英语:如何区分Compliment和Complement

Compliment 和Complement读音一样,都是[ˈkɔmplimənt],但意义完全不同。如何区分这两个极其相似的单词呢?

1. compliment[ˈkɔmplimənt]

(n.) (means praise or an expression of courtesy 敬意,赞美的话); to compliment (v.) (to make a compliment; to praise 恭维,夸奖;)

Example(例句):

  • My boyfriend gave me a nice compliment about the new hairstyle.
  • A true compliment comes from the giver’s heart and impacts the receiver’s heart.
  • He complimented the staff for their work in obtaining the funds.
2. complement [ˈkɔmplimənt]

(n.) (something that supplements; a worthy addition 补充,增强); to complement (v.) (the act of achieving completion or perfection 补充,增强,增加,补足)

Example(例句):

  • This diet is a perfect complement to Yoga exercise.
  • My brother and sister-in-law complement each other very well.

区分两个单词很简单,complement来源于complete (完全的,完整的),当然complement就是为了“完整、完美”而“补充,增强”。知道了这一点,就再也不会混淆这两个单词了。

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