Make & do 四大用法和區別


單字 「make(製造)」 和 「do(做)」 是英語中兩個出現頻率很高的動詞。雖然它們都包含 「做……」 這個漢語釋義,但是 「make」 和 「do」 所 「做」 的事情卻是不同的。比如:「做蛋糕」 的 「做」 是 「make」 還是 「do」?本集 「一分鐘英語」 講解這兩個詞語的區別和用法。看趣味短片,輕鬆學英語。


Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English. Today I’m going to tell you how to use ‘make’ and ‘do’. Now, they can be tricky and there are some exceptions. But here are four things to remember. We use ‘make’ when we create something… like this cake! We use ‘do’ to talk about an activity.

What are you doing?

I‘m doing some work.

We can use ‘make’ to talk about something that causes a reaction. This music really makes me want to sing!

We can also use ‘do’ with general activities.

What are you doing tomorrow?

I‘m not doing anything. Have you got any plans?

So we’ve seen four ways to use ‘make’ and ‘do’.


Make and do

1. Use make:

when we create something.
表示 「製作,創造」 時,用動詞 「make」。

  • I just made a cake.

when something causes a reaction.
表示 「引起反應」 時,用動詞 「make」。

  • This film makes me sad.

2. Use do:

when we talk about activities.
表示 「動作,活動」 時,用 「do」。

  • I’m not doing anything. What do you want to do?

when we talk about activities in general.
表示 「普通的日常活動、行動」 時,用 「do」。

  • What does he do? He’s a lawyer.