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Vigilant /ˈvɪdʒ.əl.ənt/

Adjective 形容詞

警戒的;警惕的;警覺的

英國倫敦地下鐵火車發生恐怖襲擊,導致二十多人受傷,英國警方發言人發佈:

The public should remain vigilant as the force was not changing its ” protective security measures ” and extra armed officers were still being deployed.

意思是指市民大眾應該保持警惕,警方並未改變現時的安全保護措施,同時調動配有槍械的警員執勤。

英文諺語有個說法:

to be vigilant in peace time

亦即是我們中文” 居安思危” 的同一意思。

既然如此,大家不難理解,用Vigilant 這個形容詞時,特別是針對有危險的情況下選用是最恰當的。

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