- 借 [jiè]
- （借进） borrow:
borrow a book from the library; 从图书馆借书
borrow money from sb. 跟人借钱- （借出） lend:
Could you lend me your bicycle? 你把自行车借给我骑一下好吗?
Will you lend your knife to that man? 你能把小刀借给那人吗?- （假托） use as a pretext:
use “aid” as a pretext for plunder; 借“援助”之名，行掠夺之实
He found an excuse and left. 他借故走了。- （凭借; 趁着） make use of; take advantage of (an opportunity, etc.):
Fanned by the wind, the fire burned more and more furiously. 火借风势，越烧越旺。
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you all. 我愿借此机会向大家表示感谢。
It galled him to have to ask for a loan.
She offered me the loan of her car.
He came out with his staple excuse that he was too busy.
May I borrow your pen?
You don't expect me to believe that pitiful excuse, do you?
He came to see me on the pretext of asking my advice.
We'll have to find a pretext for not going to the party.