“三个人”,到底是three people还是three persons?

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“三个人”,到底是three people还是three persons?

大家好,我是天天班长。

这个问题真的问的我的头有点大呢。

“三个人”,到底是three people还是three persons?

查阅相关资料后发现,英语语言的实际运用,随着时代的改变而变化了。

In the past, persons referred to a specific number of individuals, whereas people was used in a more general sense. You would not use persons in reference to groups of large or indeterminate size, such as a room full of students, the crowd at a football game, or the population of Sudan.

在过去,persons指的是特定数量的个人,而people则是更广义的用法。你不会使用person来指代大型或不确定规模的群体,例如满屋的学生、观看足球比赛的人群或苏丹的人口。

Today, the use of persons has narrowed to specific phrases, usually in a legal or law enforcement context.

今天,person的使用范围已经缩小到特定的短语,通常是在法律或执法的语境中。

比如persons of interest (疑犯)或者 missing persons(失踪人口)

In contemporary English, persons sounds stilted and unnatural.

在当代英语中,人听起来生硬而不自然。

stilted adj. 不自然的;呆板的;僵硬的

所以,如今,three people的用法会更加自然;而three persons显得略显呆板和不自然。

今日例句:

1、

- How many people are there attending the meeting this afternoon?

- I guess there are three people.

- 今天下午有多少人参加会议?

- 我想有三个人。

2、

- Thanks for telling me this piece of news. I'm so sorry to hear that. How many people were killed in this accident?

- There were four dead people, which was reported on TV. 微信公众号:口语天天练 爱英语SHOW

- 谢谢你告诉我这个消息。听到这个消息我很难过。在这次事故中有多少人丧生?

- 电视报道说有四人死亡。

It was reported that there were two persons of interest who had been missing for two years.

你的翻译:_____________________。(底部留言)

“ people person ”是什么意思?(单选)

例句:

Linda is a people person, so she is pretty popular among the students at shcool and everyone likes to hang out with her after school.

A. 社交恐惧的人

B. 善于交际的人

C. 爱管闲事的人

D. 喜新厌旧的人

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