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Brunch 早午餐

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Feifei: 大家好,欢迎收听由 BBC Learning English 为您带来的《地道英语》节目。我是冯菲菲。

Natalie: And I'm Natalie. What was that?!

Feifei: 不好意思,是我的肚子在乱叫。今天早上时间太紧,没来得及吃早饭,现在饿得前心贴后背。My stomach is grumbling for some food!

Natalie: Well, we could go for some brunch after the programme.

Feifei: Brunch?

Natalie: Yes, B.R.U.N.C.H. brunch.

Feifei: What is brunch?

Brunch 早午餐

Brunch is usually a hot meal, e.g. eggs on toast.

Natalie: Well brunch is a portmanteau word which is when two words and their meanings are combined together to form a new word.

Feifei: Brunch 是一个合成词,也就是由两个单词组成一个新的单词。

Natalie: So listen to the word brunch. Which two words do you think have been joined together to make it?

Feifei: Let me think… brunch…

Natalie: I think you definitely need to get some brunch! Your stomach is calling out for some food! OK, brunch is made from the words breakfast and lunch.

Feifei: Brunch 是由单词早餐 breakfast 和午餐 lunch 组成的。So brunch is a meal between breakfast and lunch?

Natalie: Yes, it's usually in place of breakfast and lunch, as it's too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, so we call it brunch.

Feifei: So this meal usually involves a lot of food?

Natalie: Yes as some people replace breakfast and lunch with this meal it tends to be a big meal! But don't worry people in Britain tend to only have brunch now and again. It can be very popular to have brunch on a Sunday.

Feifei: 在英国,很多人更喜欢在星期天享用一顿 brunch. I know why! Sunday lie-ins 星期天睡懒觉 – 这样一来错过早餐,吃午餐又太早,所以早午餐再合适不过了。

Natalie: I think we'd better go get you some brunch Feifei!!

Feifei: Yes I think that's a good idea! 请随时登陆我们的网站,学习更多的时尚《地道英语》表达。下次节目再见!

Natalie: Bye!