新词新译:注水剧/女猪/戏霸/抢注/顶风/零口供/闪客/养眼

时间:2008-07-14 08:17:22 来源:英语学习网站

注水剧
soaked soap

These days many soap opera producers are accused of dragging out a plot into an unreasonable length in order to sell the series for a higher price to TV stations.

女猪
heroine, female protagonist
“pig” and “protagonist” have similar pronunciations in Chinese except for their tones, so do not mistake the term for “female pig” next time you see it online – it is actually a trendy way of saying heroine among the literature fans on the Internet.

戏霸
despot actor/actress
It is a term to describe some big-name actors or actresses who throw their weight around and look down their noses at film directors and other performers and often demand unreasonable treatment.

抢注
preemptive registration

When the name of a celebrity or a famous organization is used for a brand name like “Clinton” condom and “bushi (Bush)” diaper, an original advertising effect is secured. A Chinese condom factory’s application states television is still awaiting the go-ahead.

顶风
storm confronting
It refers to the violation of a freshly enforced law or regulation. 顶风literally means against the wind. Chinese people tend to refer to a newly launched drive to crack down on a malpractice as a storm, like the recent ban on TV commercials promoting weight loss, breast augmentation and medical equipment.

零口供
zero confession

For a long time after new China was founded, court authorities refrained from convicting a defendant who didn’t confess to a crime he or she was charged with. However, in recent years, when they feel the evidence is sufficient, they will go ahead with the ruling without the defendant’s confession.

闪客
flash mob, flash artist
These people are “gathered” through the Internet. They perform a specific task in an assigned place at an assigned time. After that they just disappear. The Chinese term also refers to those animation artists using flash software.

养眼
eye-candy
This term is an expression used to describe something or someone that is very pleasant to the eyes, including a movie or computer game with incredible graphics and visual effects or a young woman with a very pretty face and attractive figure.

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