Too & very 的區別

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「Too」 和 「very」 是英語中使用頻率極高的程度副詞。它們的意思和所表達的感情色彩是有區別的。在這兩個程度副詞當中,哪一個帶有消極的感情色彩?「一分鐘英語」 為你解答。

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Phil

Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English. Today, I’m going to tell you how to use too and very.

They are both intensifiers, but they don’t mean the same thing.

We use very to make an adjective or an adverb stronger.

So we can say: The building is very old. That could be a good thing – it’s beautiful. Or it could be a bad thing – it’s falling down. Or it might not matter.

If we use too with two Os, then it means ‘it’s a problem’.

Could say: It’s too easy. It means 『it’s a waste of time. It’s a problem!’

It’s not too difficult – in fact, it’s very easy.

Just remember that if we use too, it’s a problem.

用法總結

Too and very

Both too and very are intensifiers.
兩個詞都是程度副詞。

1. Very = 很
When we use very, it’s not clear whether what we are describing is a good or a bad thing.
當我們用 「very」 時,並沒有說明所描述的事物是好是壞。

  • The building is very old.

This could be a good thing: ‘the building is old and beautiful’. It could also be a bad thing: ‘the building is old and falling down’.
這可能是好事:「這幢樓古老而美麗」。也可能是壞事:「這幢樓很老,就要塌了」。

2. Too = 過於、太
When we use too, it means there’s a problem.
當我們用 「too」 時,意味著所描述的事情有問題。

  • The building is too old.

This is a bad thing. The building is too old. It might fall down and could be dangerous.
這暗示樓很 「古老」 是件壞事。這幢樓太舊了。它可能會坍塌,很危險。