Hello, everyone. And welcome back to English with Lucy.
哈囉，大家。歡迎回到「跟 Lucy 一起學英文」。
You may notice that my voice is a little bit different. This is because...I have bronchitis. And a couple of days ago, I couldn't even talk, so you're lucky you're getting this video today. Yeah, it's been, um, not a nice week. But I'm here with new content for you.
And today I thought I'd do a bit of grammar, which I haven't done in a very long time. Today we're going to talk about adjective order, which is really, really important if you want to sound like a native speaker.
Before we get started, I just wanted to remind you: This video is going to take your writing and your grammar to the next level. But if you want to improve your listening, don't forget to sign up for your free trial at audible.com. The link is in the description box.
在我們進入正題之前，我想先提醒一下：這部影片能讓你的寫作跟文法晉升一個層次。但如果你想增進自己的聽力，別忘了到 audible.com 註冊，來取得免費試用的優惠。連結在影片資訊欄中。
You get one month, 30-day, free trial. And you get a free audiobook. They've got hundreds of titles. It's an amazing service. And if you listen to the book whilst reading it, you really can improve your listening, reading, and your pronunciation because you get to hear how the word is pronounced.
Let's get on with the video. Now, this is a general order. You might sometimes hear native speakers using a different order, but this is generally the order that we use. It's quite long, but it goes as the following.
First, we would say our opinion. Opinion. So, something is "ugly" or "gorgeous."
Then we would say the size of the noun: big, tiny.
Then we would say the shape: fat, round.
Then we would say the condition: broken, dirty.
Then we would say the age: ancient, new, for example.
Then the color: red, white. You guys know the colors.
Then the pattern: spotty, striped.
Then we would say the origin: Spanish, Indonesian.
Then we would go on to say the material: cotton, metal.
And finally the purpose. So, a "sleeping" for like a sleeping bag or a "flower" for a flower pot.
So, so this is the order that we use to list the adjectives before a noun. But my top tip is we don't tend to list more than three. So, use this order, pick three of them, and put it before a noun.
So, for example, I've got a red, Spanish, flamenco dress. No, I really, really do. I'm so in love with it. I can't wait to wear it at the Feria de Sevilla this year. Okay, or I could say I am wearing a burgundy, silk blouse.
So, as I like to talk about important items and prized possessions, in the comments, I would like you to write three objects that you really, really love. So, I want you to describe them using adjectives in the correct order.
Guys, that's it for today's lesson. I hope it helped you; I hope you learned something. Don't forget to check out the link on audible.com, and get your free audiobook, and connect with me on all of my social media. I've got my Instagram and my Facebook page. I'll see you soon for another lesson.
各位，今天的課程就到這裡。我希望這堂課對你們有幫助；我希望你們有學到東西。別忘了查看 audible.com 的連結、取得一本免費的電子書，並在所有社群媒體上追蹤我。我有 Instagram 和 Facebook 粉絲專頁。希望很快在下堂課跟你們見面。