务和扩大留学项目。

【六级】More experience in worldly affairs.

更多的世俗经验。

【六级】minister of social security, quickly commissioned a study to determine the causes of and possible cures for this disturbing stale of affairs.

社会保障部部长很快委托进行了一项研究,以确定这一令人不安的陈腐事件的原因和可能的治疗方法。

【六级】Colleges exercise full control over their own financial affairs.

大学对自己的财务实行完全控制。

【高考】During my first quarter at university of California, riverside ucr, I thought that I wanted to study political science with its focus on international affairs, so that's what I applied for.

我在加利福尼亚大学的第一个季度,滨江UCR,我想我想学习政治科学,把它的重点放在国际事务上,这就是我所申请的。

【四级】These teams are gaining more power to run their own affairs.

这些团队正在获得更多的权力来管理自己的事务。

【高考】But what began as nothing important in public affairs has grown into a social movement.

但一开始在公共事务中并不重要的东西已经发展成为一场社会运动。

【考研】The traditional wedding is a long and colorful affair.

传统的婚礼是一件漫长而多彩的事情。

【六级】We are very proud of our accomplishments under the Greenlist system and we believe that we will prevail in these cases, Christopher Beard, director of public affairs for SC Johnson, said, while acknowledging that this has been an area that is difficult to navigate.

SC Johnson公共事务总监克里斯托弗·比尔德(Christopher Beard)表示:我们为在绿名单制度下取得的成就感到非常自豪,我们相信我们会在这些情况下获胜,同时承认这是一个难以驾驭的领域。

【六级】We went through a dramatic shift," says Dawn Watkins, the vice president for student affairs.

我们经历了戏剧性的转变,”负责学生事务的副总裁道恩·沃特金斯说。

【六级】In the past, the young have eagerly participated in national service and civic affairs, often with lots of energy and idealism.

过去,年轻人热切地参与国家服务和公民事务,往往充满活力和理想主义。

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