Money, Fame and the Knowledge of English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light-hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self-assured and confident woman.
- factor [ˈfæktɚ] (n.) 因素、要素。
Example: Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining fitness.
- judge [dʒʌdʒ] (v.) 判斷、評價、認為。
Example: It was unfair to judge her on such a brief acquaintanceship.
- insecure [ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊr] (adj.)1. 缺乏自信的、對自己沒把握的。2. 不安全的、無保障的。
Example: He's very insecure about his appearance.
Example: The foundations of the house are insecure.
- insecurity [ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊrətɪ] (n.) 不安全、不安全感。
Example: The prime minister spoke of the general insecurity in the country.
- at large [æt lɑrdʒ] 整個、全部。
Example: The country at large is hoping for great changes.
- circumstance [ˈsɚkəmˌstæns] (n.) 情況、情形、情勢。
Example: I wish we could have met under happier circumstances.
- determine [dɪˈtɚmɪn] (v.) 下定決心、決定。
Example: Shall we determine what we are going to do next?
- overcome [ˌovɚˈkʌm] (v.) 克服、控制、戰勝。
Example: Molly had fought and overcome her fear of flying.
- self-assured [ˌsɛlfəˈʃʊrd] (adj.) 自信的、胸有成竹的。
Example: Full of vitality, self -assured, bright and the master of success.
Shashi Godbole: When you don't like yourself... you tend to dislike everything connected to you. New things seem to be more attractive. When you learn to love yourself... then the same old life... starts looking new... starts looking nice. Thank you... for teaching me... how to love myself! Thank you for making me... feel good about myself. Thank you so much!
- tend to [tɛndtu] 傾向於、趨向、朝某方向。
Example: We tend to be traditional rather than fashion-forward in our designs.
Shashi Godbole: Meera... Kevin... Maybe you'll very busy... but have family... son... daughter. In this big world... your small little world, it will make you feel so good. Family... family can never be... never be... never be judgmental! Family will never... put you down... will never make you feel small. Family is the only one who will never laugh at your weaknesses. Family is the only place where you will always get love and respect. That's all Meera and Kevin... I wish you all the best. Thank you.
- judgmental [dʒʌdʒˈmɛntl] (adj.) 品頭論足的、愛妄自下評論的。
Example: You should not be judgmental about people and their differing sexualities.
- put down [pʊt daʊn] (p.v.) 貶低、西洛、使窘迫。
Example: She learned to stop putting herself down and comparing herself to others.
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