In the blink of an eye 一眨眼之间

来源:BBC 2019-03-10

内容简介

Sian 参加了一个慈善赛跑活动,她跑得特别辛苦,和她一起跑的孩子们都超过了她。Sian 用了一个表达来描述其他参赛者的速度,这个表达和我们的眼睛有关,来听节目吧。
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(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。)

Helen
大家好,欢迎收听BBC 英语教学的《地道英语》。我是 Helen,和我在一起的还有我的同事 Sian

Sian
Hi everyone. Its nice to take things slowly after the weekend.

Helen
怎么了,周末把你忙坏了?

Sian
Well, I did a 10K charity run with my nephew for his school.

Helen
你跑了1万米。How did it go? Were you prepared for it?

Sian
I have to say the kids did much better than me. I was almost the last one to finish the race.

Helen
那你跑了多久?

Sian
Maybe six hours!

Helen
Em. That is slow. How about the young runners?

Sian
They were gone in the blink of an eye.

Helen
Do you mean they were fast?

Sian
Thats right. Actually I mean very quickly, I blinked and they were gone.

Helen
In the blink of an eye 就是我们中文里说的瞬间,一眨眼之间,形容速度很快。这是英语里的一个常用表达,我们经常在生活中用到。请听例句。

Examples
My new computer can download a large video in the blink of an eye.

We were so tired after the party, everyone was fast asleep in the blink of an eye.

Sarah couldnt believe that the first two years of university went in the blink of an eye.

Sian
As you can see, this phrasein the blink of an eyedoesnt only refer to running speed, it can also describe when time goes quickly.

Helen
这个表达也常用来形容变化来得非常快。有时候会被缩写为 in a blink。 请听更多的例句。

Examples
A 70-story skyscraper just rose from the ground in a blink.

I couldn't believe the transformation in Sarah; she went from a shy sixteen-year-old with braces to an outspoken youth MP in a blink.

Helen
Well, in the blink of an eye. Weve finished our programme.

Sian
That went really quickly. Goodbye.

Helen
Goodbye.




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