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Yeah, you said that earlier.
Ah, yes.
It's okay.
It's okay.
You know, I'm 70 years old,
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Oh, I can't remember names.
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I don't know.
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Stop!
Oh.
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當小孩遇上患有阿茲海默症的老太太 (Kids Meet a Woman with Alzheimer's | Cut)

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Rong Chiang 發佈於 2018 年 3 月 12 日

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生老病死是生而為人都必須面對的課題,小 V 看到這部影片的標題就被吸引了,很想看看當天真無邪的小孩,面對患有阿茲海默症的老太太,究竟會有什麼反應呢?

1retire0:35
retire 作動詞,意思是「退休」,名詞是 retirement。 常見用法就是從工作上退休,或是退隱、隱居某處。
Mike wants to retire early and move to the country to enjoy the peace and fresh air.
Mike 想要早點退休搬到鄉村,呼吸點新鮮空氣,過上寧靜的生活。


*同場加映:
【TED】陳凱斯(Keith Chen):你的語言會影響你的儲蓄能力嗎? Could your language affect your ability to save money?


2contagious0:57
contagious 的中文是 「有傳染性的」、「有感染力的」,是形容詞。後面的名詞常接疾病 disease,而抽象的概念「具感染力」的話,也可以用 contagious 修飾,像是「微笑」smile、「能量」 energy,甚至「分享」 sharing。來看看兩種用法的例句如下:
Chicken pox is a contagious viral disease that produces itchy blisters.
水痘是一種傳染性病毒病,其特徵為皮膚出現水泡。

Distrust can be contagious. But, so can trust.
不信任是能傳染的。但,信任也一樣。


*同場加映:
【TED】Ron Gutman:微笑隱藏的力量 The hidden power of smiling


3substitute 2:35
substitute 中文是指「代替」、「替換」,可當名詞、形容詞或動詞,在影片中則是動詞的用法。 一起來看看三種詞性的例句吧!

名詞:
We need a substitute for the sick teacher。
我們要幫生病的老師找個替代。


形容詞:
Our teacher is sick, so we need a substitute teacher.
我們的老師生病了,需要一個代課的老師。


動詞:
Our teacher is sick, so we need someone to substitute.
我們的老師生病了,所以需要有人代課。


*同場加映:
餐廳用餐的英文 (Basic English vocabulary for restaurants)


4figure out 3:10
figure out 的中文是「計算出」、「弄明白」、「搞清楚」,在日常會話中出現的頻率非常高。 understandthink  等單字也帶有「想」的意思的字,而 figure out 是「經過思考後得到的結果」,在用法上還是有其不同之處。
we are trying to figure out the most efficient way.
我們試著去找到最有效率的方法。


5cure 4:44
cure 的中文是「治癒」,動詞跟名詞是一樣的形式。cure 除了作為藥物、療方治療病症,還有「對策」、「解決方法」的意思,如: "It is the only possible cure for this problem."「這是解決問題唯一可行的辦法」。另外小 V 補充, cure-all 就是所謂的萬靈丹!
The cure of hunger is food; the cure of ignorance is study.
療飢需食物,治愚須學習。


*同場加映:
【TED】傑米奧利佛:每個孩子都該好好了解食物 (Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Educate every child about food)


小 V 看完這部影片覺得非常溫暖,孩子們天真活潑的語氣與想法,實在很可愛,連觀眾也深深被撫慰。最重要的是,即使患有阿茲海默症,老太太仍持有正面的人生態度,值得被學習與仿效,小 V 也想把握年輕健康的歲月,好好活過一次!

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