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WHY ON EARTH是什么意思?

Meaning of WHY ON EARTH - A Short English Lesson with Subtitles

So in English we sometimes add the words “on” and “earth”
在英语会话当中我们有时会在疑问句中使用“on earth”这个短语
to a question for emphasis.
用于强调
Sometimes we ask questions like,
有时候我们这样提问
“Why on earth did you buy that car?”
“你到底为什么买那辆车?”
You could, of course, just say, “Why did you buy that car?”
你当然也可以简单地问“你为什么买那辆车?”
Maybe imagine a situation where your brother bought
或许可以设想这样一个场景
a really fancy car or a really expensive car,
假设你的哥哥买了一辆非常时髦或者非常贵的车
you could say, “Why did you buy that car?”
你可以问“你为什么买那辆车?”
But if you’re actually surprised
但是如果你确实惊讶于这件事
and you wanna add a little bit of emphasis to the question
你想在问句中增加一点强调的成分
you could say to your brother,
你可以这样对你的哥哥说
“Why on earth did you buy that car?”
“你到底为什么买那辆车?”
I’m not sure if your brother will have a good answer
或许你的哥哥并不会给你一个满意的答复
but certainly in English we often add the words “on earth”
但是在英语会话中我们确实经常在问句中使用“on earth”
to a question in order to give it
就是为了增加
a little bit more emphasis.
更多一点的强调意味
Oftentimes I will be talking to my children
很多时候我和孩子们说话的时候
and I will ask a lot of why questions
会问很多问题
like, “Why on earth did you wear shoes to school
比如 “你到底为什么要穿鞋去学校?”
“when there’s so much mud around?
“明明外面路上有很多泥巴”
“You should have worn boots.”
“你应该穿靴子才对”
So, “Why on earth did you wear shoes?”
所以 “你到底为什么要穿鞋呢?”
We actually add the words “on earth” to a whole bunch
实际上 “on earth”可以应用在
of different question words.
很多不同的疑问句中
You can ask questions like,
你可以像这样提问
“What on earth were you thinking driving so fast?”
“你到底是怎么想的 开这么快?”
You could ask questions like,
或者像这样问问题
“Where on earth did you get that nice shirt?”
“你到底在哪买的那件漂亮的衬衫?”
You could ask questions like,
或者像这样
“How on earth were you able to afford such a fancy car?”
“你究竟是怎么买得起这么一辆昂贵的车?”
Or you could say something like,
或者你也可以像这样表达
“When on earth did you find the time to go shopping?”
“你究竟是怎么挤出时间去购物的?”
So, “on earth,” is simply a way of emphasizing
所以 “on earth”是一种简单易用的方式
the question we are asking.
用在疑问句中表示强调
We do use it a lot.
会话中经常会用到
I’m Bob the Canadian and you’re learning English with me,
我是加拿大人Bob 你正在和我一起学习英语
hopefully every day, and I hope you’re having a good day.
希望每天都能见到你 祝你度过愉快的一天

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on earth在疑问句中的应用

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