Helen: Hello, this is Real English from BBC Learning English, I’m Helen.
Chen Li: 大家好，我是陈鹂。
Helen: In Real English, we look at words and phrases that you might not find in your dictionary.
Chen Li: 英语是一种十分程式化的语言，所以了解现实生活中人们经常使用的固定表达和俚语自然就很有用了。
Helen: Today’s word is ‘bash’ – B.A.S.H.
Chen Li: 那么它的意思是什么呢？
Helen: Well bash usually means to hit very hard
Chen Li: 那么说，bash 常用意思就是用力的击打，还有其它的用法和意思吗？
Helen: Well a bash is also a large party or a celebration.
Chen Li: 看来，bash 又指聚会或者庆祝，狂欢活动，那么我们如何使用它呢？
Helen: Well you might say ‘I’m having a bit of a bash for my birthday’ meaning I’m having a big birthday party. Or someone might invite you to their birthday bash.
Chen Li: 意思就是你接到生日聚会的邀请。
Helen: Here’s another example with some language to help – invite.
Chen Li: 邀请， ceremony 典礼，聚会.
A: Are you invited to Jim’s wedding?
B: Well, I’m not invited to the ceremony but I am going to the bash afterwards
Chen Li: So Helen, what was the last good bash you went to?
Helen: Well I had a bit of a bash for my birthday last month which was a lot of fun.
Chen Li: What kind of bash was it?
Helen: I had a karaoke party in pub. I love karaoke.
Chen Li: 我也喜欢卡拉 OK, 可是你居然没有邀请我参加？Hmph!
Helen: Oh I’m sorry Li – I wanted to but you were in China when I had my bash.
Chen Li: Hmm 那好，我就饶你一次了。Anyway, that’s all for today. 我们来复习一下吧！今天学到的词语是 bash – 作为动词，意思是击打，作为名词，意思是聚会。
Helen: You’ve been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. We’ll see you next time.
Chen Li: Bye.