流行語 lowkey

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你有過在快樂的同時,充滿負罪感的經歷嗎?你喜歡做一件事情,但又不好意思告訴別人,怕人笑話?在本期節目中,我們教大家用 「lowkey」來描述這種感覺。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。

Roy

…and me, Roy.

Feifei
我們可能聽起來與以往有些不同,這是因為在新冠肺炎疫情爆發期間,我們無法在平時的錄音間錄製節目。

Roy,你能不能不玩手機了?咱們倆需要對話!哦,原來你在玩的是那個遊戲。你可能不好意思告訴大家你在玩的是哪個遊戲……在這期節目裡,我們要教給大家的這個詞語就可以用來形容某人不吱聲地、偷偷地做某事。

Roy
Well, I absolutely love this new app game. It’s the one where you play as a dog that has to catch bananas and throw them through a hoop! Have you played it?

Feifei
I know the one! It’s called 『Banana catching dog hoop challenge – the game’? I am lowkey addicted to playing it.

Roy
What? Why did you say 『lowkey’?

Feifei
我用 「lowkey」 是因為我不想讓所有人都知道我在幹什麼。Surely you have some self-respect and don’t want people to know that you’re playing a game for eight year olds? 

Roy
No, I don’t care what people think of me. I still watch cartoons, play video games and read comics.

Feifei
Well, I’m sure there’s something you want to be discreet about. We’ll find out right after these examples.

Examples
I lowkey love watching romantic comedies. I tell my girlfriend I don’t, but secretly I do.

He is lowkey in love with Eric! He talks about him all the time, but he won’t admit it.

I lowkey fell over walking to the shops. I am so embarrassed.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。在這期節目裡,我們教大家如何使用流行詞 「lowkey」。「Lowkey」 作副詞時,意思是 「偷偷地,暗地裡」。 大家對 「low-key」 作形容詞時的用法可能不陌生。

Roy
Most people know 『low-key’ as an adjective which describes things – such as events that are quiet.

Feifei
是的,「low-key」 作形容詞時的意思是 「低調的,不張揚的」。比如:a low-key wedding 一場低調的婚禮。

Roy
In the use in this programme, 『lowkey’ is used as an adverb to mean 『secretly’ or 『moderately’. It’s also spelt as one word. You know the opposite to 『lowkey’ is 『high key’? When you’re proud about something and you want everyone to know, you use the term 『high key’.

Feifei
Roy. I’m more subtle and discreet than you.

Roy
Well, I high key love playing video games – even that app game. Yeah, I know it’s meant for young children, but it’s still really cool. 

Feifei
I lowkey enjoy them too. I don’t want to tell anyone.

Roy
Well, I lowkey have about twenty other games like 『Banana catching dog hoop challenge – the game’ on my phone! 

Feifei
I knew it! I knew you’d want to be low-key about something.

Roy
Do you want to play one? 

Feifei
Of course, I do! Bye, Roy.

Roy
Bye.