Ghosting 突然消失

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Neil 的新女友突然消失了,不接 Neil 的電話,也不回覆短信。這是怎麼回事?她會不會是在 「ghosting」 Neil?聽菲菲和 Neil 的對話,學習現代英式俚語 「ghosting」 的意思和用法。

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Neil
Feifei, why are you cutting holes in that bed sheet?

Feifei
我在給今天晚上的聚會準備服裝呢。我準備打扮成一個女鬼 「a female ghost」。What about you?

Neil
I don’t really feel like it, Feifei.

Feifei
I thought you were bringing your new girlfriend?

Neil
Sadly not. She hasn’t replied to any of my messages for a whole week.

Feifei
Oh, sorry, Neil. Looks like she’s ghosting you.

Neil
No, like I just said, she’s not coming tonight. You’ll be the only ghost at the party, I’m afraid!

Feifei
我上面說的 「ghosting」 和 「鬼」 沒有關係。「Ghosting」 是一個現代英語俚語。如果你 「ghost」 某人,意思就是你突然停止和這個人的一切交流,沒有任何解釋。

Neil
Oh, right. Yes, she doesn’t answer my calls, doesn’t reply to my texts.

Feifei
That’s ghosting. 有些人會用突然消失 「ghosting」 的方法來結束一段戀情,正可謂是神出 「鬼」 沒,人間蒸發。

Neil
So, are you saying she wants to split up with me?

Feifei
I don’t know, but it’s not a very nice way to treat people. 「Ghosting」 除了可以指在戀愛中,一個人 「突然消失」,它也可以用來描述朋友之間突然不再聯繫對方。Anyway, help me cut this second eye out of my ghost costume while we play some examples.

Examples
Katya felt awful for weeks after being ghosted by a guy she really liked.

Keiko wanted to break up with her boyfriend but didn’t want to upset him. So when he suddenly started ghosting her, she actually felt relieved.

Jorge and Rafa used to hang out all the time at school. But once they started university, Jorge just ghosted Rafa.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這集節目中,我們給大家介紹現代俚語 「ghosting」 的意思和用法。And, Neil… there we are! One ghost costume. Thanks for your help.

Neil
Oh, I just want to know why, Feifei. Why is she ghosting me? What did I do wrong?

Feifei
Neil, that’s the difficult thing about ghosting. You won’t get those answers. Sorry.

Neil
Oh, it’s her.

Feifei
哎,快看看她說什麼?

Neil
「Sorry, Neil. I lost my phone last week and only just found it again. Call me. Kiss.」

Feifei
There you go!

Neil
She sent a kiss! Feifei, let’s make her a costume – I’m going to invite her to this party.

Feifei
OK! One more ghost costume?

Neil
No, I think I’ve had enough ghosts for one day.

Both
Bye.