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金山词霸2007中的一句错误翻译

谢益辉 / 2007-09-24


刚才看 excel 的解释,无意间看到关于 outstrip 和 outdo 的一个比较:

Outstrip is often interchangeable with outdo but strongly suggests leaving another behind, as in a contest:

Outstrip经常和outdo互换,但在上下文中它更偏重于把另一个甩在后面这个意思:

It is a case of the student outstripping the teacher.

这是一个学生超过老师的例子。

显然译者当时看走眼了,把 “in a contest” (在一场竞赛中)看作了 “in a context”,挺奇怪的,我感觉一般用 “in the context” 要多得多吧,”in a context” 感觉就不太对劲。