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“brush up”不是“刷”

来源:每日英语翻译   发布时间:2020-12-28

Kerry was brushing up his Japanese when we went to see him. 【误译】当我们去看克里时, 他正在擦(他写错了的)日文字。 【正确】但我们去看克里时, 他正在复习日语。 说明: brush up 是习语 (动词短语), 意为"复习; 重新学习". 上例也可写成 Kerry was brushing up on his Japanese when we went to see him. 即在 up 后加上 on, 这是美国用法。