Thingy 忘了名稱的物或人

An expression for when you can't quite the remember the name of people and things.

1879

表達 thingy 來自單字 thing,但它的用法和 thing 相比有區別嗎?菲菲和 Finn 在錄音間裡準備錄製節目。但菲菲讓 Finn 把“thingy”遞給她。這裡的“thingy”指的到底是什麼?節目中揭曉答案。

文字稿

(關於台詞的備註: 這不是廣播節目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能沒有完整呈現錄製、編輯過程中對節目做出的改變。)

Feifei
Hello Finn. Looking forward to another Authentic Real English?

Finn
Hi, Feifei! Oh yes, always…

Feifei
Actually, before we begin, could you pass me the thingy?

Finn
Which thingy? The script?

Feifei
No, not the script. The thingy behind you…

Finn
Ah, a pen. Do you need a pen? Here you go.

Feifei
No. I’ve got a pen actually. Two pens. I mean that thingy over there…

Finn
Which thingy, Feifei? Look, the studio is a bit of a mess, so if you keep just saying ‘thingy’ we could be here all day!

Feifei
Sorry, Finn. 我突然忘了那個東西用英語怎麼說,所以我用了 thingy 這個單字。Thingy 來自單字“thing 東西”;它可以用來表示“不知道名字或忘記名字的小東西”。也可以在非正式的語境中來指“某某人”。

Finn
That’s right – when you can’t remember the name of a particular person…

Feifei
是的,如果你一時記不起某人的名字,就可以用“thingy”。下面請聽幾個例句。

Examples
You want a recipe for stew? Ask… thingy. She was talking about a lovely one the other day.

Sorry, I’m late for the meeting. Could you just pass me the thingy for my report … I mean… the stapler?

Feifei
That’s it! I was asking for the… stopwatch 秒表! 我本想在錄節目的時候計時來著。

Finn
No, you don’t, Feifei. The programme is over. And this stopwatch shouldn’t really be here. It belongs to… to… well, he was looking for it the other day.

Feifei
Belongs to…?

Finn
It belongs to… thingy.

Feifei
Come one, Finn. It belongs to Rob. I’ll return it to him!

>Both
Bye! 

下載

下載文字稿
下載聲音檔