【多益高分達人】『詐騙電話』、『詐騙集團』的英文是?

接過詐騙電話的請舉手!就算沒接過,也一定聽過很多人有接過,甚至被詐騙的消息吧?該怎麼用英文說「詐騙電話」、「詐騙集團」、「被詐騙好幾百萬」呢?
繼續看下去就知道囉!

A: I think that phone call was a scam. The scammer was trying to guide me to a nearby ATM and have me transfer one third of my savings to an unknown account!

B: Sounds awful. It seems like there are more scam gangs and cases than before. An old lady in my town has just been scammed for _________ ! That’s pretty much her whole life savings!

(A) million of dollars
(B) millions of dollars
(C) two million of dollars
(D) two millions dollars

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解答翻譯

正解:(B)

A: I think that phone call was a scam.
(我覺得那通電話是詐騙電話!)

The scammer was trying to guide me to a nearby ATM and have me transfer one third of my savings to an unknown account!
(那個詐騙的人一直試著要引導我去附近的提款機,然後叫我匯我存款的三分之一到一個未知的帳戶!)

B: Sounds awful. It seems like there are more scam gangs and cases than before.
(聽起來好糟糕。似乎跟以前比起來,有更多詐騙集團和案件。)

An old lady in my town has just been scammed for millions of dollars!
(在我鎮裡的一個奶奶才剛被騙了好幾百萬!)

That’s pretty much her whole life savings!
(那幾乎是她一輩子的積蓄啊!)

► 推薦必讀:我不敢相信…我竟然愛上英文了!跟老外聊天再也不困擾!

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答案詳解

若要用英文表達「一百萬元」,是 one million dollars。
若要表達「兩百萬元」,則是 two million dollars,million 字尾不用加 s 喔。

若要說「好幾百萬元」、「數百萬元」,英文說法是 millions of dollars,million 變成複數形式,後面再多加一個 of。

了解之後,來訂正一下選項:

(A) million of dollars
→ 可以改成 millions of dollars「好幾百萬元」,或 one million dollars「一百萬元」。

(C) two million of dollars
→ 可以改成 two million dollars「兩百萬元」 。

(D) two millions dollars
→ 可以改成 two million dollars「兩百萬元」。

以下再舉一些類似的例子,希望各位可以更熟悉這樣的邏輯:

one hundred dollars 一百元
two hundred dollars 兩百元
hundreds of dollars 好幾百元

one thousand dollars 一千元
two thousand dollars 兩千元
thousands of dollars 好幾千元

10 thousand dollars 一萬元
20 thousand dollars 兩萬元
tens of thousands of dollars 好幾萬元

100 thousand dollars 十萬元
200 thousand dollars 二十萬元
hundreds of thousands of dollars 好幾十萬元

最後來造個句子吧!

I lost my purse this morning. I had thousands of dollars in there!
(這個早上我弄丟我的錢包。我有好幾千元在那裡面!)

This teapot costs tens of thousands of dollars because it was made by a renowned artist.
(這個茶壺要價好幾萬元,因為它是由一個著名的藝術家製作的。)

 

重點單字

scam(動詞、名詞)詐騙
◎ scammer(名詞)詐騙者
guide(動詞)引導
nearby(形容詞)附近的
transfer(動詞)轉帳
◎ one third (名詞)三分之一
savings(名詞)存款
unknown(形容詞)未知的
account(名詞)帳戶
sound(動詞)聽起來
awful(形容詞)糟糕的
seem(動詞)似乎
scam gang(名詞)詐騙集團
◎ pretty much (副詞)幾乎

 

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