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加法和减法(流言蜚语或闲言碎语)

(2009-10-16 07:34:33)
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流言蜚语

减法

闲言碎语

加法

猜测

杂谈

分类: 感悟

                                       加法和减法

    生活中往往有些事情很有意思,你要是让别人带东西,别人往往做减法,而你要是让人带话,别人往往做加法。

    由于在外学习和生活,有时就让朋友或亲戚给老人带东西回家,带的东西往往比带到的要多,中间往往有一个偏差,尤其是带吃的东西更是这样,也就是说能如数带到很不容易。

    而你要是让别人带个话的话,有时候反馈过来的信息往往不是你所说的东西。有一次我和一个同学聊起了这样的事情,他也有类似的感觉和感受。我们不怀疑别人的动机如何,但似乎存在这样一个现象。

    英语中有三个词:speculation, gossip, rumours   大意知道但一直搞不清它们有啥区别,有时候还用混了,今天解析一下。(例句和解释均来自朗文英语词典)

Speculate: to think about or talk about a matter without having the necessary facts; make guesses.

Speculation: an example of the act of speculating   思索,沉思,猜测,推测

His remarks have led to intense speculation about the possible of tax cuts.

他的话已经引起对可能减税的诸多猜疑。

She has dismissed the rumours of her resignation as pure speculation.

他辟谣说,有关她辞职的传闻纯属猜测的事。

It's not a matter for speculation.

可不是随便猜猜的事。

Gossip: conversation or report about the details of other people’s behaviour and private lives, often including information that is not actually true. 流言蜚语,(揭人隐私)闲话

All this talk about his love affairs is just idle gossip.

有关他的风流韵事地谈论都是无中生有的流言蜚语。

I haven’t had a good gossip since you left.

自从你走了以后,我还没有好好地闲聊过。

Many newspapers have a gossip column.

许多报纸都有知名人士私生活的闲话栏。

Rumour: unofficial news or information, perhaps untrue, which is spread from person to person. 流言,谣言,谣传

 

The whole article was based on rumour.

整篇文章是根据传闻写的。

Rumour has it that Jean’s getting married again.

传说简又要结婚了。

All sorts of rumours are going round the office about him and his secretary.

有关他和他的秘书的各种传闻正在办公室内四处流传。

His illness led to rumours of an early election.

由于他生病,便有传闻说要提前大选。

There’s a rumour circulating that the factory’s going to shut down.

有一个传闻正在四处传播,说工厂要倒闭了。

    

   好了,知道了它们的区别了,就不再猜测别人的动机了,否则就是闲言碎语或成流言蜚语了。

 

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