Good Egg 大好人
Good Egg 大好人
The script of this programme 本节目台词
Wang Fei: 大家好，欢迎收听《地道英语》节目。我是王飞。
Rob: Hello I'm Rob.
Wang Fei: Did you enjoy the party at the weekend?
Rob: Of course and it was good of William to buy all that food and drink – he's a good egg!
Wang Fei: A good egg?
Rob: Yes, he's someone who is good to other people and he's generous too!
Wang Fei: 我明白了。当我们说某人是一个 good egg, 也就是说他是一个好人。他们通常对别人好，也很慷慨大方。So you're telling me William is a generous person because he put on a good party?
Rob: Well, not just that. He's reliable as well. He always does what he says he will do, like helping me with the decorating.
Wang Fei: 我明白了，good egg 不光是说一个人慷慨大方 generous, 并且值得信赖 reliable. So a good egg is really a nice person to know then?
Rob: Yes, a good egg is an all round good guy.
Wang Fei: 就是大好人，好人一个！Are we really talking about William?!
A: Thanks for buying me lunch; you really are a good egg.
B: I think we can trust her, she really is a good egg.
Wang Fei: 我们刚才听到的例句里，听到人们说 "You really are a good egg." "She is a good egg." 来指那些值得信赖并且很慷慨大方的人。It's a very British term isn't it?
Rob: It is, which is why I tend to say it in a posh voice – good egg. Of course, the opposite of a good egg is a bad egg. Let's hear how this term is used...
A: He's a bad egg. I can't rely on him to do anything.
B: How can I trust you to be on time? You're such a bad egg.
Wang Fei: 在刚才听到的例句里，人们说 "He's a bad egg." "You are such a bad egg." 意思也就说某人不值得信赖是个坏家伙，是个坏蛋。
Actually Rob, I meant to tell you - I bought all the food and drink for William's party. He had forgotten to get any.
Rob: Really? Did he have egg on his face?
Wang Fei: Excuse me?
Rob: If you have egg on your face it means you're extremely embarrassed by your actions.
Wang Fei: 原来如此。如果你说某些人 have egg on their face, 意思是说他们对自己的行为感到非常不好意思，非常尴尬。Yes, William certainly had egg on his face but we still had a good party.
Rob: Of course we did!
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Both: Bye bye!