It’s a small world 這世界真小

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Rob 告訴菲菲,他週末去購物的時候巧遇了好幾位 BBC英語教學的同事。菲菲感嘆道:「It’s a small world.」。聽菲菲和 Rob 的對話,學習用 「It’s a small world」 來形容一個意外巧合的場景。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎來到 BBC 英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
And I’m Rob. Now Feifei, do I have a story for you!

Feifei
Oh? Do tell!

Rob
Well, I was out shopping at the weekend when I ran into Neil!

Feifei
OK…

Rob
We decided to get some lunch together, when who should we run into but Dan!

Feifei
咱們同事 Dan?No way!

Rob
It gets weirder! Dan joined us for a bite to eat and then we saw Sam and Sian getting lunch together as well! It was a big, unplanned BBC Learning English meet up!

Feifei
That’s unbelievable. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Rob
Feifei, what are you talking about? It’s a massive world: Over 190 countries, more than 7.5 billion people – it’s enormous!

Feifei
Rob, I’m not talking about the size of the world. 我不是在談論這個世界有多大,我是想說,你們不期而遇,真是太巧了。It’s a small world!

Rob
I know! Now what are the chances that five of us would all meet up at the same time!

Feifei
Indeed! Let’s take a look at some other examples of this phrase.

Examples
Your brother works in the same office as my girlfriend! It’s a small world!

I can’t believe you went to the same high school as me. What a small world!

A: We haven’t seen or spoken to each other for twenty years and now you’ve moved into the house next to mine! Unbelievable!
B: It’s a small world after all!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這集節目裡,我們一起學習的說法是 「It’s a small world」。我們用它來形容一個意外的巧合,尤其是當兩個相識的人不期而遇的時候;或兩個人之間有共同的朋友,相互之間因一件事或一個人而被聯繫起來。

Rob
That’s right. And now if we’re finished, I’d like to go off and do some shopping.

Feifei
Oh, yeah? What are you going to buy?

Rob
A globe! All this talk of small worlds has reminded me I need to get one for my son. And there’s a globe shop just around the corner.

Feifei
Well, it really is a small world.

Rob
In this case, yes! Bye.

Feifei
Goodbye.