Confusing English Words – angry / upsetبسیاری از کلمات وجود دارند که معنی یکسانی دارند، اما در واقع تعاریف و کاربردهای مختلفی دارند. شما می خواهید درست صحبت کنید و از به کار بردن کلمات نادرست خودداری کنید، اما در مورد معنی دقیق و کاربرد هر کلمه کاملا مطمئن نیستید. بعضی از زبان آموزان حتی به دلیل تردیدهایشان از به کار بردن کلمات خودداری می کنند! هدف ما در این سری از پست ها روشن کردن رایج ترین کلمات گیج کننده در انگلیسی است.
angry / upset
If someone is upset, it means they are in an agitated mental or emotional state. If somebody is angry, it means they are NOT happy, they are hostile. Being angry is stronger than being upset
If somebody accidentally spilled coffee all over your new clothes, you would probably be upset (because it is inconvenient to you), but not angry (because it was an accident and the other person didn’t do it intentionally)
If somebody purposefully damaged your car because that person hates you, then you would probably be angry at the person because they did a bad thing on purpose
It’s possible to be both angry and upset at the same time. If a teenage boy took his parents’ car without permission and then got into an accident, the parents would probably be both upset (worried about their son’s health after the accident) and angry (because their son disobeyed them and broke the rules by taking the car)
Here’s another example: if you found out you failed a test, you would be upset (but not angry). However, if you found out that the grading of the test was unfair and the teacher only gave high grades to his favorite students, then you would be angry (because an injustice was done)