You know, you see

在說話或交談時,我們很常使用 you know 和 you see 這兩個詞。它們的用法和意義說明如下:

You know

You know 意為「你知道的」,在交談時主要用來提醒對方或補充資料。此時說話者心中係認為聽者也知道他們所講的人事物。例如:

  • Guess who I’ve just seen? Professor Lee! You know – he was highly critical of the president’s energy policy yesterday! (你猜猜剛才我看見誰了?李教授啊!你知道的,他昨天尖銳地批評總統的能源政策!)
  • Jessica’s expecting a baby. You know, the woman next door! (潔西卡懷孕了。你知道的,就是隔壁那個女人啊!)

You know 有時也用於話語的銜接,讓說話者有時間思考接下來要說的話,意為「你知道嗎」,但無實際的意義。例如:

  • My whole body fell down and was, you know, soaked in blood. (我整個身體都倒下了,你知道嗎,倒臥血泊中)
  • The professor was angry at Judy for cheating in the exam, so he walked up to her and, you know, slapped her in the face twice. (教授對茱蒂考試作弊很生氣,所以就走向前去,你知道嗎,打了她兩記耳光)

You see

You see 意為「你看;要知道」,在交談時用於解釋。此時說話者心中係認為聽者並不知道他們所講的人事物。例如:

  • You see, Mary’s coming tomorrow, so I can’t come. (你看,瑪麗明天要來,所以我就不能來了)
  • You see, David is the only one of the students that is absent. (要知道,大衛是唯一缺席的學生)
  • You see, I think she’s shy so I don’t think she’ll go to your birthday party. (你看,我認為她很害羞,所以我才認為她不會參加你的生日派對)
  • We’ll solve the problem but, you see, the service is free of charge, so just be patient! (我們會解決問題,但要知道,這項服務是免費的,所以耐心點!)