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trees asked in 社會及文化語言 · 5 years ago

有關英文單字的問題

Shortcoming 和 weakness 這兩個字在意思上有什麼分別?

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  • 5 years ago
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    Shortcoming :性格﹑能力﹑產品﹑制度等的缺點﹐短處

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    weakness :虛弱﹐衰弱﹐不強壯 某人行為 軟弱; 懦弱

    性格或系統﹑組織﹑設計等的 缺點﹐弱點

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  • trees
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    5 years ago

    thank you very much!

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  • 5 years ago

    兩字不可互換例子:

    They said the accident was due to shortcomings on the part of the pilots.

    Whatever his shortcomings as a husband, he is a good father to his children.

    His muscle weakness worsened and he was unable to continue with his work.

    I told her my secret in a moment of weakness.

    2015-05-06 07:51:31 補充:

    Phrases:

    weakness of a radio signal, weakness of the U.S. dollar, weakness of economy,

    moral weakness, strengths and weaknesses

    have a weakness for chocolate/ice cream/fast cars... etc

    Shortcoming (usually plural)

    還有含意

    ~ a fault or a failure to reach a particular standard 未達標準

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Weakness

    1. the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.

    2. an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person's character; slight fault or defect.

    3. a self-indulgent liking or special fondness: a weakness for the opera.

    2015-05-05 20:20:02 補充:

    Shortcoming -

    a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.

    This meaning referring to conduct, condition, thought, ability is similar yet different from the meaning of weakness in 2 above which refers to a person's quality such as their character..

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  • 5 years ago

    如果你查字典,你會發現二字是同義詞 synonym。

    一般來說可以互用,但如果你希望細分,其實也可以找到不同之處。

    shortcoming 是指缺點,

    weakness 是指弱點。

    Yahoo!字典:

    Most people saw her sensitivity as a sign of weakness.

    許多人把她的敏感看作是懦弱的表現。

    這裏不能用 shortcoming。

    2015-05-05 18:55:32 補充:

    因此,從字義上,你的弱點不是你的錯,但你的缺點有時會被視作是你的錯。

    也看看:

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070...

    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/128488/...

    現在理解多一點了嗎?

    2015-05-05 20:58:22 補充:

    Thank you, EICA.

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    2015-05-06 12:36:23 補充:

    加油!

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