To file away 存檔

更新時間 2013年 11月 26日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間11:07

Are you good at organising your papers?


These days, in English, you are likely to see or hear the word 'file' when talking about computer files. We talk about 'filenames'; 'types of file' (doc, jpg, mp3, mp4); and 'file size' in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB) and even terabytes (TB).

如今在英語裏,你會經常看到和聽到單詞 file, 尤其是在談論電腦文件時。我們會說 filenames 文件名;types of file 文件格式 (doc, jpg, mp3, mp4) 還有 file size 文件大小。 Kilobytes (KB) 是千字節,megabytes (MB) 是兆字節,gigabytes (GB) 是十億字節和 terabytes (TB) 兆兆字節。


動詞短語 to file away 的意思是把同類文件存檔。


All my letters are filed away in a big cabinet in my office.

On Friday mornings I pay the bills and invoices from the past week, then I file them away.


還有一個有趣的俚語表達就是 the circular file. 你知道當我們把某物放進 circular file 後,這樣東西去哪兒了嗎?答案就是廢紙簍。

A: What happened to those printouts?
B: Oh, they went in the circular file, sorry. I didn't think you needed them.


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