On fire 讓人 「著火」 的表達

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Neil 說自己今天的狀態非常好,寫了兩篇稿子,剪輯了三個視頻,還成功拿到了一個新項目,可謂攻無不克、戰無不勝。菲菲誇他的這種狀態是 「on fire」,不過這可嚇壞了 Neil ,難道大樓裡 「著火了」?聽他們的對話,學習短語 「on fire」的意思和用法。

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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! How are you today, Feifei?

Feifei
Yes, I’m well, thanks. Is everything OK with you, Neil? You seem very smug!

Neil
Uh! I’m doing great! I’ve had a very busy, but very productive day – my most recent video has reached 100,000 views, and my new project has been commissioned by a major TV company. I’ve also recorded and edited three videos, written two scripts and now I’m here in the studio recording with you.

Feifei
Wow! You’re on fire today, Neil!

Neil
What? Fire? Where? Put it out! Where’s the extinguisher? Evacuate the building!

Feifei
Woah woah woah! 樓裡沒著火,你別亂喊!「On fire」 是一個常用的英語表達,這個你應該是知道的!

Neil
Phew! Thank goodness! I thought you were saying I was burning!

Feifei
Really, Neil? Just take a breath and think before acting! When someone has had a string of successes, we can say they are 『on fire’.

Neil
Ah, I get it – shall we give some examples?

Examples
I can’t believe my team have won ten games in a row! They’re on fire.

My friend is taking two extra classes and I thought she’d be exhausted by now – but she’s on fire! She’s getting really good grades in every subject.

The actor was on fire in the early 2000s, but his recent performances haven’t been to the same standard.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。在這集節目裡,我們教給大家的這個短語看似危險,但實際相反。On fire 這個短語的本意是 「起火,著火」,但英國人在日常對話中也用它來描述一個人狀態非常好,表現極佳、攻無不克、戰無不勝,就好像 「火力全開」,根本停不下來。

Neil
That’s right, Feifei – so for example, I’ve been on fire this month – I exceeded all my targets at work and earned a bonus for my success!

Feifei
That’s great, Neil – congratulations! Your work is on fire!

Neil
Hmm, not quite, Feifei! That would mean my scripts are burning! Remember, you can only use this expression to describe the person or people who are experiencing success.

Feifei
Oh yes, that’s right. 記住,我們只可以說一個人或一組人 「on fire」,不能說一件事情 「on fire」。So we can say a footballer is on fire if he has scored lots of goals, but we can’t say his football is on fire.

Neil
That’s 100% right, Feifei. It seems we’re both on fire today!

Feifei
I couldn’t agree more, Neil! Join us again for more Authentic Real English. Bye!

Neil
Bye!