anything but

12:03 Nov 12, 2019
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: anything but
That night, I used a trick that has served me well in countless other public-speaking situations. I narrowed my
focus from a giant group to an individual (or individuals in this case). That allowed me to establish an intimate connection under circumstances that were anything but.
"anything but"用在句尾很奇怪,是不是缺少了单词?
Bangyou Xiang
China
Local time: 23:10


Summary of answers provided
5 +1under circumstances that were anything but (intimate)
Zibow Retailleau
5except
Chuan Xiao
5anything but (that individual)
Frank Feng
4除了 XX 之外甚麼都可以
pkchan
2一点也不;根本不
Bruce Guo


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
anything but (that individual)


Explanation:
but后面省略的就是前面成为focus的“an individual”

Frank Feng
China
Local time: 23:10
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
一点也不;根本不


Explanation:
FYI:
你看看文件其他地方是否出过错误,确实,无论这里是做副词,还是介词或连词,后面都应该还有内容。

Bruce Guo
China
Local time: 18:10
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under circumstances that were anything but (intimate)


Explanation:
这里的“circumstances”指的是“public-speaking”。由于能将focus集中于一个人或少数人身上,演讲者在原本一点也不(anything but)私密的情况下,与人建立起“an intimate connection”。

Zibow Retailleau
Mauritius
Local time: 19:10
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
除了 XX 之外甚麼都可以


Explanation:
XX could be " having sex"

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Note added at 3 hrs (2019-11-12 15:22:27 GMT)
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OR: 除此之外甚麼都可以

pkchan
United States
Local time: 11:10
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
except


Explanation:
anything but 有两个用法:
1. except: 后面跟(或者省略)一个前面提到的名词。
2. not at all:加强否定语气
感觉是用法1。这里应该是省略了“the circumstance I am facing now”。还原省略部分后成为That allowed me to establish an intimate connection under circumstances that were anything but the circumstance I am facing now.
用这个方法我能在目前情况之外的其他场合(和听众)亲密互动。

Chuan Xiao
Canada
Local time: 08:10
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