in the face on the face 有什麼不同?

 

In my face (in the face): 在我面前 (面前)
On my face (on the face) :
在我臉上 (臉上)

"Please slap me on the face" is physically asking a person to slap my face.

"On the face" has more of a physical action.

 

A slap in the face is more about a sharp criticism or insult.  

 


打臉 是用 on the face
Please slap me on the face, so I can be more clear-headed. 
臉上, 讓我頭腦清晰 

 


How dare you say it in my face!

 

你膽敢在我面前!

 

  

 

This is a slap in my face. 


這是對我的侮辱 

 


這是在我面前侮辱 

 

  

 

What a slap in the face!

 

http://caity.nu/2008/10/20/what-a-slap-in-the-face/

 

See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/face

 

  

 

In the face of = in spite of, 儘管; when confronted with, 面臨 

 

For example: 

 

She persevered in the face of many obstacles

 

They were steadfast in the face of disaster

 

  

On the face of it = superficially, 表面上看來 

 

For example:

 

On the face of it, there was no hope for a comeback.

  

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