Have a pop 的意思是“試一試”

It's good to try something new. Here's a phrase to learn about giving something a go.
A trying expression!

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菲菲的電腦出了問題,既無法保存,也不能打印。Rob 伸出了援助之手,幫菲菲修電腦。但 Rob 到底能修好嗎?不管結果怎麼樣,節目中他們用到的表達“have a pop”還是值得學習的。

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(關於台詞的備註: 請注意這不是廣播節目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能沒有完整呈現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

Feifei
大家好,歡迎來到 BBC英語教學的《道地英語》節目。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
…and hello, I’m Rob.

Feifei
Rob, I’m having a bit of trouble with my computer…

Rob
What, again? What’s the problem this time?

Feifei
我寫了篇稿子,但存不了。我也不能打印。這台電腦有各種問題,特別不好用,你會修嗎?

Rob
OK. Let me have a pop at it.

Feifei
A pop? Are you going to make it explode? That’s a bit extreme, Rob. 

Rob
Don’t worry, Feifei. If I have a pop at something, I just mean I’ll try and do it – I’ll have a go at doing something, like fixing your computer…

Feifei
Right! 原來在英語裡,“have a pop”的意思是“嘗試做某事 have a go at doing something”。OK Rob, have a pop then but just don’t delete all my work.

Rob
Don’t worry, I would never do that. Let’s hear some more examples of the phrase, while I sort this out.

Examples
I’m going to have a pop at doing this online application for a passport – apparently it’s really easy.

We had a pop at making a cake but we baked it for too long and it burnt!

Why not have a pop at yoga? I’ve heard it’s good for your mind, body and soul.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。本集節目中介紹的表達是“have a pop”,它的意思是“嘗試做某事,試一試”。So, Rob, you’ve had a pop at fixing my computer… any luck?

Rob
Ermm, not exactly. Everything seems to have disappeared from the screen.

Feifei
Let me look… no! 你把我的稿子給刪除了!Rob, did you know that ‘have a pop at’ has another meaning? 

Rob
Oh yeah, what’s that?

Feifei
Have a pop 和介詞 at 搭配,還有另一個意思 – 就是“打人”。And I’m going to have a pop at you for losing my script.

Rob
Hold on, Feifei. If we don’t have a script, we won’t know what will happen next. 

Feifei
I think the listeners know, Rob, don’t they? Bye.

Rob
Bye. Ouch!

Feifei
Bye.

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