hardly

英 ['hɑːdlɪ] 美 ['hɑrdli]
  • adv. 几乎不,简直不;刚刚
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hardly 几乎不,几乎没有

hard,艰难的,-ly,副词后缀。

hardly (adv.)
c. 1200, "in a hard manner, with great exertion or effort," from Old English heardlice "sternly, severely, harshly; bravely; excessively" (see hard (adj.) + -ly (2)). Hence "assuredly, certainly" (early 14c.). Main modern sense of "barely, just" (1540s) reverses this, via the intermediate meaning "not easily, with trouble" (early 15c.). Formerly with superficial negative (not hardly). Similar formation in Old Saxon hardliko, German härtlich, Old Danish haardelig.
1. The ward was busy and Amy hardly had time to talk.
病房里非常忙碌,埃米几乎没有时间说话。

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2. My eyes were so swollen I could hardly see.
我的眼睛肿得很厉害,几乎看不到东西。

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3. Their two faces were hardly more than eighteen inches apart.
他俩的脸相隔还不到18英寸。

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4. Half-ruined, hardly a building untouched, it's a desolate place.
这里大半遭毁,几乎没有一栋建筑完好无损,变成了一块荒废之地。

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5. He appeared hardly capable of conducting a coherent conversation.
他好像连话都说不清楚。

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