【英式英文單字】十大「英式英文」常用單字!

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從小就學習美式英文、欣賞好萊塢電影的我們,其實對於「英式英文」當中較常出現的英文單字非常陌生。

Learn British English Free的講師Chris提出了十個在「英式英文」中常見,但在美式英文中很少出現的單字,讓讀者們能更深入了解英式英文!

1. Bloke

(n.) 小子、傢伙 = man / guy
e.g. I heard a bloke on the train say that tomorrow’s trains will be delayed.
我在火車上聽到一個傢伙說明天火車會誤點。

2. Fag

(n.) 香菸 = cigarette
但「Fag」在美國其實常被用來指稱「同性戀男子」,因此要小心使用!
e.g. Tom went outside for a fag. I think he smokes too much!
Tom 出去買菸。我覺得他抽太多煙了!

3. Fancy

(v.) 想要、愛慕
e.g. Do you fancy going to the cinema on Friday?
你週五想去電影院嗎?
e.g. I fancy the new guy in my office. I think he’s hot!
我喜歡那個辦公室裏新來的男生。我覺得他很迷人!

4. Hoover

(v.) (n.) 用吸塵器打掃、吸塵器 = vacuum / vacuum cleaner
e.g. I need to buy a new hoover. Mine is broken.
我需要買支新的吸塵器。我的吸塵器壞掉了。
e.g. The carpet is dirty. When was the last time you hoovered?
地毯有點髒。你上次用吸塵器打掃是什麼時候?

5. Mate

(n.) 朋友 = friend
e.g. We’ve been mates since we met in high school.
我們在高中認識時就是朋友了。

6. Pint

(n.) 啤酒 = beer
e.g. Do you want to go for a pint after work?
你下班後想去喝杯啤酒嗎?

7. Quid

(n.) 英鎊 = pound
e.g. Forty quid for a ticket to the game? That’s too much!
看那場比賽的票價要四十英鎊?也太貴了!

8. Reckon

(v.) 猜想、覺得
e.g. I reckon it will rain tomorrow.
我覺得明天會下雨。

9. Rubbish

(n.) (v) 垃圾 = garbage 、抨擊 = criticize
e.g. Throw the empty coke can into the rubbish.
把空的可樂罐丟到垃圾桶裡。
e.g. I don’t want to rubbish your plan, but I don’t think it will work.
我不想批評你的計劃,但我覺得這不會成功。

10. Wicked

(adj.) 很棒的 = great, excellent
e.g. Look at that jacket. It’s wicked! I’m going to buy it.
你看那件外套,也太好看了!我要買下它。

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