quite的用法

2017-09-18 by 巴士英语 浏览【字体:   手机访问

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quite 英[kwaɪt] 美[kwaɪt]

quite是一个副词,意思是“完全; 相当,很; 确实如此”。

1、quite与一些表示“完整”、“完全”的意思的词或词组如all right,certain,determined,empty,finished,ready,right,sure,wrong等连用,或与一些具有强烈感情色彩的形容词、副词如amazing,extraordinary,horrible,perfect等连用时,它的意思是“完全地”、“全然地

The bottle was quite empty.瓶子全空了。

You're quite wrong.你完全错了。

She is quite right.她完全正确。

This is quite impossible.这是完全不可能的。

2、着重于表达某事是正确的,而很少强调“很,非常”的意思。

I felt quite bitter about it at the time.
当时我对这件事感到相当怨愤。

I was doing quite well, but I wasn't earning a lot of money.
我干得还算不错,可是挣的钱却不算多。

Well, actually it requires quite a bit of work and research.
嗯,实际上这需要花不少的工夫,做点研究.

I was quite a long way away, on the terrace.
我在露台上,离得还挺远。

I quite enjoy living here.我挺喜欢住在这里。

3、着重强调说的内容,“非常; 相当,很”。

It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.
事实很清楚,我们开枪是出于自卫。

That's a general British failing. In the U.S.A. it's quite different.
那是英国人的普遍缺点。在美国,情况就大不一样了。

I can state quite definitely it will be terrible.
我可以非常明确地说,情况会十分糟糕。

I quite agree with you. That's a good way of looking at it.
我很赞同你的观点,这是看待该问题的一个很好的角度。

4、用于否定句中。

Something here is not quite right.
这里有什么地方不太对劲。

After treatment he was able to continue but he was never quite the same.
治疗之后他又可以继续下去了,可是再也恢复不到从前的状态了。

We still can't quite believe he's here with us after all this time.
我们还是不太敢相信,过了这么久,他居然还和我们一起呆在这里。

And at the beginning, I didn't quite understand what all this was about.
我起初不太明白这一切究竟是怎么回事。

That wasn't quite what I meant.
我其实不是这个意思。

5、作限定词,修饰名词强调这个名词令人印象深刻或不同寻常。

'Oh, he's quite a character,' Sean replied.
“喔,他真是个了不起的人,”肖恩回答说。

It's quite a city, Boston.
波士顿是一个相当好的城市。

5、作副词,常在口语中表示“确实如此”,同某人的观点。

'And if you buy the record it's your choice isn't it.'—'Quite'.
“如果你买这张唱片,那是你的选择,不是吗?”——“可不是嘛。”

'I won't say over the air who it is.'—'No, quite.'
“我不会在电话里说出那个人是谁。”——“对,的确应该这样。”

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