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already

US [ɔːlˈredi]
UK [ɔːlˈredi]
  • adv.已经;到现在还;这么早就;用于描述一个已经存在的糟糕情况时
  • Web早已;业已;都
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adv.
1.
已经;早已before now or before a particular time in the past
‘Lunch?’ ‘No thanks, I've already eaten.’
“午餐?”“不,谢谢,我已吃过了。”
We got there early but Mike had already left.
我们提早到了那里,但是迈克已经离开了。
2.
(表示惊奇)已经,都used to express surprise that sth has happened so soon or so early
Is it 10 o'clock already?
都 10 点钟了?
You're not leaving already, are you?
你不是这就走?
3.
(强调情况或问题存在)已经used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists
I'm already late.
我已经迟到了。
There are far too many people already. We can't take any more.
已经有太多的人了。我们再也接待不了啦。

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