The penny dropped 話終於聽明白了

Have you finally understood something? We have the perfect expression for you!

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Rob and Feifei go out shopping. She has lots of money but Rob doesn’t. But why is Rob so poor? Will Feifei realise the reason why? Listen to the programme to find out.

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Feifei
I love this shop, Rob! 這家店鋪真是我的大愛!It has everything you need and then things you don’t even know you need. Look at this suitcase! Real leather. Very smart. I’m getting the beige one. Take the black one for yourself, Rob.

Rob
I can’t buy anything at the moment, Feifei. I haven’t got any money.

Feifei           
You should save some money so you can buy things like this. Here – this one is a bit smaller and costs less… Oh, mine is big and luxurious though…

Rob
You see, I saved some money, but I lent it to a friend last month and I’m still waiting to be paid back.

Feifei
Oh, Rob. 你可不能隨便就借錢給你不熟悉的人。You shouldn’t lend money to just anybody… Oh! I love that handbag too…

Rob
Really?! Yes, last month someone came to me and said she needed some cash desperately for the rent.

Feifei
Oh… Oh, that’s right! It was me… Sorry, Rob. 真是不好意思,上個月我借了 Rob 的錢,還沒還。

Rob
Well, finally the penny dropped!

Feifei
Penny dropped? 在哪兒掉錢了?沒錢還掉錢!You shouldn’t be dropping your pennies if you need cash! Let me help you get them.

Rob            
It’s not on the floor, Feifei. In English when we say ‘the penny dropped’ we mean somebody has finally realised or understood something. 

Feifei
在英語里表達里,如果某人說 the penny dropped,那意思就是“恍然大悟,話終於聽明白了”。Well, let’s hear some examples of how this expression is used.

Examples
Susan keeps postponing the wedding, Joe. When is the penny going to drop? She doesn’t love you!

If your boss doesn’t appreciate you why not leave a job advert from another company on your desk? That will make the penny drop!

Feifei
The penny drops 是個非正式的口語表達,很有趣的一個說法。I’ll pay you back, Rob. I promise.

Rob
Thank you. I’m glad because I want to buy one of these suitcases and they cost a pretty penny.

Feifei
Oh! Enough penny expressions for today, Rob. Bye.

Rob
Bye bye!

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