A sign of the times 时代的标志

更新时间 2012年 10月 24日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间15:25
A boy stands in front of a display of metal signs.

A boy stands in front of a display of various signs and car number plates at a car market in Gurgaon, India. Photo: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

今日小常识

Road signs in India are similar to those seen in the UK. The main difference is that most are bilingual with the writing being in the regional language and in English.

印度的交通路牌与英国非常相似。主要不同的一点是大多数路牌都使用双语显示,既方言和英语。

今日短语

短语 a sign of the times 往往可以用来描述过去某段时间的特征或产物,经常带有贬义。

例句

The bus driver was so rude to her, but I guess it's just a sign of the times.

It's a sign of the times that people can't smoke indoors anymore.

请注意

另一个短语 to sign up (for something) 意思是加入某项活动。

I want to sign up for English lessons.

Would you like to sign up for our monthly email newsletter?

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