A walk in the park 輕而易舉的事

Is walking in the park easy? It can be if you learn this phrase!
An easy expression.

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這是 Neil 第一次參加在公園跑步的活動。菲菲以為他要走完全程,但 Neil 其實只是在用一個表達來比喻在公園裡跑步這件事 “非常簡單、容易”。本集《道地英語》介紹一個用來談論事情難度低的英語說法。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎來到 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。我是馮菲菲。

Neil
And I’m Neil. Hey, thanks for joining me today, Feifei.

Feifei
No problem, Neil. I wanted to give you my support for your first run in the park! 你第一次在公園裡跑步,我這不是給你來加油、打氣嗎!

Neil
Well, this run in the park is only five kilometres.

Feifei
I know, but you’re not particularly fit and you haven’t done much training.

Neil
Oh, don’t worry about that – this will be a walk in the park!

Feifei
Err. Neil 想要 “在公園裡走路 walk in the park”,但他可是來跑步的,光走路怎麼行!Neil, this is a run, a run in the park!

Neil
I have no intention of walking – it’s just an expression that means it’s easy to do, especially compared to other activities.

Feifei
啊…原來,“a walk in the park” 是一個表達,它用來比喻事情 “非常簡單,輕而易舉地就能完成”,就好像在公園裡散步一樣容易。I’m glad to hear that because it’s just about to start – let’s hope you really do find it easy!

Neil
Don’t worry, I will have finished by the time you hear these examples.

Examples
I’ve been studying for so long. This exam should be a walk in the park.

Oh, don’t worry about me. I’ve trekked in the Himalayas. This hill will be a walk in the park!

The job at the bank will be a walk in the park – you studied economics at university!

Feifei
歡迎回到 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。剛剛,Neil 用到了 “a walk in the park” 這個說法來形容在公園裡跑步這項活動 “特別簡單、容易”,尤其是和跑整個馬拉松比起來,那簡直小菜一碟。But where is Neil now?

Neil
…here I am. Oh, that was hard.

Feifei
So that run wasn’t a walk in the park, then? That’s a shame.

Neil
Why’s that?

Feifei
Well, I thought that if running in the park was too easy, you could train for next year’s London Marathon. It’s over 42 kilometres – that would be no walk in the park.

Neil
Err, can we just park that idea, please?!

Feifei
“Park an idea” 這個說法的意思是 “先把這個想法放在一邊”,指以後再來談論或處理某件事。

Neil
Anyway, I’m gonna do another activity to keep me fit and healthy.

Feifei
Oh, yes? What’s that?

Neil
Walking. In the park!

Feifei
Good idea. Bye!

Neil
Bye.

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