游大庆:amount

  用作名词 (n.)

  any amount of

  大量a large quantity of sth

  no amount of

  即使再多(或再大)(也不) used for saying that sth will have no effect

  用作动词 (v.)

  amount to (v.+prep.)

  等于;相当于;意味着 be equal to or the same as sth; signify

  amount to sth

  The bill amounts to $500.

  这张账单共计500美元。

  Our debts amount to over $1000.

  我们的负债总共超过了1000美元。

  The loss from the flood amounts to ten million dollars.

  水灾造成的损失达1000万美元。

  The total expenses amount to a thousand yuan .

  全部费用合计达1000元。

  The four sums together amount to a lot of money.

  这四笔金额加在一起就是很多钱。

  The number of books published this year amounts to over a million.

  今年出版的书籍达100万册以上。

  His works published since 1956 amount to nearly four mill on words.

  自1956年以来,他发表的作品近400万字。

  His earnings are said to amount to £300,000 per annum.

  据说他每年的酬金高达30万英镑。

  I cannot afford the trip to New York,because the travelling expenses would amount to at least $3000 if I went.

  到纽约旅行我去不起,因为我如果去的话,这趟旅费至少也得要三千美元。

  Their total grain output amounted to 5 million kilograms last year.

  去年他们的粮食总产量达500万公斤。

  His income for that year amounted to£15,000.

  他那年的收入达15,000英镑。

  The annual cost of income support to unmarried mothers amounted to £700 million in that year.

  该年对未婚母亲收入补助的全年花费总计达7亿英镑。

  The oil company's net profits amounted to more than 1000 million dollars.

  这家石油公司每年的净利达10亿美元以上。

  The output of these small factories amounted to 70 percent of the province's total.

  这些小厂的产量占全省总产量的70%。

  amount to sth/v-ing

  Her reply amounts to a refusal.

  她的回答等于拒绝。

  Two dates in nine years hardly amounts to an active social life.

  九年中有两次约会很难算是社交。

  Such aids amount to economic aggression.

  这种援助其实是经济侵略。

  Their actions amount to a breach of contract.

  他们的行为已属违反合同。

  What it amounts to is simply that he is not willing to give us his support.

  那只是表明他不愿意支持我们。

  Whether you go or she goes amounts to the same thing.

  不管你去还是她去都一样。

  With his intelligence, he should amount to something when he grows up.

  凭他的智力,他长大后定成大器。

  If he goes on like this,he'll never amount to anything.

  如果他一味这样下去,他将一事无成。

  His words amounted to a threat.

  他的话实际上是威胁。

  It amounted to no more than this.

  这件事不过如此而已。

  The court decided that the company's actions amounted to unfair dismissal.

  法庭裁定公司的行为是不合理解雇。

  He gave what amounted to an apology on behalf of his company.

  他代表公司算是作了一番道歉。

  I don't quite make out what it's going to amount to.

  我不大明白,这究竟算得了什么呢?

  Borrowing money and not returning it amounts to stealing.

  借了钱不还就等于偷。

  Keeping silent in this case amounts to supporting the speaker.

  在这种情况下保持沉默,就等于支持发言者。

  Keeping what belongs to another amounts to stealing.

  把属于别人的东西据为己有,实际上就是偷窃。

  Not punishing these hooligans amounts to condoning their behaviour.

  不惩处这些无赖就意味着宽恕他们的行为。

  It amounts to saying that they have failed in their experiment.

  那等于说他们试验失败了。

  To declare her innocent would amount to admitting his own fault.

  宣布她无罪等于承认他自己有错。

  not amount to much〔a great deal〕

  不太重要,没什么了不起not be very impressive, important, etc.

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