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Cold

發佈時間: 2021/12/22

Cold

香港的冬天似乎愈來愈不寒冷(not cold)。天文台預測下星期一最低氣溫12度,終於算是稍為冷一些,為聖誕加添一點點氣氛。

形容詞cold有具體(concrete)和抽象(abstract)意義。Cold具體指「寒冷的、溫度低的」,可以用於形容天氣、身體、物件。

例如,I like cold weather because I love hot chocolate and warm cuddles.(我喜歡寒冷的天氣,因為我喜歡熱朱古力和溫暖的擁抱。)But I don't like getting cold hands and feet.(但是我不喜歡手腳冰冷。)

The food gets cold quickly.(食物很快變冷。)

Cold可以引伸指「冷漠的、冷淡的」,表現得不友好、缺乏同情心。例如,I'm not surprised she was very cold towards her ex-boyfriend.(我並不奇怪她對前男友很冷漠。)

He dumped her very cold-heartedly when she needed help the most.(在她最需要幫助的時候,他冷酷無情地扔下她。)

He was the coldest person she has ever met.(他是她見過最冷酷無情的人。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

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