Indian Summer 秋老虎

What do you call a period of hot weather in early autumn? Learn this phrase.
This phrase does not have anything to do India.

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今日片語

名詞 summer 的意思是夏天,但 “Indian summer” 的意思不是 “印度夏天”,而指早秋中回熱的天氣,俗稱 “秋老虎”。Indian summer 還可比喻人晚年幸福安寧的生活。

例句

September is usually chilly, but this year we are having an Indian summer.
九月通常比較冷了,但今年我們可是遇上了一個秋老虎。

This Indian summer means that I don’t even need to wear a coat yet.
今年的這個秋老虎意味著到現在還不用穿外套。

He enjoyed a real Indian summer in the last years of his career as a footballer – that’s when he won the most trophies.
他在過去的幾年中迎來了自己足球事業的第二個春天,也是他獲得獎杯數最多的日子。

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