英文學習|購物相關的英文你知多少呢?

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購物相關的英文

你知多少呢?

Source:いらすとや

.retail therapy

< n. 名詞 >

(不高興時透過購買來排解)購物療法

通過購物來自我調節、釋放壓力、緩解負面情緒等的一種自的療癒的方法

當然,這並不是一種專業的心理治療方法

但卻是現代人最常用的放鬆減壓、調節情緒的方法

Retail therapy is when you go shopping for the main purpose of making yourself feel better.

It is a way for people to decompress and distract themselves from the stressors within daily life.

Making shopping decisions can help reinforce a sense of personal control over environment. It helps to ease feelings of sadness.

It isn’t actually a therapy.

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– We’ve become a nation measuring out our lives in shopping bags and nursing our psychic ills through retail therapy.

– 我們已經變成了一個用購物袋衡量生活質量,用購物療法撫慰心靈創傷的國家。

– I needed a lot of retail therapy to help me get over my ex-boyfriend.

– 我需要不斷購物以幫助忘記我的前任男友。


Source:いらすとや

.window shopping

< n. 名詞 >

瀏覽商店櫥窗(無意購買)、只看不買

the activity of spending time looking at the goods on sale in shop windows without intending to buy any of them

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– Lee and his friend spent a couple of hours window shopping.

– We also go to the movies and go window shopping.


.shop around

< phrasal verb >

貨比三家,逐店比較後選購

to compare the price and quality of the same or a similar object in different shops before you decide which one to buy

to look for the most suitable item or service for the lowest price

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– When you’re buying a flight, you should always shop around for the best deal.

– 買機票時,你得多詢問幾家,以便買到最便宜的票。


Source:いらすとや

.shopaholic

< n. 名詞 >

熱衷購物的人,購物狂

a person who enjoys shopping very much and does it a lot

A shopaholic is someone with a shopping addicition.

An informal term of someone with a compulsive buying disorder.

Symptoms include: spending more than they can afford, losing control of the shopping behaviour, harming relationships …

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– A self-confessed shopaholic, Diane loved looking for new clothes with her two daughters.

– 戴安娜承認自己是購物狂,她熱衷於和兩個女兒一起選購新衣。

– Jane is a shopaholic who shops to fill the void of lack of attention from her father.

– Joe is a shopaholic who is frequently teased by his classmates about how many credit cards he is maxed out.


Source:いらすとや

.impulse buying

< n. 名詞 >

衝動購買/購物

the act of buying something that you had not planned to buy, because you suddenly want it when you see it

It means you purchase something without planning to do so beforehand.

Also, it means the tendency of a customer to buy goods and services without planning in advance.

There are 4 types of impulse purchase – pure impulse purchase, suggestion impulse purchase, reminder impulse purchase, and planned impulse purchase.

It makes people feel good or has emotional value. It happens because such items help people feel better about ourselves and temporarily dampen people’s unhappy thoughts and self doubt.

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– They display chocolates next to supermarket checkouts to encourage impulse buying.

– 他們在超市收銀台旁邊放上巧克力,鼓勵衝動購買。

– A lot of shopping is impulse buying.

– 很多東西都是衝動之下購買的。

– In-store displays highlight individual items and encourage impulse buying.

– People are doing less impulse buying than in the past.

– If you shop from home, you’re likely to avoid the impulse buying that can happen at a store.


Source:いらすとや

.regret buying

後悔購買

又可以用「buyer’s remorse(買家懊悔)」來表達同樣的意思

Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchse.

It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item.

It is normal to have buyer’s remorse sometimes.

Understanding current spending habits can help you make better financial decisions in the future.

# 怎麼用?

例句:

– Maybe some voters are experiencing buyers’ remorse.

– 也許有的選民正在為自己當初的決定懊惱不已。

– The court dismissed the complaints about the contracts as “buyer’s remorse”.

– 法院駁回了對合同的申訴,認為這屬於事後懊悔。


.ask for a refund

讓店方退款

當你後悔購買了某樣產品,或許可以嘗試要求店方退款

還可以說:

– demand a refund 堅決要求店方退款

– got a refund 得到了退款

– was given a refund 店方給我辦理了退款


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