除了guess和estimate,猜測某事的9種表達!

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編輯/李佳旻

當你不太確定某件事,你要「猜(guess)」或「估計(estimate)」它時,該怎麼用英文說?講師Ceema於Let’s Talk網站上,提供了9個實用的表達方式。

1.Off the top of my head

用在你明確地猜某件事時。

例句:Off the top of my head, this phone would be worth £300

2.Knowing him, he will be late/angry/excited

當你根據已知來猜測時。

例句:Knowing Bryan, he will probably take the train, he hates driving.

3.If I had to take a guess, I’d say

由你的評論、意見來猜測時。

例句:If I had to take a guess, I’d say he was over 40 years old

4.It’s difficult to say, but I think…..

當一個猜測很難做出時。

例句:It’s difficult to say, but I think anyone can won this match now.

5.I wouldn’t be surprised if……

當你認為某事很有可能發生時。

例句:I wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves his job, he is too stressed for the kind of work he does.

6.I bet…..

用在你更加確定你的猜測或估計時。

例句:I bet he’s gonna ask me out tonight, he just can’t stop staring

7.We’re talking maybe…..

當你要給予一個大約的數字時。

例句:We’re talking maybe 40000 sq feet to build this house upon.

8.It’s somewhere in the ballpark of …

主要用來猜測錢的數量。

例句:She gets paid somewhere in the ballpark of 10 million dollars to host that show

9.Your guess is as good as mine

當你沒有任何想法,寧願不去猜時。

例句:When someone says to you ..”Don’t even know if Mary will show up for the wedding..” and you have no idea , you just say..”well, Your guess is as good as mine”

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