Leaves a bad taste in your mouth “嘴裡留下怪味” 的意思是什麼?

How can a delicious restaurant leave a bad taste in the mouth? Learn an expression about bad experiences.
Great food but a bad taste.

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Neil 說他很餓,想去試試辦公室旁邊新開的一家賣雞肉的餐館。菲菲說她已經去過那家館子了,對它的評價是飯菜的味道不錯,但 “it left a bad taste in her mouth”。這是什麼意思?聽他們的對話,學習一個描述糟糕經歷的表達。

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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 hungry – I mean Neil. Feifei, why did you book this studio recording session at midday? I’m starving. Do you fancy going for lunch? I’ve heard that new chicken restaurant just down the road is excellent – mmm…

Feifei
Hmm, not sure about that.

Neil
Oh? Have you been there before?

Feifei
Yes, and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Neil
Oh, really? So the food’s bad? Everyone says it’s great!

Feifei
Well, the food was great…

Neil
Eh? The food was great but it left a bad taste in your mouth? I don’t understand!

Feifei
Let me explain. 如果一件事情或一個經歷 “leaves a bad taste in your mouth”,那麼這個事情就給你留下了不愉快的記憶。

Neil
Oh, I see. So what went wrong?

Feifei
The bill was twice as much as it should have been!

Neil
Ah, I get it now. We use the expression it ‘leaves a bad taste in your mouth’ when we have a negative experience and feel bad or angry about it afterwards – like being ripped off in a restaurant!

Feifei
Come on, Neil. Let’s hear some examples. Then we can go for lunch – somewhere that doesn’t rip me off!

Examples
I refuse to go back to that hotel. They were so rude, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

When my boss sent me that angry email last thing on Friday, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

It left a bad taste in my mouth when I got fined for going just one mile an hour over the speed limit!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。我剛才用表達 “leave a bad taste in someone’s mouth” 描述了我去辦公室附近一家餐館的用餐經歷。但 Neil 不明白為什麼 “leave a bad taste” 其實和食物的味道之間沒有任何關係。

Neil
We use the expression it ‘leaves a bad taste in your mouth’ when we have a negative experience and feel bad or angry about it afterwards. So, is it time for lunch?

Feifei
Yes, Neil! I really want you to come and try that new tofu place. The food is just delicious and the service is excellent!

Neil
So, will it leave a good taste in my mouth?

Feifei
It sure will! Bye.

Neil
Bye.

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