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2014-03-26    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

门萨 (men2sa4)  Mensa

It is a club that pools those with high IQ scores for the common interest of working out solutions to rare and weird questions. The word in Latin means a table, and the club borrows it to mean a round-table society, where the members span a wide variety of jobs, from delivery man to lawyer. 

 

慢城 (man4cheng2) slow-paced town

This Chinese term sounds the same as the translation of the name of the British city Manchester, but it actually means a town or city with a slow-paced lifestyle.

 

免提听筒 (mian3ti2 ting1tong3) chatterbox

It literally means the hands-free telephone receiver. In daily talks, youngsters use it to describe those super-talkative guys who just keep on talking as if to themselves and don’t even bother to wait for any response from listeners.

 

马路乞讨 (ma3lu4 qi3tao3) car panning

This term refers to the phenomenon of panhandling among cars stopped at a red light. Many large cities around the country have launched campaigns to stop the dangerous behavior.

 

慢活族 (man4huo2zu2) the slow clan

These people like to slow down life’s pace. They enjoy eating food and reading news slowly and also they would rather choose a book slowly in a book store than buy it from Amazon. Psychologists call such behavior “finding your inner tortoise.”

 

马路拉链 (ma3lu4 la1lian4) road zipper

In many Chinese cities, roads and pavements are often repeatedly dug up for new or repairment of underground lines and pipes due to lack of planning and coordination. People often joke that such roads should have installed zippers on them to make things easier.

 

秒杀 (miao3sha1) speed kill

The word is always used in online games when the “boss” or opponent is so strong that he or she kills the player within seconds.

 

免费素食主义者 (mian3fei4 su4shi2zhu3yi4zhe3) Freegan

This term, a portmanteau of “free” and “vegan,” refers to people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.

 

M女郎 (M nu3lang2) M lady

The letter M represents “modern,” “metro” and “me.” It is used to describe urban office ladies who usually have a fashionable appearance but only care about themselves.

MBA married but available

The term refers to those married people who enjoy having a relationship with the opposite sex or keep a mistress.

 

模子菜 (mo2zi3cai4) creative course

It refers to a creative course invented by a restaurant at the request of the customer. Such a course belongs to no genre of cooking, but caters to the special taste of some customers.

 

名流粉 (ming2liu2fen3) elite fans

This term refers to those who usually enjoy high social or political status, but are crazy about some pop stars or artists.



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