每天学个英语知识点 Polite refusals 英国人的委婉拒绝方式

对我来说理解英语中的一些委婉的说法实在是一件很困难的事。比如我给一个朋友写了一个方案,他说:I hear what you say,我以为他同意了我的想法,但其实他是不同意而且也不想就此再讨论。我怎样才能正确理解英文的委婉说法呢?非常感谢!

陈玉,江苏

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you understood every word that someone said, but later you discovered that what they said was completely opposite to what they meant?

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Well, British people can be very good at making English confusing for learners. Take a look at these examples: are they offering praise – or polite rejections?

– It’s quite good

– It’s a brave proposal

– I almost agree

Find out in the programme.

Don’t forget to download the script, where you can find an amusing – and widely shared – table of English expressions and their actual meanings.

If you have a question you’d like us to answer, you can write to us or email: questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk

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