注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

Pragmatics 语用学

Research, Application & Developmt Trend

 
 
 

日志

 
 
关于我

有时我喜欢安静,有时我喜欢热闹。 有时我喜欢加入人群,有时我喜欢远离他们,独自呆着。 冬天我渴望阳光,夏天我盼望下雪。 春去秋来,不变的是我的学术信仰、志向和兴趣。一直思考着:什么是语用?为什么要研究语用?怎样研究语用?研究语用需要具备哪些素质?谁在研究语用?语用研究的走势如何?存在哪些问题?等等。 我深信“宁静”方可“致远”的道理,努力走向这种境界。 求学、求真的路上,深深领悟到过程决定结果,过程大于结果,远远大于结果。

网易考拉推荐

improve our English with Latin    

2016-02-02 03:13:59|  分类: 默认分类 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |
Improve Your English With Latin! Many people say not enough Americansspeak a foreign language. A contrario!(On the contrary!) Americans use manyLatin phrases, sometimes without evenknowing it. The fields of law and medicineare filled with Latin words. But people alsouse Latin words and phrases in everyday, spoken English. One common Latin word is per se. Per seis used to show that something is considered by itself, alone and not alongwith other things. For example, let’s sayyour boyfriend watches soccer every nightat his friend’s house. You could tell himthat it’s not his watching soccer that bothers you, per se. It’s the fact that younever see him! Speaking of a soccer, anyone who talksabout one sports team versus another is using Latin too. Like good superherofilms? They often use Latin when they talkabout Good versus Evil. You often seeversus written simply as “vs.” Et cetera is another Latin phrase that is more commonly written as “etc.” Et ceterameans there are others in a grouping, especially of the same kind. We often usethe phrase to replace “and so on and soon.” But people often mispronounce “etcetera.” They say “eck-cetera.” Now youknow not to. Caveat emptor is a phrase used in commerce, the buying and selling of stuff. It’s also used in legal situations. Caveatemptor means “let the buyer beware.” The person buying something is responsiblefor making sure it works properly. So, ifyou buy a broken car without testing to see if it actually runs, you have no one to blame but yourself. Let’s say a friend sells you a car that doesnot run. She may become persona nongrata to you. Persona non grata is a person who is unwelcome. This phrase is used in legal situations as well as casualones. However, if someone makes you a bonafide deal on a car, you are probably gettinga better deal. “Bona fide” is Latin for “goodfaith.” A bone fide deal is made in an honest way. You should still be careful though. If a friend does something for you – like sellingyou a good car at a good price – she mayexpect a quid pro quo. In other words, she may expect something in return. You mighthear people say, “You scratch my back, I'llscratch yours,” which basically means the same thing. But the Latin phrase “quid proquo” sounds a lot more professional. In the movie “Silence of the Lambs,” JodieFoster’s police officer character, namedClarice, agrees to a quid pro quo with the human-eating murderer, Dr. HannibalLector. She wants something from him. He wants something from her. Dr. Lector: “Quid pro quo. I tell you things. You tell me things. Not about this case, though. About yourself. Quid pro quo. Yes or no? Yes or no, Clarice? Poor littleKatherine is waiting.” Clarice: “Go, Doctor.” Personally, I would not agree to a quid proquo with a man who eats people. But that’s just me. If you have a friend who feels a quid proquo is the status quo, simply the waythings are, you may want to find anotherfriend. But if you are happy with the statusquo, then you do not want the currentsituation to change. So, now you can sound even smarter by using some of these common Latin termsin your everyday English. And that’s the bona fide truth. Words in This Story commerce – n. activities that relate to the buying and selling of goods and services casual – adj. done without much thought, effort, or concern
  评论这张
 
阅读(47)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

在LOFTER的更多文章

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017