Man flu 男士小感冒

更新時間 2012年 11月 27日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間11:48

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Jen: Hello, I'm Jennifer. Welcome to Authentic Real English. I'm joined today by Li. Hi Li!

Li: Hi Jen!

Jen: I thought that Neil was supposed to be joining me today - where is he?

Li: Oh Jen, 你不知道啊?Neil 生病了,而且是重病呢。I heard the boss saying he has man flu!

Jen: Man flu! That's probably correct.

Li: 這個男性流感是不是很容易傳染啊?我們是不是應該把辦公桌都消毒一下?

Jen: I think we'll be OK, Li.

A man blowing his nose on a tissue

Is man flu as serious as it sounds?

Li: No... I think that we should all go to the doctor's to see if we can get an immunisation.

Jen: I really wouldn't worry too much about it.

Li: But Jen, you should take this more seriously! 所有的流感都很危險,不能掉以輕心,傳染上了,可能會病上好幾個星期呢!

Jen: Well, proper flu can, yes. Flu is short for influenza, which is a very infectious virus. It can cause fever, headaches, coughing… And some strains, or types of flu, can cause death!

Li: 流行性感冒 influenza, 簡稱流感 flu. 症狀包括發燒,頭痛,咳嗽,甚至死亡!I don't want Neil to die. Should we send him some flowers?

Jen: Hold on a second. Neil won't die. Man flu is a bit different to normal flu. In fact, it's not even a real virus.

Li: So what is man flu, then?

Jen: In English, when a man gets a minor cold or perhaps a sore throat, many women refer to it as man flu.

Li: 當一個男人得了小感冒或喉嚨痛,人們說這是男性流感。Why?

Jen: Well, lots of men tend to exaggerate their symptoms when they have a minor illness; in other words, they make it sound worse than it is.

Li: I see! 原來老闆告訴我 Neil 得了男性感冒的時候,她的意思是說 Neil 其實是小感冒,但誇大了他的病症。

Jen: That's right!

Li: Well, I want to talk to him. 我得給他打電話,這麼點兒小毛病就不想上班了,那像什麼話?

Jen: Oh dear...

Phone rings

Li: Hello Neil, yes, I've heard you're very sick... Yes, yes, it's terrible. I just wanted to let you know that we're having a party in the office tonight, and I'm going to bring some lovely food and cakes for everyone. It's a shame you can't come because you're too sick... Oh really... OK then!

Li puts phone down

Li: 他說他一會兒就來上班。

Jen: Why did you tell him we're having a party?

Li: I thought if I told him there was going to be food and cakes that he might decide to come into work, after all!

Jen: Wow Li, I think you've found a cure for man flu - cake!

Li: 那就叫我莉醫生吧 Doctor Li. Sounds good!

Jen: Join us again for another edition of Authentic Real English from Bye for now!

Li: Bye!

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