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Change log entry 68390
Processed by: richwarm (2019-10-10 00:21:36 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64921 - submitted by 'goldyn_chyld' >>
“...家庭、學校是最理想推行環保觀念的重鎮”
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Editor:
1) The usage in your example seems a bit unusual. Is it a natural Chinese sentence? The only place I can find it on the Web is on the following Japanese webpage, where it appears as a sentence in isolation, and is translated into (or from?) Japanese.
http://stu-c.blog.jp/archives/4903418.html?.link_prev=1

Your example seems unusual in two ways:

a) Typically, a 重鎮, in non-military usage, seems to be a specific geographical place rather than something like a (generic) household or school.

b) Usually, that place is prominent for some specific activity. (See TP examples below.)
In your example, the household (or school) is not so much *prominent* for some activity as it is *ideal* for some activity (namely, the implementation of environmental concepts).


2) A 重鎮 is a place, not a location.
There's a subtle difference!
e.g. 哥倫比亞大學是美國物理學的重鎮,
They're saying that Columbia University is a *place* that is known for its excellence in physics.
Columbia University is *in* a location, but it is not itself a location (in the sense of "location" implied by "key location", I mean.)


3)
J (military usage) ~ By January 5 the Germans abandoned hope of taking this key town.
到1月5日,德军已放弃夺取这一重镇的希望。

(non-military) ~ Corinth [was] an important commercial city in Greece.
哥林多是希腊的一个商业重镇。

TP ~ 一八八九年,當時紐西蘭的經濟重鎮丹尼丁舉辦商展,
In 1889, Chew Chong's Jubilee Brand butter won the Silver Cup at the South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin, then a major commercial center.

科學園區已成為世界級的半導體生產重鎮。
will make the park one of the world's major centers of semiconductor production.

克利夫蘭原是機械、鋼鐵重鎮,
Cleveland was originally a center of machinery and steel.

作為南部的工業重鎮,高雄,
As the heart of industry in southern Taiwan, Kaohsiung has long been ...

儼然成為台灣同志論述與運動的重鎮。
becoming a bastion of homosexual discourse and activism in Taiwan.

成為國內國際政治學研究重鎮。
[the institute has] become one of Taiwan's most important centers of research in international politics.

成為觀光發展重鎮。
develop into a major tourist destination

台北的百貨重鎮在東區,
Eastern Taipei is the main bastion for department stores,

1990年代台灣取代日本成為布料的生產重鎮後,
After Taiwan replaced Japan as the main center of cloth production in the 1990s,
Diff:
- 重鎮 重镇 [zhong4 zhen4] /strategic town/
# + 重鎮 重镇 [zhong4 zhen4] /strategic town/key location/
+ 重鎮 重镇 [zhong4 zhen4] /(military) strategic town/(fig.) major center (for commerce, culture or tourism etc)/
By MDBG 2019
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