区别辨析hang与suspend

hang与suspend这两个动词均含“挂、吊”之意。

hang : 通常指一端固定于一点或一条线上,另一端悬于空中的状态。

  • A heavy gold necklace hung around her neck.
    她脖子上挂着一串粗重的金项链。
  • Party decorations hung (down) from the ceiling.
    聚会装饰物从天花板上垂下来。
  • The curtains hung in thick folds.
    窗帘打着密密的褶子垂着。
  • Hang your coat and hat (up) on the rack over there.
    把你的大衣和帽子挂在那边的架子上。
  • Many of his finest pictures hang/are hung (= are attached to the wall so that they can be seen) in the National Gallery.
    他有许多上乘画作在国家美术馆中展出。
  • Hang the pheasant/Let the pheasant hang for a few days for the flavour to improve before you cook it.
    在烹调雉鸡肉之前先把它挂起来晾几天,这样味道会更好。

suspend : 侧重悬挂物支撑点的灵活性和活动自由。

  • The builders worked on wooden platforms, suspended by ropes from the roof of the building.
    建筑工人站在用绳子从房顶上吊下来的木制平台上作业。
  • It was very uncomfortable lying on the hospital bed with my legs suspended in the air.
    我躺在医院的病床上,腿悬吊在半空,难受极了。
  • The drug is suspended in a saline solution.
    这种药悬浮在生理盐水中。
  • A cloud of smoke was suspended in the air.
    空中飘浮着一团烟雾。

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