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天天閱讀英語島,在這裡感知世界,汲取英文的養分。
 
這些出於歌詞的用語,是當今流行文化中不可或缺的元素!


1. “YOLO” (“You Only Live Once”)

Definition

Use to express the opinion that one should make most of the present moment without worrying about the future and its consequences (often to support why they are giving in to impulsive behaviors or decisions)

人生只有一次,不應該想太多,去做就對了。

 

Sara: I can’t believe I signed up for this dance contest. I canteven dance for my life.

Sara:真不敢相信我真的報名了跳舞比賽。我根本不會跳舞。

Ben: Wow, at least you’re trying new things!

Ben:哇!至少你勇敢嘗試啦!

Sara: Yeah…YOLO!

Sara:也是……人生只有一次!

 

Max: I have an exam next week but all my friends want to go to Las Vegas this weekend for Tim’s birthday…

Max:下星期有大考,但其他人週末想去拉斯維加斯慶祝Tim的生日……

Rachel: Just go because YOLO!

Rachel: 去啦!去啦!人生只有一次!

 

2. “Bling”

Definition

A piece of showy jewelry that displays wealth.

象徵財富的奢華珠寶。

 

The celebrities showed up at the red carpet in all their bling.

紅毯上的名人們佩戴著昂貴的首飾爭奇鬥豔。

         

 I’ll add some bling to my outfit for the party tonight.

為了今晚的派對,我會在服裝加上一些奢華的點綴。

 

3. “That’s Cray”

Definition

A very informal and colloquial way of saying “that’s crazy”. “Cray” just means “crazy”         

太誇張了吧!(”cray”就是“crazy”的口語說法)

 

I can’t believe he said that to me. He’s cray-cray!

真不敢相信他這樣對我說。他真是神扯!

       

Why you acting so cray?

你幹麻這麼瘋狂?

 

4. “Turn up” / “Get Turnt”

Definition

To go crazy and start having a party. (Usually referring to nightlife)          

開啟派對瘋狂模式(多用在夜生活)

 

We need to play some upbeat pop music to get turnt!

我們需要一點音樂來助興!

 

Let’s have fun and turn up tonight!

今晚就盡情瘋狂享受吧!

 

5. “Bae”

Definition

An informal, endearing term used for a significant other, love interest, or someone you find attractive; similar to “babe”, “sweetheart”, “baby”

寶貝。較不正式的稱呼,用於伴侶或很有吸引力的對象。

 

She is such a bae.

她真的很令我著迷。

 

I’m going on a date with my bae tomorrow!

我明天要和我的寶貝約會!

 

“6. Baller”

Definition: A person who finds success and wealth (n.), or a word used to describe something as appealing or awesome (adj.).

富豪、成功人士(名詞);形容一件事超棒(形容詞)。

 

He owns three companies and travels the world? Wow, he is such a baller.

他旗下有三間公司又環遊世界? 真是個富豪。

 

We can stay at your beach house for free? Baller

我們真的能免費入住你的海邊別墅?太讚了吧!

 

7. “Swag”

Definition

A cool appearance, style, or way of presenting oneself (n.), or a word used to describe something as “cool” (adj.).

酷炫的外表、風格或表現自己的方式(名詞);形容一件事很酷(形容詞)。

 

He has so much swag. I wish I could look as cool as him

他的風格超酷的。我希望自己能像他一樣!

          

We can stay at your beach house for free? Swag

我們真的能免費入住你的海邊別墅?酷!

 


本文收錄於英語島English Island 2018年5月號

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