你係咪以為 Table 淨係解作「桌子」呢?其實佢用作動詞時都有兩個唔同意思㗎!另外,英文都有唔少片語同 Table 有關,例如你知唔知道 Keep a good table 係咩嘢意思?

 

當 Table 用作動詞時:

 

1. 提出討論某事

 

The matters are tabled by her, but you can definitely refuse to do so.

她提出要討論這事,但你絕對可以拒絕。

 

2. 擱置

 

The proposal is great. I don’t know why it was tabled for discussion for a long time.

這個提議很棒,我不知道為什麼它會被擱置了一段長時間。

 

有關 Table 嘅片語:

 

1. Under the table 暗地進行

 

The company offered me $5000 under the table for me to keep quiet.

公司暗地裡給了我 5000 元,讓我不要說實話。

 

另外,Drink sb under the table 有「比其他人喝得更多」嘅意思。

He has high alcohol tolerance. He can drink anyone under the table while being the only one who stays sober.

他很能喝,比任何人都喝得多酒,但卻是唯一能保持清醒的人。

 

2. On the table 公開討論

 

They decided to put the issue on the table and get as many responses as possible.

他們決定要公開討論這個議題,以獲得更多的回應。

 

3. Off the table 不在討論範圍

 

Let’s first focus only on the budget. Other aspects are off the table right now.

讓我們首先只關注於預算問題,其他方面現在不在討論範圍內。

 

4. Turn the tables on sb 扭轉局面

 

The candidate turned the tables on his opponent in the final round interview and impressed the interviewers.

候選人在最後一輪面試中扭轉了局面,比起對手更能給面試官留下深刻的印象。



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