万圣节即将到来,不学点地道的英语口语对话怎么行?

下周就是万圣节(Hallowmas)了,而万圣节的前一晚就是万圣夜(Halloween),相信大家参加万圣派对的心已经蠢蠢欲动了。

 

参加万圣派对,不了解万圣节的习俗、学几个地道的万圣节英文单词怎么行?今天就分享一些地道又应景的万圣节英文词汇及对话给大家。

 

在西方传统上,10月的最后一天是夏日的终结,被认为是鬼怪最接近人间的时间,这天会有各种恶鬼(ghost)出没。为了吓跑邪恶的鬼魂,大家会戴上面具,盛装打扮地去参加化装游行(custum parade)或化装舞会(masquerade),商店或餐厅也有许多应景的布置与装扮。

 

那么,先来一起看看万圣节的英文介绍吧~

 

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31. By tradition, Halloween begins after sunset. Long ago, people believed that witches gathered together and ghosts roamed the world on Halloween. Today, most people no longer believe in ghosts and witches. But these supernatural beings are still a part of Halloween.

万圣节前夜是在10月31日庆祝的一个节日,根据传统,万圣节前夜的庆祝活动从太阳落山开始。在很久以前,人们相信在万圣节前夜女巫会聚集在一起,鬼魂在四处游荡。现在,大多数人们不再相信有鬼魂和女巫的存在了,但是他们仍然把这些作为万圣节前夜的一部分。

 

Jack-o'-lantern / pumpkin lantern

南瓜灯

 

The colors black and orange are also a part of Halloween. Black is a symbol for night and orange is the color of pumpkins. A jack-o’-lantern is a hollowed-out pumpkin with a face carved on one side. Candles are usually placed inside, giving the face a spooky glow.

黑色和橙色仍然是万圣节前夜的一部分,黑色是夜晚的象征,而橙色代表着南瓜。南瓜灯是用雕刻成脸型,中间挖空,再插上蜡烛的南瓜做成的,带来一个毛骨悚然的灼热面孔。

 

The tradition of the Jack o' Lantern comes from a folktale about a man named Jack who tricked the devil and had to wander the Earth with a lantern. The Jack o' Lantern is made by placing a candle inside a hollowed-out pumpkin, which is carved to look like a face.

南瓜灯的传统来自于一个民间传说。一个名叫Jack的人戏弄了恶魔,之后就不得不提着一盏灯在地球上流浪。南瓜灯是用雕刻成脸型,中间挖空,再插上蜡烛的南瓜做成的。

 

Wear Costumes

万圣节装扮

 

Dressing up in costumes is one of the most popular Halloween customs, especially among children. According to tradition, people would dress up in costumes (wear special clothing, masks or disguises) to frighten the spirits away.

盛装是最受欢迎的万圣节风俗之一,尤其是受孩子们的欢迎。按照传统习俗,人们会盛装(穿戴一些特殊的服饰,面具或者装饰)来吓跑鬼魂。

 

Popular Halloween costumes include vampires (creatures that drink blood), ghosts (spirits of the dead) and werewolves (people that turn into wolves when the moon is full).

流行的万圣节服装包括vampires(吸血鬼),ghosts(死者的灵魂)和werewolves(每当月圆时就变成狼形的人)。

 

Trick or Treating

不给糖就捣蛋

 

Trick or Treating is a modern Halloween custom where children go from house to house dressed in costume, asking for treats like candy or toys. If they don't get any treats, they might play a trick (mischief or prank) on the owners of the house.

欺骗或攻击是现代万圣节的风俗。孩子们穿着特殊的衣服走街串巷,讨取糖果和玩具之类的赏赐。如果他们得不到任何的赏赐,就可能会对屋主大搞恶作剧或者胡闹了。

 

了解了万圣节的习俗,再来看看关于万圣节的英语口语常用英文对话吧!

a scary mask

恐怖的面具

 

Are you going to wear a mask?

你要带面具吗?

 

Our masks will scare off the spirits!

我们的面具可以把幽灵吓走!

 

What are you going to dress up as for Halloween?

万圣节前夕你要穿什么?

 

I’m going to put on a dark suit.

我要穿件黑衣服。

 

I am making my own costume.

我要自己完成我的装扮。

 

I dress up as a ghost.

我穿得像鬼。

 

Do you want to help me make a jack-o’-lantern?

你愿意帮我做个南瓜/杰克灯吗?

 

We use the lantern to light the way for skeletons, devils,witches, ghosts, and the dead friends or relatives, for they will visit the earth.

我们用灯笼为骷髅、魔鬼、女巫、鬼魂和死去的朋友和亲戚照路,他们要来人间。

 

Let me give you some candies.

我给你们些糖果吧。

 

What a horrible night!

多么可怕的晚上啊!

 

My heart keeps pumping.

我的心一直跳得厉害。

 

为了迎合这个“恐怖”的节日气氛,“吓死我了”这句话在party中肯定不会少说,我们再来看看它的英语表达方式

You scared me!

你吓死我了!

 

I am freaked out!

吓死我了!

 

I am frightened out of my wits!

我的魂都被吓飞了!

 

That nearly scared me to death!

我差点被吓死!

 

Spiders scare me stiff.

蜘蛛把我吓坏了。

 

You did give me a good scare!

你着实吓了我一跳。

 

That sudden scream in the middle of night scared the daylights out of me.

半夜那突如其来的一声尖叫把我给吓得魂飞魄散。

 

What a scare you gave me, disappearing like that!

你那样突然失踪,可真把我吓了一跳!

 

The ghost story frightened the pants off me.

这个鬼故事把我吓得够呛。

 

Have such a thing unexpectedly? Frighten me to jump!

居然有这样的事?吓我一跳!

 

想要过一个地道的万圣节,除了装扮和要糖,还要讲地道的英语口语哦!

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