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词汇积累 | 拓展一个很像拼音的外刊小词:duo

• April 5, 2021 • 翻译·译事随笔

[scode type="green"]duo[/scode]
音标:/'djuːəʊ/

英文释义:

①A duo is two musicians, singers, or other performers who perform together as a pair.【n.一对表演者;表演搭档】

②You can refer to two people together as a duo, especially when they have something in common.【v.(尤指拥有共同特征的)一对,一双】

例句:

①The violinist walked on the stage and the duo became a trio.

那位小提琴家走上台, 二重奏变成了三重奏组

②Well, if it isn't the dynamic duo .

哇 绝妙的二重奏啊。

③In either case, ignore the duo .

无论哪种情况,忽略两人组。

《经济学人》一篇关于地缘政治与芯片之争的文章 Betting all the chips 也出现了这个表达:
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动画片《咱们裸熊》也出现了这个表达:
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[scode type="green"]fall out with

与…争吵;与…发生纠纷;吵架[/scode]
英英释义:

To stop being friendly with someone because you have had a disagreement with them.

例句:

①Somebody talked about a family member they had a falling out with.

有人会说到与他们闹翻的家人。

②And Bree's falling out with her friends Bree led to some dangerous behavior.

和她的闺蜜决裂了于是涉足了一些危险的事。
Matt Haig的新书 The Midnight Library 也出现了这个表达:
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电影《海蒂和爷爷》也出现了这个表达:
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这里再顺便拓展两个同义表达:bicker, quibble

When people bicker, they argue or quarrel about unimportant things. 【v.斗嘴;争吵;发生口角】

The two women bickered constantly.

这两个女人经常发生口角。

When people quibble over a small matter, they argue about it even though it is not important. v.(为琐事)争辩,争吵 **

Council members spent the day quibbling over the final wording of the resolution.

委员会成员一整天都在为决议的最终措词争论不休。

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