2 / 5IntrEst; `IntrEst/ v [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ oneself/sb (in sth) (a) cause oneself/sb to give one's/his attention (to sth) or to be concerned (about sth) 使自己[某人]注意﹑ 关心或感兴趣: a topic that interests me greatly 使我大感兴趣的题目 * Having lost his job, he'd begun to interest himself in local voluntary work. 他失业後便开始关注地方的志愿工作了. * It may interest you to know that she's since died. 你可能不知道吧, 她後来死了. (b) arouse sb's desire to do, buy, eat, etc sth 引起某人要做﹑ 买﹑ 吃等的慾望: Can I interest you in our latest computer? 我给您介绍一下我们最新的计算机好吗?
> interested / -tId; -tId/ adj
~ (in sth/sb) showing curiosity or concern (about sb or sth) (对某人或某事物)感兴趣的, 关心的: Are you interested in history? 你喜欢历史吗? * I tried to tell him about it, but he just wasn't interested. 我想把这件事告诉他, 可他简直不感兴趣. * interested listeners 感兴趣的听众 * an interested look 显出好奇的样子 * I shall be interested to know what happens. 我很想知道情况会怎样.
~ (in sth) in a position to obtain an advantage (from sth); not impartial 处於获利益的地位的; 有关系的: As an interested party (ie sb likely to profit), I was not allowed to vote. 因为其中有我的利益, 所以我不得投票.
interesting adj holding the attention; arousing curiosity 有趣的; 引起兴趣的: interesting people, books, conversation 有趣的人﹑ 书籍﹑ 谈话. interestingly adv: She was there but her husband, interestingly, wasn't. 她在那儿, 有趣的是她丈夫却没在那里.
NOTE ON USAGE 用法: The adjective interested can mean *interested这一形容词的意思有两个
1 `desiring to learn or know (about something)' ‘(对某事)想知道的’: I am very interested in local history. 我很想了解本地的历史.
2 `having an involvement (in something)' ‘(与某事)有牵连的’: The lawyer invited the interested parties to discuss the problem. 律师邀请有关的当事人一起商讨问题. Uninterested relates to sense 1 *uninterested涉及第1义: She seemed completely uninterested in what I had to tell her about my new job. 我想把我新工作的事告诉她, 她好像丝毫不感兴趣. Disinterested relates to sense 2 *disinterested涉及第2义: In financial matters it is important to get disinterested advice, ie from somebody who is not directly involved. 在财务方面, 要徵询与之无利益关系者的意见, 这是十分重要的.