153、mistake K.K: [ ] IPA: [ ]
n. 错误，过失；误会 ★★
A: This letter says I’ve won a thousand dollars. There must be some mistake!
B: There is no mistake about it. You were the winner of a special lucky drawing.
A: I can’t believe I made such a stupid mistake.
B: Forget it! It’s not that serious.
A: It is a mistake to trust him.
B: I told you so.
Kim’s Note: “I made a mistake.” This sentence is so difficult for many native speakers to say. Chinese people don’t like to make mistakes. American people don’t care at all about making mistakes, they just don’t like to admit them.
很多使用英语作母语的人也很难说出：“I make a mistake.”这句话。中国人不喜欢犯错误。美国人倒不在乎犯不犯错误，他们只是不愿意承认犯了错误。