Wrong 'un 不道德的人

The script of this programme 本节目台词

(Sound of tapping on a laptop)

Finn: Hello and welcome to - Authentic Real English, I'm Finn.

Yang Li: And I'm Li. Oh, he looks nice.

Finn: Yes. We're on Li's computer, on an online dating site. She's looking for a date - a hot guy.

Yang Li: Shhh… don't just tell everyone. Oh, well… actually I don't really just want a date - I'm hoping to meet Mr Right.

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Image caption Right or wrong?

Finn: Mr Right - the person who is perfect for you - who you want to spend the rest of your life with!

Yang Li: Yes… Ooh, Finn, he looks nice, he looks lovely - he's got two MAs, a PhD, an enormous salary, a huge house in the country and, and… cute hair

Finn: Sorry to say this, but I think he looks like a wrong 'un!

Yang Li: A what?

Finn: A wrong 'un means a bad person, someone you can't trust.

Yang Li: A wrong 'un 意思是不诚实,不道德,不能信赖的人,是一种通俗表达,意思是 'wrong one'. 从表现形式上前面加一个不定冠词 'a' – a wrong 'un 一个品质有问题的人。Ahh, I thought he could be Mr Right, and you think he's a wrong 'un?

Finn: Sorry, but I just think he sounds too good to be true. I think he's making it up – he's lying. He's a wrong 'un. Listen to these examples.

  • He's a real wrong 'un. He always gets into fights.
  • You know, although she says nice things, that Sue's a wrong 'un. She owes so many people money!

Yang Li: You know what, Finn? I've had enough of looking online for a man.

Finn: Yeah, ok. But I'm sure you'll find someone special.

Yang Li: How about you, Finn? Have you found Miss Right?

Finn: Oh, that's personal. No need to talk about that.

Yang Li: That's not fair! (keeps trying to interrupt Finn)

Finn: That's the end of the programme. Please visit bbcukchina.com for more. Bye!