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Pot luck 這個詞和運氣有關嗎?

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在生活中,有人習慣做事井井有條,安排有序,也有人更偏愛“碰碰運氣”,不經意間得到的驚喜更令人回味。聽本集《地道英語》節目,學習“碰運氣”的地道說法。

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Feifei
大家好,我是馮菲菲。歡迎收聽 BBC 英語教學制作的《地道英語》節目。

Rob
Hello, I'm Rob. Now Feifei, I've got a confession to make. 

Feifei
Rob 說他要坦白一件事情。OK, what is this confession? 

Rob
Well, I haven't chosen a piece of authentic real English to explain today.

Feifei
你不知道要教給大家哪個地道英語表達?那你有沒有一些備選的表達,我幫你挑挑?

Rob
Well, here is the list of phrases. Have a look. What do you think?

Feifei
Hmmm, let me see. Shall we take 'pot luck'?

Rob
'Pot luck' – you mean pick one at random and see what happens?

Feifei
我的意思是咱們就來講講“pot luck”這個常用的短語。

Rob
Feifei, you are a genius. You have just explained an authentic English phrase – job done.

Feifei
Don't sound so surprised!

Rob
Ok. Well, our phrase is ‘pot luck’, which describes a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable.

Feifei
是的,名詞短語“pot luck”表示在完全沒有準備或計劃的前提下“不經意,碰巧得到的東西”,也就是我們常說的“碰碰運氣”。其實人們在遇到“pot luck”的時候,心里會異常地喜悅,因為沒有期待。好了,let’s take pot luck and hope these examples will show this phrase in action.

Examples
We didn't know which restaurant to eat at, so took pot luck and chose the one recommended in the guide book.

If you can't decide which book to pick, take pot luck. I'm sure they'll all be good to read.

I'm going to take pot luck, and I’m sure the course I choose will be the right one for me.

Feifei
在生活中,如果我們決定“take pot luck 去碰碰運氣”,那么我們所要表達的意思就是“試試看有什么可能”。It's a bit like presenting this programme with you, Rob!

Rob
Well, not exactly, Feifei. I am the only presenter available, so you don't get any choice about who you present with – there is no luck involved.

Feifei
True, that's not pot luck. That's bad luck – is that on your list of phrases?

Rob
Let’s have a look… no, but next time let's choose our English phrase before we come to the studio so we won't be taking pot luck anymore.

Feifei
Yes, let's. See ya!

Rob
Bye.

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