Goldilocks 金鳳花姑娘的 「恰到好處」

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菲菲和 Neil 去餐館吃飯。菲菲挑三揀四,連坐在哪裡都決定不了。Neil 因此很生氣,說菲菲是 「Goldilocks」 金鳳花姑娘。但這和一個傳統童話故事中的小女孩有什麼關係呢?果斷來學習這個詞語的用法吧!

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Feifei
So this is it, Neil – the cafe I wanted to try for breakfast.

Neil
Looks lovely, Feifei! Let’s get a table.

Feifei
How about this one by the window?

Neil
Great.

Feifei
Oh, nah, bit too bright. How about this one in the corner?

Neil
Looks good.

Feifei
Bit too dark. And this one is close to the coffee machine… Err, bit too noisy. Erm, what about…?

Neil
Feifei. Are you going to keep Goldilocksing all day? Or can we actually order some breakfast?!

Feifei
Goldilocksing? 你是說童話中的 Goldilocks 「金鳳花姑娘」 嗎?啊,我懂你的意思了。Sorry, Neil.

Neil
Yes, let’s just sit right here while I explain. The phrase comes from a fairy tale about a little girl called Goldilocks. One day she finds an empty house in the forest. In the kitchen, there are three bowls of porridge. She tries them one by one. The first one is too hot, the second one is too cold, and the third one is just right.

Feifei
「Goldilocks」 金鳳花姑娘總是需要花很長的時間來作出任何選擇。Oh, and then she chooses a chair to sit on, doesn’t she?

Neil
Yes, and that takes a long time too. And finally she sees three beds… and takes a long time to choose which one to sleep in!

Feifei
所以,你的意思是我就像金鳳花姑娘一樣——慢慢地決定坐在哪裡,試圖找到最完美的那個座位。

Neil
Exactly. And I’m hungry. And you know what happens to Goldilocks?

Feifei
Yes, I do. 金鳳花姑娘闖入的房子是三隻熊的家。三隻熊回家的時候金鳳花姑娘正在酣酣大睡。OK, let’s play some examples, while we start looking at the menu. It might take… a long time.

Examples
Ling, can you stop Goldilocksing and just decide what to drink? Happy hour is almost finished!

Juan took a Goldilocks approach to decorating his apartment – everything had to be just right.

They say our planet is in the Goldilocks zone – it’s not too hot and not too cold to support life. It’s just the right temperature.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。這集節目中,我們在一起學習 「Goldilocks」 的意思和用法。在上面的例句裡,我們聽到了 「Goldilocks」 的動詞用法 「Goldilocksing」—— Ling was Goldilocksing.

Neil
And as an adjective: a Goldilocks approach, the Goldilocks zone.

Feifei
Anyway, Neil, have you decided what to eat?

Neil
Err, actually… not yet!

Feifei
Now who’s the Goldilocks?! Let me order for both of us. Two bowls of porridge, please!

Neil
And not too hot!

Both
Bye.