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Making Sense of Grammar
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your right brain has nothing right, your left brain has nothing left.这句话有什么典故吗
asked Mar 14, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118060100120ldy (330 points)
retagged Nov 23, 2020 by Ariel | 1,127 views

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right 有“右侧”和“正确”的含义,“left”有“左侧”和“剩下”的含义,句中运用了多义词的不同义项。

翻译:你的右脑没有任何正确的,你的左脑没有(任何东西)。

语义接近成语“胸无点墨”。
answered Nov 13, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)
有人看见在澳洲汽车是靠左行驶觉得惊讶,当地人就会说:Left is right, right is wrong. 听起来很别扭, 但是这句话也是用了多义词的不同义项。

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