As if 才怪,沒影的事兒

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主持人 Roy 想向上級提出一些想法,來幫助大家提高工作效率。同事佳瑩卻覺得這些想法異想天開,不可能被批准,她用到了口語搭配 「as if」 —— 這是什麼意思?聽對話,學習用英語表達你不相信某人說的話或不認為某件事情會發生。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Roy
And hello, I’m Roy. I’ve just applied to be the new head of department. My main policy will be that everybody will be able to sing karaoke in the office, and there will be donkeys that deliver drinks to people! I think the senior management will think that’s a great idea and agree to all of my changes.

Jiaying
You think management would accept that much chaos which would damage productivity? As if!

Roy
As if what? You want an example? I don’t understand!

Jiaying
不是的。單獨使用搭配 「as if」,可以表示 「才怪,不是這樣」 或者 「沒影的事兒」。這是一個非正式的表達。

Roy
So you think they won’t accept my idea? That’s ridiculous. In fact, the senior management has agreed to hold a meeting in ten minutes. I think I’ll be head of department by the end of the day.

Jiaying
As if! No one will agree to that idea! We can talk about your meeting after these examples.

Examples
You think her second novel was better than her first? As if!

She thinks she could win the award for best short film. As if! It’s rubbish!

As if! I will never become president of the company!

Jiaying
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目。我們正在介紹搭配 「as if」 在口語中的含義和用法。我們可以用 「as if」 來表達不相信某件事情是真的,或覺得這件事情不可能發生,就像我們漢語裡說的 「才怪,沒影的事兒」。So, how did your meeting go?

Roy
Well, I arrived on the floor, but I think they’d given me the wrong floor number. Instead, the eighth floor is where all the rubbish in the building goes to get sorted. It’s strange because that’s also the place I’ve been told to send some of my other best ideas.

Jiaying
Maybe they were trying to tell you something by sending your work to the eighth floor where the rubbish goes!

Roy
As if! My ideas are great, and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I get promoted.

Jiaying
Well, actually, they’ve offered me the position. They liked the idea that by making people work four-day weeks, productivity would go up!

Roy
As if!

Jiaying
Sorry, Roy, but it’s true! Look!

Roy
I can’t believe it! So that means you’re my boss now? Now I can send all my great ideas to you!

Jiaying
I think you should just send them straight to the eighth floor. Bye!

Roy
Bye…