Jo: Welcome to Real English from BBC Learning English. I'm Jo and with me today is Lily.
Lily: Hello there. 很多听众都熟悉我们的地道英语，这个节目专门向大家介绍英式英语中最流行的词汇和成语，其中很多都是字典上查不到的。 Jo 今天我们要学习的新短语是什么?
Jo: Well, we're going to take a look at the expression other O.T.H.E.R. half H.A.L.F. other half.
Lily: Other half? 另一半？ 什么的另一半呢 Jo?
Jo: The other half of your relationship. Your other half is simply your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife.
Lily: 这很有意思，英语中可以把情侣中的一方，男朋友，女朋友，丈夫或妻子统称为 the other half – 就像汉语中我们常说的你那位。
Jo: You would be more likely to use this for a boyfriend or girlfriend you have been with for a long-time – so it would be someone you are in a long term relationship with.
Lily: 长期的情侣关系，也就是说， other half 这个短语多用于那些老夫老妻或有长期关系的情侣。
Jo: And you usually use it to talk about your other half with someone else.
Lily: 另一点要注意的是， other half 一定是在和第三者谈话的场合使用。 Let's have an example shall we?
A: So are you coming to Jess' party?
B: Yeah I'll be there. Can I bring my other half?
A: So are you going on holiday this year?
B: Yes, me and my other half are going to America to visit some friends for a couple of weeks.
Lily: Well I've got to go – my friend and her other half are staying and we're going out for a meal.
Jo: Yes and I've got to get back to my other half.
Lily: 我那位，my other half 你那位， your other half. 好，这就是今天的新词汇， 怎么样? 如果有兴趣了解更多的新词新语， 只需登陆我们的网页就可以了 www.bbcchina.com.cn. 进入双语教学页面之后， 点击 Real English.
Jo: You've been listening to BBC Learning English – see you next time.
Lily: Bye for now.