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How to explain the word "modestly" please? thanks!!!! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2003-12-15 14:21:23 |Display all floors
The tremendous wealth created by China in the past quarter of a century has not only enabled our 1.3 billion countrymen to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter and basically realize a MODESTLY comfortable standard of living but also contributed t world development. China owes all this progress to the policy of reform and opening up and in the final analysis to the freedom-inspired creativity of the Chinese people.

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Post time 2003-12-15 15:05:53 |Display all floors

Let me try

"modestly comfortable" 应翻译成“小康的”
因为modestly 有proper,  not very much 的含义。

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Post time 2003-12-15 15:54:59 |Display all floors

well, thanks

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Post time 2003-12-16 01:09:33 |Display all floors

In this context

The meaning of "modest" is "not excessive".

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