龜兔賽跑 - 驕傲篇

January 8, 2019

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.

 

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