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新词新译系列-N 2

2014-01-28    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

内定 (nei4ding4) predetermination

It usually refers to the process of making decisions on choosing candidates or leaders to certain positions in government departments, companies, work units or organizations before the official announcement or going through some prescribed formalities.

奶粉钱 (nai3fen3qian2) baby money

The Chinese term translates verbatim the money for buying milk powders. It now often refers to the money for raising a new baby.

内鬼 (nei4gui3) inner culprit

The Chinese term means literally “inner ghost.” It refers to the perpetrators, spies or any kind of wrongdoers inside an organization. Because they work from inside, it’s usually rather difficult to discover their moves.

暖巢管家 (nuan3chao2 guan3jia1) empty-nest servant

A servant offering home services to older citizens whose children have moved out. Empty nest is a term commonly used for families where the children have grown up and moved away, leaving behind their aging parents.

诺亚规则 (nuo4ya4 gui1ze2) Noah Principle

It refers to the theory that the world should join hands in reining in the trend of global warming before it is too late.

暖春之旅 (nuan3chun1zhi1lu3) warm spring trip

Refers to the recent visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to Japan. Hu described his visit as a warm spring trip to indicate the efforts made by the two countries to enhance their bilateral.

农业通胀 (nong2ye4tong1zhang4) agflation

A blend of “agriculture and “inflation. It refers to the inflation driven predominantly by rising prices of agricultural products.

奶油妈妈 (nai3 yo2u ma1 ma1) milky mom

The term refers to mothers who, after the prescribed four-month maternity leave, have to go back to work but keep feeding their babies with their own milk. So, they have to find time and proper places to collect their milk during work hours and then bring the milk home after work. Since thousands of babies have recently fallen sick after taking some tainted milk powder products, the “milky mom” has become a healthy trend.

男人妆 (nan2ren2zhuang1) unisex makeup
Some women make themselves up in a way that is unisex instead of purely feminine.

NONO族 (NoNo zu2)  NONO clan

The word came from best-seller Naomi Klein’s book “No Logo” in 2002. It refers to young people who pursue a pure and environment-friendly life that refuses any luxurious products. Though well-off, they despise all the famous brands but prefer goods with strong individual styles.

逆商 (ni4 shang1) adversity quotient

It is the capability of a person to stand firm against setbacks and pull through hard times. A person with a high AQ is able to survive a career crisis.

捏捏族 (nie3 nie3 zu2) package crumbling clan

This new group, mainly made up of young people, vents their rage by crunching food packages such as those of instant noodles in supermarkets. Such harmful behavior is widely condemned on the Internet. Experts suggest proper communication and physical exercise are a better way to beat the pressure.

牛奋男 (niu2 fen4 nan2) bull-featured men

This expression is used to describe men who work hard without high incomes for their families. They are increasingly popular among young female white-collar workers for their bull-like characteristics, such as loyalty, diligence and sense of responsibility. Their popularity indicates a change in female office workers’ preferences.

男人婆 (nan2 ren2 po2) macho woman

It refers to a woman who is preoccupied with the will to gain the upper hand over men, besides her resemblance to a man in behavior.



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