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【BBC】Punch above your weight 挑战重量级,超常发挥

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katy 发表于 2019-11-21 14:04:37 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
BBC Learning English 英语教学

地道英语

Punch above your weight 挑战重量级,超常发挥

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Neil 正在追一个女孩。菲菲认为 Neil 成功的希望不大,但是 Neil 说:“I punch above my weight”。这是什么意思?“重拳出击” 和 Neil 交女朋友之间有什么联系?听对话,学习实用表达 “punch above one’s weight”。

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
So Neil…

Neil
Yes, Feifei?

Feifei
大家都想知道,刚才和你一起吃午饭的漂亮姑娘是谁?

Neil
Ah, she’s… just a friend. A new friend. Err, a very nice, new friend.

Feifei
Ooh, you really like her!

Neil
Well, she’s lovely, yes. She’s a doctor.

Feifei
Neil, I just can’t help thinking… she’s so pretty!

Neil
What are you saying, Feifei? She’s too pretty for me? As you know, I punch above my weight!

Feifei
You certainly do. And I’m not saying you’re fat!

Neil
Haha, yes. ‘To punch above your weight’ is our phrase in this Authentic Real English. It means to achieve beyond what’s expected of you.

Feifei
这个源于拳击运动的表达 “to punch above your weight” 的本意是 “能和高于自己重量级别的对手较量”。现在,我们用它来描述一个小国家的实力堪比大国,一个小公司可以叫板大巨头;或者一个人能做超越自己能力范围的事情。上面,Neil 说自己女朋友各方面条件都比他的好,所以我们可以说:“Neil is punching above his weight.”。

Neil
Hey, Feifei. That was a bit harsh. Anyway, let’s hear these examples.

Examples
Croatia punches above its weight when it comes to football. It has a population of under 5 million, but came second in the World Cup.

Even as a small business, you can punch above your weight if you focus on quality and build a strong brand.

Some of the cheaper smartphones are really punching above their weight - they're a fraction of the price but have got some great features.

Feifei
这里是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。在这集节目中,我们给大家分享的表达是 “to punch above your weight”。So, Neil, how did you meet this mystery woman?

Neil
Well, she’s a doctor. You know I was going to boxing class earlier this year?

Feifei
Yes, how’s that going?

Neil
Well, I stopped. I was training with someone much bigger than me, and I, err… broke my nose.

Feifei
You were literally punching above your weight! 你这可是真正的对抗高重量级选手,挑战预期。

Neil
Yes. And who should I meet at the hospital but this beautiful doctor!

Feifei
Well, it’s a good story. Shame it’s not true.

Neil
I know. I’ve never boxed in my life!

Feifei
And I know you had lunch alone today.

Neil
Ahh. But I hope the story helps teach this phrase!

Feifei
I hope so too.

Neil
Anyway, if you’re not busy… fancy lunch tomorrow, Feifei?

Feifei
There you go again, punching above your weight!

Neil
Ha!

Both
Bye.

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