Category Archives: Between Languages

Between Languages 012: From Back-up Partners to Game Changers

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 備胎 bèitāi 2. 薅羊毛 hāoyángmáo 3. 奧利給 àolìgěi 4. 賣萌 màiménɡ 5. 魔性 móxìng 6. salty /ˈsɔːlti/ 7. hopeium /ˈhəʊpɪəm/ 8. copium /ˈkəʊpɪəm/ 9. mic drop /mʌɪk drɒp/ 10. game changer /ɡeɪm ˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒə/

Between Languages 011: From Flags to Side Hustles

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. flag 2. 丧文化 sàngwénhuà 3. 带节奏 dài jiézòu 4. 吐槽 tǔcáo, tùcáo 5. 飒 sà 6. patient zero /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt ˈzɪərəʊ/ 7. rat-licker /rat ˈlɪkər/ 8. blursday /bləːzdeɪ/ 9. revenge bedtime procastination /rɪˈvɛn(d)ʒ ˈbɛdtʌɪm prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ 10. side hustle /sʌɪd ˈhʌs(ə)l/

Between Languages 010: From Licking Dogs to Brain Fogs

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 舔狗 tiǎngǒu 2. 安利 ānlì 3. 田園女權 tiányuán nǚquán 4. 文藝青年 wényì qīngnián 5. 暴風哭泣 bàofēngkūqì 6. binge-watch /bɪn(d)ʒ wɒtʃ/ 7. snowflake /ˈsnəʊfleɪk/ 8. fracking /ˈfrakɪŋ/ 9. hot take /hɒt teɪk/ 10. brain fog /breɪn fɒɡ/

Between Languages 009: From Dry Goods to Fatbergs

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 干货 gānhuò 2. 云监工 yúnjiāngōng 3. 不约而同 bùyuē’értóng 4. 打call dǎ-kōu, dǎ-kāo 5. 车厘子自由 chēlízi, chēlízǐ 6. clickbait /ˈklɪkbeɪt/ 7. plogging /plɒɡɪŋ/ 8. non-binary /nɒn ˈbʌɪnəri/ 9. hangry / ˈhaŋɡri/ 10. fatberg /ˈfatbəːɡ/

Between Languages 008: From Heroes in Harm’s Way to Catfish

也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 逆行者 nìxíngzhě 2. 开车 kāichē 3. 拟车无据 yíchēwújù 4. 真香 zhēn xiāng 5. 杠精 gàngjīng 6. Dracula sneeze /ˈdrakjʊlə sniːz/ 7. influencer /ˈɪnflʊənsə/ 8. post-truth /ˌpəʊs(t)ˈtruːθ/ 9. columbusing /kəˈlʌmbəsɪŋ/ 10. catfish /ˈkatfɪʃ/

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/