如何使用 little 和 a little?

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內容簡介

雖然 「little」 和 「a little」 都可以用來表示 「事物的數量少」,但它們的用法卻不同。「Little」 表示 「幾乎沒有」;而 「a little」 則表示 「有一點」。看視頻中的講解,學習如何使用這對易混詞。

文字稿

Hi, I’m Phil and I’m going to tell you the difference between little, and a little. Yes! They almost mean the same thing. No! We don’t use them in the same way. They both refer to small quantities, and we use them with uncountable nouns.

If we use little with no article – then it is usually negative – the small quantity is a problem!

There’s little money left – we can’t buy anything!

Or: There’s little time left – we need to start now!

But if we use a little with the article, it’s usually positive. It always means ‘at least we’ve got some!’

We’ve got a little money. Let’s spend it on a party!

We’ve got a little time. Let’s have some tea.

Remember it like this:

If you’ve got a little money, but little time – you could pay someone to help you.

But, if you’ve got little money, and a little time – you should do it yourself!

用法總結

1.「Little」 的意思是 「很少,幾乎沒有」,用來表達消極的情緒,表明 「數量少是一個問題」。

  • There’s little money left – we can’t buy anything!
  • There’s little time left – we need to start now!

2. 「A little」 的意思是 「一點,少量」,用來表達積極的態度,表明 「起碼還有一點」。

  • We’ve got a little money. Let’s spend it on a party!
  • We’ve got a little time. Let’s have some tea.