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地道英语

 

Bigwig 大人物

 

内容简介

主持人 Neil 戴了一顶夸张的大号假发来到办公室,想要帮大家理解地道英语单词 “bigwig” 的含义。不过,在佳莹提醒后,他才发现 “bigwig” 和 “big wig(大号假发)” 其实是两码事。听对话,学习这个名词的由来和含义。

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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。)

Jiaying
大家好,欢迎收听 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目,我是佳莹。

Neil
… and hello, I’m Neil.

Jiaying
哎,Neil?你为什么戴了一顶这么大的假发?

Neil
Don’t you like it?

Jiaying
Well, it’s certainly big!

Neil
Thanks! I’m wearing it because you said we were talking about the word ‘bigwig’.

Jiaying
A big wig? No, not that kind of wig, Neil! I’m talking about an important and powerful person – a bigwig.

Neil
Oh, silly me!

Jiaying
名词 “bigwig” 指的是 “重要的人物,大人物”。

Neil
So, Jiaying, don’t I look important and powerful in this wig?

Jiaying
No – you just look silly. Let’s hear some examples of ‘bigwig’…

Examples
We’ve got some bigwigs in the office today so we’re all on best behaviour.

My dad is a bigwig in the company, so he says he’ll help me get an internship.

A local bigwig has given her support for building a by-pass around the town.

Jiaying
这里是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。刚才,我们介绍了名词 “bigwig” 的意思,它指的是 “大人物”。So, Neil, do you know any bigwigs?

Neil
Err no, unless you think I’m a bigwig when I wear this big wig?

Jiaying
It’s certainly given you a big head. But no, I’m afraid you are a little wig! But a CEO of a company, an industry giant or the mayor of a town might be considered a bigwig.

Neil
Do they wear wigs too?

Jiaying
No, Neil! But the word comes from the 1700s when English men of authority wore wigs and those in higher power wore larger wigs.

Neil
Oh, right – I’m off then.

Jiaying
哎,你去哪儿呀?

Neil
To get a bigger wig – maybe I’ll be more important, then!

Jiaying
Hmm, I don’t think so. Bye.

Neil
Bye.

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