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23:56 Dec 10, 2003
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:correction
If You Give: A weekend vacation for two
"I like you enough to spend every moment of the entire weekend with you alone. So if you were wondering if this is serious, it is."
'serious' means the relationship is serious ie 谈恋爱 serious dating (cf just taking a girl out)
Explanation: serious (determined) = 1 determined to follow a particular plan of action eg Is she serious about going to live abroad? 2 If two people who have a loving relationship are serious about each other they intend to stay with each other for a long time and possibly marry. eg She's had a lot of boyfriends but Simon's the only one she's been serious about.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
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