Hi friends I’m Niharika and welcome back to a new lesson. Well in today’s lesson we are
going to look at some phrases that would help you to describe relationships. Now in life
we end up meeting a lot of new people and we tend to build relationships. Now at times
the relationships are really good and then there are really bad relationships as well.
So how do you talk about it? How do you describe it? That’s what we are going to learn today.
Now here I’m not just talking about romantic relationships but relationships with your
friends, with your co workers or boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or even your family.
So come on let’s dive into some phrases that would help you to talk about your relationship with someone
第一个要学的词是［best of friends］
The very first one that I have for you is best of friends. Now when you are best of
如果你和某某人是［best of friends］也就是说你
friends with someone, it means that you are very close to that person and extremely friendly
with that person. So you are close and you are very friendly. So I have a friend of mine,
with whom I share an absolutely fantastic relationship because we are very close to
each other. We share our feelings, we share our secrets and everything and of course we
这样的话我们就是死党，也就是我和她关系是［best of friends］
are extremely friendly. So, I am best of friends with her. If you so friendly and so close
to someone, then use this phrase to describe this relationship.
接下来要学的词是［not on speaking terms］大家生活中
The next phrase that I have for you is not on speaking terms. Now you know in life, we
meet people with whom we had a good relationship but now because of some issue, you had a fight,
you had an argument and you do not see that person anymore. Like you don’t talk to that
person anymore because may be you fought about something. You are angry; you are upset with
生气失望，那就是［not on speaking terms］（形同陌路）
that person. So you are not on speaking terms with that person. So when you are angry or
以后当你对一段关系愤怒失望时，用［not on speaking terms］就能很好
you’re upset, then the best phrase to describe your relationship is that you are not on speaking
terms. So like I used to be best of friends with John, but now because of some issue,
we are not on speaking terms. Okay, so that’s how I describe my relationship with John,
fine. Let’s have a look at another phrase which
［friends with benefits］这个词什么鬼呢
is friends with benefits. Now what do you think this means. Now friends with benefits
［friends with benefits］指两个人之间只走肾不走心
are actually two friends who are into a sexual relationship but without any emotional bonding.
So it’s just you know they are sleeping around but they do not have any emotional attachment.
They are not committed to each other. It’s just for fun, that they are friends. Okay,
那就是［friends with benefits］（床笫之欢）这样俩人的关系里
so fiends with benefits are two people. So two people in a sexual relationship without
being emotionally attached. Remember the movie friends with benefits; well that’s what this
phrase is all about. Let’s have a look at another term which is
inseparable. yes, there are people who are absolutely inseparable. Like it’s just impossible
to separate them. They spend all their time together because they are very friendly. They
are very close and like spending time with each other. So like for example, I have these
two friends of mine, and every weekend I see them hanging out with each other and they
are absolutely inseparable. So it means they are very close to each other and extremely
friendly, right. Let’s have a look at another term which is
intimate. Now intimate is when you are intimate with someone or you have an intimate relationship
with someone, it means the relationship is very personal. Especially again you have a
sexual relationship as well and you are very fond of that person. So it’s a very personal
relationship. For example, Patricia has a very intimate relationship with her friend
John. Okay, so that’s how you can use the term to describe a relationship.
Another one, platonic. Well this relationship is purely platonic. So platonic actually means
a relationship where there is a lot of affection, okay a lot of care for each other. But again,
there is no sexual bonding okay. It’s purely friendly relationship. So absolutely a platonic
relationship. It is a very affectionate and caring relationship okay.
Then we have Bromantic. Look at them, they have an absolutely Bromantic relationship.
So what do you think this word really means? Well you may have also come across the word
bromance. Now both of these terms are slang terms and Bromantic or bromance is actually
a very close relationship between 2 men. Between two straight men, okay. There’s no attraction,
physical attraction towards each other, it’s just friendship. So Bromantic or bromance
is a very close friendly relationship between two straight men. Yeah, well there are men
关系好无可厚非，所以你也可以用上［best of friends］
who can be best of friends as well, right. So either you can use the term best of friends
or you can say, they have such a Bromantic relationship, alright.
And then we have illicit. Now an illicit relationship is a relationship that someone has which is
not acceptable by the law or by the society or by the people. Uh, like for example, someone
who has a relationship with a married man, the woman is single but she is dating a married
man. Well definitely it’s not going to be appreciated by the society or even by the
law. So it’s a very illicit relationship. So that’s how you describe this relationship
which is not acceptable by
the people. Okay a relationship which is not acceptable by the people, by the law or by
那就是［illicit］（禁忌之恋） 下个词［it’s complicated］
the society. Alright, that’s an illicit relationship. And then we have, it’s complicated, yes well
the face book relationship status. Many people have updated it as complicated. So what is,
it’s complicated. What is this status? What does it really mean? Well you know there are
times when you are into a relationship with someone but probably it’s not a great relationship.
Maybe it’s long distance> may be you fight too much with that person and it’s not always
very rosy. Okay, it’s complicated. You can’t really give a perfect term like, you can’t
不能算得上是［best of friends］或者［inseparable］抑或［intimate］
really say that we are best of friends or we are inseparable or we have an intimate
relationship. You just don’t know, you are way too confused about this relationship.
So a perfect term to describe this kind of a relationship is, it’s complicated. So if
someone says, hey what’s going on between you and Patricia and you really don’t know,
you are confused. maybe you don;t get along with her. but you are still dating her. So
you will say don’t even ask, it’s complicated. Okay, so that’s how you can use this term.
那最后给大家带来的就是［one way relationship］
And then the last term that I have for you to describe a relationship is a one way relationship.
So a one way relationship is again between two people but wherein only one person is
putting all the efforts to make that relationship work and the partner or the second person
in that relationship is least bothered. He or she is least concerned about this relationship,
那这种关系就可以说成［one way relationship］（一厢情愿）
then this kind of a relationship can be described as a one way relationship. Like I have a very
close friend of mine who really takes in all the efforts to make her relationship stronger,
to work it out with her partner. But then the partner seems to be not interested. So
it’s definitely a one way relationship, where only one person puts in efforts and the second
对方漠不关心的关系就叫［one way relationship］ 好，这10个词语
person is least concerned about it. Okay, so these are some 10 phrases that you can
use to describe your relationship. Let me also know if you are best of friend with someone
or if you have an intimate relationship or even an illicit affair. I’ll be back with
a new lesson, till then you take care and have a great day.