Helen: This is Real English from BBC Learning
English. I’m Helen.
Helen: Today we’re going to look at words and phrases
that have recently become part of the English language.
Helen: Today’s new word is a 'manny'. M.A.N.N.Y.
Zo?: Manny. 这个词可是够新的，是什么意思呢？
Helen: Well, you might know the word nanny. A nanny is
a woman who looks after children while the mother goes to work.
Zo?: Nanny 这个词是女保姆的意思，那把第一个字母 n 换成 m，又是什么意思呢？
Helen: Well, a manny is a male nanny.
Zo?: 哦，manny 就是男保姆的意思啊。
Helen: Yes. Mannies are now very common in some cities
in the United States.
A: I called your house yesterday. Who was that man who
answered the phone?
B: That’s Freddy, my new manny. I’ve always hired women
before, but he seems very good. I’d recommend you get one yourself!
Zo?: 他们家用的是男保姆。Would you prefer a manny or a nanny to
look after your children?
Helen: I don’t think it matters. A manny could be just
as good as a nanny.
Helen: Yes, why not? As long as he was good with my
children, I’d hire a manny.
Helen: Well, manny or nanny, it makes no difference to
me. Well let’s recap, a manny is a male nanny who looks after children.
Helen: That’s right. You’ve been listening to Real
English from BBC Learning English. Do tune in next time for more interesting new
words. Bye for now.
Zo?: See you next time.