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狀聲詞大比較 小雨「淅哩淅哩」落下來?日本人:明明就是「啪啦啪啦」

編按:<p>還記得小學作業常常做狀聲詞連連看嗎,貓咪喵喵叫、夏天時青蛙蟈蟈叫、小狗汪汪叫、鈴聲叮叮噹噹響、風聲呼呼地吹…靜下心、凝神細聽,生活中充滿了萬物的聲音。而生活在同一個地球,不同地方的人聽到的聲音一樣嗎?來自台灣、留學日本的Mao跟日本朋友Akihiro,做了這支有趣的影片,比較台灣人與日本人聽到的聲音與其聯想到的狀聲詞。<p>通常下雨天時,我們看著窗外飄著小雨,會形容雨「淅哩淅哩」地下。但在日本,淅哩淅哩跟「屁股」的發音(oxili)極為相似。日本人Akihiro一臉驚訝地說著:「我們認為下小雨的聲音是palapala耶!」<p>在日本,會形容下大雨的聲音為「zaza」與台灣的大雨「嘩啦嘩啦啦!」也不 …

Ex-Tory candidate Mike Whitehead switches to UKIP

<b>A former Conservative parliamentary candidate has joined UKIP, amid a row in the Hull West and Hessle constituency.</b><p>UKIP leader Nigel Farage welcomed Mike Whitehead's move, with Mr Whitehead citing a row with the local Conservative group for his decision.<p>The Conservatives said Mr Whitehead had been …

United Kingdom

How do we protect our digital legacy after death?

<b>In the old days we stored our treasured memories in photo albums and paper diaries.</b><p>Physical things which could be passed on in a will.<p>But now, in our online lives our memories - our thoughts, feelings and images - are scattered to the four winds of the internet, and stored on Facebook, Twitter, …

Privacy

Sturgeon and Miliband support Gordon Aikman's call for doubling of MND funds

<b>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and UK Labour leader Ed Miliband have backed calls to double research funding into motor neurone disease.</b><p>Gordon Aikman, a political campaigner with the illness, had urged politicians to double funding into finding a cure.<p>Following the announcement, Mr Aikman took to …

United Kingdom

Ballet star Tamara Rojo says modern children lack discipline

<b>The principal dancer at the English National Ballet says many of today's pupils lack the discipline to succeed.</b><p>Tamara Rojo told Radio Times magazine that children were often praised for quick results rather than hard work.<p>"We live in a society that rewards fast success based on little talent or …

Dancing

Michael Bloomberg fights big tobacco in Uruguay

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1158000/1158200_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522529840_ebb4bc4260202153be64d996ec422ba1<p><b>Michael Bloomberg is a man on a mission. This, of course, isn't the first "noble cause" he's latched on to but the "evil" of tobacco is something he</b> …

Michael Bloomberg

Bali Nine: Australian drug pair in new legal bid

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1158000/1158138_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522529841_bbf3142ed7f05194e3dc740248915567<p><b>Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia say they will continue to fight for them, after losing a legal challenge.</b><p>Andrew …

Asia

The story of two transgender children

<b>The number of children aged 10 and under who have been referred to NHS support services to help deal with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled in the last six years, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Here is the story of two of the youngest transgender children in the UK -</b> …

Transgender

CIA interrogations report sparks prosecution calls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1130000/1130666_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522529840_f0814a8c2b6a44aebe877714479567cb<p><b>The UN and human rights groups have called for the prosecution of US officials involved in what a Senate report called the "brutal" CIA interrogation</b> …

Cybercrime