Care for or Care about: 照顧與關心

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:34

Care for和care about是英文中的phrasal verb. 意思是說,是用曩個字組的的動詞。那這兩個phrasal verb是什麼意思呢?我們先解釋care是什麼。care是小心,謹慎的意思。 "Please be careful." 請小心。 "You need to carefully remove the hot teapot." 你要小心的搬離那熱茶壺。

那care for呢?是指照顧。care about是指關心。
I care for you. 我照顧你。
I care about you. 我關心你。

照顧是行動上的表現,關心是一種想法。兩者是差很多的。

前一陣子在捷運上看到,"MRT cares for you." 捷運照顧你。在中文尚可能講的通,但是,英文上,是不行的。 這句話應該是,MRT cares about you.

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