marked by strong interest or impatient desire; full of enthusiasm
"eager to learn"
"eager to travel abroad"
"eager for success"
"an eager look"
It is a nipping and an eager air.
出自：Hamlet , Shakespeare
误 I was eager when my child was thrown from the horse.
正 I was anxious when my child was thrown from the horse.
析 eager和anxious都有“着急”的意思。但eager着重强调对美好事物的向往,可译作“渴望”,意为急于看到某事的发生; 而anxious更多强调“焦急”“忧虑”,意为“担心”某事发生。
误 The speculators are always eager to a quick profit.
正 The speculators are always eager for a quick profit.
析 表示“急于做某事”“盼望”“想得到”时,可用be eager for n. 形式,或用 be eager to- v 结构。
误 Every man was eager trying his skill.
正 Every man was eager to try his skill.