Down/up for something 樂意參與某事

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在談論方向時,單詞 「up」 和 「down」 一個指 「上」,一個指 「下」。但 「up for something」 和 「down for something」 卻可以表達同樣的含義,即 「樂意、願意做某事」。聽主持人 Neil 和佳瑩的對話,學習這兩個搭配的意思和用法。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎來到 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Neil
… and me, Neil. Hey, Jiaying, would you like to play some games online with me?

Jiaying
Sure thing – I’m down for that!

Neil
Oh, I’m sorry to hear that – why are you so sad?

Jiaying
Neil,不是的。我說的是 「I’m down for it」,意思是 「我願意參與這項活動」。So, I’m down for some online gaming! 我想和你一起打網遊!

Neil
Ah, got you! You can say 『up for something’ or 『down for something’ to mean that you want to do it. When 『up’ or 『down’ are followed by the preposition 『for’, it changes the meaning. I got confused, because 『I’m down’ can mean that you’re sad.

Jiaying
沒錯!因為 「down」 這個詞還有 「情緒低落,不高興」 的意思,怪不得 Neil 剛才還以為我在說自己心情不好呢。

Neil
Well, I hope you’re going to be nice when we play – I’m not up for losing!

Jiaying
Sorry, Neil, I was born to win! Let’s talk more about it after these examples.

Examples
I’m up for meeting up later, but it will have to be after work. I have a lot to do today.

Steve isn’t up for going to that restaurant as he doesn’t like spicy food. I think he’d be down for that vegetarian place.

I wasn’t really down for going to the cinema. I’ve been isolating at home.

Jiaying
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我們剛剛給大家介紹了搭配 「up for something」 和 「down for something」 的意思和用法,它們都表示 「對做某事感興趣」 或者 「樂意、願意做某事」。

Neil
You can also use 『I’m game’ to say the same thing! For example, 『I’m game for meeting up tonight!』

Jiaying
That’s right. In fact, I’m down for adding 『I’m game’ to my vocabulary.

Neil
Very funny, Jiaying! I really enjoy our banter at work. I’m always up for hearing some of your jokes!

Jiaying
And I’m always game for making you laugh!

Neil
Well, I think I better start looking for some more prepositions before we overteach 『up’ and 『down’.

Jiaying
Good idea! See you next time! Bye, Neil!

Neil
Bye.