語言學習電子報_第八十六期 [2017-11-27]
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   BEG: How to Say “Watch Netflix and Chill” in Asia 亞洲男孩如何邀請你一起來「看電影輕鬆一下」

                                                  ADV: Surprising Parenting 令人驚訝的養育經


How to Say “Watch Netflix and Chill” in Asia


In the Western world, if you ask someone to come over to “watch Netflix and chill,” it usually means that you’re asking that person to come over and “be romantic.” However, in Asia, people have different ways to ask a person to come to their house so they can hit on that Elem38-01(縮小)person.

在西方國家,如果你說「 Watch Netflix and Chill (看電影輕鬆一下) 」,這通常表示邀請某人一起共度浪漫的夜晚。然而,不同的亞洲國家對於邀請其他人來家裡,然後就可以和他/她調情,則有不同的說法。


In Korea, when someone wants to invite a person over, he or she will ask, “Do you want to stay at my place and have instant noodles?” In Thailand people will ask, “Do you want to come over and watch a scary movie?” Thai people say this because if the girl gets scared, she might jump on the guy. In Vietnam, people say, “Let’s go drink some lemon juice with each other.” Lemon juice is a well-known way to fix a hangover in Vietnam, so asking this implies they will get drunk and do something together.



In Taiwan, if a guy wants to give a girl a clue, he might ask, “Do you want to come with me to a hot spring?” It’s easy to get a private room at a hot spring in Taiwan, so you can guess what he might be thinking about.




Vocabulary 好字精選

1. chill (v) to relax (slang)  冷靜、放鬆

I think you need to chill. You’re way too angry about this.



2. romantic (adj.) relating to the nature of romance  浪漫的

This is such a romantic TV show!



3. hangover (n) the aftereffect (often a headache) of drinking too much  宿醉

Dave doesn’t want to come out, as he has a bad hangover. 



4. imply (v)  暗示

Bill implied that he didn’t like his boss, but he wouldn’t say it directly.



5. private (adj.) not public 私下的

I’m sorry Mr. Smith, this is a private meeting. You can’t come in.



Phrases and Sentence Patterns句型解析

1. hit on (idiom) to try to get romantic with somebody   勾搭,調情

Mr. Lee got fired because he tried to hit on his boss. 



2. give (someone) a clue (phrase) to give (someone) a hint   給(某人)線索

I know you asked me to guess, but I have no idea. Give me a clue! 



3. It’s + adj. + to + predicate   說服

It’s hard to convince Jason to drink shots.  




Surprising Parenting


Do you remember your childhood well? What were your parents like? All around the world, different cultures have different parenting habits. Some of these might seem pretty unusual.



In Japan, kids as young as four years old are allowed to go out by themselves. Obviously not all Japanese parents allow their four-year-olds to go out into public alone, but some of them do, and parents in the West would consider this unacceptable.



In the Polynesian Islands, children take care of younger children. Once a child is able to walk, that child’s parents will ask him or her to look after the younger kids. If parents in the US did this, people might think that the kids were being neglected.



In Norway, parents send their kids to Barnehage. Barnehage, which means “children’s garden” in Norwegian, is a kind of daycare that’s funded by the state. Young kids there play outside for long periods of time, even in very cold weather.



Adv38-02(縮小)Children are allowed to eat and drink what adults do in France. Parents might give their kids grown-up food like foie gras (duck liver) or let them have sips of wine. Giving children wine would likely be looked down uponby many parents in the US.



Parenting styles differ around the world, and what’s normal in one country may not be normal in another.




Vocabulary 好字精選

1. habit (n) a settled or regular tendency or practice  習慣

What’s your worst habit? 



2. unacceptable (adj.) not acceptable  不可接受的

Professor Squiggle told them that their child’s behavior was unacceptable.   



3. neglect (v) to fail to care for properly  忽視,忽略

This dog has been neglected. It’s so skinny. 



4. daycare (n) daytime care for children  日托

Mr. and Mrs. Goof dropped their kids off at daycare.



5. fund (v) to provide with money for a particular purpose  資金

This agency is funded by the government. 



6. grown-up (adj.) for adults  成人的

The little boy wanted to wear grown-up clothes. 



Phrases and Sentence Patterns句型解析

1. look after (phrasal verb) take care of  照顧,照料

Would you mind looking after Clancy while we’re on vacation?



2. a kind of (phrase) something resembling  某一種

It looks like a kind of dog, but I’m not sure what it is.



3. period of time (noun phrase) an amount of time  (一段)時間,期間

After a short period of time, Cameron came back. 



4. look down on/upon (phrasal verb) regard (someone) with a feeling of superiority 看輕,輕視

Don’t look down on homeless people! 





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