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  • Hello I'm Feifei and welcome to The English We Speak.

    哈囉,我是 Feifei,歡迎收聽 The English We Speak 節目。

  • And hello, I'm Rob.

    哈囉,我是 Rob。

  • You're looking pleased with yourself, Rob.

    你看起來十分心滿意足的樣子,Rob。

  • Oh, I am. I've just booked these dirt cheap – I mean really cheapflights to Ibiza!

    是啊,我剛剛訂了這些賤價的 — 我意思是真的很便宜的 — 飛往伊維薩的機票。

  • Wonderful!

    太棒了!

  • Look at the price - 20 pounds return!

    看看這個價錢 — 20 英鎊來回!

  • That means extra money to spend on food, drink and partying.

    這代表我有多餘的錢花在食物、酒跟玩樂

  • Let's have a lookhold on. The basic price is 20 pounds, but look at the tax you have to pay on top. One hundred pounds!

    我們來看看... 等等基本價格是 20 英鎊,但是看看你要付的稅額,100 英鎊!

  • Eh? Let me see. You're right.

    蛤?我看看,對欸。

  • Grrr, I hate paying tax.

    呃,我討厭繳稅。

  • I guess you could say it's a necessary evil.

    我想你可以說那是必要之惡。

  • Hmm, you could say thatif you mean it's something bad that can't be avoided, and you have to accept it in order to achieve a good result.

    嗯,可以這麼說 — 如果你意思是這是某些無法避免的壞事,而你必須接受為了達到某些好的結果。

  • That's exactly what I meant, Rob.

    完全正確,這就是我的意思,Rob。

  • If it can't be avoided, like paying tax on a plane ticket, then it's a necessary evil.

    如果這無法避免,像是機票上的需繳的稅負那麼這就是必要之惡。

  • Let's hear some examples, shall we?

    我們來聽一些例句吧,好嗎?

  • For me, exams are a necessary evilyou have to do them to get a place at university.

    對我來說,測驗就是個必要之惡 —你必須完成測驗才能考上大學。

  • Sitting in traffic for hours is a necessary evil if I want to drive to the seaside on a public holiday!

    花好幾個小時在交通上是必要之惡,如果我在國定假日想要開車到海邊!

  • I hate running, but having to exercise is a necessary evil if I want to stay fit and healthy.

    我討厭跑步,但運動是必要之惡,如果我想要保持體態與健康。

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're finding out about the phrase 'a necessary evil'.

    這是 BBC 的 The English We Speak 節目,我們正在搞懂 「a necessary evil」這個片語。

  • It describes something that you have to accept in order to achieve something else.

    它用以描述一些你為了達成其他事而必須接受的東西。

  • And Rob, that tax on your plane ticket is unavoidableso not so cheap now, is it?

    所以 Rob,在你機票上的稅額是無法避免的 — 所以不是那麼便宜了,不是嗎?

  • No. Less money for eating, drinking and partying.

    沒錯,我沒法花太多錢在美食、酒跟派對上了。

  • Can you get a refund? Stay at home and eat, drink and party?

    你可以退票嗎?留在家裡大吃大喝開派對?

  • I could but if I stayed at home, there's another necessary evil I have to deal with.

    我可以,但如果我待在家裡會有其他我一定要處理的必要之惡。

  • What's that?

    有什麼?

  • I'll have to spend more time with you.

    我就必須花更多時間跟妳待在一起。

  • Hmm! What time is your flight exactly?

    嗯!你確切的出國時間是什麼時候?

  • Did I say something wrong?

    我有說錯什麼嗎?

  • Bye.

    拜。

  • Bye.

    拜。

Hello I'm Feifei and welcome to The English We Speak.

哈囉,我是 Feifei,歡迎收聽 The English We Speak 節目。

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