Live in the present 活在当下

更新时间 2013年 12月 24日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间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

今日小常识

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.

英国的多数家庭都会在圣诞节购买圣诞树并给朋友寄送圣诞卡。不过这些圣诞传统仅仅是从十九世纪四十年代才开始的,而且来源于德国。当时维多利亚女王和阿尔伯特王子广泛推出了一套庆祝这个基督教节日的新方法。不过维多利亚皇室一家更喜欢吃烤牛肉圣诞大餐,而不是烤火鸡。

今日短语

Present 作为名词有两个意思。A present 意思是礼物。The present 是此时此刻。在你告诉某人应该 live in the present 的时候意思是要生活在此时此刻,集中在眼前的事情,不要管过去或将来。

例句

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.

请注意

英语短语 there's no time like the present 意思是没有理由去推迟谋事,应该立刻行动。

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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