「Pick up」 的三種用法

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內容簡介

動詞短語 「pick up」 有 「撿起、拾起(某物)」 的意思。但你知道嗎,它還可以用來指 「買東西」 、「得病」?看視頻,用一分鐘時間學習 「pick up」 的三個常見用法。

文字稿

Hi, this is Kee from BBC Learning English. Today, I’m going to tell you three different ways of using the phrasal verb pick up.

First, we use pick up to describe learning something. So, for example, I can say: Children pick up languages very quickly. And so can you at BBC Learning English!

Second, we use pick up informally to describe buying something. For example: I often pick up some milk on my way home.

Third, we use pick up to describe getting an illness. I think I picked up a cold.

So, we can pick up languages, pick up some milk, and pick up a cold.

用法總結

Pick up is a phrasal verb. This means it is a verb (pick) followed by a particle (up). Phrasal verbs are tricky because they can have many different meanings depending on the context.
「Pick up」 是動詞短語。動詞短語由一個動詞 (pick) 和一個小品詞 (up) 構成。動詞短語的用法較難掌握,因為根據上下文的變化,它們所表達的意思也會隨之發生改變。

1. Learning something
We can use pick up to describe learning something.
我們可以用 「pick up」 來表示 「學習」。

  • Children pick up languages very quickly.
  • I picked up the guitar from spending time with musicians.

2. Buying something
We can use pick up informally to describe buying something.
我們可以在口語中用 「pick up」 來表示 「買東西」。

  • I often pick up some milk on my way home.
  • She picks up lots of items in the Christmas sales.

3. Getting an illness
We can use pick up to describe getting an illness.
我們可以用 「pick up」 來表示 「得(病)」。

  • I think I picked up a cold.
  • He picked up the flu from his classmates.