Live in the present 活在當下

更新時間 2013年 12月 24日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間09:06
Presents under the Christmas tree

In many countries, people open their Christmas presents on Christmas Eve but in the UK it usually happens on Christmas Day. Photo: BBC


Most families in the UK buy a Christmas tree and send cards to friends. However, these Christmas traditions only date back to the 1840s, and are actually German in origin. That's when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularised a new way of celebrating the Christian festival. But the Victorian Royal Family favoured roast beef over turkey for their Christmas meal.



Present 作為名詞有兩個意思。A present 意思是禮物。The present 是此時此刻。在你告訴某人應該 live in the present 的時候意思是要生活在此時此刻,集中在眼前的事情,不要管過去或將來。


Don't worry if your former boyfriend cheated on you. Live in the present and find another person to love!

Johnny was keen to save money to buy a house. His friends told him to live in the present and go on a holiday with them.


英語短語 there's no time like the present 意思是沒有理由去推遲謀事,應該立刻行動。

You've always wanted to visit your cousin in France. There's no time like the present! Go and buy a ticket now to fly there tomorrow.


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