To fall at the first hurdle 跌倒在第一关

来源:BBC 2019-04-15

内容简介

菲菲想创业,要开一个蛋糕店。但Rob 觉得她肯定不会成功。Rob 用了一个和体育运动有关的比喻告诉菲菲她会失败。你觉得菲菲是会成功还是失败呢?听节目。

文字稿

(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听《地道英语》。我是冯菲菲。

Rob
and hello I'm Rob. So what's this I hear about your new business idea Feifei?

Feifei
Yes, I'm going to make and sell cakes. 我准备开一个蛋糕店。

Rob
Hmm, are you sure Feifei?

Feifei
Yes I'm sure. Look I've already made this batch of muffins.

Rob
Err, are they supposed to be black? Cooking isn't really your speciality is it?

Feifei
做饭不是我的特长?Rob,你可别太小看我,just you watch, I'm going to be a millionaire selling my homemade cakes.

Rob
I'm sorry to say Feifei but I think you're going to fall at the first hurdle.

Feifei
Don't be stupid Rob, I'm not going to be jumping any hurdleswe're not talking about sportjust cooking.

Rob
No FeifeiI mean you're going to fail right at the start of what you're trying to do.

Feifei
Thanks Rob! 短语 fall at the first hurdle 用来形容在做某事时,一开始就遇阻从而失败,也就是我们常说的“跌倒在第一关”。Rob, you think by cooking these 'black' muffins means I have already failed?

Rob
Well they are burnt. Let's hear some examples of other people who have fallen at the first hurdle….

Examples
Plans to construct a new motorway will fall at the first hurdle if they can't buy the farmland to build it on.

His dream of marrying Julie fell at the first hurdle when he discovered she was already married.

Feifei
To fall at the first hurdle 的意思就是“倒在第一关”。Ah, but Rob, why don't you actually taste one of these muffins before you call me a failure?

Rob
OK here goes. Mmm, actually, not bad Feifei. They're not burnt

Feifei
no, it's actually a layer of crunchy toffee.

Rob
OK, I'm sorry for doubting youbut you're going to have to sell lots of muffins if you want to be a millionaire.

Feifei
I know. Perhaps I'll just sell these ones first and see how I get on.

Rob
Good idea. Just make sure you don't fall at the final hurdle!

Feifei
在最后时刻跌倒?You mean fail near the end of what I'm trying to do?

Rob
Exactly.

Feifei
I won'tas long as you don't keep eating my cakes. Hands off!

Rob 
Oh sorry.

Both
Bye!




相关文章