Talk shop 「聊商店」

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工作、工作、工作!我們已經把大量的時間用在工作上,那麼我們真的還想在不辦公的時候談論工作或與工作相關的事情嗎?對有些人來說,他們就是忍不住不談工作,「三句話不離本行」。本期節目教你一個地道的英語短語來描述他們的這個行為。

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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。本文稿可能沒有體現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

Feifei
歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。

Neil
There you go, Feifei. One skinny cappuccino for you.

Feifei
Thanks, Neil. It’s good to get away from the office, and I like this cafe. It’s very stylish, for you!

Neil
I’ll take that as a compliment. Now, shall we get down to business?

Feifei
『Get down to business’? 我們一定要談論工作嗎?我覺得咱們應該拋開工作,放鬆放鬆,聊聊天。比如,你今年的假期計畫是什麼?Where are you going this year?

Neil
Sorry, Feifei, we need to talk shop for a moment.

Feifei
Shopping? 購物可是我的長項。I’d love to talk about shopping.

Neil
No. Talk shop.

Feifei
Which shop?

Neil
Our shop! I mean our work. To talk shop means to talk about work, even when you’re not at work!

Feifei
Oh, right! And do we talk shop to just anyone?

Neil
No, Feifei, just to the people we work with. I don’t think anybody else would be interested. Let’s hear from some more people who are 『talking shop’.

Examples
We went to the pub to celebrate Rob’s birthday but inevitably we started talking shop!

I bumped into my boss on the train home tonight and he talked shop all the way to my stop!

We’ve been at work all day. Let’s all have some fun and not talk shop. Please!

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。在這期節目中,我們一起學習 「talk shop」 這個短語的用法。「Talk shop」 的意思是 「與同事在工作時間外談論工作」,就好比漢語裡說的 「三句話不離本行」。So come on, then, Neil. Let’s talk about work, if we have to.

Neil
Thanks. I brought you to the cafe so we could talk about all the scripts I’ve got to write.

Feifei
原來你給我買咖啡是有目的的!You want me to write some scripts!

Neil
Of course not. I just need some ideas for some authentic English phrases to write about. That’s why I needed to …

Feifei
…talk shop.

Neil
Exactly.

Feifei
No! 『Talk shop’. That’s an English phrase you can write about.

Neil
Brilliant, Feifei. Wow, these scripts just write themselves! Fancy another coffee?

Feifei
Only if we stop talking shop!

Neil
Bye.

Feifei
Bye!