Don’t mind 和 doesn’t matter 的用法和區別

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表達 「don’t mind」 和 「doesn’t matter」 在使用中常被混淆。要想正確使用它們,先要理解動詞 「mind」 和 「matter」 各自的意思和區別。本集 「一分鐘英語」 通過簡單易懂的例句教你如何使用這兩個常見表達。

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Hi everyone! Dan for BBC Learning English here. Today we’re going to talk about don’t mind and doesn’t matter.

The verb mind means 『dislike, be annoyed by’ or 『object to’. It’s followed by verbING and often used in negatives and questions.

For example: Do you mind opening the window? No I don’t mind!

If someone says ‘I don’t mind‘, it means that they have no preference or that they’re happy for something to happen.

However, the verb matter in English can mean 『be important’. 『English matters.』 means English is important.

If we say 『it doesn’t matter』, it means that the thing that we are talking about is not important or not significant.

Do you want tea or coffee? It doesn’t matter! OK.

Sometimes, they can both mean the same thing.

Do you want chicken for dinner?
I don’t mind!

Do you want chicken for dinner?
It doesn’t matter to me.

用法總結

1. The verb mind means 『dislike, be annoyed by’ or 『object to’.

動詞 「mind」 的意思是 「不喜歡、介意” 或 」反對「。

It’s normally followed by verbING and often used in negatives and questions.
Mind」 後通常接 「動詞–ing」,多用於否定句和疑問句中。

  • Do you mind opening the window?
    No, I don’t mind!

If someone says that they don’t mind, it means that they have no preference or that they’re happy for something to happen.
如果某人說 「I don’t mind」,意思是他們對某事沒有偏好,無所謂,或是很樂意有某事發生。

2. The verb matter in English can mean 『be important’.
動詞 「matter」 可用來表達 「某事很重要」。

  • English matters.

If we say 『it doesn’t matter』, it means that the thing we are talking about is not significant or not important.
如果我們說 「it doesn’t matter」,意思就是我們在談論的這件事情不重要,沒有特殊意義。

  • Do you want tea or coffee?
    It doesn’t matter.

3. Sometimes, they can both mean the same thing.
有時,「I don’t mind」 和 「It doesn’t matter」 的意思相同,可以互換使用。

  • Do you want chicken for dinner?
    I don’t mind.
    It doesn’t matter to me.