名师答疑:辨析trust和believe
Trust or Believe?

名师答疑:辨析trust和believe

Trust or Believe?

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名师答疑:辨析trust和believe

Trust or Believe?

2019-11-30

“相信我”是”Trust me” 还是 ”believe me?”


本周,我们将回答孟加拉国雷扎的一个问题。雷扎写道:
This week we answer a question from Reza in Bangladesh. Reza writes:

“相信我”是"Trust me" 还是 "believe me?"
Trust me or "believe me?"

当我试图让我的朋友明白我说的是对的,我应该用哪一个短语?
When I try to make my friend understand I am right with what I say, which one should I use of these two phrases?

亲爱的雷扎,
Dear Reza,

谢谢你的提问。
Thank you for your question.

你可以用这两个词来说服你的朋友。
You can use either word to try to persuade your friend.

但你的朋友是否接受你所说的可能取决于你认识对方多久。
But whether or not your friend accepts what you say likely depends on how long you have known each other.

信任通常随时间而来。
Trust usually comes with time.

让我们看一个例子。
Let’s look at an example.

你告诉你的朋友,“相信我,我知道如何挑选最好的足球队。”
You tell your friend, "Believe me, I know how to pick the best-winning football team."

在这里,你用"believe me"来强化你的观点。
Here, you are using "believe me" to add force to your point.

但为了真正说服你的朋友,你可能得举几个例子来说明你过去是如何正确的。
But in order to really convince your friend, you will likely have to show a few examples of how you have been right in the past.

除非你能证明,否则他可能不会相信你知道自己在说什么。Here is another example:
Until you prove it, he might not trust that you know what you are talking about.

下面是另一个例子:
Here is another example:

你的朋友以卖自行车为生。
Your friend sells bicycles for a living.

你知道她是这方面的专家。
You know she is an expert on the subject.

她的丰富经验意味着当她带你去买自行车时,你相信她的意见。
Her experience means you trust her opinion when she takes you to buy a bicycle.

“雷扎,”她说,“相信我,这辆自行车真的很划算。如果我是你,我就买。”
Reza, she says, "trust me, this is a really good bike for the price. If I were you, I would buy it."

她还利用“trust me”来强化自己的观点。
She is also using "trust me" to add force to her point.

但在这里,她的意思是,你不需要核实或检查她说的是不是真的。
But here, she is suggesting that you do not need to verify, or check, to see if what she says is true.

她已经赢得了你的信任。
She has already earned your trust.

所以你的回答可能是:
So your response may be:

“我相信你!如果你认为这辆自行车很划算,那我准备买了。我要红色的!”
I trust you! If you think this bike is a good deal, then I am ready to buy it. I want it in red!

我们希望您相信我们在名师答疑中回答您的问题!
We hope you trust us to answer your questions in Ask a Teacher!

安妮·鲍尔为您播报。
I’m Anne Ball.