Plenty more fish in the sea 天涯何處無芳草

更新時間 2013年 8月 20日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間10:41
Woman dressed as a fish on a WWF demonstration in Brussels

WWF members and sympathisers protest against overfishing of the European seas in front of the EU Council in Brussels. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/ AP Photo

今日小常識

Overfishing is changing the type of fish in the sea, according to scientists at Bangor University. Because larger fish are being caught, they cannot pass on their genes to a new generation. As a result, only smaller fish are surviving.

班戈大學的科學們家說過渡捕撈正在改變大海里魚的種類。因為大型魚類被頻頻捕撈,導致它們無法將基因傳給下一代。因此,只有相對較小型的魚類才能存活。

今日短語

你可以用 there are plenty more fish in the sea 這個表達來描述可供選擇的人或事還有很多,也就是我們常說的 「天涯何處無芳草」。這個表達常被用在談論婚姻或感情關係破裂的語境中。

例句

Mary was not a good wife. Don't cry over her. There are plenty more fish in the sea.

Stop flirting with my boyfriend and find someone else! There are plenty more fish in the sea.

請注意

短語 fish for compliments 的意思是故意要別人說讚揚話,沽名釣譽。

Ann: I'm not very good with children.

Sue: No, don't be silly. You are a great babysitter.

Tony: She knows that. People in the neighbourhood are always asking her to take care of their kids. She is just fishing for compliments.

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