The forest floor 这个短语是什么意思?

更新时间 2012年 4月 24日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间15:47
A woodland in England, covered in bluebells.

A woodland in England, covered in bluebells – a common and popular spring flower. Photo by Matt Cardy.

今日短语

通常来说,户外的地面叫做 the ground, 室内的地面而是 the floor. 不过有一个例外 the forest floor, 指的是森林的地面。

今日小常识

Bluebells (the type of purple flower you can see above) are a traditional sign of spring in England. Although common, the flowers are very popular and many British people make a point of going on walks at this time of year to see bluebells. Unfortunately, it is thought that 2012 will be a short season for the wildflower because of an ongoing drought.

在英国,蓝铃花(以上图片中可以看到的)被视为春天到来的象征。此花种在英国很常见,也深受民众的喜爱。每年到了春季,很多英国人都会专门外出踏青欣赏蓝铃花。不过让人遗憾的是由于英国近期久旱无雨,今年欣赏野花的时间将非常短暂。

例句

In a rainforest, only about 2% of the light that hits the tops of trees reaches the forest floor.

The forest floor is fundamental to the whole ecosystem. It is where insects live and the processes of decomposition and plant growth take place.

请注意

和今天的短语相似,单词 carpet 可以用来形容似地毯状的覆盖物,比如说 carpet of flowers 鲜花地毯。

We stepped off the path and onto a carpet of flowers.

Carpet 这个单词作为动词使用很常见,尤其是在被动语态的句子中。

The forest floor was carpeted with bluebells, daffodils and other wildflowers.

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