- 僅僅; 幾乎不；貧乏地
- 1. 僅僅; 幾乎不 she had barely finished when ... 她剛剛完成就… barely 12 hours later 僅僅12個小時後
- 2. 貧乏地 a barely furnished room 陳設簡陋的房間
nearly = 幾乎 / 差點 barely = 僅是 / 只是 => 幾乎不 ★ [ "barely" 只是 暗示/意味著 " 幾乎...nearly forget to bring his wallet>>他 幾乎 忘記了帶錢包 ≡ She barely remembered to bring his wallet>>他 「僅僅 記得」帶錢包...
could barely 也是勉強、幾乎的意思 I could barely see the moon. 我幾乎看不到月亮(勉強看到了)。 He could barely make it to school. 他差點趕不上上課(幾乎遲到了)。
barely在考試及格上相當於我們說的"低空飛過"。barely本身就是"在邊緣, 不過是在邊緣以內"的意思, 譬如說, "He barely...