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Look, but don't touch

發佈時間: 2021/10/22

Look, but don't touch

近日有多達79人感染侵入性乙型鏈球菌,當中7人死亡。去街市買淡水魚,記緊眼看手勿動(Look, but don't touch)!更不要使用魚檔的共用毛巾!

Touch可以用作動詞和名詞,有多個意思。上文提到的touch指「觸碰、觸摸」,即是將手指或手放在某人或某物上很短的時間。例如,Don't touch the kettle - it's very hot!(不要碰水壺,它很熱!)Avoid touching the fish when picking the one you want.(挑選你想要的魚時,應該避免觸摸它。)

Touch可以引申解「少許、輕度」。例如,My mum added a touch too much salt into the soup.(媽媽在湯裏加多了一點鹽。)I had a touch of insomnia and headache.(我有點失眠和頭痛。)

Touch的「輕度」之意可以帶有褒義,指小小的裝點、潤色或細節,使事情變得更好。譬如,I like that the movie has a few comedy touches to make it not overly sad.(我喜歡這部電影有一點喜劇元素,使它不會過於悲傷。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally Dean's List級英文老師
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