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SMS messaging in English/手機簡訊英語


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SMS messaging in English/手機簡訊英語 (中英對照 精華文章)




一種新趨勢正流行在全世界-行動電話!隨著行動簡訊的迅速,便宜與有趣,行動簡訊訊息正像打電話一樣普遍。這裡有一些使用行動簡訊的方法,或使用Short Message Service讓你用英文來寫訊息。


寫簡訊給我!

使用英文的困難在於它的拼寫,它讓你花費很長的時間來拼出一個單字。因此,有很多的現在人會縮短單字來加快拼寫的速度。這麼一來時間和金錢就可以節省,但是如果不熟悉這些規則就會感到很困擾。況且,簡練的簡訊文字第一步需要簡練的英文。

行動簡訊可分為兩個基本部分:縮寫及省略字。


縮寫

縮寫的是由每一個單字的第一個字母構成的(像是UN就是指United Nations)。在一些文字簡訊裡,縮寫常被用在一般片語上。尤其,發聲相似的字會被一個字母所取代。請看一看這些例子:

OIC- Oh I see.

br> BRB - Be right back

BFN - Bye for now

LOL - Laughing out loud

ASAP - As soon as possible

BTW - By the way

FYI - For your information

JK - Just kidding

TTYL - Talk to you later

省略字

行動簡訊省略詞不是指一些規定的像是"don't" 或 "they're",但目的是一樣的:當意思很清楚的時候可將一些不需要的字省略。母音常常會被省略,但是你仍然可以保留這個字的大概聲音。數字8有時候會發音eight,所以later就寫成l8r。數字4通常也被取代成for就像2這個音就替代了to。請看一下這些行動簡訊的省略詞:


Plz - Please

Thx - Thanks

Cya - See you
L8r - Later
K - OK

U - You

R - Are

B4 - Before

2morro - Tomorrow


你可以看,使用這種方式來寫會比較複雜些,在你試著要縮短你的簡訊時,你應該先要瀏覽一遍這些英文。但使用太多的省略詞會讓閱讀者對你的行動簡訊感到困擾或讓你的商業交際看起來很不專業。

你可以替我保守秘密嗎?

行動簡訊絕對是方便的,但它應該是使用在一般的對話中而使閱讀者清楚你的發訊, 你不愛傳簡訊給你的老闆 ! 要特別記住的是,行動簡訊是很容易被人們保存及再傳給別人,甚至傳錯對象-如果你不小心的話,你有可能將你自己陷入令人為難之中!下一次你要傳送非常隱私的訊息時在按下傳送鍵前要小心謹慎 , 不然你會將傳給情人的簡訊誤傳給你老闆了!





A new trend has been popping up all over the world - on mobile phones! SMS messages are becoming as common as telephone calls because they're fast, cheap and fun. Here are some tips on using SMS, or Short Message Service, to get your message across in English.


Text me!

English has a very difficult spelling system, and it can take a long time to spell out one word. So, many people now shorten words to speed up the process. This saves time and money, but it can also confuse people if they are not familiar with the current trends. Also, mastering the language of text messages first requires mastering English.



SMS slang can be broken up into two basic categories: acronyms and contractions.


Acronyms

Acronyms are words formed from the first letter of several words (such as UN for United Nations). In text messaging, acronyms are used for common phrases. Additionally, single letters may replace words that they sound like. Check out these examples:



OIC - Oh I see.

BRB - Be right back?/b>

BFN - Bye for now

LOL - Laughing out loud

ASAP - As soon as possible

BTW - By the way?/b>

FYI - For your information?/b>

JK - Just kidding

TTYL - Talk to you later

Contractions

SMS contractions aren't the same as regular ones like "don't" or "they're", but the purpose is the same: to remove unnecessary parts of words while keeping the meaning clear. Vowels are often eliminated, but you can still make out the general sound of the word. The number 8 sometimes represents the sound of eight, so later becomes l8r. The number 4 is also common as a replacement for the for sound as is 2 for to. Take a look at these SMS contractions:



Plz - Please

Thx - Thanks

Cya - See you

L8r - Later

K - OK

U - You

R - Are

B4 - Before

2morro - Tomorrow



As you can see, writing this way can be complicated, and you should have a good grasp of English before trying to shorten your messages. Using too many abbreviations will make your SMS confusing to the reader or look unprofessional with your business contacts.

Can you keep a secret?

SMS is definitely convenient, but it should be used for casual conversations while keeping your audience in mind. You shouldn't be sending text messages to your boss! Additionally, remember that messages sent can easily be saved and retrieved, or even sent to the wrong person ?so you may find yourself in an embarrassing situation if you are not cautious! The next time you want to send a very personal message think carefully before you press the "Send" button or you might end up sending your boss a message meant for your sweetheart!




Source: http://www.englishtown.com.tw/sp/teacher.aspx?articleName=121-SMS


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