Jo: You're listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. I'm Jo and with me today is Li.
Li: Hello 大家好，欢迎收听 BBC 的地道英语节目，希望在接下来的2分钟里，你能学到英式英语中流行的表达方式。今天我们要学的新词儿是什么呢 Jo?
Jo: Well Li – I know you're married now – but have you ever been dumped?
Li: Dumped? 大家能猜到这是什么意思吗?
Jo: Well it's what we say in British English when you have a boyfriend or girlfriend and they tell you they don't want to be with you anymore. They dump you – or you say – I've been dumped!
Li: 这很容易理解，dump 书面的意思是扔掉，不过很多人都会用这个词来形容他们的一段恋情结束了 – 你可能会主动结束这段恋情，把对方甩了，或者反过来被对方抛弃了。
Jo: I've been dumped. Or he dumped me! So Li, you didn't answer my question…
Li: OK Jo, yes I have been dumped! And it wasn't very nice – 我的前任男友就是那种没良心的人。
Jo: Aw Li I'm sorry – I didn't mean to upset you. It's an informal word and it's probably the most common way of saying someone didn't want to be with you anymore.
Li: Yes, 如果有人抛弃了你，那就是 they dump you 或者是你被抛弃了 you are dumped.
A: Have you spoken to Kate recently?
B: Yes I have and she's really upset. David dumped her last week.
A: Kate was dumped – no! I thought he really liked her.
A: How are things going with Jake?
B: I don't really like him that much – he's quite boring. I think I might have to dump him.
Jo: To dump – to dump someone – or to be dumped.
Jo: You've been listening to BBC Learning English. Bye for now!