估唔到簡單一句 “keep up” 都咁好使好用!

冇錯,keep up 其實有多達 10 種唔同意思-只要配合唔同上下文(context),就表達到截然不同嘅含義:

 

1. 跟上進度

John managed to keep up by taking work home.
John把工作帶回家以跟上進度。

Mary is diligent as always, she has no difficulty keeping up.
Mary一如既往的勤奮,要跟上功課進度毫無困難。

 

2. 跟上潮流

I keep up with all the latest fashion trends.
我跟上所有最新時尚潮流。

 

3. 保持聯絡

How many of your high school classmates do you keep up with?
你與多少高中同學還有保持聯絡?

Mary wishes to keep up your acquaintance.
Mary 希望與你繼續來往。

 

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4. 理解

My boss changes his mind so often, I just can’t keep up.
我的上司經常改變主意,我無所適從。

 

5. 堅持

I can’t keep this up for long.
我堅持不了多久。

 

6. 同步增長/看齊

Workers’ incomes are not keeping up with inflation.
工人的收入跟不上通貨膨脹。

 

7. 不落後

情景:如果一大班人一齊行山而有人落後,不妨大嗌一聲:

Don’t fall behind, keep up!
快跟上,別落後!

 

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8. 使(某人)不睡覺

I kept myself up all night studying for the exam.
我整個晚上都沒睡,在溫習考試。

 

以下兩句就係激勵別人嘅好說話:

9. 繼續/堅持下去,再接再厲

Keep it up!

 

10. 做得好,繼續好好幹下去/努力

Keep up the good work!