Sep 14, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 091411

bodhisattva/bodhisatva (n.) [C] 菩薩 (enlightened being)
Bodhisattvas postpone nirvana to help all sentient beings.

hit-and-run (adj.) 肇事逃逸的
He died in a hit-and-run car accident. The hit-and-run driver hasn’t been found yet.

involuntary manslaughter/negligent homicide (n.) [U] 過失殺人
He was accused of involuntary manslaughter.
He was charged with negligent homicide.
被控過失殺人。 /有人他過失殺人。

NEET/Neet (n.) [C] 尼特族、啃老族 (not in education, employment or training)
NEET is an acronym for people who are currently not in education, employment or training. It is widely used in Asia, while most people in the U.S. call NEETs boomerang kids.  
尼特族(NEET)是由not in education, employment or training(不上學、不工作、亦不接受職業訓練)的首字母組合而成的字。這個字在亞洲被廣泛使用/很普遍,不過大部份的美國人稱尼特族為歸巢族(boomerang kids)。
Usage用法: He/She is a NEET. They are NEETs. He/She is a boomerang kid. They are boomerang kids.   

psychic (adj.) 靈異體質的 (n.) 靈異體質的人
It is said that a psychic is sensitive to psychic influences.

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

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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