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Between Languages 007: From Chicken Soup to Echo Chambers

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 雞湯 jītāng 2. 看戲 kànxì 3. 佛系 fóxì 4. 辣眼睛 là yǎnjing 5. 自媒體 zìméitǐ 6. red-pill /rɛdpɪl/ 7. anti-vaxxer /ˈantivaksə/ 8. youthquake /ˈjuːθkweɪk/ 9. cringe /krɪnʒ/ 10. echo chamber /ˈɛkəʊ ˈtʃeɪmbə/

Between Languages 006: From Rainbow Farts to Deep Fakes

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 彩虹屁 cǎihóngpì 2. 飯圈 fànquān 3. 白嫖 báipiáo 4. C位 sēi-wèi 5. 涼涼 liángliáng 6. dox(x) 7. rewild(ing) 8. bailout 9. vocal fry 10. deepfake

Between Languages 005: Words for 2021

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words for 2021 In this episode I share the second part of the Guardian poll which asked readers to select words to describe this year (2020) and the one coming up (2021). Chinese translations are provided where necessary. 1. better /ˈbɛtə/ 2. hope /həʊp/, hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/ 3. worse /wəːs/ 4. uncertain /ʌnˈsəːt(ə)n/ 5. recovery […]

Between Languages 004: Words to Describe 2020

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words to Describe 2020 The Guardian asked its readers which words they would use to describe 2020. Let me share them with you — you might find them useful. 1. sh*t /ˈʃɪt/ (also sh*thouse /ˈʃɪthəʊs/, sh*tshow /ˈʃɪtʃəʊ/, sh*tstorm /ˈʃɪtstɔːm/) 2. f*cked /fʌkt/ 3. exhausting /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/ 4. challenging /ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒɪŋ/ 5. unprecedented /ʌnˈprɛsɪdɛntɪd/ 6. devastating /ˈdɛvəsteɪtɪŋ/ […]

Between Languages 003: From Dark Materials to Mukbangs

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 黑料 hēiliào 2. 社畜 shèchù 3. 瑞思拜 ruìsībài 4. 尬舞 gàwǔ 5. 懷孕 huáiyùn as in 耳朵怀孕了 (ěrduo huáiyùn le) 6. twerk(ing) /twəːkɪŋ/ 7. cancel culture /ˈkans(ə)l ˈkʌltʃə/ 8. fear of missing out /fɪə ɒv ˈmɪsɪŋ aʊt/ (FOMO) (/ˈfəʊməʊ/) 9. spill the tea /spɪl ðə tiː/ 10. mukbang /ˈmʌkbɑŋ/

Between Languages 002: From Pick-up Artists to Photobombs

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 上头 shàngtóu 2. 实锤 shíchuí 3. 渣男 zhānán 4. 鱼塘 yútáng 5. 海王 hǎiwáng 6. social death /ˈsəʊʃ(ə)l dɛθ/ 7. whataboutery /wɒtəˈbaʊtəri/ 8. gaslighting /ˈɡaslʌɪtɪŋ/ 9. dark pattern /dɑːk ˈpat(ə)n/ 10. photobomb /ˈfəʊtəʊbɒm/

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5

Part 5 is now ready for download! Enjoy.   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第五部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 here

What We Can Learn from Yang Wen’s “Lost in Translation”

I rarely do book reviews on this blog (in fact I think this is the first one!), but after coming across Yang Wen’s Lost in Translation: Common Errors in Chinese-English Translation (LifeRich Publishing, 2016) I felt compelled to share some of the more interesting parts of the book that might be useful for students. Yang […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第四批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第四部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 here

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第三批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第三部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 here