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Fussy eaters

發佈時間: 2016/10/17

媽媽都想孩子是小吃貨!不過,很多孩子會挑食(fussy eaters),又未能用言語表達為甚麼不喜歡這樣那樣,實在令父母頭痛。

形容詞fussy帶貶義,解「挑剔的、講究的」,過分關心無關痛癢的細節,很難被取悅(hard to please)。描述人挑食,可以說He is a fussy eater.(他是一個挑食的人。)或者說He is fussy about his food. / He is fussy about what he eats.(他對食物很挑剔。)

要說明對甚麼東西挑剔講究,要在fussy一字後面加上介詞about。例句:My mother is very fussy about details.(我的母親非常講究細節。)He is so fussy about this coffee that he can spend an hour on it every morning.(他對咖啡非常講究,每天早上可以花一個小時弄咖啡。)

想形容自己「不講究、無所謂」,可以說I'm not fussy。例如,What movie do you want to see?I'm not fussy.(你想看甚麼電影?我無所謂。)What do you want for dinner?I'm not fussy.(你晚飯想吃甚麼?我無所謂。)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
欄名: WordDiscovery