区别辨析desk与table

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这两个名词都有“桌子”之意。

desk : (常指带抽屉的)书桌,办公桌,写字台。

  • an office/school desk
    办公桌/课桌
  • She sat at her desk writing letters.
    她坐在书桌前写信。
  • He had a pile of papers on his desk.
    他的办公桌上有一摞文件。
  • The report arrived on/landed on/reached my desk (= I received it) this morning.
    这份报告是今天早上送到我这里来的。

table : 桌子,台子。指一般没有抽屉,供劳作、游戏或吃饭等用的桌子。

  • a kitchen table
    厨房用桌
  • A table for two, please (= in a restaurant) .
    请安排两人一桌的位子。
  • I'd like to book a table for tonight (= in a restaurant) .
    我想为今天晚上预订一个桌位。
  • to set the table (= to put the plates, knives, etc. on it for a meal)
    摆餐具
  • (BrE also) to lay the table
    摆餐具
  • to clear the table (= take away the dirty plates, etc. at the end of a meal)
    (餐后)清理餐桌
  • He questioned her next morning over the breakfast table (= during breakfast).
    第二天早上,他一边吃着早餐一边查问她。
  • (BrE, formal) Children must learn to behave at table .
    小孩必须学会吃饭时的规矩。
  • a billiard/snooker/pool table
    台球 / 斯诺克 / 普尔球台