#EngTrivia: Euphemism

Fellas, kalau dari dulu kita sudah sering belajar mengenai slang dan idiom, sekarang kita belajar mengenai euphemism yuk!

Sama seperti eufemisme di Bahasa Indonesia, di Bahasa Inggris euphemism adalah ungkapan yang lebih halus sebagai pengganti ungkapan yang dirasakan kasar. Berikut adalah beberapa ungkapan eufemisme yang sering ditemui di Bahasa Inggris.

  1. Pass away. Meaning:meIninggal.
    • Example:
      • “His wife passed away last year.”
  2. Fight a long battle with. Meaning: menderita suatu penyakit.
    • Example:
      • “He fought a long battle with cancer.”
  3. Meet your maker. Meaning: it has a similar meaning with ‘pass away.’
    • Example:
      • “She’s gone to meet her maker.”
  4.  Six feet under. Meaning: meninggal dan sudah dikuburkan.
    • Example:
      • “I won’t worry about money when I’m six feet under.”
  5. Put an end to its suffering. Meaning: ending someone’s life.
    • Example:
      • “We put an end to her suffering.”
  6. The smallest room of the house. Meaning: kamar kecil (toilet).
    • Example:
      • “I’d like to pay a visit to the smallest room of the house.”
  7. Between jobs. Meaning: having no job.
    • Example:
      • “Christine is between jobs at the moment.”
  8. Have a bun in the oven. Meaning: pregnant.
    • Example:
      • “Have you heard that she has a bun in the oven?”
  9. Economical with the truth. Meaning: liar.
    • Example:
      • “The boss is known for being economical with the truth.
  10. Financially embarrassed. Meaning: having no money.
    • Example:
      • “I can’t come to the restaurant with you. I’m financially embarrassed at the moment.”
  11. Have a bit too much to drink. Meaning: drunk.
    • Example:
      • “He had a bit too much to drink last night.”
  12. To have over-indulged. Meaning: having (something) a little bit too much.
    • Example:
      • “I think he over-indulged in the free beer at the party.”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, March 10, 2012


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