Big deal 沒什麼了不起!

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Rob 對他買到的打折餅乾感到非常興奮,但是菲菲卻不以為然,她說這是 「Big deal!」。不過 「big deal」 不是應該讓人感到興奮激動嗎?聽他們的對話,學習 「big deal」 這個口語表達的意思和用法。

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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。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob!

Feifei
Rob,你看上去一副自鳴得意的樣子。

Rob
I am. Look – biscuits!

Feifei
Rob 因為餅乾而很興奮!Hmm, are biscuits really that exciting?

Rob
Well, it’s not the actually the biscuits. It’s the price. I got five pence off the packet – a great discount, hey?

Feifei
餅乾打折,折後省了 5 便士,相當於 4 毛多錢?Big deal!

Rob
Well, yes, it is a big deal, Feifei – a big, big deal. By my calculations, it’s a five per cent discount. So every bite tastes better because it’s cheaper! Oh, hold on. You’re being sarcastic, aren’t you?

Feifei
I am. It’s a sarcastic phrase. 如果我們以諷刺的口氣對他人說 「Big deal!」,那麼實際上是在告訴對方 「沒什麼大不了!沒什麼了不起!」。So sorry, Rob. I’m not impressed!

Rob
It takes a lot to impress you, Feifei. How about some impressive examples?

Examples
A: Have you heard? We’re getting a one percent pay rise!
B: Big deal!

My brother said he completed the marathon in four hours. Big deal – I did it in three!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。在這集節目裡,我們教給大家的地道口語表達是 「Big deal!」。我們通常使用 「Big deal!」 來告訴別人,我們沒有覺得對方所說或所做的事情有什麼了不起的。當然,我們也可以用 「no big deal 沒關係」 來表示一件事情的結果沒有想像的那麼嚴重。來聽一個例句。

Example
Failing your driving test is no big deal. It happens to people all the time. You can try again next month.

Rob
So that’s 『no big deal’, but I think saving five pence off a packet of biscuits is a great deal. You know what people say – every penny counts.

Feifei
Rob, you’re making a big deal about this – that’s another use of 『big deal’. 如果一個人 「make a big deal about something」,意思就是說此人 「為一件事情大驚小怪,過分激動」。You are making a big fuss, Rob.

Rob
A big fuss? I bought 100 packets, Feifei, saving five pounds – that’s quite a deal, don’t you think?

Feifei
100 packets! That’s a bit extreme. You must really love biscuits. What sort are they?

Rob
Chocolate digestives.

Feifei
巧克力消化餅乾!My favourite! OK then, Rob, open them up and let’s start munching.

Rob
Ha! I can see you are impressed with my 『big deal’. Bye.

Feifei
Bye.