Helen: This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I'm Helen.
Chen Li: 我是陈藜. 在 Real English 节目里，我们要学习新词语，短语和表达，那么我们今天要学的词是？
Helen: Today's new word is 'crash' – C.R.A.S.H. – crash.
Chen Li: Crash. 我知道这个词，意思是有事故发生，比如汽车冲撞，这个词可不那么幸运。
Helen: You are half right, crash is also often used in business, and it means to lose value or fail suddenly and quickly.
Chen Li: 我明白了，这个词也可以说在短时间内失去价值或资金，那么怎么使用这个词呢？
Helen: Well, it's a verb.
Chen Li: 这是一个动词
Helen: And a noun.
Chen Li: 也可以作为名词。
Helen: So you could say everyone lost a lot of money when the gold markets crashed in 1987.
Chen Li: 在这里 crash 是一个动词。
Helen: Or as a noun I could say 'there was a big crash on the stock market today'.
Chen Li: 在这里 crash 又作为了一个名词。
Helen: In both sentences, a lot of money was lost quickly and suddenly.
A: I hear Bill had to sell his sports car.
B: Yes. He had all his money in coffee. The market crashed and he lost almost everything.
Helen: The stock market crashed in 2002 when the technology bubble burst.
Chen Li: 我记得，当科技泡沫破灭，股市也很快下跌。
Helen: That's why I never gamble on the stock market.
Chen Li: Well, good for you. 今天我们体验了崩溃的意味，可以用作动词，和名词，在商业中，他指突然失去价值或者价格。
Helen: We are out of time again. You've been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. See you next time.
Chen Li: 下次节目见.