Call it a day 收工

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主持人菲菲說她今天已經做了足夠多的工作,所以她打算 “call it a day”。同事 Rob 說一天有24個小時,菲菲才工作了八小時,所以還不能 “call it a day(收工)”。聽他們的對話,學習如何正確使用地道英語表達 “call it a day”。

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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。本文稿可能沒有體現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

Feifei
Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English with me, Feifei…

Rob
… and hello, it’s me, Rob.

Feifei
Have you had a busy day today?

Rob
Ah! I sure have. And there’s plenty more to do before home time!

Feifei
Well, after this programme, I think I’ll call it a day. I’ve got my yoga class to go to.

Rob
Call it a day? You’ve only been here seven hours and there are 24 hours in a day.

Feifei
I know that, Rob. But I’ve finished my work, so that’s my day finished! 我們用表達 “call it a day” 來表示 “到此為止,結束工作”。I’ve done my work, so I really must call it a day – I don’t want to miss my yoga class.

Rob
Haven’t you got time for some examples?

Feifei
Of course!

Examples
We’ve been working on this presentation for hours now. Let’s call it a day and carry on tomorrow.

Can we call it a day? We’ve been training since this morning – I’m exhausted.

It’s almost six o’clock, so let’s call it a day and carry on with the building work tomorrow.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 “地道英語” 節目。以上我們給大家舉例講解了在日常對話中 “call it a day” 的意思和用法。我們用 “call it a day” 來表示 “收工吧,今天就幹到這裡吧”—— let’s call it a day! Now, Rob, if you think you’ve done enough, why don’t you just call it a day?

Rob
I couldn’t possibly finish work now! I’m going to be working into the night.

Feifei
So, what are you doing that’s making you work so late?

Rob
Well, I volunteered to write some extra Authentic Real English scripts.

Feifei
Oh, don’t worry about that now, Rob. Call it a day and do it tomorrow.

Rob
OK, Feifei, if you say so. In that case, maybe I could join you at your yoga class?

Feifei
Sure, come along!

Rob
Great!