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I want to express that I'm curious to new things and I have looked up in an online Chinese-English dictionary. There is a sentence:

I marvel at all things new to me.

My question:

  1. What's the difference between curious and marvel?
  2. Does "I marvel at all things new to me" have the same meaning to "I'm curious to the new things"?
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For one thing, curious is an adjective and marvel is a verb. And you would want to say, "I'm curious about new things." –  JLG Nov 2 '12 at 13:19
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You need to look up the meanings in an English dictionary. You can even do several at once: onelook.com If there is still doubt, edit your question to explain what it is in the references that you don't understand. –  Andrew Leach Nov 2 '12 at 13:20
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You may be interested in committing to English Language Learners where this question would probably be more relevant. –  Mitch Nov 2 '12 at 13:29
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No they are two different words and carry different meanings. Curious means eager to learn or know something, while marvel means be amazed or surprised.

I am curious to know what you have in mind.

She marveled at his composure.

In addition, curious could be used to mean something strange or unusual.

His curious look made me worry about my job.

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Marvelous answer. +1. –  J.R. Nov 2 '12 at 14:00
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