这几个单词不要随便用,小心得罪人

作者:杵易发表时间:2018-08-27浏览:1276
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  不同的国家有不同的语言,即使作为世界通用语言的英语在一些国家意思也可能大相径庭。

  因此出国旅行,洛基英语培训老师提醒大家,下面这些单词还是很有必要了解一下,否则不仅可能会出糗,被打也是有可能的。

  You may think it’s easy to communicate when you’re visiting another English-speaking country, but think again! Certain words mean something entirely different on the other side of the world. Read on to see which seven words could cause you embarrassment across the pond or down under.

  也许你以为置身另一个讲英语的国家交流起来会很容易,不过别想得太简单了!有些词在美国是这个意思,但是在地球的另外半边却完全是另外一个意思。

  Pants:长裤还是内裤?

  Be careful who you tell in the U.K. that you have to go pants shopping—across the pond, "pants" means "underwear." When you’re talking about jeans and khakis, you should call them "trousers."

  在英国你如果和人家说你要去买pants(美国英语:长裤),那意思是你要买“内裤”。如果你要买的是牛仔裤或卡其裤这种裤子,你应该用trousers这个词。

  Avoid Using In: The U.K., Ireland

  避免使用的国家:英国,爱尔兰

  Fanny:臀部还是私处?

  Own a fanny pack? In most other English-speaking countries, they’re called "bum bags" because "fanny" is slang for a part of the female anatomy (and no, we’re not talking about the rear end). So don’t tell someone to stop being lazy and get off their fanny, either!

  你有腰包吗?在大多数讲英语的国家,人们把腰包称作bum bags,因为fanny是对女性私处的俚语说法(没错,我们说的不是屁股)。所以千万不要对别人说:别懒了,抬起fanny(屁股)干活吧!

  Avoid Using In: The U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

  避免使用的国家:英国,爱尔兰,澳大利亚,新西兰,南非

  Pissed:生气还是喝醉?

  In America, we may get "pissed off" when we’re angry, but the Brits and Irish who are "pissed" are extremely intoxicated. "Taking the piss," however, means "to make fun of," not "to get drunk."

  在美国,我们生气时会说get pissed off,但是英国人和爱尔兰人如果说pissed,意思是烂醉如泥。不过taking the piss意思是“取笑”,而不是“喝醉”。

  Avoid Using In: The U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

  避免使用的国家:英国,爱尔兰,澳大利亚,新西兰

  Bangs:刘海?

  Prepare for weird looks if you’re bragging about your new "bangs" in England. A forehead-covering haircut over there is referred to as a "fringe" instead. Overseas, "bangs" is more commonly used as the somewhat vulgar slang that it is interchangeable with in America.

  如果你在英国吹嘘自己的新bangs(刘海),少不了有人会向你投去怪怪的眼神。在那里刘海被叫做fringe而不是bangs。在美国以外的地方,bangs是一种粗俗的俚语说法。

  Avoid Using In: Anywhere outside of North America

  避免使用的国家:北美以外的任何国家。

  Knob:把手?

  Americans hear the word "knob" and think "doorknob" or "lever." It has a much dirtier meaning in other countries, like Australia and the U.K., where it’s an insult or slang for a part of the male anatomy. Now you’ll know to be offended if someone calls you a "knob head."

  美国人听到knob这个词想到的是“门把手”。但是在澳大利亚和英国等其他国家,knob的意思要“黄”得多。在那里knob指的是男子生殖器的一部分。现在你知道别人叫你knob head你应该是什么反应了吧。

  Avoid Using In: The U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

  避免使用的国家:英国,爱尔兰,澳大利亚,新西兰,南非。

  Root:根还是性?

  Americans may "root around" looking for a lost object, but Australians and New Zealanders use the term to refer to having sex.

  美国人也许用root around来指“寻找”失物,但澳大利亚人和新西兰人用它指代性。

  Avoid Using In: Australia, New Zealand

  避免使用的国家:澳大利亚,新西兰。

  Bugger:昵称还是骂人的话?

  If you affectionately call your child or pet "little bugger," you might want to reconsider doing so in pretty much any other English-speaking country. In most other places, from Canada to Australia, it is commonly used as an expletive similar to the f-word.

  如果你亲切地叫你的孩子或宠物little bugger(小家伙),到其他讲英语的国家可千万别这么说。在大多数其他国家,从加拿大到澳大利亚,bugger都是骂人的话,相当于fuck。

  Avoid Using In: Most places outside of America

  避免使用的国家:美国以外的其他国家。


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