kind 英 [kaɪnd]   美 [kaɪnd]

kind

kind  英 [kaɪnd] 美 [kaɪnd]

n. 种类;性质  adj. 和蔼的;宽容的;令人感激的 

名词复数:kinds  比较级:kinder  最高级:kindest 

be kind to animals/others 对动物友善, 对别人友好
a very kind and helpful person 肯帮忙的好人

  • A helpful and considerate nature can be described as kind. It is kind of someone to volunteer to rake their elderly neighbor's leaves in the fall. As a noun, kind refers to the variety or specific type of something.
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  • n. 种类;性质
  • adj. 和蔼的;宽容的;令人感激的
  • 1. be kind to animals/others

    对动物友善, 对别人友好

  • 2. a very kind and helpful person

    肯帮忙的好人

  • 3. three kinds of cakes/cake

    三种蛋糕

  • 4. I like him, kind of.

    我有点儿喜欢他。

  • kind (adj.) "friendly, deliberately doing good to others," Middle English kinde, from Old English (ge)cynde "natural, native, innate," originally "with the feeling of relatives for each other," from Proto-Germanic *kundi- "natural, native," from *kunjam "family" (see kin), with collective or generalizing prefix *ga- and abstract suffix *-iz. The word rarely appeared in Old English without the prefix, but Old English also had it as a word-forming element -cund "born of, of a particular nature" (see kind (n.)). Sense development probably is from "with natural feelings," to "well-disposed" (c. 1300), "benign, compassionate, loving, full of tenderness" (c. 1300).
  • kind (n.) "class, sort, variety," from Old English gecynd "kind, nature, race," related to cynn "family" (see kin), from Proto-Germanic *kundjaz "family, race," from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.
kind / kaɪnd ; NAmE kaɪnd / noun , adjective kind kinds kinder kindest noun [countable ,  uncountable ] a group of people or things that are the same in some way; a particular variety or type 同类的人(或事物);种类 three kinds of cakes/cake 三种蛋糕 music of all/various/different kinds 各种类型的╱不同种类的音乐 Exercises of this kind are very popular. 这种体育活动非常流行。 What kind of house do you live in? 你住的房子是哪一种? They sell all kinds of things. 他们出售各种各样的东西。 The school is the first of its kindin Britain. 这是英国同类学校中最早的一所。 She isn't that kind ofgirl. 她不是那种类型的女孩。 The regions differ in size, but not in kind. 这些地区大小各异,但类型相同。 I need to buy paper and pencils, that kind of thing. 我需要买纸和铅笔之类的东西。 I'll never have that kind ofmoney (= as much money as that). 我永远不会有那么多的钱。 ( formal) Would you like a drink of some kind? 您想喝点什么吗? IDIOMS in ˈkind 1 (of a payment 支付 ) consisting of goods or services, not money 以实物支付;以货代款;以服务偿付 2 ( formal) with the same thing 以同样的方法(或手段) She insulted him and he responded in kind. 她侮辱了他,他也以其人之道还治其人之身。 a ˈkind of ( informal) used to show that sth you are saying is not exact (表示不确切)某种,几分,隐约 I had a kind of feeling this might happen. 我当时就隐约地感到会出这样的事。 ˈkind of ( informal) ( also ˈkinda / ˈkaɪndə ; NAmE ˈkaɪndə / ) slightly; in some ways 稍微;有几分;有点儿 That made me feel kind of stupid. 那使我感到有点儿愚蠢。 I like him, kind of. 我有点儿喜欢他。 nothing of the ˈkind/ˈsort used to emphasize that the situation is very different from what has been said (强调情况与所说的大不相同)决不是那么回事,一点也不,才不哩;没有的事 ‘I was terrible!’ ‘You were nothing of the kind.’ “我那时糟透了!”“你才不哩。” of a ˈkind 1 ( disapproving) not as good as it could be 不怎么样,徒有其名(指不如本应有的那么好) You're making progress of a kind. 你也算是有点进步的。 2 very similar 同一类的;类似的 They're two of a kind—both workaholics! 他们俩一个样,都是工作狂! one of a ˈkind the only one like this 独一无二;独特 SYN unique My father was one of a kind—I'll never be like him. 我的父亲很独特,我决不会像他的。 something of the/that ˈkind something like what has been said (与所言)类似的事物 ‘He's resigning.’ ‘I'd suspected something of the kind.’ “他要辞职了。”“我料到会有这样的事。” adjective ( kind·er , kind·est ) 1 caring about others; gentle, friendly and generous 体贴的;慈祥的;友好的;宽容的 a very kind and helpful person 肯帮忙的好人 a kind heart/face 仁慈的心;友好的面容 a kind action/gesture/comment 友好的行为╱姿态╱评论 You've been very kind. 你真是体贴入微。 kind(to sb/sth) kind to animals 爱护动物 ( figurative) Soft water is kinder to your hair. 软性水质不易损伤头发。 ( figurative) The weather was very kind to us. 天气非常宜人。 kind(of sb) (to do sth) It was really kind of you to help me. 你帮我的忙,我太感激了。 ( formal) Thank you for your kind invitation. 感谢你的盛情邀请。 ( formal) ‘Do have another.’ ‘That's very kind of you (= thank you). “一定要再来一份。”“太谢谢你了。” OPP unkind 2 ( formal) used to make a polite request or give an order (客气请求或命令) Would you be kind enough to close the window? 请把窗子关上好吗? see also kindly , kindness GRAMMAR POINT 语法说明 kind / sort Use the singular ( kind / kind ) or plural ( kinds / kinds ) depending on the word you use before them. 用单数(kind/sort)还是复数(kinds/sorts)取决于之前的用词: each/one/every kind of animal 每一种╱一种╱每一种动物 all/many/other sorts of animals 所有╱许多╱其他种类的动物 Kind / Kind is followed by a singular or uncountable noun. *kind/sort of 后接单数名词或不可数名词: This kind of questionoften appears in the exam. 这类问题在考试中经常出现。 That sort of behaviouris not acceptable. 那样的行为是不允许的。 Kinds/sorts ofis followed by a plural or uncountable noun. *kinds/sorts of 后接复数名词或不可数名词: These kinds of questionsoften appear in the exam. 这几类问题在考试中经常出现。 These sorts of behaviourare not acceptable. 这种行为是不允许的。 Other variations are possible but less common. 亦可能有其他结构,只是较少见: These kinds of questionoften appear in the exam. 此类问题在考试中经常出现。 These sort of thingsdon’t happen in real life. 这类事情在现实生活中不会发生。 ( This example is very informal and is considered incorrect by some people. 此例很不正式,有些人认为不正确。 ) Note also that these examples are possible, especially in spoken English. 另注意下列例句,尤其在英语口语中可能出现: The shelf was full of the sort of booksI like to read. 书架上摆满了我喜欢读的那种书。 He faced the same kind of problemsas his predecessor. 他面临着与他的前任同样的问题。 There are many different sorts of animalon the island. 岛上有许多不同种类的动物。 What kind of camerais this? 这是哪种型号的照相机? What kind/kinds of camerasdo you sell? 你们卖哪种 / 哪些型号的照相机? There were three kinds of cakes/cakeon the plate. 盘子上有三种蛋糕。 kind / kaɪnd ; NAmE kaɪnd / ˈkinda / ˈkaɪndə ; NAmE ˈkaɪndə /
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