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分寸
Simplified 分寸
Traditional 分寸
Pin Yin
fen1 cun4
English
  • propriety
  • appropriate behavior
  • proper speech or action
  • within the norms
Examples:
1. 要想当个好演员就要学会掌握道白的时间分寸.
A good actor must learn the art of timing, ie when to deliver a line most effectively.
2. 事情总得有个分寸--我不能继续借给你钱了.
A line has to be drawn somewhere I can't go on lending you money.
3. 他是个懂分寸的老手。
He was a careful operator.
4. 我们伦敦的叫卖声还有一个大毛病,就是吆喝起来不顾时间,也不讲分寸
It is another great imperfection in our London cries, that there is no just time nor measure observed in them.
5. 他相信曼克奈斯是懂得分寸的。
Magnus, he could trust to be dignified.
6. 她生性好动,天生有些不知分寸
She had high animal spirits, and a sort of natural selfcon-sequence.
7. 这种平衡术之所以奏效,应当归功于他八面玲珑,脑筋灵活,掌握分寸恰到好处。
That he could bring off this balancing act was a tribute to his tact, his intelligence, and his instinct for the scope-and the limits-of indiscretion.
8. 她接待他时始终准确地把握好分寸,看似冷淡,却不失礼。
The manner in which she received him was calculated to a nicety to seem cool without being uncivil.
9. 这一次,董事会掌握了分寸
This time the board drew the line.
10. 他原先认为必须那样才能使我懂得分寸
What he had fancied was essential to my sense of proportion.