Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oxford Dictionaries Online 二月發佈的新詞 (之六:完結篇)

Oxford Dictionaries Online《線上牛津詞典》二月底公布了一批新詞,數量有 30 個。由於我是訂戶,能夠看到更為詳盡的資料,因此把它整理出來,並採取了詞典學 (lexicography) 上類似 "半雙解" (semi-bilingual) 的作法,只提供詞目 (headword) 的翻譯對應詞 (translation equivalent),在此分批貼出。

這些翻譯對應詞,都是我參考現有資料、自己斟酌推敲的。一己之管見,難免失準,若有高見,歡迎賜教。以下是第六批的 5 個新詞。

這是這批二月份新詞的最後 5 個,下一批可能要等到年中。Stay tuned!

26. social gaming
n. the activity or practice of playing an online game on a social media platform 社群遊戲: Social gaming, with its emphasis on friends and community, is seeing tremendous growth.

27. soz /sɒz/ excl. (especially in electronic communication) sorry 抱歉: Soz, I forgot. [詞源 < 1990s: alteration of sorry]

28. vodcast
/ˈvɒdkɑːst/ n. another term for videocast 視頻播客: The short vodcast will take viewers through the five easy steps to completing your tax return online. [詞源 < early 21st century: blend of video and podcast]

29. yakisoba
/ˌjakɪˈsəʊbə/ n. a Japanese dish of fried noodles, vegetables, and meat, served with a thick, sweetish sauce 日式炒麵: Dishes such as red curry soup, yakisoba, and pad thai taste fresh and honest. [詞源 < Japanese: yaki "燒" + soba "蕎麥麵"]

30. yoga pants
n. stretchy knit pants designed to be worn for yoga or other exercise 瑜珈褲: There are no pom-poms in sight; girls wear yoga pants and bra tops and are drenched in sweat after an hour spent learning and relearning a 90-second routine.

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