新年夜~好運到!

文章來源:A+English
AMC 空中美語
 

A Lucky New Year

 
又迎來了新的年度,回顧2014年,過得充實快樂嗎?就算曾有不如意或衰到爆的鳥事也沒關係,

一切往事都會隨風而去,只剩美好回憶深留心底。好,讓我們熱烈歡迎2015年,【新年好運到!】

圖片來源:flickr_Christopher A. Dominic

 

Millions of people around the world can’t wait to ring in a new year!
Yet, the New Year can mean different things to people.
Some just see it as an ordinary day, but others use it to mark new beginnings.
It’s also a time to shake off bad luck from the past year.
So, people welcome the New Year with some traditions and superstitions.
These might help you with love, wealth, and luck.
No matter how you celebrate, the New Year is a great chance for a fresh start. 
全世界無數的人們都等不及要迎接新的一年。
然而,新年對人們來說有不同的意義。
有些人只把它視為普通的一天,但有些人把它當作一個全新的開始。
新年也是甩開去年壞運的時機!
所以人們藉由一些傳統和迷思來歡迎新年,這有可能幫助你的愛情、財富和運勢。
無論怎麼慶祝,新年是一個迎接全新開始的好機 會。
 
 
One of the traditions on New Year’s Eve is the New Year’s Kiss.
Many believe it keeps a relationship strong.
On the other hand, not receiving a kiss might mean a lonely year.
Yet, there isn’t a need to worry!
Girls can still find true love by looking out their windows on New Year’s morning.
If a man passes by, then the girl may marry before the year ends.
So, if you are looking for love, pucker up on New Year’s Eve!
Otherwise, try looking out the window for your future Prince Charming.
新年夜的傳統之一就是新年之吻。
許多人相信這個吻可以讓一段感情保持穩固。
另一方面,沒有得到新年之吻可能代表會有孤獨的一年。
但是不需要太擔 心!
女孩們只要在新年的早晨望向窗外仍舊可以找到真愛。
如果有一位男士經過窗前,這位女孩便可在年底之前結婚。
所以,如果妳在尋求愛情,那就在新年夜那天 噘起妳的嘴吧!
或者試著望向窗外尋找妳未來的白馬王子。
 
 
However, some superstitions bring fortune and luck rather than love.
If you want to become rich, then carry your wallet with cash.
You can also fill the refrigerator with food.
This can keep you “full” for the whole year.
If you want luck, then try to dance around a tree outside.
Some people believe this brings both good health and luck.
So, start the New Year on the right foot.
It’s possible some of these traditions and superstitions will change your life. 
然而,有些迷信帶來財富、好運而非愛情。
如果你想要變得富有,在錢包裡放些現金。
你還可以將冰箱填滿食物,代表一整年都 可以豐衣足食。
若你想要 好運,就繞著外面的樹跳舞!
有些人相信這樣可以身體健康也帶來好運。
所以,著手讓新年有個好的開始吧!
有些傳統和迷信可能將改變你的一生!

 

 

Vocabulary

 

million  n. 無數;百萬
There are millions of fish in the sea.
大海裡有無數的魚類。
 
ordinary  adj. 普通的;通常的
Evan wanted to have an ordinary day, even though it was his birthday.
即便是伊凡的生日,他只想過普通的一天。
 
welcome  v. 歡迎(welcome - welcomed - welcomed)
The locals of Hawaii welcomed us with flowers and songs.
夏威夷的當地居民用花和歌曲歡迎我們。
 
wealth  n. 財富
The rich man bought a fancy car to show off his wealth.
這位富翁買了一輛昂貴的車來炫耀他的財富。
 
lonely  adj. 寂寞的;孤單的
The new student seems lonely since no one talks to him. 
這位新學生好像很寂寞,因為沒有人和他說話。
 
need  n. 需要                   
Jennifer believes there is a need to help the poor.
珍妮佛相信有必要去幫助窮人。
 
marry  v. 嫁;娶(marry - married - married)
Prince William of England married Kate Middleton in April 2011.
英國的威廉王子在西元2011年四月娶了凱特•米德頓。
 
future  adj. 未來的;將來的
Amy wants to become a teacher for her future job.
艾咪未來的工作是想成為老師。
 
rather  adv. 相反地;寧可
Although it’s raining, I would rather go out than stay at home.
雖然在下雨,但我寧可出門也不要待在家裡。
 
cash  n. 現金
It’s best to use cash at a night market.
在夜市最好使用現金。
 
outside  adv.(在)外面地
I took my dog outside to exercise and run in the park.
我帶著我的狗外出到公園運動和跑步。
 
health  n. 健康
The Chinese believe drinking tea is good for your health. 
中國人認為喝茶有益身體健康。
 

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