哪些地名前加定冠詞 「the」?

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內容簡介

在哪些英文地名前,需要加定冠詞 「the」?「英國」 的正確名稱是 「the United Kingdom」 還是 「United Kingdom」?「亞洲」 是 「the Asia」 還是 「Asia」?主持人 Georgina 歸納總結了有關地名前是否加 「the」 的基本判斷方法,看視頻。

文字稿

Today, we look at geographic features, and why some don’t use any article, and others use the definite article the.

Usually, we don’t use the with names. That’s why we don’t need to use the before the names of:

Lakes:
I live near Lake Como.

Mountains:
I visited Mont Blanc last year.

Cities:
I went to Tokyo last summer.

Islands:
I really want to go to Cuba.

Continents:
Asia is a huge continent.

We also don’t use the with the names of most countries.
I love Spain.

However, for countries which are plural nouns, we need to use the.
I flew to the Netherlands.

And for countries which contain words like ‘states’, 『kingdom’ or 『republic’, we use the.
I visited the United States last year.
I live in the United Kingdom.

Bye!

用法總結

1. (單個)湖泊、山脈、島嶼以及城市和大陸的名字前在通常情況下不用加 「the」。

  • I live near Lake Como.
  • I visited Mont Blanc last year.
  • I went to Tokyo last summer.
  • I really want to go to Cuba.
  • Asia is a huge continent.

2. 注意:河流名字,多個島嶼構成的群島、多個山峰構成的山脈等名字前常會加 「the」。

  • The Yantze River is the third longest river in the world.
  • The Nile is the longest river in the world.
  • Mount Everest is in the Himalayas.
  • The Maldives consists of many islands.

3. 國家名字前通常不加 「the」,但是複數名詞的國名,或國名全稱中帶有 「states(邦,州的複數)」、「kingdom(王國)」 和 「republic(共和國)」 時,前面多加 「the」。

  • I love Spain.
  • I flew to the Netherlands.
  • I visited the United States last year.
  • I live in the United Kingdom.
  • The Republic of Ireland is in the EU.