Did this couple have a whirlwind romance?
Jo: I'm Jo and this is Real English from BBC Learning English.
Lily: Hello I'm Lily. 在两分钟的《地道英语》节目当中，我们会带领大家一起来学习一些当代英式英语中新出现的流行词语。
Jo: Today Lily, we're talking about romance and the expression whirlwind romance. Whirlwind W.H.I.R.L.W.I.N.D. and romance R.O.M.A.N.C.E. Whirlwind romance.
Lily: Whirlwind romance 会是什么意思呢？哎， Jo, whirlwind 不是旋风的意思吗？
Jo: That's right Lily. A whirlwind is a strong swirling wind that is very quick and often unexpected; so a whirlwind romance is a romance that happens very quickly and quite unexpectedly.
Lily: 这么说， a whirlwind romance 就是那种突然，快速的恋爱，换句话说，就是闪电式的罗曼提克。
Jo: So you get some couples who meet and perhaps within a few months they get married; that would be a whirlwind romance.
Lily: 如果一对夫妇在认识不多久就结婚了，那么你就可以使用这个短语 a whirlwind romance 闪电式结婚。
Jo: Let's listen to another example.
A: Is Claire still going out with Peter?
B: Oh no, they split up about a month ago. They were together about two months, were madly in love, and then it all went wrong.
A: Oh, a bit of a whirlwind romance then eh?
Lily: Have you ever had a whirlwind romance Jo?
Jo: I'm afraid to say I haven't. Sounds quite exciting though! Have you?
Lily: Well, sort of. But it ended in disaster.
Jo: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Well, this programme has been a bit of a whirlwind programme hasn't it Lily?
Lily: It certainly has. 不过，这正是两分种地道英语的特点嘛！快速，高效。欢迎大家登陆 www.bbcchina.com.cn 学习更多的地道英语。
Jo: And just to recap – today's expression was whirlwind romance.
Lily: 闪电式恋爱或闪电式结婚。感谢大家收听BBC 英语教学节目。