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Promises, promises! 信口开河地保证

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摘要:地道英语Promises, promises! 信口开河地保证Play video file[图片来源:Getty Images]内容简介主持人 Neil 保证一定会给佳莹买生日...

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Promises, promises! 信口开河地保证

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主持人 Neil 保证一定会给佳莹买生日礼物,但佳莹却半信半疑,为什么她总把 “promises(承诺,保证)” 这个词挂在嘴边?听两个人的对话,学习一个用来表示不相信某人承诺的地道英语说法。

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Jiaying
大家好,欢迎收听 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。With you, Neil…

Neil
… and you, Jiaying. And today, Jiaying, as it’s your birthday, I’m going to make the coffee…

Jiaying
But…

Neil
No, I insist. And I’m going to buy the biscuits – not the cheap ones this time…

Jiaying
真的吗?Hmm, promises, promises!

Neil
That’s right – two promises – make the coffee and buy nice biscuits – it is your birthday after all.

Jiaying
When I said ‘promises, promises’, I was being sarcastic!

Neil
Oh!

Jiaying
当我们连着说 “promises, promises” 的时候,意思是某人 “只会信口开河地作出保证”,以讽刺地表达不相信这个人承诺的事情。不好意思,Neil,我刚才是用 “promises, promises” 来表示不相信你会给我买咖啡和饼干。Let’s hear some examples…

Examples
Promises, promises! The plumber said he’d be here at 8am – but he isn’t.

A: Next time, I will remember to bring some money to pay for dinner.
B: Promises, promises!

My boyfriend says he’ll take me to Venice for a mini break. Promises, promises!

Jiaying
你正在收听的是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。我们在介绍表达 “promises, promises”,用来讽刺地说某人 “信口开河地作出保证”,表达不相信这个人许下的承诺。So, Neil, what about this coffee and biscuits you’re getting – are they ready yet?

Neil
Well, I haven’t got much time at the moment, and I need to borrow some money to buy the biscuits.

Jiaying
Like I said, promises, promises! But it doesn’t matter, I’ve been trying to tell you that it’s not my birthday today.

Neil
Oh! Why didn’t you say! Well, when it is your birthday, I will make the coffee and buy the biscuits.

Jiaying
Not the cheap ones?

Neil
No, the expensive ones. I promise!

Jiaying
Really?

Neil
Yep, I never break a promise.

Jiaying
OK, Neil. I believe you. Bye for now.

Neil
Bye!

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