你知道嗎？單詞 「fair」 在搭配 「a fair deal」、「a fair chance」、「fair hair」 和 「a fair understanding」 中，意思是完全不同的。看視頻，跟主持人 James 學習 「fair」 作形容詞時的四個含義。
Hi, everybody. Welcome back to English In A Minute. We’re going to take a look at four different uses of the adjective fair.
I sold my car for £2000 – it was a fair deal.
In this example, fair means ‘equitable’. It means that I received the correct amount of money. My car is worth £2000 and I received £2000.
It looks like there’s a fair chance it will rain tonight.
A fair chance is a set phrase and it describes the likelihood of something. It means that there is ‘a good chance’, or ‘a high likelihood’ of something happening.
My sister has fair hair and fair skin.
Fair is used to describe the colour in this example. It’s like saying that my sister has light-coloured hair and light skin.
I have a fair understanding of Spanish, but I’m not fluent.
In this example, fair means ‘average’, or ‘not bad, but not great’. It means I know a little Spanish, but not a lot.
1. 形容詞 「fair」 可以表示 「合理的，公平的，公正的」。
- I sold my car for £2000 – it was a fair deal.
- What? That’s not fair.
- £1.75 for a cup of coffee seems a fair price to me.
2. 固定搭配 「a fair chance」 表示某事 「非常有可能」 發生。
- It looks like there’s a fair chance it will rain tonight.
- There is a fair chance he’ll leave the company.
3. 形容詞 「fair」 在形容人的頭髮或膚色時，有 「顏色很淺」 的意思。
- My sister has fair hair and fair skin.
- My son’s hair was fair when he was a baby.
4. 形容詞 「fair」 還可以表示 「不好不壞的，還可以的」。
- I have a fair understanding of Spanish, but I’m not fluent.
- I would say this film is fair, but not excellent.