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Perhaps 、 Maybe 的差別

請問有人能告訴我Perhaps 、 Maybe 的差別嗎?

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  • 6 年前
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    我猜也許從牛津字典中的英文定義來解釋,你會看得比較懂吧~

    maybe - used when you are not certain that something will happen or that something is true or is a correct number

    使用於當你不確定某件事情一定會發生、或一定是真實的、或是一個正確的數字貨數量

    perhaps - 定義(1) possibly 可能 (這個單字是較著重在表達可能性上面) ,這時

    perhaps 跟 maybe 是同義字

    例: Perhaps, they are seeing each other.

    = Maybe they are seeing each other.

    也許他們兩個現在是很認真地在約會。

    定義(2) used when you want to make a statement or opinion less definite

    是也許、可能的意思,使用於當你要發表一個聲明或一個意見、而又不確定時

    例句: Perhaps, this movie will be his last work.

    (也許這部電影會成為他的最後一部作品)

    定義(3) used when making a rough estimate

    是或許、可能的意思,使用於要大略的估計時

    例: Our business achievement could be perhaps improved more than 30%

    by the end of the year.

    我們的生意初步估計大概會在年底前就進步了超過30%。

    定義(4) used when you agree or accept something unwillingly, or do not want to say

    strongly that you disapprove

    在表示勉強同意或其實不贊同對方所說的話的時候,表示也許、大概的意思

    Dad: You should go to the church with your mom this Sunday.

    (你這個星期天應該跟你媽一起去教堂)

    Son: Yeah.... perhaps...

    (嗯... 也許吧...)

    定義(5) used when making a polite request, offer or suggestion

    也許、如果的意思,是使用於要提出委婉的請求、在承諾別人要提供一些事

    (條件) 或建議的時候。

    例句: It's not safe for a girl going home alone at such a late night. Perhaps it would be better if you stay here overnight and go home tomorrow morning.

    一個女生這麼晚獨自回家不大安全,也許你在這裡過一夜、明早再回家會比較好。

    2014-03-02 02:08:28 補充:

    剛才不小心就直接按了發表,補充一下,英文定義翻成的中文解釋是我照著牛津字典裡的英文定義去翻成中文的。

    參考資料: 除了英文定義的部分是取自於牛津高階字典,其它的部分都是我自己想的
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  • 6 年前

    好問題!

    Maybe and perhaps have the same meaning, but maybe is used mainly in spoken English and informal writing. In more formal English, perhaps is far more common:

    Now, maybe I haven’t explained myself very well.

    There are, perhaps, three principles which must be followed.

    2014-03-01 21:43:10 補充:

    參考:

    http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/language-ti...

    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/12875/m...

    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=10...

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