動詞 「rob」 和 「steal」 都有 「未經允許拿走某物」 的意思。單從意思上看，很難區分它們之間的區別。本集 「一分鐘英語」 通過講解 「rob」 和 「steal」 後所跟賓語的特點，講解如何正確地使用這對近義詞。
Hi everyone! Tom here from BBC Learning English. Today I’m going to explain the difference between ‘to steal’ and ‘to rob’.
Both ‘to steal’ and ‘to rob’ mean ‘to take something without permission’.
However, there are differences.
‘Steal’ focuses on the object or the thing which is taken. For example: Hey! Someone just stole my phone.
‘Rob’ focuses on the victim of the crime. For example: The men robbed a bank last night.
I wouldn’t say: Someone robbed my phone. I would say: They robbed me and stole my phone.
Steal vs rob
Both steal and rob mean ‘take something without permission’.
動詞 「steal」 和 「rob」 的意思均為 「未經允許拿走某物」。
Steal focuses on the object or the thing which is taken.
動詞 「steal」 的意思是 「偷竊」，後接被偷走的事物。
- Hey! Somebody just stole my phone.
- You once stole chocolate from a shop!
- She has completely stolen my heart.
Rob focuses on the victim of the crime.
動詞 「rob」 的意思是 「搶走」，後接遭受搶劫的受害者。
- The men robbed a bank last night.
- Three guys robbed me while I was travelling home.
- She has been robbed three times this year.