the time between morning and evening; the time between midday and sunset
later stage, later period
"he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"
In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon.
We left after noon today.
She helps me with English grammar afternoons.
误 A fire broke out one day afternoon.
正 A fire broke out one afternoon.
正 One day, in the afternoon, a fire broke out.
析 汉语里可说“一天下午”,但英语里却不可说one day afternoon,要说one afternoon或one day in the afternoon。后一句中的in the afternoon是对one day的补充。
误 Please come over and see me today afternoon.
正 Please come over and see me this afternoon.
析 afternoon前不可用today修饰。表示“今天下午”,一般不可说today afternoon,应说this afternoon。