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Lien said
Bob和國外經銷商簡報完要送客,她說: I will show you the door. 只見客戶愣了一愣…這句話哪裡說錯了嗎? 你以為是「我送你到門口。」 但其實是我想請你滾蛋。 這句的英文原意是「大門就在那裡」,是下逐客令、要別人滾出去的意思。 E.g. Be quiet, or I will show you the door. (安靜,否則我會叫你滾出去。) 送客正解:I will show you to the door. 或 I will walk you out. 面試會場 新鮮人的人生第一場面試,鼓起勇氣向面試官推銷自己: "I am a confidence man." 你以為是「我是個有自信的人。」,但其實是:我是個騙子。 confidence是自信、信任,但confidence man專指詐騙錢財的騙子或詐欺者。 E.g. We finally realized that he was a confidence man. (最終我們發現他是個騙子。) 有自信的人應該說: I am a confident man.  午餐對話 午餐時間一到,準備登高一呼,邀大家一塊到小吃店,一開口 "Were you out to lunch?" 你以為是「你去吃午餐了嗎?」,但其實是你瘋了嗎? out to lunch是一個俚語,指的是瘋狂或心不在焉,擺明是在教訓別人。 E.g. Wow, my boss is out to lunch. 問別人呷飽沒: Did you eat yet?   會議桌 隔著會議桌,正反兩方熱烈激辯新投資案的利與弊,這時突然出現一句: "What is your meaning?" 你以為是「你的意思是什麼?」 但其實是你在這裡有意義嗎? 感覺是在諷刺對方沒有存在的必要,太過分。 「意思」在中文裡多半是名詞,但在英文裡mean比較常作動詞。 E.g. What does this word mean in English? 想請別人再解釋一遍他的意思: What do you mean?  本文收錄於英語島English Island 2014年12月號訂閱雜誌 
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charlene said
店家的招牌的英文怎麼說啊?
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Zoe Chou said
Creativity is intelligence having fun. -- Albert Eisntein
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Tracy Wu said
A hug heals everything! 擁抱帶來的7個好處:1. 擁抱讓關係更緊密2. 擁抱可以減少焦慮、壓力、以及血壓3. 擁抱讓你更快樂4. 擁抱可以緩和緊張 5. 擁抱可以增加自我認同 6. 擁抱可以找回神經系統的平衡 7. 擁抱讓彼此溝通情緒更有效率 來吧,找到你的家人,給他一個snoopy hug! 文字:網路  圖片:Pinterest
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Tracy Wu said
We always try to express our feelings in different words, apart from happy, sad, depressed, or joyful. Then, how can we express appropriately? Here's the solution! The feeling from A~Z!  So, how do you feel today?  Resource: Pinterest
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Tracy Wu said
It is interesting if a pen represents our characteristics, what kinds of pen do you want?  Also, let's guess! What kind of pen is the most popular?  I believe that there are more then 6 types of pens in the world now...
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Tracy Wu said
Well, if you can complain in English, which means you are almost native alike in their language!!  Let's see how they complain in their country.... Resources: Pinterest.com
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Tracy Wu said
If this conversation happens in our lives, which one is the "strange" one?
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Tracy Wu said
Do you do exercises everyday?  Oops! Are those good to us?
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Still browsing on your Facebook? lol -- Photo via som ee cards
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Sweeeeeeeet!!!! -- Source: WTF Fun Fact
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本週方法卡是Judge a Person at First Glance,從第一眼描述一個陌生人,你可以從髮型開始。 你要怎麼說「小平頭的男生」和「紮著馬尾的女生」?以下開放回答!  
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When you are stuck, there is always another way out.  -- Source: 世界公民文化中心
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I knew it! You never meant a word or an emoticon you typed!!! -- Source: 世界公民文化中心
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所以就別煩惱了吧!Just leave your worries behind! -- Source: http://tislanzarrecipes.com/25-inspiring-quotes-life/ 
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Zoe Chou said
Do you know how to say "蔥" in English? Aren't they adorable? View in full-size. 
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Happy Ramadan! 一年一度的伊斯蘭教齋戒月在6月28日展開。齋戒月是伊斯蘭月曆的第九個月,穆斯林會在這個月中展開長達30天的禁食,從日出到日落,不進食、喝水、喝酒等。這段期間不只禁食,也杜絕任何不好的思想、情緒和言語。許多穆斯林會在這段期間,和曾經有過紛爭的朋友求和道歉。禁食不僅幫助淨化心靈,也讓許多人體驗貧窮和飢餓的滋味,讓人學習感恩。 Ramadan is not just about "not eating". It's a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, appreciation, and self control. Do you get a new perspective on it now? -- Photo via http://tinyurl.com/m6p66mr 
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能multitask的人才是企業的最愛,但如果是這種情況....? -- By Claire Peng Source: Somee Cards 
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本週方法卡是 "Money Talks",講到錢的時候,台灣的年輕人是不是有苦說不出? -- Source: Som ee Cards
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常常覺得自己字彙太少?今天提供給你常見形容詞的同義字,下次學學怎麼換詞說! -- Photo via http://tinyurl.com/muaqqdj 
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