Words in the news: Week of Nov.20

Words in the news: Week of Nov.20

You have probably heard these news terms being discussed in the papers or on TV. Here is how to use them in English:

1. 妄想症 - delusional disorder
A single mother who was suffering from a delusional disorder refused to send her daughter to school for two years.

2. 涉嫌侵權 - allegedly copyright-infringing
Google received a request from Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department to remove 377 YouTube videos for containing allegedly copyright-infringing material.

3. 入息中位 - median salary
The median salary of Hong Kong's top earners is HK$88,800 a month, 26.1 times the poorest 10 per cent, figures show.

4. 入侵性療程 - invasive procedures
Consumers were talked into having expensive, invasive procedures - including laser treatments and injections - the safety and effectiveness of which they knew little about.

5. 拉布 - filibuster
Pan-democrats plan to filibuster when lawmakers decide on the funding for a HK$2,200 old-age living allowance.

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