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Exchange rate

發佈時間: 2016/07/08

英國脫歐,英鎊迅即貶值,兌(exchange)港元失守十算,短短兩星期蒸發13%!

Change解「改變」,加上字首ex-,則指「交換、互換」。常用exchange something for something(用某物換取某物)或exchange something with somebody(與某人交換某物)。例句:Can I exchange my handbag for your backpack?(我可以用我的手提包交換你的背包嗎﹖)My younger sister always wants to exchange clothes with me.(我的妹妹總是想和我交換衣服。)

「兌換貨幣」即是以一種貨幣交換成另一種貨幣,所以用exchange,同樣常用exchange something for something。例句:Where can I exchange my Hong Kong dollars for pounds?(我在哪裏可以將我的港幣兌換英鎊﹖)

「兌匯率」的英文是exchange rate,例如,The pound to dollar exchange rate slumps to record lows today.(英鎊兌美元匯率今天暴跌至歷史低點。)

此外,中文會用「互換眼色」,英文也有to exchange looks。例句:Helen and Peter exchanged looks with each other several times during the party.(在派對上,海倫和彼得彼此交換了好幾次眼色。)

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撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
欄名: WordDiscovery