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發佈時間: 2017/12/15

我國最強購物網應有盡有,而且有些貨物的價格平得驚人。看到貨品如此便宜,定當自動調低期望,例如布料應該會較輕薄(flimsier)、手工較粗糙等,有時會喜出望外,覺得「執到寶」!

許多形容詞都有具體(concrete)和抽象(abstract)意義,抽象意義由具體意義引伸出來。Flimsy具體指「很薄的」,薄得容易破爛,帶貶義,是sturdy(結實的)的反義詞。例句:It's too expensive for such a flimsy blanket.(這麼單薄的毛氈,實在太貴了。)The table was too flimsy to support his weight.(那桌子不太堅固,不足以支撑他的體重。)

Flimsy可以引伸指論點、藉口等「薄弱」,即是「站不住腳的、不足信的」。例句:You don't need to worry. The evidence against you is very flimsy.(你不用擔心,對你不利的證據非常薄弱。)When he asked why she was late home last night, his daughter only gave him some flimsy excuse about a traffic jam.(他問女兒為甚麽遲到時,她給了個很不足信的藉口,說塞車了。)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
欄名: WordDiscovery