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都是复杂,有什么不一样?
asked Mar 11, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118070100226xx (330 points) | 139 views

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complex,complicated,intricate,involved,knotty这几个形容词的一般含义是“复杂的”.
complex指组成某种机器的零件、构成某件事的因素或构成数学题的元素不仅很多,而且相互的关系或相互的作用也令人眼花缭乱,只有学识深的人或具有专门知识的人才能处理.
the complex mechanism of a watch
手表的复杂结构
the complex modern world
复杂的现代世界
Justice is part of the complex machinery of the law.
正义是复杂的法律机器的一部分.
He mentally visualizes a complex form all round itself.
他在脑海里从形体的各个方面来模拟复杂的形体.
complicated 具有complex的一切意义,但更强调复杂得难以解释或理解.一道算式题可能非常 complex,但未必确实complicated;而一道 complicated 算式一般总是 complex的.
The old view of Galileo was delightfully uncomplicated.
过去对伽利略的看法并不复杂(指不深奥),这是令人欣然的.
The apparatus thus described, however, records only the horizontal component of the wave movement.
然而,仪器的如此描画只记录下波的运动的水平组成部分,但是事实上波的运动要复杂得多(指不易解释).
intricate 通常指交织在一起的众多因素,而且很难理出头绪来.
The child was perplexed by the intricate plot of the story.
这孩子被那头绪纷繁的故事弄得迷惑不解.
involved 通常指许多事物或事物的关系盘根错节.
These are involved financial affairs.
这是些错综复杂的金融事务.
knotty 指充满纠缠不清、令人困惑的复杂问题,而且包含着几乎不可能解决或弄懂的意义.
This is a knotty passage.
这是一段复杂难懂的文字.
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 118040600212zxc (380 points)

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