Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

龜兔賽跑 - 驕傲篇

龜兔賽跑的故事相當大家都耳熟能詳,故事中的野兔(The Hare)因為跑得特別快,經常輕視其他動物,其代表的是正是驕傲和自負,英文是pride. 同學們對「驕傲」一詞認識又如何呢?

Pride這個字可解作「驕傲」或「自豪」,可以作名詞及動詞使用,但用法有明顯分別,學生要留意使用的前置詞並不相同.

名詞用法:Take pride in something

The Hare often takes pride in his speed.

野兔經常以他的速度而感到驕傲.

Tom's mother always takes pride in him.

湯的母親總是以他而自豪.

動詞用法: Pride oneself on/upon something

(留意作為動詞的時候,其賓語一般用反射代名詞,如myself, yourself, himself, herself, etc.)

She prides herself on her wittiness.

她以她的機智為自豪.

He prides himself upon his accurate prediction.

他對自己準確預測感到自豪.

Pride 的形容詞是proud, 學生對這個字應該較熟識.

形容詞用法: Be proud of something/somebody

I am proud of your success.

我為你的成就感到自豪.

We are proud of you.

我們為你感到驕傲.

The Hare is too proud of his speed.

野兔對他的速度感到太驕傲.

Pride作為名詞還有另一用法,可解作「一群(獅子)」.

There is a pride of lions in the distance.

遠處有一群獅子.

© COPYRIGHT 2020 BY JUNIUS PUBLICATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.