An old hand 英國人也說“老手”

A handy phrase!

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Neil 在和菲菲一起錄音,他說菲菲可以“邊倒立 standing on her head 邊主持節目”,而且有一只“很老的手 an old hand”。這也太沒禮貌了!其實,Neil 用這個看似失禮的非正式說法真正想表達的卻是稱讚。 一起來學習“an old hand”這個和人的“經驗、技巧”有關的常用說法。

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(關於台詞的備註: 請注意這不是廣播節目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能沒有完整呈現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

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

Neil
And I’m Neil. Hey Feifei, shouldn’t we be celebrating?

Feifei
慶祝?我們為什麼要慶祝啊? Why?

Neil
Haven’t we presented a hundred of these Authentic Real English programmes together?

Feifei
A hundred? Oh no, we’ve done way more than that. I could present these programmes standing on my head!

Neil
Oh, that I would love to see!

Feifei
Not literally – I mean do it easily, without difficulty. 在英語裡,我們用表達“standing on your head 倒立”來指“做某事輕而易舉,毫不費力”,但並不是說我真的要一邊“拿大頂”,一邊錄節目。

Neil
I know that Feifei, but you probably could present this programme standing on your head because you’re an old hand at it.

Feifei
Excuse me? 竟然說我的手看起來很老,簡直太沒禮貌了!How rude!

Neil
Don’t worry, I wasn’t referring to your hands – they look lovely. If you are an old hand at doing something, it means you are very skilled and experienced. It was a compliment!

Feifei
Oh right, thanks. 所以,“an old hand”其實是一句用來稱讚別人的話,相當于漢語中說的“老手”。如果我說某個人是“an old hand”,其實是在誇這個人做某事非常熟練、富有經驗。下面我們來聽一聽這個表達在實際會話中的應用。

Examples
Let’s get Mike in to solve our IT problem, shall we? He’s an old hand at fixing computers.

Miguel is an old hand at map reading so let’s make him the leader on our mountain trek.

I can see you’re an old hand at project management. It would have taken me days to create a spreadsheet like that!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。這次我們要學習的道地表達是“an old hand”,它用來形容一個人精通于做某事,或者描述一個人是某個行當的“老手”。

Neil
It’s a handy phrase, isn’t it! But come on, Feifei, you are such ‘an old hand’, why not have a go at really presenting standing on your head?

Feifei
OK, Neil, as you’re paying me a compliment. Here goes… oh, give a hand…Ouch!

Neil
Are you OK? I think you should stick to doing what you are most skilled and experienced at.

Feifei
You mean not listening to your silly suggestions.

Neil
I’m an old hand at making silly suggestions, Feifei!

Feifei
Hmmm, let’s forget our celebration, shall we! Bye!

Neil
Bye.

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