Hello, everyone! Time for [Word For Today] again!
As international communication becomes increasingly frequent, English gains more new words originating from other languages. These new words were first widely-used in non-native English speakers. then gained increasing recognition among native English speakers over time. Today, we are gonna learn a new word stemming from Chinese, “lose face”.
Word For Today:
How lose face is used?
[verb phrase]: suffer a loss of respect; feel humiliated
- I think I have lost my face. How come I was defeated by a freshman!
- He was the champion last year, I’m bound to lose face if I compete with him this time.
“Lose face” is easy to comprehend because “face” in China usually means respect. Consequently, “lose face” equals “lose respect”.
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