我哋曾經講過同一個字,用喺動詞同名詞上意思可以差天共地。其實同一個字就算都係作形容詞,亦可以有唔同意思,例如你知唔知 humble 除咗解「謙虛的」,仲可以形容一個地方?學識就唔駛驚考試睇reading時以為講緊咩「謙虛的地方」啦!

 

1. Humble

a) 謙虛的(形容人時)

Although he became CEO at 20 years old, he was humble about his success.

雖然他在 20 歲就成為了行政總裁,但他對自己的成功非常謙虛。

 

b) 不起眼的(形容地方時)

The humble restaurant is located at a non-touristy place. However, there are a lot of tourists queuing outside.

這間不起眼的餐廳位於非旅遊景點區,不過外面排隊的遊客還是有很多。

 

2. Outstanding

a) 優秀的(形容人時)

She is an outstanding writer who has published over 100 books.

她是一位優秀的作家,出版了100多本書。

 

b) 未解決的(形容問題時)

Before getting on to the next topic, there are a couple of problems outstanding. We should first deal with them.

在進入下一個主題之前,有幾個未解決的問題,我們應該首先處理好它們。

 

3. Ample

a) 肥大的(形容人時)

Your ample belly makes you hard to walk. I believe you need to begin a diet.

肥大的肚子讓你很難走路,我相信你需要開始減肥了。

 

b) 充足的(形容機會、證據時)

There is ample evidence showing that this woman is the criminal.

充分的證據表明了這個女人就是罪犯。

 

4. Generous

a) 慷慨的(形容人時)

He is a frequent donor who is generous with his money.

他是一位很常捐錢的人,十分慷慨。

 

b) 大量的(形容事物時)

It was out of my expectation that I had a generous pay increase this year.

今年我的加薪幅度很大,出乎我的意料。

 

5. Dynamic

a) 充滿活力的(形容人時)

Becoming a dynamic leader can help steer a team forward.

成為一個充滿活力的領導者可以幫助帶領團隊前進。

 

b) 不斷變化的(形容局勢、過程時)

No one can predict the future trend. The situation now is too dynamic.

沒有人能夠預測未來的趨勢,現在的情況過於不斷變化了。



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