有冇試過聽歌時明明識晒歌詞入面啲單字,但都係唔明個意思?
可能係因為首歌運用咗Phrasal verb(短語動詞)!

Phrasal verb 係指由兩至三個詞組成嘅動詞。組合入面第一個詞係動詞,第二係副詞,介詞或副詞加介詞。
更重要嘅係,Phrasal verb 嘅實際意思有機會同本身「動詞+副詞」嘅字面意思有出入,所以認識 Phrasal verb 係相當重要㗎!一齊睇睇以下嘅例子:

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back TogetherTaylor Swift

I remember when we broke up the first time
Broke (break) up – 分手

Then you come around again and say
Come around – 拜訪/去人哋屋企/過嚟
P.S. What goes around comes around 係「善有善報,惡有惡報」嘅意思!

Ooh, we called it off again last night
Call off – 取消/告吹

And me falling for it screaming that I’m right
Fall for – 受騙
係呢句歌詞,Taylor 話自己信錯咗佢前男友啦,但 fall for 亦可指愛上一個人㗎!例如: I fell for her.

And you would hide away and find your peace of mind
Hide away – 躲遠/藏起

2. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Cut off – 切斷/斷絕關係、反面/揸車「爬頭」

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
Make out – 扮嘢/辨認出/看出
Make out 係呢句歌詞嘅意思係扮嘢,但亦可以係「睇得明」、「睇得出」咁解。

Reading into every word you say
Read into – 睇嘢太認真/睇出隱藏意思

3. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

I’d just stare out my window
Stare out – 凝望/望好長時間/目不轉睛咁望

Trying hard to reach out
Reach out – 伸出手/接觸/向(人)伸出援助之手

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4. Little Things – One Direction

Your hand fits in mine like it’s made just for me
Fit in – 融入/適合/容納到/相處融洽

I won’t let these little things slip out of my mouth
Slip out – 滑出/溜出去

5. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

And my heart will go on and on 
Go on – 繼續/延續下去
P.S. “What’s going on?”就係「發生咩事」嘅意思~

 



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