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以 - 以自我为中心

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by Nicodi2, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Nicodi2

    Nicodi2 Senior Member


    Could someone explain me the use of 以 in the sentence ?

    我根本就没有关心过你,我一直以自我为中心 .

    Thanks for your help,

    NB: and I promise, last question for today ;-)

  2. Lucia_zwl

    Lucia_zwl Senior Member

    The collocation here is 以。。。为。。。, or you can say 以/把。。。作为。。。or 把。。。当做。。。, like "take/see/regard...as...".
    So 以自我为中心 literally means “to regard oneself as the centre (of the world)", or simply "egocentric".
  3. sesame_fr Senior Member

    Oui, c'est tout comme Lucia t'a expliqué. 自我: soi-même, 以自我为中心: égoisme.
  4. Nicodi2

    Nicodi2 Senior Member

    Thanks you for these helful answers,

    Would you have an other example of the use of 以。。。为。。。 ?

    多谢 / Merci !
  5. Lucia_zwl

    Lucia_zwl Senior Member

    e.g. a popular slogan 以人为本-- to regard people as the centre-- people-oriented/centred
    以你为荣/以你为豪-- to see you as the pride-- be proud of you
    以某事为前提-- to take something as the premise-- on the premise that...
    以某人为榜样-- to take someone as a model

    haha, and another example that you may hear on a math class::D
    以A点为圆心2厘米为半径画一个圆-- draw a circle of radius 2 cm and mark the centre as A.

    Hope these are not too many for you:p maybe you can try to make some sentences~
  6. sesame_fr Senior Member

  7. Lucia_zwl

    Lucia_zwl Senior Member

  8. xuzhimol New Member

    Shanghai, China
  9. SuperXW Senior Member

    What an example! x.x
  10. sesame_fr Senior Member

    I am so sorry for my example~~ 哈哈

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