英 [æz; əz]
- conj. 因为；随着；虽然；依照；当…时
- prep. 如同；当作；以…的身份
- adv. 同样地；和…一样的
CET4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
3. if / though (即使、纵然) => as if / as though. => 也就是说好像跟即使、纵然这种假设的情况一致、一样似的。
由古英语alswa 分化出来的两个单词as 和 also, 后在词义和语法上逐渐产生了变化。
- as:  Ultimately, as is the same word as also. Old English alswā ‘in just this way’ was used in some contexts in which modern English would use as, and as it was weakly stressed in such contexts it gradually dwindled to als or ase and finally to as.
- as (adv.)
- c. 1200, worn-down form of Old English alswa "quite so" (see also), fully established by c. 1400. Equivalent to so; any distinction in use is purely idiomatic. Related to German als "as, than," from Middle High German also. Phrase as well "just as much" is recorded from late 15c.; the phrase also can imply "as well as not," "as well as anything else." Interjection of incredulity as if! (i.e. "as if that really could happen") is attested from 1995, an exact duplication of Latin quasi.
- 1. Similes usually start with " like " or " as ".
- 明喻通常以 like 或as开头.
- 2. Failure is never quite so frightening as regret do.
- 3. English has hurt me a thousand times, but I still regard it as my first love.
- 4. A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He's got to keep on delivering as he goes along.--Carl Hubbell, Baseball Player
- 5. The Koran recommends fasting as a penance before pilgrimages.
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