發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

pretty??pretty

A:you just need to set your proorities

B:the game room is pretty high on my list of priorities

pretty代表甚麼意思

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  • 7 年前
    最佳解答

    這裡 pretty high 是 「非常高的」。

    pretty 除了可當形容詞表示 「標緻」 之外,還可以當副詞,表示 「滿....的」,「非常....的」。

    例如:

    A: How was the movie?

    B: Pretty good.

    A: 電影如何呀?

    B: 滿好看的。

    A: Can I borrow some paint?

    B: Sure, I have pretty much here.

    A: 能不能借我一點畫料?

    B: 沒問題,我這裡多著呢!

    2013-07-03 10:55:57 補充:

    Panda,

    Thank you for your comments. I pretty much agree with you. I should have given a better example, or at least made the sentence more natural.

    2013-07-03 11:47:42 補充:

    感謝 意見欄 Panda 指教。 我在這裡補充一下。

    pretty much 在美國用得非常多。 意思很多。 兩字合起來可當副詞,表示 「在某種程度上幾乎...」、「差不多」、「多多少少」,例如:

    These two colors are pretty much the same.

    這兩種顏色幾乎是一樣的。

    老美也經常用它來單獨做回答,表示「差不多啦!」、「還好啦!」;有時語氣帶點敷衍,

    「是啊」、「大概吧!」 :

    A: He is a jerk. 他是個渾球。

    B: Pretty much. 算是吧!

    2013-07-03 11:49:07 補充:

    A: Are you finished yet? 你做完了沒有?

    B: Pretty much. 差不多了!

    2013-07-03 12:06:58 補充:

    我在回答中僅說明 pretty 當副詞可表示 「非常」,對話二裡的 pretty 卻是形容詞,much 是名詞,沒說明清楚,抱歉。

    pretty 做形容詞也有 「為數滿多」之意。 所以 「pretty much of 某種東西」是指 「某種東西很多」。

    對話二是美國學生之間非常口語的對答。原是 I have pretty much of it here,of it 指畫料,被省略剩下 I have pretty much here. 意思雖然表達,但不如 Sure, I have plenty here.。

    在這種情境中, plenty 比較常用。

  • 7 年前

    Dear Master Lion,

    Quality answer as always, but might I make a suggestion?

    2013-07-03 08:29:54 補充:

    "pretty" and "much" usually go hand in hand to mean "差不多"

    and "pretty much here" could be misinterpreted as "差不多來臨了"

    EX: The Winter is pretty much here.

    2013-07-03 08:30:56 補充:

    To avoid unnecessary ambiguity, I think "I have a lot here" is an even better choice...

    Just my two cents...不要打我 > -

    2013-07-04 13:07:21 補充:

    傑大,

    雖然Lion大師不一定是英文老師, 但她卻一定比他們會教!

  • 7 年前

    Master LionMaster's answer pretty and also pretty good.

    2013-07-02 02:10:30 補充:

    typo!

    answer pretty ...==> answer is pretty

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