【同義字】想要還是只會說want嗎?10個實用的want替代字分享給你!

want這個單字在英文出現的頻率是很高的,如果可以知道一些替換單字,

那不僅是能增加字彙量,也可以在寫作、口說方面更加進步喔!

現在就讓小編來告訴10個同義字,讓你用字不再詞窮!

 

1.Long

long常見的意思是「長的」,但當作動詞使用時有「想要」的意思。

有兩種用法:

(a)long for sth

(b)long to do sth

〈例句〉

I long for the news about my family.

我想知道我家裡的情況。

She longs to see him again before she goes abroad.

她想在出國前再見他一次。

 

2.Fancy

fancy除了「(adj.)華麗的」外,也有「(v.)想要」的意思。

若要後面要放動詞,則需要加上ing喔!

〈例句〉

Do you fancy a glass of orange juice this morning?

你今天早上想要喝一杯柳橙汁嗎?

I don’t fancy having dinner with Joe.

我一點也不想跟Joe共進晚餐!

 

3.Feel like

後面只放事物或是Ving喔!

〈例句〉

I feel like some waffles and a cup of latte now.

我現在想要來些鬆餅跟一杯拿鐵。

He doesn’t know how to respect me, so I feel like leaving him immdiately. 

他根本不懂得尊重我,所以我想我該立刻離開他了!

 

4.Dying 

dying有兩種用法:

(a)dying for sth

(b)dying to do sth

而且使用dying是有「強烈慾望」的含義喔!

〈例句〉

I am dying for my grandma’s cuisine.

我超級想吃我阿嬤煮的菜。

He is dying to have some beer now.

他現在超級想來幾手啤酒的!

 

5.Would like

相信would like大家並不陌生,是比want更有禮貌的說法。

〈例句〉

What would you like for dinner?

你晚餐想要吃什麼呀?

I would like to know what’s on your mind.

我想知道你在想什麼。

 

6.Be up for

be up for後面只能放something喔!

〈例句〉
What are you up for this weekend?

你這個週末想要做什麼呀?

Are you up for having a picnic with us?

你想跟我們一起野餐嗎?

 

7.Be craving

crave是迫切想要的意思,是表達強烈慾望。

除了動詞外,crave加上ing,就成了名詞。

〈例句〉

I am craving for a hot shower now.

我現在超想要洗熱水澡。

She has a craving for chocolate.

她超級想要吃巧克力。

 

8.Hit the spot

hit the spot的主詞只會是事或物,不會是人喔!

〈例句〉

A strawberry cake would hit the spot!

草莓蛋糕正是我想要的。!

That high-heels hit the spot!

那雙高根鞋正是我想要的!

 

9.Be keen for

keen和dying、craving都屬於強烈的字眼喔!

〈例句〉

Joanna wants to watch a movie, but I am not keen at all.

Joanna想要看電影,但我一點也不想。

After a long hoilday, children are keen for going to school as soon as possible.

經過了漫長的假期,小孩們都迫不及待想回去上學了!

 

10.Be in the mood

這個片語有兩種用法:

(a)be in the mood of sth

(b)be in the mood to do sth

〈例句〉

I am in the mood of a cup of milk tea.

我現在想喝杯奶茶。

I am not in the mood to argue with you now.

我現在沒那個心思跟你吵架。

 

都學會了嗎?記住有些字是情緒比較強烈的,要依自己的狀況去使用喔!

學了新單字,就快去給Engoo老師看看你會不會正確使用吧~

 

參考資料:
  1. Cambridge Dictionary. [online]. [accessed February 8, 2019] 
Available: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht/
  1. engVid. Improve Your English Vocabulary: 6 ways to say ‘WANT’. [online]. [accessed February 8, 2019] 
Available: https://www.engvid.com/improve-your-english-vocabulary-6-ways-to-say-want/