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新词:海绵一样的“寄生人”
发布时间:2012-3-22 11:02:00||  点击:1611次||  文章分类:翻译学习||  发布人:翻译家(Fanyijia.com)


近几年,“啃老族”这个词时不时都会被拿出来讨论一阵。说的是年轻一代经济上不能自立,还要靠家人的资助才能生活。我们今天要说的这类人,他们不只啃老,而是只要有可利用的资源他们就啃,是完全不劳而获的“寄生人”。

A sponger is a person who lives off other people by continually taking advantage of their generosity. A sponge soaks up the water all around it. A sponger soaks up gifts, food and money without working.

Sponger(“寄生人”)指利用别人的慷慨、完全依赖别人的供给生活的人。之所以叫sponger,是因为sponge(海绵)会吸干它周围所有的水分,而这些“寄生人”就像海绵一样吸纳各种馈赠、食物和钱财,却不曾付出一分。

For example:

There were a bunch of spongers with cars and designer labels, eating in expensive restaurants all paid for by Daddy.

有那么一群“寄生人”,开着好车、穿着名牌、在高档餐馆就餐,而所有这一切都由他们的好爸爸买单。



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