字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hmm, hmm, this is really cool. Hi. James from engVid. Right now I'm kind of tickled pink about the information I just got from this. It's on answers while you sleep, lucid dreaming. Why am I telling you all this? Well, today I want to tell you how in English... Or show you in English how we use colours to talk about your mood or your emotions. All right? I'm sure in your own culture you use colour when you talk about something to describe how someone is feeling. And we have... I've got six for you, and I'm going to give you basically what they mean, and I'm going to give you some idioms that go with it. Later on I'm going to also do for you something a little else, I'll show you how we use colours to talk about behaviour, so not just how you think or feel, but how you act. Okay? Give you a couple of those, and then, of course, we'll have our quiz. So, you ready? Let's go to the board. "How are you feeling today?" Well, E, how are you feeling? You're feeling a little flushed, a little blue in the face? No? A little red in the face? Let's go to the board and find out what these colours are. So, let's start with the colour that contains everything, white. When you are white it means you are afraid, scared. Someone might say: "You're as white as a sheet." The reason why they said that is because usually when we're afraid all of the blood goes from your body, from your hands and your feet to your heart so you can run faster if you need to escape. So your colour gets lighter. It doesn't matter what colour you are, funny enough, you get lighter. You can see it in some colour... People of different colours more, but generally put, it means your colour is not there because the blood is not there, you must be afraid. So you're as white as a sheet, like a ghost. Okay? Let's go to the next colour, so we're going a little darker here, yellow. Now, I've gots a big belly. When somebody calls you a yellow belly they're saying: "You're a coward." It means you're weak, you're afraid. Now, this one you're afraid because something scared you. When you're a yellow belly, you're always afraid like a little mouse, you don't want to get into a fight or trouble, you might get hurt. So it means I can never depend on you when the situation is bad because you're too afraid to help. So, while being white means you're afraid of something that just happened, something has scared you, this one means you have no strength. You're the opposite of strong, you're weak. You're a coward, you're afraid of being hurt. Let's go to red. Now, there are two types of red. Sometimes when people are turning red they are angry, like the Hulk. Except the Hulk turns green and we're not turning green. But when you see them getting... Their head starts getting redder and redder or darker in colour, usually what that means is the blood is rushing to their face. Now, in doing that, there are two meanings. The first one is angry. They're like: "[Breathes heavily]". And the face gets redder and redder. You go: "I think they're angry." And we will say: "He's red in the face." Angry, you can see it. You can see the blood and the heat. The second is turning red as in embarrassment. This is funny because in this case the blood comes to the face but it's from embarrassment. You're like: "Oh. My underwear is showing. Oh. I'm embarrassed", and your face gets red. Okay? So one is angry and you can almost feel the heat off of them, and the other one is: "Oh", embarrassment, shame. Okay? So, I'm telling you this because if you hear these two things, like turning red does not mean getting angry. Red in the face is angry, but this one, if someone says you're turning red, it means you've gone from being comfortable to being ashamed. Right? Or embarrassed of what has happened. Let's go to pink. I said to you before I was tickled pink. When you tickle somebody, they: "[Laughs]", they laugh. Okay? So, tickling someone pink means to make them happy. So if someone's tickled pink to meet you, it means they're happy to meet you. Because when we say, like, someone's in the pink of health, it's happy and healthy. It's good. It's a good thing. And you might notice, like, pink bubbles, we use it for little girls, and happiness is pink, pink, pink, so you're tickled pink. What about green? Well, green is the colour of envy, envy or jealousy. These emotions are basically... They are different. Okay. When you envy someone you want what they have. So if I have a pen, you want a pen, too. I'm envious of you. So if you have a good job, they want a good job as well. If you have a lovely husband or wife, they want a husband or wife as well. Jealous is different. Dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh. Jealousy is when you want the exact thing that person has. So if you have a good wife, they don't want their own, they want yours. If they're jealous of your house or car, they don't want to have their own, they want yours. So you can understand this is probably like a creature, a monster, not a nice person, so we say things like: "Green-eyed monster", because they're looking at your stuff and saying: "I want it. I want it. I want it." Or: "Green with envy." They're green because they want your stuff. All right? But this one here really tells you, gives you an idea of monster, being that what they want is yours or something similar you have, so they don't seem like your friends, they seem more like a monster to you. Okay? Green-eyed monster. Blue. Blue, the sky is blue which is a nice colour. But funny enough, when somebody says: "Are you feeling blue?" or "You look a little blue", we don't mean the sky which is happy and good. We mean you feel down and sad, and not good. So on many songs... We actually have a genre or style of songs called "The Blues" where it's very sad music. My dog just died, and I lost my job. I got me the blues. Sad, right? Yeah, exactly. But sometimes also you're talking to somebody and they're just not listening to you, and you're really, really trying, and you think I'm going to be red in the face, no. I'm going to be blue in the face because, like, all my oxygen is gone. I've used all of it. [Pants] I can't talk anymore. I'm just out of breath because you're just not listening. So I'm not red as in angry, I'm exhausted because I have nothing left because you're making me blue in the face, I've been talking until I was blue in the face. Okay? So to talk until you're blue in the face means you can talk and lose all your oxygen, but it has no effect in the situation. And... Oh my gosh, we're back up to white, I'm afraid. Pa-dum-dum. Anyway. So what I want to do from here is... Now, I've told you or given you some... Some colours, well, six to be exact, I've given you what they mean and represent, and some idioms that we use to talk about these colours in conversation to talk about someone's emotional state or their mood. I'm going to come back in a second, I'm going to give you some other colours and tell you how that's behaviour. So it's not colours for emotion, but the behaviour someone is using. So isn't this fun? When you were in kindergarten or grade school you learned about colours, now we're using them for emotions. I hope you're going to be tickled pink when we get back. Okay, we're back, and time to talk about behaviour because we've talked about emotions, but emotions are here or here, and behaviour is what you do-okay?-or your actions. So, if someone says you're green, they go, you know: "Mr. E's really green at the... He's green", they usually mean you're new, you have never done this before, you've never done this action. It's not emotion. It means you're new at the job or new at the position, so you're green. It's like flowers, before a flower gets colour, the whole thing is green.