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同一句型,两种不同的字典竟有两种截然不同的解释. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-5-1 14:26:15 |Display all floors
请看下面句子:
I would just as soon stay at home as go out for a walk.
这句话的确切意思到底是什么呢?
我翻阅了两种不同的字典,它们竟然对"would just as soon do sth as do sth else"这一句型有着两种意思截然不同的解释。
按照《新英汉词典(增补本)》(1985年7月第2版,上海译文出版社)第1312页对"would just as soon..."一句型的解释,上面句子的意思是:与其出去散步,我倒宁愿呆在家里。
按照《牛津高阶英汉双解词典(第四版增补本)》(商务印书馆,牛津大学出版社)第1449页对"would just as soon ...."的解释,上面句子的意思应该是:我呆在家里也行,出去散步也行。
很明显,上面两种解释的意思是完全不同的。
到底应该以哪种解释为准呢?

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Post time 2008-5-1 14:33:34 |Display all floors
上海译文的解释对。
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Post time 2008-5-1 14:47:09 |Display all floors
不过<牛津高阶..>也是很权威的词典啊!而且把"would just as soon do sth as do sth else"解释为"做这个也可,做那个也可"的词典也不少.

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Post time 2008-5-1 14:53:23 |Display all floors
牛津权威是它的英语权威,不担保翻译成汉语权威,实在不行,可到Google里搜索该搭配所使用的语境,一目了然的
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Post time 2008-5-1 16:37:54 |Display all floors
"as .....as ..."不就是"和...一样"的意思吗?所以按字面的意思,"would just as soon do A as do B"的意思应该是"做A和做B都一样”,言下之意,也就是“做A也行,做B也行”的意思。
可为什么实际的意思却是“宁愿做A,也不愿做B”呢?字面的意思和实际的意思怎么不一样呢?
真是想不明白啊!

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Post time 2008-5-3 11:09:03 |Display all floors
My vote is for the Oxford dictionary.
世上就怕“认真”二字,I'll try my best

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Post time 2008-5-3 12:10:17 |Display all floors

It's an idiom

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/would+just+as+soon

would just as soon
to prefer to.
I'd just as soon work at home and not have the hassle of the subway every morning.

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