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Have a go 除了“試一試”以外還有什么意思?

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今天菲菲為什么總是對 Neil 的外表指指點點?Neil 說菲菲在“have a go at him”,他用的這個表達是什么意思?看《地道英語》視頻,學習一個表示“批評、指責某人”的口語說法。

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Feifei
Morning, Neil. In a rush today, were you?

Neil
Just a bit, Feifei. You know, kids, breakfast, commute. The usual. Why? 

Feifei
Well – I noticed your shirt isn’t ironed.

Neil
Very attentive of you.

Feifei
And your shirt has – ketchup on it?

Neil
Oops, yes – beans for breakfast. 

Feifei
And you haven’t shaved, have you?

Neil
Well. Erm…

Feifei
You really do need to make more of an effort. 

Neil
Feifei, why are you having a go at me?

Feifei
Relax, Neil. I’m just giving you the opportunity to use the phrase we are teaching, which is: ‘have a go’! 

Neil
Well, that’s a relief. ‘To have a go at someone’, as we’ve just seen, means to criticise someone.

Feifei
是的,英式表達“ have a go at someone”的實際意思是“指責、批評、數落某人”。 這是一個口語中常用的說法。 

Neil
Let’s hear some examples.

Examples
The boss really had a go at Michaela after she offended our clients. 

Susie had a go at her husband last night. He’d forgotten all about her birthday.

Why do you always have a go at me? Why can’t you say something nice?

Feifei
好了,“to have a go at someone” 就是我們要教給大家的表達。 

Neil
There. Can we be nice to each other now?

Feifei
Well, we can have a go! 

Neil
Ah, very clever. ‘To have a go’ has another meaning – ‘to try’. 

Feifei
沒錯,“to have a go”的另一個意思是“嘗試做某件事”。

Neil
Why don’t you have a go at making an example sentence, Feifei?

Feifei
沒問題,我用“have a go”造個句:I’m going to have a go at cooking a Thai curry from scratch.

Neil
Tasty. ‘To have a go’ meaning ‘to try’. And one last thing, Feifei. Do I really look scruffy? 

Feifei
Not at all. Though you could shave once in a while.

Neil
I’ll have a go. Just for you, Feifei.

Feifei
Bye. 

Neil
Goodbye.

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