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2014-03-03    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

长跑令 (chang2 pao3 ling4) long jog requirement

The Chinese Ministry of Education has asked students across the country to take a long jog every morning from October 26 through to April 30, in an attempt to improve their physical condition. Under the plan, grade-five and grade-six students will run 1,000 meters per day, middle school students 1,500 meters, and high school and university students 2,000 meters. The compulsory jogging has attracted protests from parents who worry their children will be too tired after the morning exercises to focus on their studies.

纯净水 (chún jìng shǔi) post without content

The term translates verbatim to “purified water,” but it is often used to describe those online posts that contain little substantial content. It is related to another Chinese term “guanshui, or irrigation in its literal sense, referring to Web bloggers uploading tons of nonsense to earn more online credits.

草台 (cao3 tai2) makeshift; low-quality

This term usually refers to a makeshift stage used for providing entertainment performances in rural areas. Now it is widely used to mean anything that is makeshift, or of low quality.

穿衣经 (chuan1 yi1 jing1) dressing manual

Many newspapers and magazines these days run a special column discussing the trendy, and mostly correct, ways of getting dressed.

叉腰肌 (cha1 yao1 ji1) tangential excuse

The term means literally iliopsoas — the great flexor muscle of the hip joint. It has become one of the hottest buzzwords in China after Xie Yalong, China’s senior soccer official, recently used it to criticize the women’s national soccer team, blaming their failure at the Olympic Games on their weak iliopsoas muscles. Most Netizens believe it’s an extremely tangential excuse cited by Xie to avoid the blame.

超级飚涨 (chao1ji2biao1zhang4) super spike

It means the unprecedented and extremely rapid rise in the price of a commodity, such as the skyrocketing price increase in oil in the past few months.

残念 (can2nian4) letdown, too bad

Young people these days often use this term to express disappointment when they fail to obtain something they desire. It is derived from the Japanese phrase “zan nen.”

诚信黑榜 (cheng2 xin4 hei1 bang3) bad reputation blacklist

The term generally refers to any blacklist of individuals or businesses that are found to be dishonest. Recently, Shanghai has caught quite a few families which steal electricity and has included them on a blacklist even after they are ordered to pay fines.

窜货 (cuan4 huo4) goods trafficking

It refers to the illegal practice of a retailer buying commodities from an agent elsewhere at a price lower than the local level, then undersell his or her competitors to force them out of the local market.

残的 (can2 di1) wheelchair taxi

In Shanghai, a small number of disabled people use battery-powered tricycles as a taxi to earn extra income. But the practice is deemed illegal by traffic police.

蹭凉族 (ceng4 liang2 zu2) air-con seekers

During the peak of summer, some senior residents or street vendors in big cities will stay all day in subway stations or department stores to keep their cool.

拆迁富 (chai1 qian1 fu4) get rich through relocation

It refers to people who get decent compensation, either in cash or in kind, after being relocated from their old and possibly dilapidated houses that have been pulled down for urban construction projects.

戳 (chuo1) poke

The word, originally meaning tapping or softly jabbing another person using a finger or stick, is now widely used on social networking sites and instant messaging as a greeting. You can start your online talk just by poking someone.

春夏季 (chun1 xia4 ji4) sprummer

The term, developed by Australian scientist Tim Entwisle, is a combination of spring and summer together with another new word “sprinter” indicating an early spring. The term refers to the season between spring and summer, the suggested additional period that is not clearly differentiated from the conventional four. Entwisle has argued that Australia requires five or six seasons to help people better understand their environment and monitor signs of climate change rather than the “arbitrary” four currently in use.

炒新 (chao3 xin1) speculate on new stock issues

The first character “chao” means “speculate on,” while the second character “xin” means “new.” The Chinese term is an abbreviation of a longer expression which means to “speculate on new stock issues.”

纯净水 (chun2 jing4 shui3) pure flood-blogging

It refers to the kind of blog postings that express nothing. The Chinese word 水 here means to flood-blog and the Chinese expression literally means pure water.

茶几 (cha2 ji1) disaster

The Chinese word, literally meaning “a tea table,” is the upgraded version of the Chinese buzzword “tragedy.” It is said that life is like a tea table — full of tea sets (杯具, a homophone for tragedy) and with dinnerware (餐具, a homophone for disaster) all over it.

蚕宝宝 (can2 bao3 bao1) handicapped people

It is a euphemistic expression to refer to handicapped people. The expression literally means a baby silkworm. The Chinese for handicapped, 残, is pronounced the same as 蚕, or silkworm in English.

穿帮镜头 (chuan1 bang1 jing4 tou2) goofs

The term “chuan1 bang1” means literally that toes are exposed as soon as the upper part of shoes is worn out. The term refers to mistakes in movie shots mainly in continuity and factual errors. For example, in the 3-D sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar,” the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) pointed out that during the shot where Quaritch says to Jake “That’s called taking an initiative son,” Jake’s hands are resting on the hologram table, while in the next shot when Quaritch says “I wish I had 10 more like you,” Jake’s hands are down at his sides.



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