New normal 新常態

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自新冠肺炎疫情爆發以來,我們的日常生活發生了變化。我們不得不改變一些以往的生活方式和習慣,以適應新的生活方式。新表達 「new normal」 就可以用來描述我們的新生活方式。聽菲菲和 Rob 的對話,學習如何使用這個表達。

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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。

Rob
… and me, Rob. Hey, Feifei, this is all a bit weird, isn’t it?

Feifei
你說什麼有點奇怪?What do you mean?

Rob
Well, us not being in the same studio; you not being able to make me a cup of tea; us not going out for lunch. It’s not…

Feifei
It’s not normal! It’s certainly different, Rob. But it’s good to have some time apart, isn’t it?

Rob
Uh… I don’t know. It’s not like it used to be. Things have changed.

Feifei
Well, Rob, this is the new normal. 「The new normal」 是一個新的英語表達,它的意思是在新冠肺炎疫情爆發期間和疫情結束後人們的生活方式。

Rob
Hmm… Does that mean I get some new examples as well?

Feifei
It does, and here they are…

Examples
After lockdown, things won’t be the same – we’ll have to get used to a new normal.

Getting up at 6am and going for a run every day is my new normal – and it feels good!

The new normal means working from home more and not going into the office.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這期節目中,我們一起學習 「new normal」 這個新表達的意思和用法。我們用 「new normal」 來描述新冠肺炎疫情爆發期間和之後人們的生活方式,也就是生活的新常態。Rob, I’m sure we’ll get used to the new normal. Sometimes it’s good to change our routine.

Rob
Yeah, but I like my routine – go to the office, drink tea, eat biscuits, talk to you, go for lunch!

Feifei
Maybe the 『new’ normal will be good for your health and your work.

Rob
Come on, Feifei. There must be something about the old normal you miss?

Feifei
Let me have a think. Making you tea, listening to your stories, giving you my biscuits… Hmm, no. I think I’ll get used to the new normal – and so should you, Rob.

Rob
OK, Feifei, I’ll give it a try. Look, I’d better go and do some work now.

Feifei
Wow! That’s not normal. That sound like a new Rob! Bye.

Rob
Huh! Bye.