- 几乎不，简直不，几乎没有（尤用于 can 或 could 之后，主要动词之前，强调做某事很难）
- 几乎没有,几乎不 almost no; almost not
- 刚刚,仅仅 only just; scarcely
- only a very short time before;
"they could barely hear the speaker"
"we hardly knew them"
"just missed being hit"
"had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
"would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"
- almost not;
"he hardly ever goes fishing"
"he was hardly more than sixteen years old"
"they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
- Hardly anybody came.
- He could hardly refrain himself.
- The desert air contains hardly any moisture.
- He is so excited that he can hardly sleep.
- My legs were so weak I could hardly stand.
- Hardly had the game begun when it started raining.
I can hardly remember him at this distance of time.
I could hardly wait to hear the news.
I'm so tired that I can hardly walk.
You can hardly blame me if you didn't like the place, as you were the one who begged me to take you there.
You can hardly expect me to lend you money again.
I hardly knew him.
Cathy felt unfair because she was hardly treated by the teacher.
Do you know Switzerland well?—Oh, no, hardly at all.
You hardly look old enough.
I've hardly slept at all this week.
They hardly had anything to eat for a week.
I have got hardly any money.
There is hardly any milk left.
We had hardly started when it began to rain.
Hardly did they speak another word.
Hardly had I closed my eyes when I began to imagine the most fantastic.
He hardly drinks, does he?
They could hardly manage to do it, could they?
This story is hardly worthy of belief.
Her performance was adequate but hardly exciting.
That news is hardly surprising.
The noise at the party was so loud that I was hardly able to edge in a remark at all.
- hardly ever
几乎从不,很少,难得 very seldom
He hardly ever goes to bed before eleven o'clock. 他很少在11点以前上床。
I had hardly ever gone out these days. 这些天我很少出去。
I have hardly ever seen her. 我几乎一直未看见她。
- 几乎从不,很少,难得 very seldom
- close hardly 刚合上眼
- eat hardly 几乎没吃
- expect hardly 别期望
- know hardly 几乎不认识
- remember hardly 几乎不记得
- talk hardly 几乎不说
The Lamprey caught fast hold on his hand, biting hardly.出自：E. Topsell
- hardly常用于hardly had...when结构,意为“刚…就…”,表示一件事紧接着一件事发生,与过去完成时连用。when引导时间状语从句时,主句一般用过去完成时,从句用一般过去时。hardly置于句首时,助动词had要放在主句的主语前。
- hardly, barely, scarcely
这组词意思相近，其区别是：hardly常用来修饰表示能力的词; scarcely强调不足,常与enough, sufficient等词连用; barely强调“勉强”。例如:The enemy are so exhausted that they are hardly able to fight any longer.敌人已经疲惫得简直不能再战了。The field is so thickly grown with rice that there is scarcely sufficient room for one to work in.稻子长得很密,人们简直无法下田劳动了。I have barely enough money to buy a cup of coffee.我的钱刚好够买一杯咖啡。
- hardly, hard
1.hard可作形容词或副词; 而hardly只能用作副词。2.hard意指“坚硬”“痛苦的”“结实的”“艰难地”“困苦地”“费力地”“困难地”; 而hardly是“几乎不”“几乎没有”的意思。
- hardly...when, as soon as, no sooner...than
这三个短语都可表示“一…就…”。其区别是：1.as soon as可转化为no sooner...than或hardly...when结构。例如:
2.as soon as通常用于一般时态, no hardly...than和hardly...when通常用于过去完成时。例如:As soon as you finish your job, let me know.你一完成工作就告诉我一声。No sooner had the doctor arrived than he began treating the sick.医生一到马上就抢救病人。I had hardly started when it began to rain.我刚动身就下起雨来了。
- As soon as I heard the knock I opened the door.
- No sooner had I heard the knock than I opened the door.
- Hardly had I heard the knock when I opened the door.
- hardly scarcely
- He hardly knew what to say.
- I can hardly believe that some socialites and dignitaries are involved in syndicated crime.
- When he played the piano he was scarcely four years old.
- The tram was so crowded that there was scarcely sufficient room for you.
- At midnight，scarcely any taxi could be found in the streets.
误 Hardly I had closed my eyes when the telephone rang.
正 Hardly had I closed my eyes when the telephone rang.
- almost not barely faintly harshly in no way just not by a great deal only rarely roughly scarcely severely
- hardly:hardly adv. 刚刚, 几乎不, 仅, 严厉的, 艰辛的习惯用语deal hardly with 虐待hardly any 几乎没有hardly ever 很少think hardly of…