Live for something 為某事而活著

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你曾經有對一件事情感到異常興奮嗎?一場婚禮?一個聚會?一款新手機或者新汽車的發布?在這期節目中,我們來學習英國人描述這種興奮感的方式。

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

Roy
…and me, Roy.

Feifei
我們可能聽起來與以往有些不同,這是因為在新冠肺炎疫情爆發期間,我們無法在平時的錄音間錄製節目。

在這期節目中,我們要教給大家的表達可以用來描述某人的愛好。Roy, you love video games, don’t you?

Roy
Yes, I love them. I play them all the time.

Feifei
I know! You live for video games!

Roy
No, I’m an English teacher. Teaching English is my job. I don’t play video games for a living!

Feifei
我剛才說 「You live for video games」,意思就是你最喜歡打電子遊戲,你為電子遊戲而生!Just like some people live for art, or they live for sports.

Roy
Ah, got you. I understand – and what do you live for, Feifei?

Feifei
I live for music. That’s why I always listen to my MP3 player when you’re speaking! Now, let’s have a look at these examples.

Examples
Martin loves art so much. He lives for painting. Have you seen his new collection?

Cassandra adores doing sports. She lives for football.

Denzel loves playing and looking after his kids. He lives for his children. He’s an amazing stay-at-home dad.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。在這期節目裡,我們教給大家的地道表達是 「to live for something」。它被用來描述某人非常喜歡做某事,也就是我們俗說的 「為……而活著」。在日常對話中,也有人用 「live for something」 來表達自己非常期待做一件事情。

Roy
Yes, for example, you might say 『I’m living for the weekend’, or 『I’m living for a party’.

Feifei
Oh, did Neil invite you to his party? I’m living for it!

Roy
I thought we couldn’t have parties? We all have to stay at home at the moment.

Feifei
Don’t be silly, Roy. Neil 要舉辦的是一個虛擬的網絡聚會。現在,潮人們都在玩網絡聚會。也許這就是你沒被邀請的原因。Maybe that’s why you didn’t get invited. I’ll let you come to the virtual party as long as you don’t do anything silly like last time!

Roy
That wasn’t my fault! I misunderstood the invite. I thought it was a fancy-dress party!

Feifei
上次參加 Piotr 的婚禮,你打扮得像弗蘭肯斯坦裡的怪物!

Roy
Oh, well, at least I looked cool. Some people said I was more interesting to look at than the bride!

Feifei
You looked ridiculous. No wonder people couldn’t stop staring at you!

Roy
Well, I am living for our chat on Friday at the virtual party, Feifei!

Feifei
Well, I might not hear you speaking, because I’ll be listening to my MP3 player! Bye, Roy.

Roy
Bye.