爱思英语编者按:平时在办公室不苟言笑,大男人味十足的家伙跟他女儿讲话时可能会变成另外一个人。商场上咄咄逼人的女强人在另一半面前也可能是轻声细语、小鸟依人的样子。这样的角色转变我们都不陌生,或许每天都在经历。所以,如果身边有个男士时不时地用 girlfriend voice跟女友说话,大家也不会觉得太稀奇吧。
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Girlfriend voice refers to the change in pitch or tone of a man's voice when talking to their significant other. The girlfriend voice is characterized by a higher pitch and a more effeminate tone with speech patterns scattered with pet names and childish words.
 
女友专用调(girlfriend voice)指男士在跟自己的另一半说话时声调和语气上的变化。这种变化主要体现为:声调提高、语调更显温柔,并且不时夹杂着各种爱称和幼稚的语言。
 
This type of speech is usually frowned upon when used in the presence of other men. When another man uses this voice they will usually receive a fair amount of ridicule.
 
有其他男士在场的情况下,这种语调通常会被嗤之以鼻。如果有男士用这种语调说话,经常会受到嘲讽。
 
For example:
 
Did you hear Bob's wicked girlfriend voice when he was talking to Lisa? Let’s give him some whip.
 
你听见鲍勃跟丽萨说话时的那个腔调了吗?咱们去教训教训他。