字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 122. The noun phrase today is love bite. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A love bite is also referred to as a hickey. Yeah. Sometimes I even think I hear hickey more , but you may hear both. Either love bite or Hickey. This is a small red mark left on someone's skin, typically the neck. You always see it on the neck. That's the most common place. It is caused by someone lightly biting or sucking on the surface of the skin., in a passionate way, usually during lovemaking or making out or something like that. It tends to be more common among very, very young lovers. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of the name love bite is obvious because it is a mark usually caused by lovemaking. The origin of hickey is a little less clear. It could be connected to an old use or an old meaning that we don't really use anymore. You know, of hickey meaning pimples. So at one time, hickey actually meant a pimple or an inflated elevation on the skin. Those, those meanings have kind of faded away, but a love bite part is what still remains. All right. And here's just three examples of this. Example. number one. Sarah is wearing a scarf today because she is trying to cover up some love bites she got on a date with her boyfriend. Yeah. So that's one way that especially if a girl got love bites maybe she'll try to find some way to cover it up. And if you really ... if makeup cannot do it or something like that well maybe just wear a scarf that day. So you had better hope it is just during cooler weather. Or number two here. Trying to see if you know if some powder or makeup can cover your love bite. So that's another way. If the love bites are lighter, you might be able to get away with just some powder or makeup might be able to cover them. Or number three here. Love bites will usually naturally go away in about a week or so. That's what they say. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.