The Big Day 大婚日
The Big Day 大婚日
The script of this programme 本节目台词
William: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English, I'm William Kremer.
Li: And I'm Yang Li and I'm very excited!
William: So I see! Do you want to share with everybody what you're so excited about, Li?
Li: 得了 William, 你肯定知道我为什么那么激动！
William: No, I'm not sure I do.
Crowds of cheering people
William: Hmm. Lots of happy cheering people. Is that one of those 75% off sales on Oxford Street?
'Here comes the bride' organ music...
William: Durr-du-duh-duh! Hmm, organ music. Are you going to an organ concert, Li? I didn't know you were into organ music.
Li: 你可真是太笨了！I'm just going to tell you. This Friday is Prince William and Catherine Middleton's big day, their wedding day.
William: Ah, I knew that. I was just joking.
Li: Of course you were William. 我们已经制作了很多关于威廉王子婚礼的节目了！
William: Yes, we have. But Li, I think we'd better explain the meaning of 'the big day'.
Li: It would be my pleasure. 这里的 'the big day' 意思是指威廉王子的大婚日。但是 'the big day' 总是和婚礼有关吗? 我们听下面的例句:
A: Guess what?
A: Marie and Phil are engaged!
B: You're kidding – wow, that's fantastic news!
A: I know!
B: So when's the big day? Have they set a date yet?
C: I don't think Charlie and I will ever get married.
D: Oh. Why's that?
C: Because of my mum and dad being divorced. I just know that at the wedding they'll end up having a massive argument; they can't help it.
D: Oh, surely that won't happen. They would never ruin your big day.
Li: So in both those examples, the phrase 'the big day' was used to describe a wedding.
William: Yes, it was. And I think that this is how this phrase is usually used, exactly in the way that you used it, Li. People talk about a couple's big day but I've also heard people say 'her big day' to describe the bride's wedding day in particular.
Li: 听起来，用 the big day 指男人的婚礼，相对就用的就少一点了... But do you still remember your big day, William?
William: I do. But I don't need to remember it now.
Li: What do you mean?
William: Well, I always forget it on the day that I should remember it.
Li: 天哪，你居然会忘记自己的结婚纪念日，这样的丈夫可真是太不好了。你和王子都叫 William, 但是我觉得 William 王子比你可要浪漫多了。
William: Well, we'll see won't we! Now, on our website you'll find lots of other learning English things relating to the royal wedding.
William: Oh yes, don't miss that!
Li: And don't miss the wedding itself. 不要忘了在4月29号登录 www.bbcukchina.com 在这个网页上收看英国王子大婚的直播节目。Bye!
'Here comes the bride' organ music fading out...