英 [ˈkʌntri] 美 [ˈkʌntri]
名词 国家; 乡下; 国民; 地区
1. He didn't know much about foreign countries.
2. Which do you prefer to live in a city or in the country ?
3. She loves her country very much.
4. France and Switzerland are European countries.
A country is one of the political units which the world is divided into, covering a particular area of land.
e.g. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world.
e.g. ...that disputed boundary between the two countries...
The people who live in a particular country can be referred to as the country .
e.g. The country had confounded the pundits by electing a fourth-term Tory government...
e.g. Seventy per cent of this country is opposed to blood sports.
The country consists of places such as farms, open fields, and villages which are away from towns and cities.
e.g. ...a healthy life in the country...
e.g. She was cycling along a country road near Compiegne...
A particular kind of country is an area of land which has particular characteristics or is connected with a particular well-known person.
e.g. Varese Ligure is a small town in mountainous country east of Genoa.
e.g. ...some of the best walking country in the Sierras...
Country music is popular music from the southern United States.
e.g. For a long time I just wanted to play country music.
e.g. ...a famous country singer named Katie Cocker.
If you travel across country, you travel through country areas, avoiding major roads and towns.
e.g. From here we walked across country to Covington.
A：What kinds of meat are most popular in your country?
B：We usually eat chicken, pork and beef. You eat these meats? a lot in your country too, don’t you?
A：Yes, we do. We also eat mutton.
B：I’ve heard that people in your country like mutton chops.
A：That’s right. Mutton chops taste so good. We eat them with sauce. Have you ever tried?
B：Yes, I have. I tried once when I visited your country last year. I think they were very tasty. Can you cook them?
A：Certainly I can. I’lI buy some from the butcher’s? and cook for you next Sunday.
B：That sounds great?. I’ll bring a bottle of wine then.
A：What are your weekend arrangements?
B：There’re many things I can do on weekends.
A：What sort of things are you interested in?
B：I’m keen on taking short trips to nearby scenic spots. More often than not, I go with some of my friends. By the way, what are your favorites?
A：I love swimming and cycling. On Sunday morning I have swimming practice for an hour. In the afternoon, I just ride my bike around the city or along the country roads for almost two hours.
B：That’s great! I think they do you a lot of good. Where do you swim?
A：Mostly in the city’s swimming pool. But on occasion, I go to the beach with friends. Well, what do you do at leisure?
B：I’m fond of dancing.
A：Good. You really know how to enjoy yourself.
B：Thanks. And you, too, I think.