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俚语FIRSTHAND和SECONDHAND的意

Meaning of FIRSTHAND and SECONDHAND - A Short English Lesson with Subtitles

So in English
在英语中
when you experience something firsthand
当你firsthand地经历某事时
it means that
这意味着
you are seeing it in real life
你正在现实生活中经历这件事情
and not just seeing it on the news or in the
而不是仅仅在新闻 电影和视频里
movies or in a video.
见到这件事情
Some of you have mentioned before in the comments
之前 你们有些人在评论中提到
that you would love to come to Canada to see snow.
想来加拿大看雪
In that situation you could say
这种情况下 你可以说
that you want to see snow firsthand.
你想firsthand地看雪
You don’t want to just see snow in a video,
你不想只是在视频中看雪
you don’t just want to see snow in a movie,
你不想只是在电影里看雪
you would love to come and experience snow firsthand.
而是想来加拿大 firsthand地看雪
We also use this expression
当谈论如战争之类的事情时
when talking about things like war.
也可以使用这个词语
My experience with war
我看到战争
has been to see it on the news or to see it in movies.
是在新闻或电影中看到的
I have never experienced war firsthand.
而从来没有firsthand地经历战争
But if you are someone who is in a part of the world where there is war,
不过 如果你身处在有战争的地方
it is possible that you have experienced war firsthand.
你就有可能会firsthand地经历战争
So when you experience something firsthand
当你firsthand地经历某事时
it means that you are seeing it in real life.
这意味着 你正在现实生活中经历这件事情
We have another word, secondhand,
还有另一个单词 secondhand
and this means something quite a bit different.
这个单词的意思完全不同
When you experience something firsthand
当你firsthand地经历某事时
it means you see it,
是指经历事情
but when you buy something that is used
而当你购买被用过的东西时
you are buying something that is secondhand.
可以说 你在购买secondhand的东西
Oftentimes when students go to university
学生们在上大学时
they buy their textbooks secondhand.
经常会买secondhand的教材
In fact, sometimes they buy their textbooks secondhand
实际上 他们有时会在secondhand的书店
at a secondhand bookstore.
购买secondhand的教材
Some people buy computers brand new.
有人会购买brand new的电脑
Brand new means that it is totally new.
Brand new 意思是“全新的”
But some people buy computers secondhand,
而有人会购买secondhand的电脑
so they don’t mind buying a computer
他们并不介意购买
that someone else has used for a year or two.
被别人用过了一两年的电脑
Myself, I usually buy my books secondhand if I can
可以的话 我自己通常是买secondhand的书
and I usually buy my computers brand new.
和购买brand new的电脑
Anyways, if you buy something secondhand
总之 如果你购买secondhand的东西
it means that you are buying it used.
意思就是 你购买被使用过的东西
Bob the Canadian here,
我是加拿大的鲍勃
hope you’re having a good day.
祝你们开心每一天

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鲍勃教你认识俚语中firsthand和secondhand表达的不同含义。

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