It’s like riding a bike 像騎自行車一樣,學過就忘不了

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你會騎自行車嗎?騎自行車這項本領,一旦學會,就再也忘不了。在本集節目中,Neil 用地道表達 「like riding a bike」 做比喻,描述自己的攀岩本領。攀岩和騎自行車之間有什麼關係?聽對話,學習一個新的實用表達。

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

Neil
And I’m Neil. Hello, everybody.

Feifei
哎,我聽同事們說你週末過得不錯啊。

Neil
That I did! I went away this weekend to do some rock climbing!

Feifei
How exciting! I didn’t think that would be your kind of thing!

Neil
What are you saying, Feifei? That I’m not in good shape? Well, OK, fair point. It has been a long time since I’ve been rock climbing, but I used to go all the time. I may not have the stamina any more, but I still have the technique. It was like riding a bike.

Feifei
What? You rode a bike while climbing? Or did you carry the bike up with you? What are you talking about, Neil?!

Neil
No, I was struggling to pull myself up the rocks, never mind a bike! What I meant is that it’s a skill I will always have and always remember.

Feifei
原來,「It’s like riding a bike.」 這個說法實際所表達的意思是 「學過的東西就忘不了」。好比學騎自行車,只要學會了,不管多久不騎,都不會忘記怎麼騎。咱們來聽幾個使用了 「It’s like riding a bike.」 的例句。

Examples
Though it’s been a while since I made a video, I managed to do it easily – it was like riding a bike.

I used to do a lot of baking with my mother as a child, and recently I’ve got back into it. It’s like riding a bike really.

I know it’s been a long time since you’ve done any knitting, but honestly, it’s like riding a bike.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。本集節目中教給大家的表達是 「It’s like riding a bike.」。它用 「像騎自行車一樣」 作比喻,說明一項技能只要學會了,就永遠不會忘記。So Neil said that rock climbing, an activity he used to do all the time, was like riding a bike.

Neil
That’s right, Feifei – it was difficult because it was tiring, but I remembered with ease how to tie the ropes and all the best techniques. The idea is that once you’ve learnt to do something, like riding a bike, you will never forget that skill.

Feifei
Well, it seems that setting up the studio is not like riding a bike for you, Neil. The volume in my headphones is way too loud!

Neil
Oh dear, I think I’d best get away from here as fast as I can before Feifei gets really mad! Where’s my bike…? Thanks for joining us, everyone!

Feifei
Goodbye!