Hong Kong ChineseGuest
I am a poor student.
Does this sentence have double meanings?
1. I am a poverty-stricken student.
2. I am a miserable student.
"I am a poor student" does indeed have two possible meanings, thus:
- 1. I am not a good student.
2. I do not have much money.
As usual, context would reveal which meaning is intended. Examples:
- 1. I am a poor student. I don't study enough, and I get bad grades.
2. I am a poor student. I can't buy new clothes. I can barely afford to stay in school.