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044讲: 挂羊头卖狗肉


Donny: Hey 吴琼, 你看,买这个可以赢200块现金奖!

WQ: 200块?! 哪有这种好事?I mean....It's too...too 什么来着? 

Donny: It's too good to be true!

WQ: 没错,It's too good to be true. 哪有这种好事? 你仔细看看,抽奖细则里一定有什么附加条件。Donny, 这种附加条件英文怎么说?

Donny: It's called "catch." You can say: It's too good to be true. What's the catch? 

WQ: Oh, catch, C-A-T-C-H, catch. What's the catch? 就是“有什么附加条件”? 

Donny: 对。Now 吴琼, tell me how I can win this.

WQ: 你就别想了! 你看,你要先花五百块买这件产品,然后再去抽奖,中奖率千分之三!这根本就是挂羊头卖狗肉!

Donny: 挂羊头卖狗肉!这种说法好,英文里叫:false advertising! 

WQ: 假广告?没错,就这意思。你别被忽悠啊!

Donny: I can't believe I almost got bamboozled! 

WQ: Bamboo...竹子什么?

Donny: 是 Bamboozle, B-A-M-B-O-O-Z-L-E, 就是骗人。

WQ: 换句话说,Bamboozle 就是忽悠别人喽? 

Donny: Exactly. I almost got bamboozled. 我差点就被忽悠了。

WQ: 是啊,不是说 There is no such thing as a free lunch. 天下没有免费的午餐嘛!

Donny: Yea, you're right! Let's see what you've learned today. 

第一,哪有那么好的事是 it's too good to be true;

第二,隐含的附加条件是 catch, as in "What's the catch?" 

第三,挂羊头卖狗肉是 false advertising;

第四,忽悠是 bamboozle!
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