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Symbols Speaking Louder Than Words
—Helen Yeh


There are many special symbols that are used in place of words. Even though you see them every day, you might not know where they come from. Let’s take a look at the origins and meanings of some of the more popular symbols.
The "At" Sign: @
One popular symbol is the "at" sign. Its first known use was in a letter that was written by a 16th-century Italian merchant. He used the sign to represent units of wine and other goods. This symbol continued to play an important role in business, but it fell out of fashion in the 19th century. In the 1970s, computer engineer Ray Tomlinson chose to use it for e-mail addresses.
The Ampersand: &
Another common symbol is the ampersand. It can be traced back to the first century. It came from the word et, the Latin term for "and." The letters e and t were often written together as one character to make writing easier. Over time, the character gained the familiar shape that we know today.

符號趣談
有很多特殊符號被用來取代文字。即便你每天都看到它們,你可能不知道它們從哪裡來的。一起來看一些比較普遍的符號的起源和意義吧。
「小老鼠」符號 @
一個普遍的符號是at(小老鼠)。它為人所知最早的使用是在一封十六世紀義大利商人所寫的信裡。當時他用這個符號來代表酒和其他商品的單位。這個符號在商業中持續扮演重要的角色,但十九世紀時就不再流行。一九七○年代,電腦工程師雷.湯姆林森選用它來作為電子郵件地址。
表示「和」的符號&
另一個常見的符號是& (表示「和」)。它可以追溯到西元一世紀。它來自et這個字,表示「和」的拉丁字詞。e和t這兩個字母常寫在一起變成一個字好方便書寫。漸漸地,這個字符變成我們今天所熟悉的形狀。

 
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Useful Exchanges 交換學生實用對答

A:  Is this your first time traveling abroad?
這是你第一次出國旅行嗎?
B:  Yes—I have never been outside of my home country before.
是的,我以前從沒出國過。

 

A:  Are you having any trouble with the local language?
你使用本地的語言有任何問題嗎?
B:  I’m still learning, but I’m glad to have so many chances to practice.
我還在學習,但我很高興有這麼多練習的機會。

 

A:  How long will you be here for?
你會在這裡待多久?
B:  I’ll be studying here for one semester.
我會在這裡讀一個學期。

 

A: If you like, I could show you around town.
如果你想的話,我可以帶你到市區逛一逛。
B: Great! I’d love a chance to take in the local culture.
太棒了!我很想要有機會體驗本地文化。

 

 
 
2017/09/18(一) From Hollywood sights to theme parks to sunny beaches, Los Angeles has a wide range of attractions.
從好萊塢的景點到主題樂園再到陽光沙灘,洛杉磯有各式各樣吸引人的地方。

2017/09/19(二) Almost always warm and sunny, Los Angeles is a great place to visit any time of year.
洛杉磯氣候總是很溫暖而且陽光普照,是個一年任何時候都適合造訪的地方。

2017/09/20(三)

Hey, I’m wondering, do either of you know where I can grab a bite to eat around here?
欸,我在想,你們兩位知道這附近有什麼可以吃點東西的地方嗎?

2017/09/21(四) So, what else have you noticed about Taiwan since you’ve been here?
那麼,自從妳到這裡以來,妳還注意到台灣其他什麼事情呢?

2017/09/22(五) If you think that building your toys is just as fun as playing with them, you might have heard of Lego.
如果你認為打造玩具和玩玩具一樣好玩的話,你也許有聽過樂高。

 
 
 
 
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