Living in cloud cuckoo land 生活在虛無縹緲的世界裡

A ridiculous phrase!

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菲菲提議讓 Neil留在辦公室工作,她先下班。這麼一來,Neil 就不開心了,因為他覺得菲菲提出的要求荒唐極了,不可實現。他說菲菲這種行為就是“living in a cloud cuckoo land 住在一個雲煙密布的杜鵑鳥島”上。他是什麼意思?本集節目為你詳細講解。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎來到 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。節目主持人有 Neil。

Neil
… and you, Feifei. Hello everyone.

Feifei
Ah Neil, it sounds like you’re in a good mood.

Neil
You’ll never find me in a bad mood Feifei. Why?

Feifei
我想請你幫個忙。

Neil
Oh yeah?

Feifei
I need to leave early today and wondered if you could finish this programme on your own. Then start writing another script?

Neil
Are you joking? If you think I’m going to do all my work and yours, then you are living in cloud cuckoo land!

Feifei
Where is that exactly? I can assure you I live in London.

Neil
Yes I know that. What I mean is that you are silly to think the impossible is possible. That’s living in cloud cuckoo land. Basically, you are misguided to think I can do my work and your work. OK?

Feifei
好了好了,我不找你幫忙了。我們還是來說說“living in cloud cuckoo land”。我們常用這個說法來形容一個生活在夢幻世界中的人,異想天開的人。這種人的想法通常非常不現實,甚至讓人覺得有些可笑。

Neil
Let’s hear some examples, shall we, while you visit cloud cuckoo land?

Examples
If my teacher thinks I can do my grammar homework and learn all my new vocabulary tonight then he’s living in cloud cuckoo land!

If you think we’re going to win this match with only ten players then you’re living in cloud cuckoo land!

He’s clearly living in cloud cuckoo land: how can we ever afford to buy a house with the little money we earn?

Feifei
表達“living in cloud cuckoo land”描述人生活在虛無縹緲的世界中,想法不現實。So it’s about someone being unrealistic?

Neil
Exactly. Like you wanting to go home early and me doing all your work. Ridiculous!

Feifei
Ridiculous? 你說我荒唐?Well, Neil, if you think I’m going to sit here and miss out on front row seats at the theatre then you are living in cloud cuckoo land.

Neil
Ah, so you’re off to the theatre, leaving me to finish the programme!

Feifei
I am Neil. See ya.

Neil
Oh. Well everyone, this programme is about the phrase ‘living in cloud cuckoo land’ and it appears I am in it! Bye for now.

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