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Dec 31, 2020

In this episode I share the second part of the Guardian poll which asked readers to select words to describe this year (2020) and the one coming up (2021). Chinese translations are provided where necessary.

Words for 2021

1. better /ˈbɛtə/
2. hope /həʊp/, hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/
3. worse /wəːs/
4. uncertain...


Dec 24, 2020

Words to Describe 2020

The Guardian asked its readers which words they would use to describe 2020. Let me share them with you — you might find them useful.

1. sh*t /ˈʃɪt/ (also sh*thouse /ˈʃɪthəʊs/, sh*tshow /ˈʃɪtʃəʊ/, sh*tstorm /ˈʃɪtstɔːm/)
2. f*cked /fʌkt/
3. exhausting /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/
4....


Dec 18, 2020

From Dark Materials to Mukbangs

 

Words of the Week

1. 黑料 hēiliào
2. 社畜 shèchù
3. 瑞思拜 ruìsībài
4. 尬舞 gàwǔ
5. 懷孕 huáiyùn as in 耳朵怀孕了 (ěrduo huáiyùn le)
6. twerk(ing) /twəːkɪŋ/
7. cancel culture /ˈkans(ə)l ˈkʌltʃə/
8. fear of missing out /fɪə ɒv ˈmɪsɪŋ aʊt/...


Dec 12, 2020

Words of the Week

1. 上头 shàngtóu

2. 实锤 shíchuí

3. 渣男 zhānán

4. 鱼塘 yútáng

5. 海王 hǎiwáng

6. social death /ˈsəʊʃ(ə)l dɛθ/

7. whataboutery /wɒtəˈbaʊtəri/

8. gaslighting /ˈɡaslʌɪtɪŋ/

9. dark pattern /dɑːk ˈpat(ə)n/

10. photobomb /ˈfəʊtəʊbɒm/


Dec 4, 2020

Between Languages is a podcast about the fun of translating from one language to another.

In this first episode, we begin our examination of recent additions to the Chinese and English languages. Do they have equivalents in the other language? Tune in to find out!

 

Words of the Week

1. 凡尔赛文学 Fán'ěrsài...