Sep 9, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 090911


Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (n.) 解離症
Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder are identity confusion, identity alteration, derealization, depersonalization and amnesia.
解離症的症狀包括自我認同混亂、自我認同改變、失實症、失自我感和失憶。

karma (n.) [U]
What is karma about? It’s about cause and effect, and not confined to this lifetime.  
業在講什麼?業在講因果,且不侷限於今世。

Nirvana/nirvana (n.) [U] 涅槃
Do you believe in Nirvana/nirvana, freedom from endless cycle of sentient beings’ reincarnations?
你相信有讓眾生不再輪迴的涅槃嗎?

Shambhala (n.) 香巴拉、心輪、佛性
Besides a mystical Buddhist Pure Land hidden in Inner Asia in Tibetan Buddhism, Shambhala also means the heart chakra and Buddha-nature.
香巴拉除了在藏傳佛教裡為深藏在亞洲內陸神秘的佛教淨土,還有心輪與佛性之意。  

Utopia (n.) [C] [U] 烏托邦、理想國 Utopian/utopian (adj.) 烏托邦的、空想的
I wish there were a Utopia in the world, a happy land for everyone. Is that a Utopian/utopian idea?   
真希望這世界上有個烏托邦,一個讓每個人都快樂的國度。聽起來像是空想嗎?

(n.) noun 名詞
[U] uncountable 不可數的
[C] countable 可數的
(adj.) adjective 形容詞

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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