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Goldilocks 金凤花姑娘的 “恰到好处”

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菲菲和 Neil 去餐馆吃饭。菲菲挑三拣四,连坐在哪里都决定不了。Neil 因此很生气,说菲菲是 “Goldilocks” 金凤花姑娘。但这和一个传统童话故事中的小女孩有什么关系呢?果断来学习这个词语的用法吧!

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Feifei
So this is it, Neil - the cafe I wanted to try for breakfast.

Neil
Looks lovely, Feifei! Let’s get a table.

Feifei
How about this one by the window?

Neil
Great.

Feifei
Oh, nah, bit too bright. How about this one in the corner?

Neil
Looks good.

Feifei
Bit too dark. And this one is close to the coffee machine… Err, bit too noisy. Erm, what about…?

Neil
Feifei. Are you going to keep Goldilocksing all day? Or can we actually order some breakfast?!

Feifei
Goldilocksing? 你是说童话中的 Goldilocks “金凤花姑娘” 吗?啊,我懂你的意思了。Sorry, Neil.

Neil
Yes, let’s just sit right here while I explain. The phrase comes from a fairy tale about a little girl called Goldilocks. One day she finds an empty house in the forest. In the kitchen, there are three bowls of porridge. She tries them one by one. The first one is too hot, the second one is too cold, and the third one is just right.

Feifei
“Goldilocks” 金凤花姑娘总是需要花很长的时间来作出任何选择。Oh, and then she chooses a chair to sit on, doesn’t she?

Neil
Yes, and that takes a long time too. And finally she sees three beds… and takes a long time to choose which one to sleep in!

Feifei
所以,你的意思是我就像金凤花姑娘一样——慢慢地决定坐在哪里,试图找到最完美的那个座位。

Neil
Exactly. And I’m hungry. And you know what happens to Goldilocks?

Feifei
Yes, I do. 金凤花姑娘闯入的房子是三只熊的家。三只熊回家的时候金凤花姑娘正在酣酣大睡。OK, let’s play some examples, while we start looking at the menu. It might take… a long time.

Examples
Ling, can you stop Goldilocksing and just decide what to drink? Happy hour is almost finished!

Juan took a Goldilocks approach to decorating his apartment – everything had to be just right.

They say our planet is in the Goldilocks zone – it’s not too hot and not too cold to support life. It’s just the right temperature.

Feifei
这里是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。这集节目中,我们在一起学习 “Goldilocks” 的意思和用法。在上面的例句里,我们听到了 “Goldilocks” 的动词用法 “Goldilocksing”—— Ling was Goldilocksing.

Neil
And as an adjective: a Goldilocks approach, the Goldilocks zone.

Feifei
Anyway, Neil, have you decided what to eat?

Neil
Err, actually… not yet!

Feifei
Now who’s the Goldilocks?! Let me order for both of us. Two bowls of porridge, please!

Neil
And not too hot!

Both
Bye.