【LanguageSnacks】第十二期:Fire away

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双周Language Snacks音频小栏目,让你的口语摆脱课本和程式化的僵硬和无趣,更接地气更加原汁原味。


 本期我们看fire away  



A刚进行完一个演讲正在回答问题环节。B想说自己可不可以问一个问题,是关于A演讲开头提到的一个新建筑的开发计划。


A

 ...so that concludes my presentation today and I will now be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Er, thank you for such an interesting talk. Could I just ask one question about the plans for a new building that you mentioned at the beginning?

B


A说,没问题,Fire away。


A


Yes, of course. Fire away.


听音频:




看释义:


The expression fire away is an invitation to ask questions about anything you want. It's often used as a friendly and informal reply to someone who has said 'can I ask you something?', and is the same as saying 'go ahead'.


Informal expressions like this can be used occasionally in formal situations, like the presentation example above, to make you sound relaxed, friendly and confident. It's important that your body language matches this message though, so try to smile when you say it!


fire away”其实和火没有什么关系。当有人想向你提问的时候,你可以说fire away,意思和go ahead是一样的。这种说法通常来说适用于比较随意的场合。当然,象对话里的情景,说fire away也是恰当的,可以让提问的人感觉到比较轻松、随意的气氛,让你本人显得比较自信。




做练习:


What does fire away mean?:


a) you can ask me anything you want

b) it's safe to fire the gun

c) I think I can smell something burning



答案: a)





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