Slaying The Green-Eyed Monster

Slaying The Green-Eyed Monster 

Green eyed = jealousy

这个说法来自于古希腊人,古希腊人认为jealousy 的情绪是由于胆汁分泌过多引起的,所以jealousy 的人就会变绿。

那为什么是green eyed monster 不是green monster 呢?这个是shakespeare 的四大悲剧Othello 的原因。

The evil Iago plants doubts in Othello’s mind about his wife’s faithfulness, while advising him, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! / It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on.” (Othello, Act 3, Scene 3)


If your first thought is, “Aw, man, I want that!” when a friend or loved one shares some good news with you, take comfort in the fact that you aren’t alone. Jealousy is inevitable and—in many cases—it can inspire you to be even better.

很多从字面上无法理解的词汇都是有文化背景的,背后都有一个故事。 这点和中国的成语很像,比如刻舟求剑,如果你不知道这个背后的故事,无法从原文推出实际含义。

But, it takes some effort to recognize your feelings of envy and then transform them into something positive. Put these tactics to work and you’ll have a far easier time keeping those jealous emotions in check.

中国人说采用,视角是往个人投射,我们价值观是 修身,齐家,治国 平天下。英国人是一个对事的对情况的视角,把tactics 投入到工作中。

形容词一般是放something 后面. 这个是不定代词+形容词的固定用法。

in check 是个国际象棋词汇,意思是主帅被将军了。 所以In check 就引申为被控制的意思。



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