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“你问我答”:Vague, ambiguous, obscure 用三个形容词说 “模糊不清”

听众 Zheng Lei 想知道形容词 “vague、ambiguous” 和 “obscure” 之间的不同之处。这三个词都可以用来表示 “不清楚”,但它们的用法却不尽相同。如果想说一段记忆是 “模糊的”,应该用哪个词?想形容一个人的表达 “不明确,含糊其词”,选哪一个词最合适?想形容一部电影的结局有多种可能,是用 “vague、ambiguous” 还是 “obscure”?本期 “你问我答” 通过举例对比这三个词在用法上的区别。

“你问我答”: Sure, certain, definite 三个表示 “确定” 的形容词

听众半夏想知道 “sure、certain” 和 “definite” 这三个词的区别,以及它们在什么情况下可以互换使用。怎样用英语表达 “确定一件事情肯定会发生”?形容词 “sure、certain” 和 “definite” 都可以用在表示 “确信无疑” 的语句中。本期 “你问我答” 通过分析 “sure、certain” 和 “definite” 在一个故事中的不同用法来辨析它们的区别,同时将介绍常与这三个词搭配的动词和介词。

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