A steal 物美價廉就像是白送的

Have you paid very little money for something normally expensive? Learn an expression for when you find a bargain.

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Neil shows up with a very sophisticated mobile phone and he plays a joke on Feifei. He said it was ‘a steal’. Will he be arrested? Listen to the programme to find out. 
Neil 手裡拿著部新款手機和Feifei開玩笑說手機是 “a steal”。手機要是偷來的,Neil 會不會被抓?預知結局,且聽節目錄音。

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(關於台詞的備註: 這不是廣播節目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能沒有完整呈現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

Feifei
大家好,歡迎收聽《道地英語》。我是馮菲菲…

Neil
… and me Neil. Hello!

Feifei
Neil, what a nice mobile phone you have with you! Wow! Very flashy! Gold colour!

Neil
It’s brilliant! The battery lasts a long time. It’s got loads of memory, has plenty of room for apps, pictures, videos… The camera is great too!

Feifei
It must have cost you a fortune!

Neil
Not at all, it was a steal!

Feifei
A steal? 偷來的手機?Neil!!!! Oh, you shouldn’t have done that! You are such a nice guy, why would you do something like that? You could have taken out a loan to buy it or something… but…

Neil
What do you mean? (Sound of a police car siren)

Feifei
They are here, they’ve come for you!

Neil
No, that was just a sound effect! I’m just having a joke with you. I’m not going to be arrested. In English, when you say something is ‘a steal’ you mean it’s a bargain – so cheap that it is almost as if you haven’t paid anything for it.

Feifei
你可真會聊天!原來在英語裡,當人們覺得一件東西買得又值又特別便宜的時候就可以說它是個 steal,就好像是白送的 。這是個很口語化的表達,在使用時要注意語境和場合。

Neil
Sorry Feifei, it was just a joke. Let’s hear examples of how this expression is used.

Examples
I got this designer shirt in the sales at £100 cheaper than the original price. It’s a steal.

This is the latest model, sir. You won’t find this new computer cheaper in any other shop in the high street. It’s a steal!

Neil
See?

Feifei
嗯,現在我完全明白這個詞的用法了。

Neil
So as I was saying my phone was so cheap… My phone!!! Where is it?! I had it just here! Where has it gone?

Feifei
Yeah, where is it? It was right here…

Neil
Yeah! Now I really do need to call the police! (Sound of a police car siren)

Feifei
No, you don’t. Your phone is here! I hid it when you got distracted.

Neil
Nice one, Feifei. Revenge for my joke at the beginning. And for the listeners – don’t steal anything. ‘It’s a steal’ is just an expression.

Both
Bye!

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