John: Hello, this is Real English from BBC Learning English, I’m John
Chen Li: 大家好，我是陈鹂，欢迎收听纯正英语
John: In Real English, we look at words and phrases that you might not find in your dictionary.
John: And today’s word is ‘spuds’…‘spuds’. That’s spelt S.P.U.D.S.
Chen Li: 它是什么意思
John: Well, it’s quite simple C spuds are potatoes
Chen Li: 土豆，为什么土豆有这样的俚语 说法呢？
John: Well I suppose it’s because traditionally, British food includes a lot of spuds!
Chen Li: 那倒是真的，我注意到英国人的`确是很多土豆，那么是不是在任何场合都可以使用spuds 来替代 potatoes 呢。
John: Yes, let’s hear an example.
A: I’m just going to the shops C do you need anything?
B: Oh, yes actually, could you get me a few spuds to have with dinner? Thanks.
John: Of course in Britain we cook spuds in lots of different ways. You can have roast spuds.
Chen Li: 烧烤土豆
John: or mashed spuds
Chen Li: 土豆泥
John: or just boiled spuds
Chen Li: 或者水煮土豆. Do you eat a lot of spuds John?
John: Well, I quite like spuds, but I do eat lots of other things too, like rice and pasta. These days in Britain we eat lots of different types of food C like Chinese food for example.
Chen Li: 我是注意到在这里，中国菜很受大众欢迎，通常很少有以土豆为主要原料的菜肴。
John: No, I suppose there aren’t many spuds in Chinese cooking.
Chen Li: 那么来复习一下吧，今天我们学的词是：
John: Spuds… which is a slang word for potatoes.
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John: Join us again soon for some more Real English, from BBC Learning English. Goodbye.
Chen Li: 再会