中英對照讀新聞》Gen-Z is now spending more than it did before the pandemic Z世代現在比這場大流行疫情發生前花更多錢


2021/06/30 05:30

◎管淑平

OK boomer, you may have money, but you’re not spending it.

好啦,老人,你們或許有錢,但是你們不花錢。

Younger consumers, even though they have less saved than older Americans, are the ones opening their wallets as the U.S. economy recovers.

在美國經濟復甦之際,年輕一輩的消費者儘管存款比老一輩的人還少,卻是掏出荷包花錢的一群人。

Millennials and members of Generation Z are spending even more than they did before the pandemic as vaccines proliferate around the world, American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Steve Squeri said during a virtual investor conference.

隨著疫苗在全球普及,千禧世代和Z世代現在比疫情前花更多錢,「美國運通」公司執行長史奎利在一場投資人視訊會議上說。

"We assumed there was such pent-up demand - not only for travel, but such a pent-up demand for consumer goods - that the U.S. recovery would be like it is right now," Squeri said.

「我們之前就推測會有這種被壓抑的潛在需求——不僅是對旅遊,也是對消費性商品的需求被壓抑——讓美國經濟復甦會如現在所見」,史奎利說。

"They’re at "125% spending of what their pre-Covid levels were in 2019." (Bloomberg)

「他們現在花的錢,是疫情前的2019年的125%。」(彭博)

新聞辭典

boomer:俚語,二次世界大戰後嬰兒潮世代。OK boomer,年輕人反諷前一代人的網路迷因。例句:The pandemic has forced baby boomers to rethink their retirement plans.(這場疫情已迫使嬰兒潮世代三思退休計畫。)

proliferate:動詞,大量激增,普及。例句:Mobile games have proliferated in the last five years.(過去5年手機遊戲大量湧現。)

pent-up:形容詞,被壓抑的。例句:You need to release your pent-up emotions.(你需要宣洩壓抑的情緒。)

  • 五月東京街頭的人。(路透檔案照)

    五月東京街頭的人。(路透檔案照)