The script of this programme 本节目台词
演播间的是 William, 他在不停的制造噪音。What are you doing William?
William: I'm eating a carrot. Sorry... I've almost finished! Mmm. Great! Good carrot! Now, what's today's word, Feifei?
Feifei: Well before we start talking about today's word can we discuss your anti-social carrot-eating please?
William: Ok. It's ever since I've become a veggie, Feifei. I find I need to eat more often.
Feifei: Eh? Ever since you became what?
William: Ever since I became a veggie. V.E.G.G.I.E. A vegetarian.
Feifei: Oh. A vegetarian 素食者。 A veggie. 你说说这些英国人，每个都有点儿怪僻的饮食习惯。
William: What's that, Feifei?
Feifei: Oh nothing!
William: Ok, example time! Listen carefully to these two examples.
Woman: Listen, do you and Russell want to come over for dinner on Sunday?
Woman 2: Oh, that sounds nice! But you know I'm a veggie, don't you?
Woman: Oh right, I didn't know that! Do you eat fish?
Woman 2: No, I don't. Sorry to a pain!
Woman: No, no, it's not a problem. I'll do my special aubergine bake.
Man: What would you like to eat? The lasagne is very good.
Woman: Is it veggie lasagne?
Man: No... But I expect they'll have some veggie options. Let's ask the waiter.
Feifei: 在第一个对话中，这位女士说 I’m a veggie. 单词 veggie 在这里被当做名词使用。在第二个对话中，她问到 is it veggie lasagne? 这里单词 veggie 被当做形容词使用。Is that right, William?
William: Yes, that's right. But both words are very informal, spoken English, which is important I think.
Feifei: Actually, I have a question. 在第一个例子中，那位女士说 I'm a veggie, 可是她的朋友问她吃不吃鱼？素食主义者不是肉鱼都不吃的吗？
William: Yes you're right. Strictly speaking, vegetarians – or veggies – don't eat meat or fish. But sometimes in the UK people describe themselves as vegetarian even though they still eat seafood and fish, so it's a good idea to check! But there is actually another phrase that I've heard that we can use to describe someone who eats fish but not meat...
William: A demi-veg.
Feifei: A demi-veg 字面直译就是半个素食主义者。I haven't heard that phrase before.
William: It's not used much, but I quite like it! Hmmm.... do you know what Feifei?
William: I'm getting hungry again.
Feifei: Oh not - !
William: Yes, it's carrot time!
Mmm…Do you want a carrot Feifei?
Feifei: 我不要，你还是留着你的兔子食儿吧。我现在准备去吃上一大碗毛家红烧肉。别忘了，你可以登陆我们的网站收听更多《地道英语》节目，网址是 bbcukchina.com. Bye!