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Heavy '重'的多种含义

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Neil: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. My name is Neil.

Helen: (Sigh) 大家好,我是 Helen.

Neil: Oh Helen, that was a heavy sigh.

Helen: 很重的叹气? By heavy, you mean a big sigh! Well, I suppose it was. It's just I've been trying to lose some weight but my diet is not working.

Neil: So how heavy are you exactly?

Helen: I'm not going to tell you my weight!

Neil: OK but my advice is to cut down on the biscuits, eat more fruit and stick to the diet!

Helen: Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Neil: Sorry, am I getting too heavy?

Helen: Heavy 沉重? 难道 Neil 长胖了?Are you putting on weight too, Neil?

Neil: No no! Heavy can have another meaning. Used informally, it can mean serious or intense.

Helen: Ah! 单词 heavy 在非正式表达中,带有严肃或者强烈的意思。

Neil: Have a listen to this:

Our relationship's getting a bit heavy. I think we need to go out more and have a bit more fun.

Neil: And another informal use of the word can mean difficult:

That was a heavy lecture! I had trouble understanding it all.

Helen: A heavy lecture 那么 heavy 的另一个非正式含义是难度高的意思。I've been to a few of them!

Neil: Me too. But Helen, the word heavy is also used in more a formal way to mean intense. Listen to these examples:

There was such a heavy fog I couldn't see where I was going.

The flooding was caused by days of heavy rain.

Heavy fighting broke out after the government's announcement.

Helen: 刚才我们听到的 heavy 是比较正式的用法,意思是很强烈,很激烈。And what about a heavy drinker or a heavy smoker? What does that mean?

Neil: Heavy here means to indulge to a great extent.

Heavy '重'的多种含义

Helen loves heavy metal music!

Helen: Heavy 在这里的意思是太多了,过度了。一个人老是喝很多酒,那么就成了酒鬼了。Well, that's not me – but there is one kind of 'heavy' I do like to indulge in.

Neil: What's that?

Helen: 重金属音乐!

(Turns on heavy metal music)

Neil: (shouting) Heavy metal! That's a little heavy for my ears!