|It is difficult to see a hoody's face|
Neil: This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I’m Neil.
Helen: And I’m Helen.
Neil: Today we’re going to look at words and phrases that have recently become part of the English language.
Helen: 今天的 Real English, 我们来学学英语中出现的新习惯用语。
Neil: English has a lot of vocabulary. One of the reasons for this is that new words are constantly coming into use.
Helen: 所以跟着 Real English 学英语是非常重要的。
Neil: Today’s new word is "hoody". – H.O.O.D.Y. – hoody.
Helen: Hoody, 是什么意思啊？
Neil: Well, a hoody is a teenage boy who typically wears a sweatshirt with a hood.
Neil: Yes, but the name hoody has a negative sense for many people.
Helen: Hoody 是个贬义词，能不能再给我们解释解释，Neil。
Neil: Yes. Hoodies are often violent or commit crime.
Helen: Hoodies 就是那些特别不愤儿的暴力小混混儿，有那么厉害吗？
Neil: Yes. Hoodies are often responsible for violent crimes or street robberies.
Helen: 哦，这些叫 hoody 的人，就是那些爱找事儿的年轻人，他们其实才只有十几岁呀。
Neil: That’s right.
A: I don’t feel safe going into the town centre at night.
B: Me neither. There are gangs of hoodies just standing around or causing trouble.
Helen: 那 Neil, 是所有的 hoody 都有暴力倾向吗?
Neil: I don’t think so, but they look frightening.
Neil: Yes. Hoodies look dangerous, so many people avoid them.
Helen: Right, okay.
Neil: I have seen many hoodies in England, but I have never had a problem.
Neil: No, never. But I still prefer to stay away from hoodies if possible.
Helen: 那倒是, 能避开就避开吧。
Neil: But, Helen, most teenagers are really lovely people. Anyway, let’s recap – a hoody - means a teenager wearing a hooded sweatshirt who intimidates others or causes violence.
Neil: Yes, it’s time to go. You’ve been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. Join us again soon for more up-to-the-minute Real English. Bye.
Helen: See you next time.