你所不知道的Evening和Night

本文讨论英语中常见的两个词Evening和Night,也许你很熟悉,但我相信看完你会更有收获。首先罗列一下一天各个时段英语的表达方式:

twilight(暮光)、dawn(破晓)、sunrise(日出)、morning(早上)、noon(中午)、midday(正午)、afternoon(下午)、sunset(日落)、dusk(黄昏)、evening(晚上)、night(夜晚)、midnight(午夜)

morning、afternoon、evening、night区分可大致参考下图。

time-english

关于afternoon、evening、night具体含义大家可以参考以下两个页面:

1、http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=287453 看17楼

05:00 – 12:00 = morning
12:00             = noon
12:00 – 18:00 = afternoon
18:00 – 21:00 = evening
21:00 – 05:00 = night (with midnight at 00:00)

2、Difference Between Night and Evening
http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-night-and-evening/

Summary

1. Evening is the time between afternoon and night. Night is the time between the setting of the sun and sunrise.

evening是在afternoon和night之间的时间,night是在日落和日出之间的时间。

2. Evening is a time when the daylight decreases and night is a time when there is no daylight.

evening时太阳光逐渐减少,night时完全没有太阳光。

3. Evening is shorter than that of night.

evening短于night。

4. Evening is a period of twilight and it begins before sunset and goes even after the sunset. Night can also be called as the time when the sun goes down in the horizon.

evening是一个暮光、日暮时段,始于日落前结束于日落后。night在太阳进入地平线以下后才开始。

5. Evening can be called as the time when one finishes his work and packs home. Night is the time when one takes a rest from his day’s work. Night is the time when one sleeps and relaxes.

evening时人们下班回家,night时人们开始休息。

6. Good evening is used after 6 pm. Good night is used to greet when one goes to bed.

Good evening在下午6点后使用,Good night是睡觉前道“晚安”的敬语。

总结一下Evening和Night就是:太阳快要下山了Evening开始,太阳完全不见了Evening结束Night开始。貌似简单一句“傍晚”还是可以概括Evening的。