mean, sick, killer 可能是好的意思?

2016/12/02 10:46
Sammy 老師
分類: 英文字彙片語

這是發生在學生身上的真實笑話

有天這名學生和之前寄宿家庭的媽媽通話

媽媽:,I made some killer lemon potatoes!

學生:The potatoes are very sour?

媽媽:No, silly! “Killer” just means it’s very good.

的確,在英文裡也有這種說反話的例子

像我們熟知的 mean (惡毒的;兇惡的) 和 sick (生病的) 都反而是「很好、很棒」的意思

尤其是在近代的英文口語中

不過要注意的是,killer 同時有形容詞和名詞的用法

例如:

His new album is mean/sick! = His new album is a killer!
(他的新專輯炫爆了!)

Your impression of President Obama is mean/sick!
= Your impression of President Obama is a killer!
(你模仿歐巴馬真的很像!)

She knows how to make a mean/sick/killer apple martini.
(她調的蘋果馬丁尼真的很好喝。)



 
 

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