One good turn deserves another 以德报德,礼尚往来

来源:BBC 2019-04-07

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在下班回家的时候,天公不作美,突然下起了大雨,Rob 特别热情地说要开车送菲菲回家。不过眼看在就要到家的那一刻,Rob 对菲菲说了什么?请听节目。

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Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听《地道英语》节目。我是冯菲菲。

Rob
and hello I'm Rob.

Feifei
Rob, thanks for giving me a lift home from the station tonight.

Rob
No problem Feifei. Happy to helpand look we're almost homejust turn this corner.

Feifei
Great - I would have got very wet walking home in this rain.

Rob
That's OKbut I was wondering if you could do something for me now?

Feifei
Oh! Rob 开车回家,捎我了一程,我本以为他送我就是因为雨下得太大,不过看来他是别有用心。Rob, did you just give me a lift home so that I would do something for you?

Rob
Wellerryou know what they say'one good turn deserves another'.

Feifei
'One good turn deserves another'? 等等,你是在说开车技巧吗?There's no need to 'turn another corner', we're already at my house.

Rob
No FeifeiI mean when someone does something to help you, you should do something helpful in return.

Feifei
Oh, is that right! 原来,在英语里,one good turn deserves another 的意思是别人对你伸出援助之手,给了你帮助,你则应当以德报德,一报还一报,礼尚往来。咱们来听几个使用 one good turn deserves another 的例句。

Examples
A: Do you mind doing the washing up? I did do all the cooking and one good turn does deserve another!
B: Oh, OK then.

Please can you help me with my homework, I did yours last week and you know what they say: one good turn deserves another!

He helped me fix my car, so I was happy to let him borrow it if he needed toone good turn deserves another.

Feifei
One good turn deserves another 一报还一报实际表达的意思就是善有善报,以德报德。Hmm, I've been thinking Rob, you're rightyou did me a kind favour and I should help youso how can I help?

Rob
Well, if you're sure FeifeiI wondered if you could help me paint my house this weekend?

Feifei
什么?帮你粉刷房子?

Rob
Not all of itjust the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom and the bedroom.

Feifei
你是不是有点儿太贪心了?Rob, I'm sure one good turn deserves another of equal valuegiving me a lift home isn't the same as painting all of your house!

Rob
Oh, so the answer is 'no' then?

Feifei
No! Bye.

Rob
Ermbye. And you can walk next time!




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