[ti:Close or Near?] [by:www.ljhzhm.tw] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:00.04]Today we answer a question from Mehdi. [00:03.92]What is the difference between close and near? [00:09.12]Dear Mehdi, Thank you for writing. You ask a good question. [00:15.32]"Close" and "near" are commonly used as adjectives. [00:21.52]When you are talking about physical distances, [00:25.64]you can use either word. [00:28.22]Like this: The subway station is close. [00:33.47]The subway station is near. [00:37.48]Both these sentences are correct and mean the same thing. [00:42.81]But if you are talking about something that deals with abstract ideas [00:50.00]or qualities, like relationships, you use "close" instead of "near." [00:58.36]As in this example: [01:01.16]My friend and I live in different countries, but we are very close. [01:09.88]Here, I am saying that my friend and I are not in the same physical area, [01:16.72]but we are emotionally connected. We are good friends. [01:24.48]However, if I say, "My neighbor and I live in the same apartment building, [01:31.76]but we are not close," I mean we occupy the same physical area, [01:40.04]but we are not emotionally connected. [01:44.80]My dog tried to bite his dog once, and he has never spoken to me again! [01:53.44]Thanks for writing, Mehdi. [01:55.98]Reading comments from our listeners is the best part of the job [02:02.77]– it makes us feel close to our audience. [02:08.20]For now, that's Ask a Teacher! [02:12.08]I'm Anne Ball. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 2019六合图库