什么是“矩形时间”?,“矩形时间”英语怎么说?

  聚会或饭局上低头看手机原本是不礼貌的行为,但是随着越来越多人开始享受这种人群中的“独处”,社交时间也慢慢被“矩形时间”所蚕食。

我们来看一段相关的英文报道

  Rectangle time is the time of day when people in an obviously social setting instead choose to pull out their smart phones and have some time alone with their "rectangle". The term can also apply to other electronics, such as computers, iPads, etc. 

  “矩形时间”指人们在社交场合选择拿出智能手机,和自己的“矩形”独处的时间。“矩形时间”这一短语也可以应用于其他电子产品,如电脑、iPad等。
【讲解】
  文中的Rectangle time就是“矩形时间”的意思,其中rectangle就是“矩形,长方形”的意思,如:He drew a rectangle on the blackboard.(他在黑板上画了个矩形。)

  再来看一个例句:"Having some rectangle time there, I see," she said to Luke, as he stared at the phone screen while sitting on a scenic beach. (“原来是在享受‘矩形时间’啊,”她对坐在风光优美的海滩上盯着手机屏幕的卢克说道。)

双语报道来源:中国日报网英语点津