Buyer’s remorse 買家懊悔

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你是否曾經買過一件昂貴的東西,買的時候非常喜歡,買過後就無比後悔呢?別擔心,並不是只有你這樣。這不,Neil 和你一樣,在買了一雙價格不菲的鞋子後,著實體會了一把 「buyer’s remorse」 的感覺。聽菲菲和 Neil 的對話,學習 「buyer’s remorse」 的意思和用法。

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Feifei
Hi Neil. 腳上這雙新鞋很不錯嘛!

Neil
Really, Feifei? I’m not so sure about them.

Feifei
They look cool. 橙色的鞋很有個性!

Neil
You’re just being nice. I’ve decided buying orange shoes was a bad move. I look stupid.

Feifei
Were they expensive?

Neil
Very expensive.

Feifei
Oh, you know what? I think you’re suffering from buyer’s remorse!

Neil
I suppose I do regret buying them.

Feifei
「Buyer’s remorse」 就是這集 「地道英語」 節目中要教給大家的表達。「Buyer’s remorse」 的字面意思是 「買家懊悔」,它被用來描述一種特殊的遺憾、後悔的情緒。這種情緒通常在有大筆支出時出現,比如購買了房子、車之後,認為自己做了一個錯誤的決定,從而有了 「buyer’s remorse」 買家懊悔情緒。

Neil
Yes, that sounds right! Have you ever felt it?

Feifei
Yes, after I bought my new bike. Thankfully, the feeling passed. I love my bike now. Listen to these examples.

Examples
A: I made a terrible decision buying this house. It’s in a bad location and it needs a lot of repairs. What was I thinking?
B: Sounds like buyer’s remorse, my friend. Relax. The repairs aren’t serious and it only takes five minutes to get to the train station.

A: Lovely new car!
B: Thanks, but I’m feeling terrible buyer’s remorse right now. It was so expensive. What if I lose my job?

A: Why did I order lobster soup? Your potato soup was half the price, and it’s tastier.
B: I know the feeling – I always order the wrong thing and then get some serious buyer’s remorse. Let’s share.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這集節目裡,我們教給大家的表達是 「buyer’s remorse」。So, Neil. Are you feeling any better now?

Neil
You know, the funny thing is, I bought these shoes to cheer myself up!

Feifei
Oh, a bit of retail therapy, was it? Buying something to make yourself feel happier. It doesn’t always work!

Neil
Sadly not.

Feifei
Hey, aren’t they running shoes?

Neil
Yes.

Feifei
Well, how about this for a crazy idea: go for a run in them! That will make you feel better.

Neil
You’re probably right, as always, Feifei!

Feifei
And by the way, I do think they look great. Orange suits you.

Neil
Oh, thanks. I guess they are pretty… unique.

Both
Bye.