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21个出国旅游不能乱说的单词

作者:美国留学网 来源:www.usaliuxue.net
编者按:Cool:cool(凉爽)这个单词的意思太接近西班牙语的单词culo,是“流浪汉”的一种粗鲁的说法,最好不要用。

话说9月和10月的假期最多,大家是不是都计划好出国旅游了?

初入他国,很容易遇到词汇误用的尴尬。本文中总结了21个在不同国家容易错用的词,帮你解决这一烦恼!

France

法国

Preservative:Avoid asking about preservatives in France; you’ll probably be met with strange looks. It means ‘condom’ in France.

Preservative:在法国不要询问preservatives(防腐剂);别人会用奇怪的眼神看你。它在法语里的意思是“避孕套”。

French Letter: Don’t say french letter unlike in other nations of the world, it simply means a condom in France.

French Letter:不像在世界其他国家,在法国不要说french letter(法国的信)这个词,在法语中这个词就是“避孕套”的意思。

Bra: Do you sell luxury underwear? Whilst you and I might initially understand the word to mean a garment that covers the breasts, if you’re in France your French colleagues might think you’re selling arms. Literal

Bra:你是卖奢侈内衣的吗?你我都首先把这个单词理解为“覆盖在胸部的衣服”,但是如果你在法国,那里的同行会以为你在卖胳臂,字面上是这个意思。

Norway

挪威

Pick: If you’re visiting Norway, don’t use the word ‘pick’. Your Norwegian colleague is unlikely to be impressed – it means ‘dick’ over there.

Pick:如果你去挪威,不要用pick(挑选)这个词,挪威的同事不会对你有好的印象——在挪威它的意思是“男性生殖器”。

Fitter: Does your business specialise in fitness products? Be mindful that in Norway, the word ‘fitter’ refers to a woman’s genitals.

Fitter:你们公司专门经营健身产品?那在挪威你要注意了,fitter(更健康)指的是女人的生殖器。

Turkey

土耳其

Peach: Going to Turkey? Avoid asking for a peach in the supermarket or anywhere else for that matter. It means ‘bastard’ in Turkish.

Peach:要去土耳其?在超市不能索要peach(桃子),在任何其他地方也不能提到这个词,它在土耳其的意思是“私生子”。

Germany

德国

Gift: ‘Never look a gift horse in the mouth’, we’re told; perhaps more so in Germany where the word means ‘poison’.

Gift:我们都被教育“馈赠之物,切莫挑剔”;可能在德国更是这样,在那儿,这个单词的意思是“毒药”。

Latte: In Germany, latte doesn’t mean the frothy, milky concoction you get from your local Starbucks. It means ‘erect penis’ in some German quarters.

Latte:在德国,latte(拿铁)不是指你从当地星巴克买到的泡沫多的、含牛奶的混合物,而是在一些地区指“勃起”。

Korea

韩国

Salsa: Out for a Mexican in Korea? It’s probably best not to ask for salsa: it means ‘diarrhoea’ in Korean.

Salsa:在韩国想追求一个墨西哥人?最好不要请她跳salsa(萨尔萨舞),它在韩语中的意思是“腹泻”。

Sweden

瑞典

Speed: Try not to talk about speed when in the company of others in Sweden. It means ‘fart’.

Speed:在瑞典,和别人在一起时不要讨论speed(速度),它的意思是“放屁”。

Bump: If you’ve had the misfortune of a bump on your car, note that the word ‘bump’ in Swedish means ‘dump’.

Bump:如果你不幸把车撞了,要注意在瑞典bump(碰撞)这个词的意思是“倒垃圾”。

Speed bump:Put the above two words together and you have the phrase ‘speed bump’, which in Swedish means fart dump.

Speed bump:把上面两个词连一起,就是speed bump(减速带),在瑞典语中的意思是“放屁倒垃圾”。

Kiss:If you ask your Swedish host or hostess for a kiss, they might very well direct you to the toilets. In Swedish, the word means ‘pee’.

Kiss:如果你向瑞典的男女主人索吻的话,他们很有可能会带你去厕所。在瑞典语中,这个词是“尿”的意思。

Portugal

葡萄牙

Pay Day:If you’re in Portugal, refrain from singing with happiness that it’s ‘pay day’. No one will be impressed. In Portuguese it means “I farted”.

Pay Day:如果你在葡萄牙,不要听到pay day(发薪水的日子)就开心得不得了,别人不会对你有好印象的,在葡萄牙语中,pay day 的意思是“我放屁了”。

Exquisite:Extend a compliment to your Portuguese host by describing something belonging to them as ‘exquisite’ and you might be met with askance looks: ‘esquisito’ in Portuguese means ‘weird’.

Exquisite:称赞葡萄牙的男主人时,要是说他的某个东西很exquisite(精致),他会投来怀疑的目光:这个词在葡萄牙语里的意思是“怪异的”。

Hungary

匈牙利

Cookie: If you’re visiting Hungary, whether on business or for pleasure, avoid asking for a cookie. It means ‘small penis’ in Hungarian.

Cookie:如果你正在匈牙利,无论是出差还是游玩,都不要索要cookie(饼干)。在匈牙利语中它的意思是“小阴茎”。

Japan

日本

Jerry:It’s perhaps a little late for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, but if you’re in Japan, avoid using the word – it means ‘diarrhoea’ over there.

Jerry:现在买本·杰瑞的冰淇淋可能有点晚了,但如果你在日本,就不要用这个单词——在那儿的意思是“腹泻”。

Italy

意大利

Tremendous:Refrain from boasting about the tremendous prices you offer your clients. In this country, ‘tremendo’ is the word for ‘terrible’.

Tremendous:避免吹嘘你给客户报的价格是tremendous prices(高昂的价格),在这个国家里,tremendo是“糟糕”的意思。

Netherlands

荷兰

Bill: Asking for the bill might raise a few guffaws in the Netherlands: ‘bill’ means ‘buttocks’ there.

Bill:在荷兰索要bill(账单)可能会引起哄堂大笑:在那儿的意思是“臀部”。

Lager:It might confuse your Dutch colleagues if you were to ask for a ‘lager’ when having a few drinks with them after work. Lager means ‘storage’ in Dutch.

Lager:如果你下班后和荷兰的同事一起喝酒时索要lager(窖藏啤酒),他们可能会蒙了。这个词在荷兰语中的意思是“仓库”。

Spain

西班牙

Cool:The word cool is too close for comfort to the Spanish word ‘culo'; a crude term for ‘bum’. Best avoided.

Cool:cool(凉爽)这个单词的意思太接近西班牙语的单词culo,是“流浪汉”的一种粗鲁的说法,最好不要用。

So be careful when you make use of these words during communication so as not to get lost with contrary meaning and interpretation.

所以,在和别人交流时使用这些词要注意,以便不会错误地表达成相反的意思或解释。