如何用英语表达“不确定”?

如何用英语表达“不确定”?

1. Perhaps/maybe

These two words are used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true.

这两个词可以用在你对某事不确定的情况下,或是表达某事可能是真的也可能是假的。

Perhaps is more formal and is used in writing while maybe is used more in spoken English

Perhaps更加正式,常用在写作中,而maybe更多用在口语中。

例句:

I wondered if perhaps he had changed his mind about attending the party.

我在想关于参加派对这件事,他或许改变主意了。

- When can you give me an answer?

你什么时候能给我答复?

- I don't know. Maybe tomorrow.

不知道,也许明天吧。

2. Probably/possibly

These two words can confuse even native speakers.

即使是以英语为母语的人也会混淆这两个词。

Probably is used for saying that something is likely to be true, and possibly that it may be true but you are not certain.

Probably用来表达某件事很可能是真的,possibly则表示这件事可能是真的,但你并不确定。

例句:

If house prices are low, it's probably because there is a lack of demand.

如果房价很低,那么很可能是因为需求少。

- Would you consider moving to another country for your work?

你会因为工作原因考虑移居其他国家吗?

- Possibly, I'm not sure.

可能吧,我不确定。

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