【小词大世界】明天不上班,年会走起(下)

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Time flies when we're having fun.

又到周五啦!!明天不上班……不知道大家有没有约上三五好友一起聚一聚捏?

好吧,我其实是又想跟大家分享几个关于聚会的词汇~

Masquerade

化装舞会

A masquerade is a festive gathering of people wearing masks or other disguises, often elegant, historical or fantastic in nature. Writers have been dazzled by masquerade balls since the term entered English in the late 1500s ultimately from the Italian mascherata. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet the "star-crossed lovers" meet at a masquerade. Edgar Allan Poe also uses a masquerade as a plot-propelling device in his 1842 short story "The Masque of the Red Death."

Masquerade指的是这样一种节日聚会,人们通常会戴上面具或穿上其他优雅、历史性或奇异的服装。16世纪晚期,该词从意大利语的“mascherata”演变而来,从此作家们就迷上了化装舞会。在莎士比亚的《罗密欧与朱丽叶》中,这对不幸的恋人就是在化装舞会上相遇的。恐怖小说大师爱伦坡也曾在他1842年的短篇小说《红死病的假面舞会》中用化装舞会来推动故事情节发展。


Fete

盛大节日;游园会

A fete is a festive celebration. It comes from the French word of the same spelling, meaning "feast." It's counterpart in Spanish is fiesta. Fetes sometimes have religious associations, but not always.

Fete指节日庆典。该词源自法语中的fete一词,意为“宴会,宗教节日”。西班牙语种对应的词条为fiesta。有时这种宴会会跟宗教有关联,但并非经常如此。

Clambake

室外宴会

When English speakers started using the term clambake in the 1830s, they were referring to an outdoor party in which clams were cooked, traditionally on hot stones. Over time, the word took on a more general sense of a "picnic"--no clams required. By the 1930s, clambake could be extended to refer to any type of lively social gathering, even one that didn't feature food as a focal point.

说英语的人在19世纪30年代开始使用这个词条时,一般指的是在热热的石头上烤蛤蜊的室外聚会。随着时间的推移,该词条的释义逐渐演变为”野餐“,不需要再配上食物蛤蜊了。到20世纪30年代,clambake这个词可以用来指任何类型的社交聚会,甚至可以指不提供食品的聚会。


Prom

毕业舞会;正式舞会

In the United States, a prom is a formal dance held at the end of high school, usually for seniors. It was first used in English in the late 1800s, and is a shortening of the word promenade, which comes from the French meaning "a leisurely stroll." In the UK, prom is used to refer to promenade concerts in which some of the audience stands.

在美国,prom是指高中毕业时为毕业生举行的正式舞会。该词最早出现在19世纪晚期,是来自法语的单词”promenade(漫步)“的缩短词。在英国,prom一般用来指漫步音乐会,其中一些参加的观众会站着听。


明天不上班,今晚吃点啥?


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