BBC一分钟英语：“Steal”和 “rob” 的区别
动词 “rob” 和 “steal” 都有 “偷盗、抢劫” 的意思。单从意思上看，很难区分它们之间的区别。本集 “一分钟英语” 通过讲解 “rob” 和 “steal” 后所跟宾语的特点，讲解如何正确地使用这对近义词。
Hi everyone! Tom here from BBC Learning English. Today I'm going to explain the difference between 'to steal' and 'to rob'.
Both 'to steal' and 'to rob' mean 'to take something without permission'.
However, there are differences.
'Steal' focuses on the object or the thing which is taken. For example: Hey! Someone just stole my phone.
'Rob' focuses on the victim of the crime. For example: The men robbed a bank last night.
I wouldn't say: Someone robbed my phone. I would say: They robbed me and stole my phone.
Steal vs rob
Both steal and rob mean 'take something without permission'.
动词 “steal” 和 “rob” 的意思均为 “未经允许拿走某物”。
Steal focuses on the object or the thing which is taken.
动词 “steal” 的意思是 “偷窃”，后接被偷走的事物。
- Hey! Somebody just stole my phone.
- You once stole chocolate from a shop!
- She has completely stolen my heart.
Rob focuses on the victim of the crime.
动词 “rob” 的意思是 “抢走”，后接遭受抢劫的受害者。
- The men robbed a bank last night.
- Three guys robbed me while I was travelling home.
- She has been robbed three times this year.