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Eat your words 承认自己说错了话

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摘要:地道英语Eat your words 承认自己说错了话Play video file[图片来源:Getty Images]内容简介菲菲烤了一个蛋糕,爱吃蛋糕的 Rob 听...

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Eat your words 承认自己说错了话

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内容简介

菲菲烤了一个蛋糕,爱吃蛋糕的 Rob 听说后很高兴。但当 Rob 听到蛋糕的食材是白菜和甜菜根的时候,他表示不想吃了。菲菲却对 Rob 说 “eat your words”。这到底是什么意思?听他们的对话。

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Feifei
大家好!欢迎收听 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。我是冯菲菲。

Rob
… and I’m Rob. Hey, Feifei, someone told me that you’ve been baking.

Feifei
Yes, I have. 我最近确实天天烤蛋糕。我知道你特别喜欢吃蛋糕。

Rob
Hmm… Oh, that’s great to hear – will there be anything for me to try, maybe?

Feifei
Maybe! I’ve been experimenting with a new vegan recipe that involves making a cake with cabbage and beetroot.

Rob
Cabbage and beetroot! Err.. yuck! That sounds disgusting – if you want someone to try it, don’t ask me!

Feifei
Oh, Rob, you’ll eat your words.

Rob
Eat my words? Hmm… I’m sure my words will taste better than a cabbage and beetroot cake.

Feifei
No, Rob! I mean you’ll regret saying that. 英语表达 “eat your words” 的字面意思是 “吃掉说出的话”,人们用这个表达来承认自己说错了话。And here are some more examples of people ‘eating their words’.

Examples
You said my coffee business wouldn’t work, but you’ll have to eat your words – it’s been a huge success.

Despite what I said, I’ll have to eat my words because my sister is now happily married to her first boyfriend.

You said I’d fail the exam, but I ended up with an A plus – you’ll have to eat your words now.

Feifei
这里是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。刚才我告诉 Rob 他要 “eat his words”,意思就是Rob 要 “承认自己说错话了”。So, Rob, how about trying my cake before you decide you don’t like it?

Rob
Oh, go on then. But I know I won’t like it.

Feifei
Here, try this.

Rob
Oh… are you sure you used cabbage and beetroot? This tastes like a normal cake.

Feifei
It is a normal cake – and I assume you like it?

Rob
Hmm… I must admit, I do. It’s inspired me to get baking – I’m off.

Feifei
Where are you going?

Rob
To bake a ‘word cake’ – so I can literally eat my words!

Feifei
Haha – very good. Good luck. Bye!

Rob
Bye.

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