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affair

US [əˈfer]
UK [əˈfeə(r)]
  • n.事件;事情;风流韵事;公共事务
  • Web绯闻;私通;恋爱事件
Plural Form:affairs  
affair
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n.
公共╱政治活动public/political activities
1.
[pl]
公共事务;政治事务events that are of public interest or political importance
world/international/business affairs
世界╱国际╱商业事务
an expert on foreign affairs(= political events in other countries)
外事专家
affairs of state
国务
事件event
2.
[c][ususing]
事件;事情an event that people are talking about or describing in a particular way
The newspapers exaggerated the whole affair wildly.
报章毫无根据地夸大了整个事件。
The debate was a pretty disappointing affair.
那次辩论使人颇感失望。
She wanted the celebration to be a simple family affair .
她希望庆祝活动仅限于家人参加。
关系relationship
3.
[c]
(尤指已婚男女的)私通,风流韵事a sexual relationship between two people, usually when one or both of them are married to sb else
She is having an affair with her boss.
她跟老板有暧昧关系。
私人业务private business
4.
[pl]
私人业务matters connected with a person's private business and financial situation
I looked after my father's financial affairs.
我照管父亲的财务。
She wanted to put her affairs in order before she died.
她想在去世前把自己的事务安排妥当。
5.
[sing]
个人的事a thing that sb is responsible for (and that other people should not be concerned with)
How I spend my money is my affair.
我如何用钱是我自己的事。
物品object
6.
[c]
不寻常之物;难描述的东西an object that is unusual or difficult to describe
Her hat was an amazing affair with feathers and a huge brim.
她的帽子嵌着羽毛,帽檐很宽,真是件奇物。

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