Cringe 很尷尬

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你有沒有遇到過尷尬或難為情的情況?主持人佳瑩告訴 Neil,她最近看了一部很 「cringe」 的電影。這部電影 「cringe」 在哪裡?聽兩人的對話,學習在口語中用這個地道英語詞來表示 「感到尷尬」 或 「讓人尷尬的」。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Neil
… and me, Neil. Have you seen that new film about a wizard who makes friends with an ugly horse that turns into a beautiful unicorn?

Jiaying
Oh, yeah! The acting is the definition of cringe! The whole film is so cringe!

Neil
Cringe? What do you mean cringe? You don’t like the film?

Jiaying
Don’t like it? That’s an understatement. 這部電影真的不好看。扮演巫師的那個人演技實在太差了,而且故事情節也很欠考慮。我們可以用單詞 「cringe」 來談論讓人感到尷尬的人或事情。「Cringe」 既可以作動詞,表示 「感到尷尬」,也可以作形容詞,表示 「讓人難為情的、尷尬的」。

Neil
So you can say that the film made you cringe or the film was cringe. But, why? It wasn’t that bad!

Jiaying
Neil,這部電影真的很老套,而且演員的表演風格也很誇張。It was so cringe!

Neil
But that’s the point of the film – it was designed to make you cringe – it was that kind of humour! It wasn’t trying to be serious!

Jiaying
Oh, in that case, I didn’t get it! So, actually, if it was intentionally cringe, it was quite funny! Let’s talk more about things that are cringe after these examples.

Examples
Did you hear that terrible joke he told? It was so cringe!

When my uncle starts dancing – it’s really cringe.

When she told me how she had sat in the wrong meeting for an hour before realising, I cringed.

Jiaying
這裡是由 BBC英語教學製作的 「地道英語」 節目。以上,我們介紹了單詞 「cringe」 在口語中的含義,它可以用來談論讓你感到尷尬或難為情的人或事情。在作形容詞時,我們也可以在 「cringe」 的後面加上字母 「y」,變成 「cringey」,意思是一樣的。

Neil
Yes, so you can describe someone or something as cringe – so like an embarrassing person or joke.

Jiaying
Yes! Or even an experience. 哎,Neil,你有沒有遇到過讓你感到特別尷尬的事情呢?

Neil
Well, you may be surprised, but quite a few cringey things have happened to me!

Jiaying
I can imagine! I think your most cringey moment is when you arrived at the party dressed as a giant cucumber!

Neil
To be fair – I was dressed as a courgette, but I thought it was a fancy dress party because you said dress fancily!

Jiaying
It was so cringe! I meant to wear a fancy suit – it was a wedding.

Neil
Yeah – I cringed a lot. But at least I ended up in lots of photos!

Jiaying
You certainly did! Bye, Neil.

Neil
Bye.