Tell me about it 可不是嗎?

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在日常交流中,有時你會不禁認同他人說過的話,這也許是因為你們有共同的經歷,亦或是你們對某件事情有相同的看法或感受。主持人 Rob 和佳瑩用了一個道地的英語口語表達來描述這種情況。聽兩個人的對話,學習表達 「tell me about it」 的含義和用法。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob. And I’m so exhausted today! I feel like I could fall asleep right now…

Jiaying
Tell me about it!

Rob
Well, I kind of just did. I’ve been watching a TV series, and last night I watched it for so long that I didn’t get much sleep and now I’m really tired.

Jiaying
不是啦,Rob!雖然我說了 「tell me about it」,但我並不是想知道你為什麼這麼累。在口語中,我們用固定表達 「tell me about it」 來表示同意某人剛剛說的話,你對此事也有同感或有過類似的經歷,所以,我剛剛是想說 「我也很累」。

Rob
So, when you said 『tell me about it’, you didn’t want me to tell you about it. You were saying you felt the same. Ah, that’s a bit strange, isn’t it?

Jiaying
Well, Rob – language can be a bit strange at times – especially with fixed expressions!

Rob
Hmm. Tell me about it! Right, we can talk more about this after these examples.

Examples
When I told my boss I was working too much, she just said 『tell me about it’.

You’re not happy with the new trilogy of films? Tell me about it.

Tell me about it! I know exactly what you mean when you say the cricket team aren’t performing.

Jiaying
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我們在介紹表達 「tell me about it」 的用法,它表示你完全同意另一個人說的話,或有過類似的經歷、看法或感受。

Rob
Yes! So, seeing as I’m feeling really tired, I think I might apply for a holiday. I need a nice break to help me relax.

Jiaying
Tell me about it! I think I’d go for a week to a spa, turn off my phone and just disconnect from everything. What would you do?

Rob
Well, you know that I mentioned that TV series that I just can’t stop watching?

Jiaying
The one you watched for so long last night that caused you to be tired today?

Rob
Yes! Well, I think I’d like to spend one week watching all of the episodes, and not go to bed once.

Jiaying
But Rob, if you do that, you’ll be even more tired than you are now!

Rob
Hmm… tell me about it! The thing is, I just can’t stop watching it! It’s brilliant!

Jiaying
Oh, well. Good luck with your holiday! Bye.

Rob
Bye-bye.