單詞 「flat」 的五個含義和用法

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單字 「flat」 簡短好記,它的含義和用法也很多。相信不少人都學過,「flat」 作形容詞時有 「平的」 意思,但你知道它還可以作副詞和名詞用嗎?「Feel flat」 可以表達什麼情緒?聽主持人 Tom 講解 「flat」 的五個常見含義和用法。

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Let’s look at some different ways to use the word flat.

As an adjective, flat can mean ‘level’ – something that doesn’t go up or down.

This table is flat.

We can also use flat as an adverb. It refers to something which is lying horizontally.

This book is lying horizontally.
Or: It’s lying flat.

When we feel sad, or dull, or we lack emotion, we can say that we feel flat.

I feel flat because I can’t go outside today.

As a noun, a flat is also a place we live. We could also say ‘apartment’.

I live in a flat in London.

We can also use flat after a period of time to emphasise how quickly something can be done.

This is a short video. You can watch it in one minute flat.

用法總結

1. 「Flat」 作形容詞用,可以表示 「水平的,平坦的」。

  • This table is flat.
  • This bungalow has a flat roof.

2. 「Flat」 作副詞用,可以表示 「水平地」。

  • This book is lying flat.
  • I have to lie flat on my belly after hurting my back.

3. 「Flat」 作形容詞用,可以表示 「缺乏熱情的,平淡的」。我們可以用 「feel flat」 表示某人 「無精打采;感到無聊;情緒低迷」。

  • feel flat because my phone doesn’t work.
  • She left me feeling flat with her harsh words.
  • I think the story of that movie was flat.

4. 「Flat」 作名詞用,可以表示 「公寓,單元房」,相當於 「apartment」。

  • I live in a flat in London.
  • He’d rather live in a house than a flat.

5. 「Flat」 作副詞用,放在一段時間後,可以表示 「剛剛好,正好」。

  • You can drive to my house in five minutes flat.
  • He cooks pancakes in a minute flat.