Give me credit 稱讚表揚我的功勞

Learn a phrase that's full of praise. You won't need a credit card to use this one

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Li offers to buy Rob something using her credit card – but Rob’s looking for another type of credit. What can it be? Join them in this programme to hear another English phrase in use.

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Li
大家好,歡迎收聽《地道英語》,我是楊莉…

Rob
And me Rob. So Li, here we are, shopping again… what is it you’re going to buy today?

Li
Me? No, I thought you wanted to buy something – you said to me this morning ‘give me credit’ – so here we are, all my credit cards, including my gold one – impressive hey?

Rob
Yes. But Li, I didn’t actually mean…

Li
(Interrupts) … So I’ll buy something on my credit card and you can pay me back later – Rob 說他需要 credit,所以我就提出讓他用我的信用卡來買他的東西,日後他可以把錢還給我就行了 – that’s ‘giving you credit’ – right?

Rob
Err, wrong Li. Although it’s a nice idea – ‘to give me credit’ means give me praise or appreciation for something I’ve done. And this morning I walked the dog, washed the car, did the shopping, and I still got to work at 9 o’clock – so please – give me credit!

Li
I see. 原來,這里的 credit 和信用卡沒關系,它的意思是“功勞”,那麼 give me credit 可以翻譯為“認可或給一些贊揚和稱許”,因為我的做了那麼多好事。Let’s hear some more examples of this phrase…

Examples

  • We must give credit to our sponsors who helped pay for this new building.
  • I’ll give her credit for her beautiful handwriting, but the answers she gave in the test were all wrong!
  • Give me credit – I worked all night to get the project finished!

Li
現 在我明白了 to give someone credit 就是“稱讚表揚”。I get the word ‘credit’ now Rob. This phrase has nothing to do with money so I’ll put my credit cards away – I’m not going to give you financial credit or credit in terms of praise.

Rob
No praise? Why’s that?

Li
你 別騙人了,我才不會表揚你呢 – you didn’t really walk the dog because you haven’t got one – the car is still dirty – and I did all the shopping, not you。所以沒出力氣就別搶功!

Rob
What?

Li
Don’t take the credit for something you haven’t done.

Rob
OK. Well – here’s another phrase for you – give credit where it’s due…

Li
Meaning?

Rob
You should at least acknowledge the things I have done – like turning up at the studio today to record this programme!

Li
Rob – you are a credit to the BBC!

Rob
Ahh, thanks Li. Err… any chance I could borrow your credit card now?

Both
Bye!

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