Oops and More Vocabulary for 05/14/2005

Oops and More Vocabulary for 05/14/2005

文章Wayne » 週六 5月 14, 2005 11:10 pm

【Oops】

Few month ago, a beautiful model called 徐子婷 end up in jumping from the top of a building, so did Famous HK star, 張國榮.
A few months ago, a beautiful model called 徐子婷 ended her life by jumping off the top of a building, and so did a famous Hong Kong star, 張國榮Leslie Cheung.

The comedian 倪敏然 also hanged himself in these few days.
In addition, comedian 倪敏然 hanged himself a few days ago.

I'd like to discuss the frustration and recovery this Saturday.
I'd like to discuss such frustration and its recovery this Saturday.

Below links are for your reference.
The links below are for your reference.

Talk about the events or experiences which frustrate you deeply in the past.
Talk about the events or experiences which frustrated you deeply in the past.

Have you ever thought of suicide due to a certain reason?
Have you ever thought of committing suicide due to a certain reason?

How did you recover from the frustration, bad mood or bipolar disorder ?
How did you recover from frustration, bad mood, or bipolar disorder?

Share some tips to all of us how you make yourself happy.
Share some tips with all of us in how you make yourself happy.

【More Oops】

It is David bring me here.
It is David who brought me here.

I'm glad to see all of you.
I'm glad to meet all of you.

He never invited me to here.
He never invited me to visit here.

… in the barricade
… in the barracks

Do you recover your pain right now?
Have you recovered from your pain?

When you can't come over it…
When you can't get over it…

Many people die for financial problems.
Many people killed themselves because of financial troubles.

I am busy for my job.
I am busy with my job.
I am busy at my job.

I will go shopping and dress me beautiful.
I will go shopping and dress myself beautifully.

Louder!
Please speak up!

When you receive the debt, your debt will go higher.
When you receive the bill, your debt will go higher.
You'll jack up your bill and your debt will rise.

After six months, they really got married.
Six months later, they surprised everybody and got married.

You go to a movie to release your bad mood.
You go to a movie to dispel your bad mood.

When I was in a low point
When I was feeling down

I'd like to regroup again.
I'd like to regroup you.

I want o be a more strong woman.
I want to be a stronger woman.

When he lie on the bed by himself…
When he lay on the bed by himself…

The insurance company won't pay the insurance for his family.
The insurance company will deny the claim by his family.

There are plenty more fishes in the sea.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.

We can inject some medicine to him…
We can inject him with poison
We can inject poison into him

As my case…
In my case…

Financial issues is more seriously than emotional issues.
Financial issues are more serious than emotional issues.

Do you have opportunity to find next new girl friend?
Did you have the opportunity to find your next girl friend?

If you can't go to sleep…(就寢)
If you can't get to sleep… (入睡)

【More Vocabulary】

bipolar disorder:躁鬱症 (n. phr.)
betrayed:背叛 (vt.)
simultaneously:同時地 (adv.)
convince:說服 (vt.)
in honor of:紀念
appreciation:感激 (n.)
receiving:接待 (vt.)
troops of friends:成群的朋友 (n. phr.)
made time to buy gifts:騰出時間去買禮物
paid their respects to:表達他們關心
is in charge of:負責,擔任
cope with:應付 (v. phr.)
memorial service:追悼會;追思禮拜 (n. phr.)
sponsor:贊助,提供電視廣告(費用) (vt.)
gained new popularity:再度走紅
unravel: 解開(謎題),(真相)曝光 (vt.)
affection:感情 (n.)
in terms of:經由…,藉著… (prep. phr.)
exposures:曝光,揭露 (n.)
upcoming:即將來臨的 (adj.)
endorsing:贊成,支持 (vi.)
constitutional amendments:憲法之修正 (n. phr.)
wax apple:蓮霧 (n.)
veteran entertainer:資深藝人 (n. phr.)
confirmation:確認,確定 (n.)
identity:身份 (n.)
Prosecutors:檢察官(n.)
released:發佈 (vt.)
swollen:腫起來(vi.)
abandoned:廢棄的 (adj.)
extramarital affair:婚外情 (n. phr.)
tabloid:八卦報 (n.)
reluctant:不情願的,不願意的 (adj.)
cover up:隱瞞 (vi. vt.)

【Even More Vocabulary】
android:(外型似人的)機器人 (n.)
barracks:兵營,軍營 (n.)
child abuse:虐待兒童 (n. phr.)
chitterlings:豬小腸 (n.)
devastate:毀滅 (vt.)
dominant language:強勢的語言 (n. phr.)
escapism:逃避主義 (n.)
flourish:興旺,成功,繁榮 (vi.)
fussy:挑剔的,龜毛的 (adj.)
fuzzy:模糊的 (adj.)
get over:恢復;康復;克服(v. phr.)
He lashed out on me.:他狠狠罵了我一頓。
indefinitely:無限期的 (adj.)
menopause:停經 (n.)
procrastinate:拖延,耽擱 (vi.)
resilient:適應力強的,有抗壓性的;有韌性的 (adj.)
stutter:口吃 (vi.)
There are plenty more fish in the sea.海裡的魚多的是;還有很多機會;天涯何處無芳草 (proverb)
trauma:傷害 (n.)
voluntarily:自動自發的 (adj.)
一氧化碳:carbon monoxide
(大小便)失禁:incontinent (adj.)
更年期:change of life (n. phr.);climacteric (n.)
空心菜: water convolvulus,water spinach (n. phr.)
氰化鉀:potassium cyanide
腰果:cashew nuts

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文章technobabel » 週六 5月 14, 2005 11:24 pm

更年期:Menopause

Related Material: HRT, Hormone Replacement Therapy
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文章Wayne » 週日 5月 15, 2005 12:21 am

technobabel 寫:更年期:Menopause

Menopause refers to only women, whereas change of life can refer to both though we often say change of man's ife(男性更年期) when we refer to men.
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文章technobabel » 週日 5月 15, 2005 12:35 am

Same as mid-life crisis?
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文章Wayne » 週日 5月 15, 2005 1:15 am

I believe so. However, I think mid-life crisis has a broader definition.

Change of man's life may also called turn of man's life or male menopause.


The mid-life crisis, originally coined by Jaques (1965) , is often thought to include: worries about the future, inability to enjoy leisure time, a feeling that health is deteriorating, a negative evaluation of the marital relationship, a negative evaluation of work life, and stress arising from taking care of the elderly (Shek, 1996).
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文章technobabel » 週日 5月 15, 2005 2:31 am

One more Vocab

Factoid: 芝麻蒜皮的"事實"
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文章Wayne » 週日 5月 15, 2005 8:37 am

Macmillan English Dictionary has a different definition.

factoid:a piece of information that becomes accepted as true because it is repeated very often.

It's interesting as it reminds me of a Chinese idiom "三人成虎".
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文章technobabel » 週一 5月 16, 2005 1:01 am

Factoid, almost always implies that the info is trivial. Which makes it less likely to be circulated or challenged as in the case of 三人成虎.
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文章Wayne » 週一 5月 16, 2005 8:06 am

Based on the definition in the Macmillan dcitionary it does. Meanwhile, it does not say anything about triviality. I stick to the dictionary.
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文章Wayne » 週一 5月 16, 2005 8:35 am

To clarify the usage of "factoid", I looked for further information and found the word had been developed into this newer sense. Thanks for the note, technobabel.
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文章austin » 週一 5月 16, 2005 10:24 am

呵呵...很高興能有另一位英文湛深的wayne來到yoyo
看兩位高人""話山論見""真有意思... 8)

我只是想問一下:
You go to a movie to release your bad mood.

在中間break時也有討論一下:
若:
1.relieve my bad mood
2.change my mood
3.relieve my temper
4.relieve my pain...5.cure my pain...ease my pain
哪些"堪用"呀?
這些relieve, change , cure...和dispel等動辭
和pain, mood, temper...之類精神類心情的連結習慣用法
..能開釋一下嗎?
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文章Wayne » 週一 5月 16, 2005 10:54 am

pain:
aggravate the pain = intensify the pain; allay the pain = alleviate the pain = ease the pain = reduce the apin = relieve the pain; bear the pain = endure the pain; cause the pain; deaden the pain; dull the pain; feel the pain; give the pain; kill the pain; lull the pain = mitigate the pain = mollify the pain = palliate the pain; remove the pain; soothe the pain; suffer the pain...

mood:
catch the mood; change the mood; dispel the mood...

temper:
allay one's temper; arouse one's temper; develop one's temper; keep one's temper = hold one's temper = control one's temper; lose one's temper;
master one's temper; recover one's temper = regain one's temper; restrain one's temper; wreak one's temper
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文章technobabel » 週一 5月 16, 2005 11:30 pm

Austin,
What you are trying to describe is known as "catharsis"
Emotional and thought provoking drama that often found in good movies are known to have such effect.

http://www.cinematherapy.com/filmindex/ ... rying.html
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