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English to show you care/用英文來表達你的關心


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人生當中充滿了許多特別的場合而許多美好的字句可以使世界不一樣。在一些敏感的場合裡我們可以找尋一些能夠讓人感到舒適及弔慰的字句。其他慶祝的場合裡我們可以對某些特別的人表達恭喜。我們已經彙集了一些有用的表達字句來讓你使用在特別或是嚴肅的場合裡。


婚禮

假如兩個朋友決定tie the knot然後結婚,這的確是一個令人開心的場合!你一定要對新郎和新娘說"Congratulations!"。不論你在婚禮上或是寫一張卡片,你可以附上"I wish you the best of happiness in the years to come."


生日

通常在這個場合僅僅只是一句"Happy Birthday!"就已經足夠。如果他們有任何特別的慶祝節目一般我們都會問生日的男孩或女孩"Are you doing anything special to celebrate?"
記住在西方文化裡,你通常在你的朋友生日時帶他們出去吃晚餐或去玩樂,沒有其他的活動。再者,避免詢問年齡問題,有些人會認為這種問題很不禮貌。

嬰兒的誕生

假如一個新新的bundle of joy來到這個世界,要告訴這對驕傲的父母"Congratulations!"假如你不確定寶寶的性別,繼續問下去,"Is it a boy or a girl?"。假如他們拿照片給你看,你一定要說:"She's adorable!""He's so cute!" 或是"She takes after her mother!"

生病

假如你覺得不舒服,聽到別人的問候是令人愉快的,"How are you feeling?"。或是"Take care of yourself"的辭彙,"Get well soon!" 或是 "I hope you feel better soon!"對於輕微的感冒都是合適的問候。假如病情比較嚴重者,你也許會想說,"My thoughts and prayers are with you."

喪失親人

假如你認識的某一個人他所心愛的人過世,那他們絕對是非常心痛的。在這敏感的時刻,你告訴他們:"I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one (father/mother/brother, etc.)"這種說法是很合適的。你可以補充說,"If there is anything I can do for you, let me know."





Life is full of special occasions where the perfect words can make a world of a difference. Some situations are delicate where we search for words that can provide comfort and condolence. Others are celebrations where we want to express our congratulations to someone special. Wee compiled some useful expressions to use in life's special and serious situations.


Weddings

If two friends decide to tie the knot and get married, it is a joyous occasion indeed! Be sure to say "Congratulations!" to the bride and groom. Whether youe at the wedding or writing a card, you can add, "I wish you the best of happiness in the years to come."


Birthdays

Usually on this occasion a mere "Happy Birthday!" will suffice. It is also common to ask the birthday boy or girl if they have any special celebration plans: "Are you doing anything special to celebrate?" Remember that in Western cultures, you usually take your friend out on their birthday for dinner or fun ?not the other way around. Also, avoid asking about age, as some people might consider it rude.

Birth of a child

If a new bundle of joy has come into this world, tell the proud parents, "Congratulations!" If you don't already know the sex of the baby, follow up by asking, "Is it a boy or a girl?" If you're shown a photo, be sure to say, "She's adorable!", "He's so cute!" or "She takes after her mother!"

Illness

If you're feeling sick, it's always nice to hear a sincere, "How are you feeling?" Phrases such as "Take care of yourself", "Get well soon!" or "I hope you feel better soon!" are also appropriate for minor illnesses. If the situation is more serious, you may want to say, "My thoughts and prayers are with you."

Bereavement

If someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, they are certain to be experiencing a lot of heartache. In this delicate situation, telling them, "I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one (father/mother/brother, etc.)" is appropriate. You can add, "If there is anything I can do for you, let me know."




Source: http://www.englishtown.com.tw/sp/teacher.aspx?articleName=123-care


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