|Are you loaded?|
Yang Li: Hello everybody, I’m Yang Li and this is Authentic Real English from the BBC.
Tracy: And I’m Tracy.
Yang Li: 在我们BBC《地道英语》节目板块中，我们会带大家一起学习一些英国人日常使用的现代英语词汇和表达。
Tracy: Now Li today is your lucky day.
Yang Li: Why’s that?
Tracy: Because today I am going to take you for lunch at the most expensive restaurant in London.
Yang Li: Wow! Are you sure you can afford it? 请我去伦敦最贵的餐厅吃饭？你请得起吗？
Tracy: Don’t worry about that Yang Li. I’ve got lots and lots of money. In fact, I’m loaded.
Yang Li: Loaded?
Tracy: Yes, I’m loaded. L.O.A.D.E.D. Loaded.
Yang Li: So loaded means you have lots of money then?
Tracy: Exactly right.
Yang Li: 原来 loaded means 非常的有钱。Well, if you’re loaded and want to invite me to lunch, I’ll be most happy to come with you.
Tracy: Great, but before we go, let’s hear some examples of how to use our new word, loaded.
A: I think football players get paid far too much money.
B: I know. Can you imagine being loaded like that? Having expensive cars and lots of houses - it must be incredible.
A: I can’t afford to go out tonight. I’ve spent all my money.
B: Don’t worry. I’m loaded right now. I’ll treat you to a night out.
Yang Li: 看来 loaded 这个词即表示某人很富有，也可以用来表示某人现在手里很有钱。
Tracy: Yes, but of course being loaded is a relative idea. What is a lot of money for some people may seem a small amount to someone much richer.
Yang Li: That’s true. Are there any other words with the same meaning as loaded?
Tracy: Of course, one thing we all know about English is that there are always lots of alternative ways to say something.
Yang Li: Well, let’s have some examples then.
Tracy: Ok, another way to say I have lots of money is to say, I’m minted.
Yang Li: I’m minted.
Tracy: Or I’m rolling in it.
Yang Li: I’m rolling in it. Rolling 就是打滚的意思。就是说，我钱多得可以在钱堆里打滚。Great, well since you’re loaded, I’ll be happy to accept your invitation to lunch.
Tracy: Fantastic. Let’s go, I’m starving.
Yang Li: Come on then. Now don’t forget to visit our website every day.
Tracy: That’s www.bbcchina.com.cn. You’ll always find something new there. See you next time.
Yang Li: Bye for now.