To Nick 偷窃和逮捕
To Nick 偷窃和逮捕
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Helen: 大家好，欢迎收听地道英语。我是 Helen.
Rob: And I'm Rob.
Rob: No, you know, I looked for them everywhere. Someone must have nicked them.
Helen: Nicked them?
Rob: Oh, sorry, what I meant is that someone stole my headphones. To nick something means to steal something.
Helen: Nicked 被人偷走了。That's terrible. 这个词是怎么拼写的呢？
Rob: It's spelt N.I.C.K. nick. To nick something.
Helen: 哎呀，我儿子的好朋友就叫 Nick, 怎么这么巧。好多人都叫 Nick, 是不是很久以前叫 Nick 的人经常偷东西？才会有现在这个解释呢？
Rob: No, not at all, Nick is a great name. But this is different. Here the word 'nick' is a verb and it's British slang too.
Man: Someone nicked my bike this morning.
Lady: Oh, no. Did you report it to the police?
Man: Yes, I did.
Man 1: Where are the chocolate biscuits I was saving? I am sure I saw them yesterday.
Man 2: Sorry, I don't know. Blame Dave, he's always nicking things.
Rob: So, one of them lost a bike and the other one lost his chocolate biscuits.
Rob: Yes. The police can definitely help them by nicking those petty thieves.
Helen: This is confusing. 你说警察也能 nick? 他们能偷东西？这不大可能吧？
Rob: No, no, no, no. The police can't nick things from people. But when they arrest someone, we can say the person is nicked. It means they're arrested by the police.
Woman: Have you heard from Inspector James?
Man: No. He's working on a big case. I think they have just nicked the main suspect!
Helen: 我明白了，如果警察抓住了犯罪分子， 那么我们就可以用 nick 这个词来表示警察逮捕了某人。所以 nick 这个词即可以是指东西被偷了，也可以指警察抓住坏人了。
Rob: Helen, you've got it. Just remember it's not a formal expression.
Helen: Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. 我记住了 nick 是地道的英国口语。谢谢收听。 Bye for now.