Shedloads 大量,许多

来源:BBC 2019-02-16

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Sian 刚从法国度假回来,说自己特别忙,所以迟到了。她用了一个和“sheds 棚子,小屋”搭配组合的词来形容自己工作忙、邮件多。这个词到底是什么意思?怎么用?听节目《地道英语》。
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Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听 BBC 英语教学的《地道英语》节目,我是冯菲菲。

Sian
Hi everyone. Sorry I'm late Feifei.

Feifei
That's OK, you're here now. How was your trip to France?

Sian
The holiday was lovely thanksbut it's not so great being back! I've returned to a shedload of emails. That's why I'm so late.

Feifei
A 'what' load of emails? Did you forget how to speak English while you were on holiday Sian!? 你去法国度假,回来怎么不会说英语了?

Sian
Of course not! 'A shedload' just means 'a lot'. So, 'a shedload of something' is 'a very large amount or number of something'.

Feifei
我懂了。原来,在英式口语里,shedload 这个名词的意思是许多,大量。我们常用 a shedload of 什么什么形容某物的数量很大。So, for example, I can say 'I've got a shedload of money'?

Sian
Yesthat's right. Lucky you! We can also the plural form - 'shedloads', as in 'you've got shedloads of money'. Let's hear some more examples.

Examples
Jim gets paid shedloads of money, so don't worry, I'm sure he can afford it.

We don't need to go out for dinner tonight; we've got a shedload of food in the fridge!

Sian
We can also use 'shedload' or 'shedloads' without 'of' if it's clear what we're talking about.

Feifei
有的时候,当说话双方都明白所谈论的、所指的事件或物品是什么的时候,则可以把 a shedload of 这个表达中的 of 去掉,直接说 a shedloadshedloads。来听几个例句。

Examples
He spent shedloads on his new car.

I can't go anywhere. I've got shedloads to do today.

Feifei
Great, so shall we go and get some lunch now?

Sian
I told you I've got all those emails to get through.

Feifei
Yes - but you've got shedloads of time! There's no rush.

Sian
OK, but as you've got shedloads of money, you're paying!

Feifei
I didn't say that.

Sian
Yes you did, you said it a few minutes agowe all heard you!

Feifei
But it was just an exampleOh never mind. Come on - lunch is on me!




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