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BBC地道英语--Six of one, half a dozen of the other 半斤八两

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Six of one, half a dozen of the other 半斤八两

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Finn 和菲菲的两位同事为了点儿小事吵得不可开交。Finn 问菲菲知不知道是谁先挑起事端的,菲菲在回答时用了哪个短语?那个短语的意思你知道吗?

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Finn:Hello, I’m Finn and welcome to Authentic1 Real English.

Feifei:大家好,我是冯菲菲。Sorry I’m late - Peter 和 Dave 两个人在厨房里吵得不可开交,我刚才忙着劝架,所以来晚了。

Finn:Oh, really? What are they arguing about?

Feifei:Something about who spilled the milk - 我也不知道为什么会为了那点儿小事吵起来。

Finn:Oh no, who started the argument?

Feifei:Hmm, I don’t really know, I think it’s six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Finn:Good expression, Feifei.

Feifei:Thank you, Finn. 不瞒你说,这个表达是我几天前才学到的,用在这儿还算是比较恰当吧?

Finn:Yes, that’s right. We normally2 use ‘six of one, half a dozen of the other’ when we think there is very little difference between two choices. We also use it when two people are equally3 responsible4 for something. Let’s hear some examples.

Examples

A: I don’t know whether to give my mum flowers or chocolates for Mother’s Day.

B: It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other.

A: Do you think we should take the third ring road instead of the second ring road?

B: Oh, I don’t know, it’s six of one, half a dozen of the other.

A: They keep blaming each other, whose fault was it really?

B: Oh, it was six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Feifei:大家请记住,我们可以用 six of one, half a dozen of the other 来说明两个事物程度相等、分不出高低,不相上下;也可以用它来描述两个人对某事的责任相同或两人的本事、水平相同。

Finn:Oh, actually Feifei, hold on a minute, I need to go now.

Feifei:Where are you going?

Finn:I’m going for dinner with Sophia. Quick, help me decide – should I wear this blue shirt? Or this pink one?

Feifei:You know what I am about to say, don’t you?

Finn:The pink one?

Feifei:No, they are very similar. It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other…

Finn:Oh, you’re not helping5! I’m off, bye.

Feifei:Wait…


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1 authentic ZuZzs     
a.真的,真正的;可靠的,可信的,有根据的
参考例句:
  • This is an authentic news report. We can depend on it. 这是篇可靠的新闻报道, 我们相信它。
  • Autumn is also the authentic season of renewal. 秋天才是真正的除旧布新的季节。
2 normally ln8zVb     
adv.正常地,通常地
参考例句:
  • I normally do all my shopping on Saturdays.我通常在星期六买东西。
  • My pulse beats normally.我脉搏正常。
3 equally coPxH     
adv.平等地;公平地
参考例句:
  • Divide the cake into quarters and share it equally.把蛋糕分成四份,大家平均享用。
  • The blue sky belongs equally to us all.蓝天为人所共有。
4 responsible LWGx7     
adj.有责任的,应负责的;可靠的,可信赖的;责任重大的;vi.休息,睡;静止,停止
参考例句:
  • He must be responsible to me for this matter.这件事他必须对我负责。
  • The police are responsible for the preservation of law and order.警察负责维持法律与秩序。
5 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
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