Splash out 大肆挥霍

The script of this programme 本节目台词

(Li bumps into Finn at an expensive hotel in the Caribbean)

Li: Glorious sunshine, lovely swimming pool… Ah, this is the life! Oh, isn't that Finn? Finn! What are you doing here?

Finn: Hello Li! I'm on holiday! You too?

Li: Yes! I am.

Image caption Do you like making a splash?

Finn: Don't you love the Caribbean? And it's a great hotel, isn't it? Come on, sit by the pool with me here… have some champagne…

Li: Oh, champagne?!

Finn: Yes. What better than enjoying a little bubbly, a little champagne, here under the tropical sun?

Li: But Finn… last week you told me you had no money – you said you were skint. This is a pretty expensive holiday!

Finn: Yeah. That's true. But you know what? Our boss called me into his room and said I was up for a promotion! So I thought - you only live once and you've got to splash out! Actually, I do fancy a swim. Here we go!

(Finn dives into the pool)

Li: Wow, 那么大的浪花,都是 Finn 跳进游泳池里溅出来的。What a big splash!

Finn: Hi Li. The water is lovely!

Li: Yeah, good. 看来他正在尽情地享受他的假期呢! 他还说时不时地拍击几个大浪花也是应该的 - to splash out 意思就是挥霍一下,花上一笔钱。他认为,人生短暂,该享受的时候就要享受一下。好,to splash out 就是我们今天的地道英语短语。请听以下例句。

  • I was feeling sad last week, so I splashed out on a new computer and… I felt great!
  • I had to queue for ages to get my shopping yesterday. The shops were full of people splashing out after pay day.

Li: Here he comes. I hope he enjoyed his swim as I have some bad news for him.

Finn: Ah, what a swim! It's great being here on holiday, isn't it Li?

Li: Finn …

Finn: Yes?

Li: You know you said our boss offered you a promotion…?

Finn: Yes?

Li: Well, did he actually offer it to you?

Finn: Not exactly. He said I'm a very good worker, and… well, he didn't actually offer me anything. But I thought… well, he would…

Li:You see Finn, the promotion, he offered it to me!

Finn: Oh… Li… well… congratulations and… I'd better pack and leave tomorrow… It's an expensive hotel…

Li: Well, you're probably right. But our boss might consider you for a bonus later in the year?

Finn: That would be good. Yes.

Li: Sorry Finn.But let's not let the Caribbean sun go to waste. How about another splash – just a swim, I mean?

Finn: Okay.

Li: I can race you to the other end. Come on!

Finn: Okay! Alright! Here we go! Bye.

Li: Bye.

(Li and Finn run to the pool and dive into the water)