Couch surfing 沙發衝浪

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Rob 的房子正在進行裝修,不能住人。這麼一來,他得找個睡覺的地方。看上去他可能需要去朋友家 「couch surfing 沙發衝浪」。在本集節目中,我們將講解什麼是 「couch surfing」 以及它的用法。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎再次來到 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
And I’m Rob!

Feifei
如果你允許我對你的外貌評論一下的話,不是我說,你蓬頭垢面,早上出門前沒有洗漱嗎?

Rob
Feifei, things are a bit difficult at the moment. I’m having some work done on my house.

Feifei
你在裝修你們家房子。But Rob, has your hairbrush gone missing?

Rob
No! I’m just not living at home at the moment – I’m sleeping where anyone has a spare sofa. It was Neil’s house on Monday, Paul’s on Tuesday, Sam’s on Wednesday…

Feifei
I get it. You are couch surfing 「沙發衝浪」。

Rob
Yes – even though I don’t own a surfboard! But I am moving from one couch – or sofa – to another, which is a bit like surfing!

Feifei
在英語裡,我們可以用 「couch surfing 沙發衝浪」 來描述一個人因為沒有住所而到朋友或親戚家裡借宿,而且借宿時很可能是睡在沙發上,從而就得來了 「couch surfing」 這個說法。But no surfboard needed!

Rob
No, not unless you want to use one as a bed! Let’s hear some more examples.

Examples
Since I left university, I haven’t been able to find a job, so I’ve been couch surfing at my friends’ to try and save money.

I’ve been couch surfing around the world. It’s a great way to meet other people and it makes travelling affordable.

I’ve had an argument with my girlfriend so I’m moving out. Do you mind if I couch surf with you guys for a few weeks? Please!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》。在這集節目中,我們一起學習的地道說法是 「couch surfing」。它的意思是 「一個人因為沒有住所在別人家臨時借宿」。It’s not great if you haven’t got your own place to live in, but luckily for you, Rob, the work on your house is only temporary, and you’ll be back living at home soon.

Rob
Maybe not.

Feifei
Oh! Why’s that?

Rob
Well, the builder has found a lot of the woodwork to be rotten and it needs replacing – and that could take weeks. So I was wondering…

Feifei
你是想來我家借宿吧?The answer is no! I don’t want you carrying out the other meaning of couch surfing.

Rob
And what’s that?

Feifei
Couch surfing can sometimes mean just lying on the sofa watching TV or browsing the internet on your laptop.

Rob
Yeah, but I’d do the washing up.

Feifei
The answer is still no! Bye, Rob.

Rob
Bye, everyone.