Barton 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

請問皆是形容詞的young跟youthful要如何區分使用?

young

youthful

在字典查皆是"年輕的"的意思

請問他們用法有什麼限制跟差異嗎

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  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    Young, youthful, juvenile all refer to lack of age.

    - 都指不足年齡,

    (1) Young is the general word for that which is undeveloped, immature, and in process of growth:

    Young 是未開展的,未成熟的, 還在成長的過程中的一般詞語

    A young colt, child; young shoots of wheat.

    一匹年輕馬駒,年輕孩子; 剛開始長出的麥子。

    (2) Youthful has connotations suggesting the favorable characteristics of youth, such as vigor, enthusiasm, and hopefulness:

    年輕有內涵 (指青年時期的有利特徵) - 例如強健、熱情和充滿希望的人:

    Youthful sports, energy, outlook.

    年輕的體育,年輕的活力,年輕的外型。

    (3) If you are interested,

    Juvenile may suggest less desirable characteristics, such as childishness, petulance, idleness, selfishness, or heedlessness

    青少年也許指較不值得有的的特徵 -例如童稚、易怒、懶惰、自私或輕率的行為

    juvenile behavior,

    少年行為

    or it may refer simply to the years, up to the later teens, before legal responsibility:

    ,或指歲月,在法律責任上十幾歲左右:

    juvenile delinquency; juvenile court; juvenile books.

    少年犯罪; 少年法庭; 青少年讀的書

    See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/young

    2008-09-15 17:04:46 補充:

    Youthful sports = 年輕人的運動.

    2008-09-18 23:20:06 補充:

    阿富

    Don't give me negative comment just because I live in the US. That's pathetic!

    參考資料: Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
  • 1 0 年前

    基本上是沒有什麼差異性

    不過young多了一種幼小的感覺

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