Glass half full 樂觀性格

更新時間 2012年 11月 19日, 星期一 - 格林尼治標準時間13:53
A boy stands in front of a display of metal signs.

Is this glass half empty or half full? Photo: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

今日小常識

Some of the earliest known glass objects are from ancient Egypt and date back to 1350BC. The ancient Romans first developed transparent glass as this allowed them to see and admire the colour of their wine.

人類最早發現的玻璃器皿來自古埃及,可追溯到公元前1350年。古羅馬人研發出了透明玻璃,之後做出了透明玻璃杯以供他們來鑒別和欣賞酒的顏色。

今日短語

當你看到一個杯子裏有半杯水,你會說這個杯子是 half full 還是 half empty 呢?你的選擇將顯示你的性格取向和世界觀。如果你說 the glass is half full, 那麼你就是個樂觀主義者;如果你選擇 the glass is half empty, 那你應該是個相對比較悲觀的人。

例句

He's a glass half full kind of person, he always see challenges as opportunities.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Billy never gives up. Even when he lost his shoemaking business he saw the glass as half full, and started a newer, more successful one.

請注意

如果你透過 rose-tinted glasses 粉色墨鏡來看一個人或物,這就意味著你只看到這個人或物好的一面,而沒有看到不好的一面。

Anna's new boyfriend is good looking, but not a nice person. She can't see it, though, she just sees him through rose-tinted glasses.

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