Cách dùng từ "parallel" tiếng anh

· Vocabulary - Grammar

I. Dùng parallel như adj

1. Mang nghĩa "song song; có mối quan hệ đó với một đường thẳng khác"

If two or more lines, streets, etc. are parallel, the distance between them is the same all along their length

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • parallel lines (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: những đường thẳng song song)
  • the road runs parallel with the railway (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: con đường bộ chạy song song với đường sắt)
  • Draw a pair of parallel lines. 
  • Hills Road is parallel to Mill Road.

2. Mang nghĩa "tương tự, ngang hàng, song song diễn ra cùng lúc"

used to describe an event or situation that happens at the same time as and/or is similar to another one

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • a parallel career (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một công việc tương tự)
  • a parallel example 
  • Parallel experiments are being conducted in Rome, Paris and London.

II. Dùng parallel như noun

Parallel là danh từ đếm được

1. Đường song song (như) parallel line

2. Sự so sánh, sự tương đương

=something very similar to something else, or a similarity between two things

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

    • to draw a parallel between two things (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: so sánh hai vật)
    • I'm trying to see if there are any obvious parallels between the two cases. 
    • It would be easy to draw (= make) a parallel between the city's history and that of its theatres.
    • There are definite parallels between the two situations. 
    • She drew a parallel between my situation and hers. 
    • There are a number of parallels between the two incidents. 
    • His situation is unique - there are no parallels in contemporary society. 
    • The parallels with another very famous case are plain to see.

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