区别辨析even、flat、level与smooth

even、flat、level与smooth这些形容词都有“平的、平坦的”之意。

even : 通常指平面上的各点或一条直线的各点处在同一平面或直线上。

  • We resurfaced the floor because it wasn't even.
    因为地板不平,我们重新铺了一次。

flat : 指光滑平整的表面,但不一定是水平的。

  • An ice rink needs to be completely flat.
    溜冰场地必须十分平坦。
  • Roll out the pastry on a flat surface.
    在平的面板上把油酥面团擀薄。
  • Much of the countryside in that region is very flat.
    那一地区的许多乡村都地势平坦。

level : 强调没有高低之处,且在同一水平面,可引申指才能相等或与相邻某物平行。

  • Make sure the camera is level before you take the picture.
    拍照前要保证相机处于水平位置。
  • Before I bang the nails in, would you say this picture was level?
    在我把钉子敲进去之前,请帮我看看这幅画挂平了没有?

smooth : 侧重指表面十分平滑,无任何粗糙的感觉。引申作圆滑解。

  • a smooth surface/texture/consistency
    光滑的表面/平滑的质地/均匀的稠度
  • This custard is deliciously smooth and creamy.
    这种蛋挞细腻润滑、香浓可口。
  • Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.
    把黄油和糖混合调匀。
  • The road ahead was flat and smooth.
    前面的路平坦光滑。
  • This moisturizer will help to keep your skin smooth.
    这种护肤霜有助于保持皮肤光滑。
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