To vanish into thin air 消失得無影無蹤

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菲菲帶了自己烘烤的蛋糕到辦公室,準備和大家分享。她放下蛋糕,先去沖了杯咖啡,可一轉眼,蛋糕不見了!Rob 能解開蛋糕丟失的謎團嗎?聽他們的對話,學習一個描述物品或人 「消失得無影無蹤」 的地道表達。

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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。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob.

Feifei
Rob, would you mind wiping those crumbs from your mouth?

Rob
Oh, sorry!

Feifei
Do you know, it’s very strange. I made a cake a last night and brought it into work today to share with you.

Rob
Oh, that’s very kind…

Feifei
Yes, but it seems to have vanished into thin air.

Rob
Well, you’re a magician – you’ve made a cake disappear?

Feifei
No, Rob. I mean it’s mysteriously and suddenly disappeared. 短語 「vanish into thin air」 的意思是一個物體或人突然神秘地消失得無影無蹤,好比煙消雲散。You haven’t seen the cake, have you, Rob?

Rob
Er, no, Feifei – no sign of your 『disappearing’ cake.

Feifei
OK, well, let’s hear some examples of this phrase – let’s hope they haven’t suddenly disappeared!

Examples
I can’t remember where I’ve parked the car! I think it’s vanished into thin air.

Have you seen the boss? Someone important needs to talk to him but I can’t find him anywhere.  It’s like he’s vanished into thin air!

Has anyone seen my glasses? They’ve vanished into thin air!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我們正在教給大家的表達是 「vanish into thin air」。它可以描述一個人或物體突然間神秘地消失得無影無蹤。So any sign of my cake?

Rob
Err, no, no.

Feifei
Very odd. I put it on my desk this morning and went to make a cup of coffee and when I returned, it had gone.

Dan
Great cake, Rob! Thanks for sharing it. I hope you’ll be baking again soon! Ha, see ya!

Feifei
Rob!

Rob
Sorry, Feifei. It was so tempting, so delicious, so I thought…

Feifei
So you thought you’d eat it?

Rob
Well, it helped us demonstrate today’s phrase.

Feifei
There’s just one thing I want to vanish into thin air.

Rob
And what’s that?

Feifei
You, Rob! Now I’m off to bake a cake – for me.

Rob
See ya! Oh, she’s gone.