Fib 說瞎話 撒小謊

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有時候,一個善意的小謊話 「a fib」 可能無傷大雅。這不,Rob 明明搭火車上班,但偏說瞎話,告訴菲菲他是因為坐公共汽車,所以上班遲到了。他為什麼要撒謊呢?聽他們的對話,學習 「fib」 這個詞的用法。

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Feifei
大家好,這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。我的搭檔 Rob 似乎又遲到了……

Rob
Yeah, don’t worry. Here I am! Yes, really sorry. That bus was really slow.

Feifei
Hmmm… Bad on the roads today, huh?

Rob
Terrible traffic.

Feifei
That’s funny, because I took the train in this morning… and I saw you at the other end of the carriage…

Rob
Err, OK. Yes, sorry. Yes. I took the train, not the bus. Little fib there.

Feifei
Why would you want to fib about that? 不過沒關係,這正好給了我們一個絕佳的機會來給大家講講 「fib」 和 「fibbing」 的意思和用法。You are very good at fibbing, Rob.

Rob
OK, yes, to fib is to tell a small lie, nothing too serious. Like giving a false reason for being late. Come on, Feifei, you do it too!

Feifei
I’m always on time! Well, almost always. 我還是來講講 「fib」 的意思吧!它既可以作動詞,也可以作名詞。作動詞的意思是 「撒小謊,說瞎話」;作名詞時的意思是 「小謊」,比如:a little fib,tell a little fib 說個小謊。下面,咱們來一起聽三個例句。

Examples
Marty fibbed that he was going to study at his friend Lucio’s house, when in fact they went to see a movie.

While watching the horror scenes, Marty was so scared he had to close his eyes. But after the film he fibbed that he was not frightened at all.

Marty told Lucio that he knew the main actor from the movie, but that was just another fib. In fact Marty had just met the actor for five seconds and taken a quick selfie together.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。上面我們給大家分別舉例講解了 「fib」 作動詞和名詞時的用法。So anyway, I’m still a bit confused about why you had to fib about being late?

Rob
Oh, I just had something to do before coming into the office.

Feifei
Really? That sounds mysterious.

Rob
Not really. I wanted to go to a shop.

Feifei
Do tell me why.

Rob
OK, OK. Well, it was going to be a surprise, but I wanted to buy you a little cake, because it’s your birthday today and I can’t come to your party later.

Feifei
Oh, that’s so sweet. Though you know, it’s not really my birthday today.

Rob
What?

Feifei
Yes. It’s on Saturday. Sorry, a little fib there. I told everyone it was my birthday today so they would be more likely to come to my party.

Rob
Oh, right. Very sneaky! No worries. Enjoy the cake anyway. Bye.

Feifei
Yum. Bye.