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cease與terminate有什麼差?

cease與terminate有什麼差別呢?

字眼的強度而已嗎?

可否舉例說明

這樣會比較清楚

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  • 1 decade ago
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    cease = 中止 (語氣帶有暫停的意思)

    terminate = 終止 (完結的語氣很明顯)

    戰爭電影裡面常常會有軍官在戰況有變的時候大喊

    cease fire!

    這時士兵就會停火但是保持警戒

    因為 cease fire = (暫停交火)

    阿諾的電影魔鬼終結者的英文叫做 the terminator

    terminate = 終結/終止

    這樣解釋應該比較貼近生活一點吧

    Source(s): 自已,美國華僑
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