There’s nothing to it 很簡單,沒有難度

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應該怎樣用英語表達一件事情 「做起來沒什麼難的,非常簡單」?對主持人 Neil 來說,操作錄音設備這件事好像沒那麼簡單。聽對話,學習 「地道英語」 表達 「there’s nothing to 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 「地道英語」 節目,我是佳瑩。

Neil
… and me, Neil. Now, Jiaying, could you remind me how to record our voices on this machine, please?

Jiaying
Sure – there’s nothing to it! Open the microphone here… No, this microphone! Then set the volume there… Open the computer screen here…. Click there and then click there and then, see that 『record’ button? Just press that – there’s nothing to it!

Neil
Jiaying, you keep saying 『there’s nothing to it’ – do you mean 『it’s complicated’?!

Jiaying
不是啦!剛好相反!「There’s nothing to it」 的意思是 「很簡單,很容易做」。所以,Neil,錄製這個節目一點都不複雜。And if you press that button there, we can hear some examples.

Neil
This one?

Jiaying
No! This one…

Examples
Making the pancakes is easy. There’s nothing to it – just add milk, eggs and flour!

There was nothing to it – all he had to do was collect the documents and deliver them to the office. Unfortunately, he got lost.

All you have to do is push this button and the coffee comes out here. There’s really nothing to it.

Jiaying
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我們介紹的表達 「there’s nothing to it」,意思是 「某件事情做起來不難,很簡單,很容易」。Neil,你現在懂了吧?我們可以繼續了嗎?

Neil
Yep, I think I’ve got it now – it’s easy peasy!

Jiaying
Good. So, next time you can work the studio and record the programme.

Neil
Absolutely. There’s nothing to it – just open that, click on that, press that…

Jiaying
No, no! Don’t press that…

Neil
Oh.

Jiaying
That was the 『delete’ button. We’ll have to start again now.

Neil
Sorry! OK, what does 『there’s nothing to it’ mean?

Jiaying
Bye, Neil!

Neil
Bye.