a readiness to give attention
a quality of causing attention to be given
an activity, subject, etc., which one gives time and attention to
advantage, advancement, or favour
money paid for the use of money
cause sb to have a feeling of interest
make (sb) want to buy, take, eat, do sth, etc.
"an interest in music"
"for your sake"
"died for the sake of his country"
"in the interest of safety"
"in the common interest"
"they said nothing of great interest"
"primary colors can add interest to a room"
"how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
"they have interests all over the world"
"a stake in the company's future"
"the iron interests stepped up production"
"sailing is her favorite pastime"
"his main pastime is gambling"
"he counts reading among his interests"
"they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
"This matters to me!"
Has someone else got an interest in the film rights?
出自： J. Mortimer
He'd tried to interest Alma in chess and mathematics.
出自： M. Atwood
He interested me in outdoor sports.
He tried to interest them in politics.
I tried to interest him in our plan.
We expect you to interest yourself in the job we assigned to you.
The teacher tried hard to interest the little girl in English, but he failed.
Mr.James was a gifted teacher of economics, who managed to interest his students in every aspect of the subject.
Can I interest you in this question?
Can I interest you in a cup of tea?
I want to interest myself in an enterprise.
This interests him in buying a colour TV.
I don't interest myself in politics.
If you would interest yourself in other people, you wouldn't feel so lonely.
He is interesting himself actively in the affair.
Astronomy was one of the subjects in which he had interested himself while in the Sixth Form.
天文学是他上六年级时就感兴趣的科目之一。 be interested in sth/v-ing/wh-clause
He is interested in sports.
She was interested in everything she saw.
I am interested in the job.
He has been interested in China's long history from his early years.
No one outside the orphanage was interested in Annie.
The girls are interested in learning drawing.
They are interested in learning English.
They are all interested in climbing mountains.
He is interested in collecting stamps.
I am interested in singing and dancing.
I became interested in old maps.
They seem interested in collecting stamps.
The policeman wasn't interested in how or where I lived.
警察对我的生活状况和住处都不感兴趣。 sb be interested in sb
Tom was very much interested in Rose.
I have (take) no interest in this subject.
This subject has no interest for me.
I study this subject with great interest.
This subject is of great interest to me.
This subject interests him greatly.
误 She takes great interest at music and painting.
正 She takes great interest in music and painting.
析 表示“对…感兴趣”,应该说take〔have〕 interest in…,其中介词in不能改成at。在这里interest是不可数名词。
误 We saw many interest and new things on our trip.
正 We saw many interesting and new things on our trip.
误 Did you find any interest in the book?
正 Did you find anything interesting in the book?
析 注意interest是名词,不用于作定语修饰名词或代词; 而interesting是形容词,可用来修饰名词或代词。
误 I hope you will find the book interest.
正 I hope you will find the book of interest.
误 Everyone should work for the interest of the people.
正 Everyone should work in the interest of the people.
正 Everyone should work for the benefit of the people.
析 “为…利益”可以译为 in the interest of...或for the benefit of...,其中介词in和for不能互换。
误 Comparative literature is of my great interest.
正 Comparative literature is of great interest to me.
析 of interest这个短语是“有兴趣的”意思。interest前可以用形容词如great, little, deep, tremendous等修饰,但不能用my, his等物主代词修饰。
误 I want my money back plus the interests.
正 I want my money back plus the interest.
误 It is in your interest to work hard.
正 It is to your interest to work hard.
析 表示“符合…的利益”“对…有好处”,习惯使用to one's interest,而不能使用其他介词。
误 We must fight for national interest.
正 We must fight for the national interest.
析 the national interest(国家利益)一语中的定冠词the不可省去,而the public interest(公共利益)一语中的the可有可无。
误 The illustrations in that magazine are very interested.
正 The illustrations in that magazine are very interesting.
误 I thought the lesson was quite interested.
正 I thought the lesson was quite interesting.
误 I was very interesting in reading your last letter.
正 I was very interested in reading your last letter.
误 English is always interested him.
正 English has always interested him.
析 “英语课使人感兴趣”,不能用be interested这个表达被动意义的系表结构。其现在完成时表示英语课一直都使他感兴趣。
误 I was interested in reading in the paper that scientists have found out how the universe began.
正 I was interested to read in the paper that scientists have found out how the universe began.
析 be interested后接to- v ,表示对已经了解的事或已经经历过的事感兴趣。be interested in+ v -ing表示对将要和可能发生的事感兴趣。