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how do you say "每隔20分钟" in English? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-4-29 20:14:08 |Display all floors

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at intervals of 20 minutes

每二十分钟

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Post time 2007-4-29 20:19:42 |Display all floors

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from Longman

3 at weekly/20 minute etc intervals        every week, 20 minutes etc:
The trains run at half-hourly intervals.

so, "interval"="每", :-)

---------->timeline---------------->

once every 20 minutes 0--(1)---20--(2)----40---(3)----60            1. 2. 3. 4. (every)

once every other 20 minutes 0--(1)---20------40---(2)----60       1. 3.  5.。。(every other)

at intervals of  20 minutes 0--(1)---20---(2)---40---(3)----60      1. 2. 3. 4. (at intervals of 1即every)1,3, 5,7 (at intervals of 2即 every other)......

at intervals of 20 minutes= every twenty minutes

这里的“隔” 是 "每相隔“,而不是是” 隔一天“里的”隔“。

每隔二十分钟=every twenty minutes 或 at intervals of twenty minutes.


总之:

(1)如果是every other twenty minutes 就是”每40分钟发生一次”
(2)如果是every twenty minutes, 或,at 20 minutes intervals 或者,at intervals of 20 minutes 是说:”每20分钟发生一次“

:-)

[ Last edited by hly1234 at 2007-4-29 08:51 PM ]

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Post time 2007-4-29 21:27:36 |Display all floors
I would like to disagree with my self after a second thought.

Every other 20 minutes   is not correct.

Every 20 minutes or at 20 minutes intervals  is clear and correct.

Every other should only be followed by "day" , "week" ,"year" and  nothing more.

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Post time 2007-4-29 22:01:40 |Display all floors
every 20-minute

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Post time 2007-4-30 10:57:14 |Display all floors
楼主一开始已经排除了every 20 minutes,证明这不是他想要表达的意思。

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Post time 2007-4-30 11:15:34 |Display all floors

“每隔”是一个可以作不同理解的概念

Originally posted by laoxianggg at 2007-4-29 09:57 PM
楼主一开始已经排除了every 20 minutes,证明这不是他想要表达的意思。


楼主到底想表达怎样的意思,还需要他自己出来说明一下,最好能够举出一些具体间隔时间作为例子。否则大家只能瞎猜。

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Post time 2007-4-30 11:24:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hly2006 at 2007-4-29 20:14
at intervals of 20 minutes

每二十分钟



good job~!

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