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地道英语

 

Serial returner 连环退货买家

 

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菲菲今天穿了一件漂亮的新外套。确切地说,上个月她每天都穿了一件漂亮的新外套。她怎么买得起?学习一个表达某人经常在商店买东西,然后又去商店退货的短语。

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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。)

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。

Neil
…and me, Neil. Nice coat you were wearing this morning, by the way.

Feifei
Oh, thanks! 在这期节目里,我们要教给大家一个短语来描述一种特定类型的购物者——他们喜欢把买了的东西退回去,然后把钱拿回来。

Neil
What's wrong with that?

Feifei
如果商品真的有问题,那退货也没什么,但是商店,尤其是网上零售商说,有些人经常退货,因此他们损失了很多钱。甚至还有人在用了商品后要求退货。这些人就被称为 “serial returners” 连环退货买家。

Neil
And this isn't about breakfast cornflakes, is it?

Feifei
No, Neil. 这个短语中的 “serial” 的意思是 “repeat” 重复。你可能听过表达 “TV serial” 电视连续剧,意思就是有很多剧集。

Neil
That was a nice new coat you had on yesterday as well, by the way, Feifei.

Feifei
Thanks.

Neil
Very different from the one you were wearing the day before that… and the one the day before that.

Feifei
哎,你到底想说什么?

Neil
Nothing, nothing… Shall we hear some examples of our expression – 'serial returner'?

Examples
Oh, no! This customer has sent back an order for the fifth time this month. If we don't block these serial returners, we're gonna go out of business!

A: I buy about £400 worth of clothes every month.
B: No way! You must be rich.
A: Not really. I return about £300 worth. I'm one of those serial returners.

And in business, online clothes shops are introducing new measures to make it harder for so-called serial returners to get refunds on their orders.

Feifei
你正在收听的是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语”。在这期节目中,我们教给大家的短语是 “serial returner”。它通常用来形容那些经常退货的人,尤其是网购后退货的人。

Neil
So, as I was saying, you've had a nice new coat on every day for the last… well, month. Did you win the lottery?

Feifei
No, there is a perfectly innocent explanation.

Neil
Yes. You're a serial returner, aren't you?

Feifei
Absolutely not! 我知道咱们要做一期关于 “serial returner” 的节目,所以我觉得我应该提前做一些研究……

Neil
Ha! It's very important to do proper research, I agree.

Both
Bye!

Neil
So, which one's your favourite?

Feifei
The pea-green one with the furry collars!

Neil
Are you gonna keep it?

Feifei
Nah – too expensive…

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