Bedanya Night dan Evening


Dear all netters.
Kemarin hari ahad pagi aku ngajar bahasa Inggris di program tutorial yang disebut UPBJJ. program ini adalah program resmi milik Open university alias Universitas Terbuka. Nah, satu hal yang menarik adalah pertanyaan mahasiswa mengenai apa bedanya Night dan Evening. meski both of them looks like similar tapi tentu ada bedanya dunkzzz. 😀
untuk lebih jelasnya
mari kita simak penjelasan hebat berikut ini. selamat menikmati :cendol
1. penggunaan yang biasa terjadi “Evening” dulu baru kemudian datang “”night”..
Sumbernya: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
mari kita lihat definisi di kamus:
EVENING:
1. The period of decreasing daylight between afternoon and night.
2. The period between sunset or the evening meal and bedtime: a quiet evening at home.
3. A later period or time: in the evening of one’s life.
4. Chiefly Southern U.S. The time from noon to twilight.
NIGHT

1.The period between sunset and sunrise, especially the hours of darkness. This period considered as a unit of time: for two nights running.
2. This period considered from its conditions: a rainy night.
3. The period between dusk and midnight of a given day: either late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
4. The period between evening and bedtime.

  • This period considered from its activities: a night at the opera.
    5. This period set aside for a specific purpose: Parents’ Night at school.
    6. The period between bedtime and morning: spent the night at a motel.
    7. One’s sleep during this period: had a restless night.
    Nightfall: worked from morning to night.
    Darkness: vanished into the night.
    8. A time or condition of gloom, obscurity, ignorance, or despair: “In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning” (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
    9.A time or condition marked by absence of moral or ethical values: “He never would have let us go untroubled into the night of private greed” (Anthony Lewis).

    adj.

    1. Of or relating to the night: the night air.
    2. Intended for use at night: a night light.
    3. Working during the night: the night nurse.
    4. Active chiefly at night: night prowlers.
    5. Occurring after dark: night baseball.
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    2. Selain dari definisi kamus di atas penggunaan kata “evening” sebagai ganti kata “night” lebih bersifat formal.
    coba rasakan “sense” contoh yang di komparasikan di bawah ini:

    Good night vs. Good evening
    How is your night going? vs. How is your evening going?
    Will you be coming tonight? vs. Will you be coming this evening?

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    3. kata “evening’ dipakai mulai kira jam 6:00 atau jam 7:00 p.m/petang sampai kira-kira jam 10:00 atau jam 11:00 p.m. sesudah itu udah malem ghetto. jadi pakenya kata “night”.
    misalnya begini yach..
    coba rasanya bedanya…

    I am spending the evening with a friend.
    (Insinuates passing a few hours in the company of a friend.)

    I am spending the night with a friend.
    (I will be sleeping at the home of a friend.)

    Anda bisa mengatakan , “How are you this evening?”
    tetapi tak pernah ^_^ takkan pernah mengatakan, “How are you this night?”

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    4. saya akan mengatakan bahwa perbedaan utama antara keduanya bahwa kata “evening” mengacu kepada waktu sebelum anda mau berangkat tidur dan kata “malam” dipake setelahnya. misalnya:
    “what are you doing this evening?”
    dan anda akan mengatakan “Good evening”
    tetapi anda akan mengatakan “It was the middle of the night” karena aku ga iso turu ^_^ “I couldn’t sleep last night”.

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