不管是讀書、旅遊還是工作,許多人到了美國第一個首選都是-紐約

你知道這座迷人的城市藏著許多你意想不到的綽號

今天就讓小編來告訴大家幾個你不知道的紐約小祕密

除了探索這美麗城市之外,還能增進點小知識唷 

 

 

 

1. The Empire City 帝國城市

  

David Stravitz first printed this name in his photographic book titled New York, Empire City: 1920-1945. It represents New York City's wealth and resources. First president George Washington saw New York as the "seat of empire".

David Stravitz是第一個在他的出版畫冊當中,將紐約叫做帝國城市的人。這個名字代表了紐約市的財富和資源。美國第一任總統喬治華盛頓更把紐約稱作「帝王之座」。

 

 

2. The Big Apple 大蘋果

  

Jazz musicians called New York City "the Big Apple" in the 1920s and 1930s. They got the term from a horse track worker who said where to a horserace in NYC was referred to as the Big Apple.

20年代和30年代的時候,爵士樂音樂家們稱紐約市為大蘋果,他們主要是從那些馬道工作者口中得知當他們在談論紐約馬賽的時候總是說紐約市大蘋果。

 

 

3. The City that Never Sleeps 不眠之城

  

A New York City nickname popularized from lyrics in the song "New York, New York" by the one and only Frank Sinatra.

紐約這個稱號來自於Frank Sinatra的歌詞:紐約,紐約  

 

 

4. World's Biggest Urban Playground 全球最大的城市運動場

  

NYC was named this because immigrant children played stickball throughout the New York Streets in the 1930s.

紐約之所以會有這個綽號是因為在30年代的時候那些移民來的小孩在紐約的各個街頭打曲棍球

 

 

5. The Melting Pot 大熔爐

  

The term Melting Pot was first used in publication by Israel Zangwill in his play adapted from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet titled The Melting Pot in 1908.

這個詞彙最早被用到是在Israel Zangwill的戲劇當中,他從莎士比亞1908年的Romeo & Juliet當中截取了這個詞。

 

 

6. Manhattan 曼哈頓

  

Manhattan was the nickname used by the Algonquin Indians when the island was first settled by the Dutch in the 1620s. The name Manhattan was quickly adopted by thesettlers and today is the official name of the most famous borough.

1620曼哈頓島第一次被確定的時候,Algonquin Indians人引用了這個名字。隨後這個名字迅速被當地人所認同,今天曼哈頓已經是最有名的行政區了。

 

 

7. The City of Skyscrapers 摩天樓之城

  

New York City has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Many NYC buildings have had the honor of tallest in the world at one point.

紐約市擁有比全球任何城市都更多的高樓大廈,很多紐約的大樓都曾經有世界最高的美稱。

 

 

8. The Metropolis 大都會

 

Metropolis is the fictional name of the New York City clone in the comic book Superman.

稱號原由是超人漫畫─漫畫中的主城是紐約的克隆。

 

 

9. The Financial Hub 世界金融中心

 

With Wall Street leading the charge, New York City is the financial capital of the world. Enough said.

只要擁有華爾街,我們就可以說紐約就是全球的金融中心。

 

 

10. Gotham/Gotham City 高譚市

  

Washington Irving wrote a satire titled the Salmagundi Papers calling New York City the name Gotham in 1807. Batman and DC Comics took it from there.

看過蝙蝠俠的一定都認識這個名字吧!此稱就是來自於蝙蝠俠的漫畫喔。

 

 

不知道你們有猜到幾個呢?

以後別人若用了其他稱乎形容紐約,你也能一秒就聽懂唷

 

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