Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 836
    #1

    A steep stair into the plain

    The original sentence is from a book.
    More details, please refer as follows:
    "In the narrow ravine a rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain"

    Does it mean the path is going to original as natural road?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,479
    #2

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    'Stair' means 'stairway' or 'series of steps'.

    I have deleted your row of eight question marks from your title.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 836
    #3

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Stair' means 'stairway' or 'series of steps'.

    I have deleted your row of eight question marks from your title.
    But,Rover_KE
    I checked out every words in dictionaries.But, when I tried to put all the words together, I don't understand what the sentence mean...

    Your answer is fine. The dictionary was told me that the word "stair" in my native language mean "樓梯".

    But, I still don't understand the sentence mean.

  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,819
    #4

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    I think it means that the path was very steep, like a stairway, and went down to the plain, but I am not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    the word "stair" in my native language mean "樓梯".
    Please note that Rover_KE cannot read Chinese.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,864
    #5

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    It may have looked a bit like this: http://tesathome.com/wp-content/uplo...ad-Fort-17.jpg
    At the bottom there was a plain.

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,819
    #6

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    a rough path descended like a steep stair
    I think the following is an example, but I am not a teacher.
    http://www.maison-de-stuff.net/john/...s/CIMG2518.JPG

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 836
    #7

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It may have looked a bit like this: http://tesathome.com/wp-content/uplo...ad-Fort-17.jpg
    At the bottom there was a plain.
    I waited a long time. I can't open the site.

    But, Matthew Wai gave me the answer. I understand it clearly.

  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,819
    #8

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I waited a long time. I can't open the site.
    I think you could simply say 'The link is broken', but I am not a teacher.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,838
    #9

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    The link might not be broken. There might be some other reason why he/she couldn't get it to open.

    Edit: I clicked on it and it worked perfectly so there is nothing wrong with the link.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,819
    #10

    Re: A steep stair into the plain

    The link doesn't work at the OP's end and mine. Both the OP and I are in China.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Steep slope
    By tufguy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2015, 14:17
  2. steep or slope
    By tufguy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-May-2014, 23:55
  3. These guys were deliberately peeking at the stair.
    By mampwamp in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-May-2014, 14:14
  4. [Vocabulary] steep vs. sheer
    By spongie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2012, 17:54
  5. step and stair
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Jan-2009, 20:23

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •