a written or printed message sent usually in an envelope
one of the signs in writing or printing that represents a speech sound
"mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
"his grandmother taught him his letters"
"he followed instructions to the letter"
"he obeyed the letter of the law"
"he won letters in three sports"
SILENCE, in letters nine inches high and four inches across.
出自： R. Hoggart
A careless letter-go Of money.
The letters of rooms are the most exacting in places crowded with the poor.
出自： H. Mayhew
He drove an old blue Chevy truck with his name and phone number lettered on the door.
出自： J. Gardner
误 Chinese letters are difficult to learn.
正 Chinese characters are difficult to learn.
析 letter指“字母”(即a, b, c等26个字母),汉语中的“汉字”要用character来表示。
误 Please inform me of any further changes by a letter.
正 Please inform me of any further changes by letter.
析 在by letter, by air mail, by telegram等短语中,名词前均不用冠词。