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Words for underwear 表示内衣裤的词语

You wear them under your normal clothes: these are smalls and undies


The script of this programme 本节目台词

Neil: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English with me Neil...

Li: ...and me Li. Hello.

Neil: In this programme, we're talking about clothes.

Li: (very excited) 衣服! 这可是我最喜欢的话题了 my favourite subject in the whole world! 我通晓所有的名牌,也都穿过。咱们就来谈谈我的衣服吧 let's talk about MY clothes.

Neil: Well... actually Li, I thought we could talk about our smalls.

Li: Smalls 小衣服?你认为我穿的衣服太小?你不是在说我胖吧?

Neil: No, no Li. You look fine. 'Smalls' is a word we use for underwear.

Li: Smalls 内衣裤。这么说你是在谈论女人和男人内裤啦、袜子啦还有女人带的胸罩啦什么的...

Neil: Yes. And we can refer to our underwear as 'smalls' or 'undies'.

Li: Undies 内衣内裤。这倒挺容易记的,因为 undies 就是我们穿在外衣里面的衣服。

Neil: Two easy words to remember when you talk about underwear. And remember they are always plural.

Li: I see. 这两个词永远都是以复数形式出现,所以决不能说 one undie 或者 one small. 记住这两个词是统称的内衣裤所以要加复数。

Neil: Yes. Let's hear some examples of how these words are used.


  • Linda, hurry up or we'll miss the plane! Don't forget to pack your smalls!
  • Billy, don't walk around the house in your undies. Your granny is coming to visit and she'll be here at any time.

Neil: Now don't forget that these words for underwear are very informal and British slang.

Li: 请大家记住这两个词是非正式用语,而且属于英语中的俚语。Well, smalls and undies can look good too - even if not many people will see them.

Neil: Oh, you want to talk about fashion now.

Li: Of course. I love fashion! Do you love fashion, Neil?

Neil: Er... not much... no.

Li: Come on! Come on, Neil! Let's go shopping! I can help you choose the trendiest clothes... you've got to have style. Let's go! Come on!

Neil: OK. OK.

Li: Bye!


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