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Give me credit 称赞表扬我的功劳

 

Give me credit 称赞表扬我的功劳

Li offers to buy Rob something using her credit card - but Rob's looking for another type of credit. What can it be? Join them in this programme to hear another English phrase in use.

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Li
大家好,欢迎收听《地道英语》,我是杨莉...

Rob
And me Rob. So Li, here we are, shopping again... what is it you're going to buy today?

Li
Me? No, I thought you wanted to buy something - you said to me this morning 'give me credit' - so here we are, all my credit cards, including my gold one - impressive hey?

Rob
Yes. But Li, I didn't actually mean...

Li
(Interrupts) ... So I'll buy something on my credit card and you can pay me back later - Rob 说他需要 credit,所以我就提出让他用我的信用卡来买他的东西,日后他可以把钱还给我就行了 - that's 'giving you credit' - right?

Rob
Err, wrong Li. Although it's a nice idea - 'to give me credit' means give me praise or appreciation for something I've done. And this morning I walked the dog, washed the car, did the shopping, and I still got to work at 9 o'clock - so please - give me credit!

Li
I see. 原来,这里的 credit 和信用卡没关系,它的意思是“功劳”,那么 give me credit 可以翻译为“认可或给一些赞扬和称许”,因为我的做了那么多好事。Let's hear some more examples of this phrase...

Examples

  • We must give credit to our sponsors who helped pay for this new building.
  • I'll give her credit for her beautiful handwriting, but the answers she gave in the test were all wrong!
  • Give me credit - I worked all night to get the project finished!

Li
现 在我明白了 to give someone credit 就是“称赞表扬”。I get the word 'credit' now Rob. This phrase has nothing to do with money so I'll put my credit cards away – I'm not going to give you financial credit or credit in terms of praise.

Rob
No praise? Why's that?

Li
你 别骗人了,我才不会表扬你呢 - you didn't really walk the dog because you haven't got one - the car is still dirty - and I did all the shopping, not you。所以没出力气就别抢功!

Rob
What?

Li
Don't take the credit for something you haven't done.

Rob
OK. Well - here's another phrase for you - give credit where it's due...

Li
Meaning?

Rob
You should at least acknowledge the things I have done - like turning up at the studio today to record this programme!

Li
Rob - you are a credit to the BBC!

Rob
Ahh, thanks Li. Err... any chance I could borrow your credit card now?

Both
Bye!

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