「despite」正確用法是?來看例句一次搞懂!

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Hello, everyone! 我是英文庫的 Celine 🙂,今天來學習 despite 的用法吧!

despite 是一個滿常見的字,在很多文章中都可以看到它的身影,不過當要用 despite 產出英文句子時,卻有很多人會寫出錯誤的句子,到底是為甚麼呢?🤔 往下看下去吧~

despite 的用法

despite 為介系詞 (prep.),意思為「儘管、雖然」。

1️⃣ despite+N / Ving

Monica went to school for the exam despite being sick.
雖然莫尼卡生病了,卻還是到學校考試。

Despite the heavy rain, the Brown family still enjoyed the trip.
儘管下大雨,布朗一家人仍然很享受那趟旅行。

Wendy wanted some desserts despite having eaten a lot of food. 🤤
儘管已經吃了一堆食物,溫蒂還是想再嚐一些甜點。

despite 可以放在句首或句中,與同義詞 in spite of 可以互相抽換,不過 in spite of 相較來說比較正式且少用,要留意不要混淆兩組字的寫法喔。

2️⃣ despite the fact that + S + V

Benson insisted on joining the contest despite the fact that nobody supported him.
班森堅持要參加那項比賽,儘管沒有人支持他。

Despite the fact that Kevin lost his left leg, he didn’t give up being a model.
儘管凱文失去了左腿,他卻沒有要放棄成為模特兒。

⚠️ 要非常小心,台灣的學習者很容易在這部分犯錯!
despite 是無法直接加上子句的,必須先加上 the fact that 再接子句。
此用法同樣可以放句首或句中,並能與 in spite of 代換。

📖 補充

講到「雖然、儘管」的句型,大家通常會先想到 although 吧~
沒錯!以上的用法也可以與 although / though 的句型代換喔!
不過,although 和 though 為連接詞,和 despite 的用法不同,這個觀念很常在多益的文法選擇考出來喔。

雖然那個男人很貧窮,他卻過著快樂的生活。

Although the man is poor, he leads a happy life.
Despite being poor, the man leads a happy life.
Despite the fact that the man is poor, he leads a happy life.

✏️ 小試身手

在看完以上講解後,你也來試著用 despite 的兩個句型來翻譯這些句子吧,答案會公佈在下方~

  1. 雖然艾力克斯每天做運動,卻仍瘦不下來。
  2. 儘管天氣很糟,艾蜜莉仍出門慢跑。

💡解答:

① 雖然艾力克斯每天做運動,卻仍瘦不下來。

Although Alex does exercise every day, he still can’t lose weight.
Despite doing exercise every day, Alex still can’t lose weight.
Despite the fact that Alex does exercise every day, he still can’t lose weight.

② 儘管天氣很糟,艾蜜莉仍出門慢跑。

Although the weather was bad, Emily still went jogging.
Despite the bad weather, Emily still went jogging.
Despite the fact that the weather was bad, Emily still went jogging.

That’s All for Today

以上就是 despite 的用法介紹,希望你都理解了,我聽過許多國家元首和名人在發表演說時都會用到 despite,現在你也不輸他們,不會總是用 although 來造句啦。

想了解更多雖然句型的用法比較,就來看看這篇文章吧:
👉 差在哪?Although, though, even though, despite 用法上的差別!

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Celine

Hello! :) 是一個心思細膩、喜歡嘗試不同事物的英文老師,覺得英文可以讓你的世界更廣大,希望能幫助你學英文,讓生命更美好!❤️