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【新词】“百万富翁”新说法 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-3-13 16:18:26 |Display all floors

“万元户”、“大款”等都是我们在不同时期对有钱人的不同叫法。随着财富的不断增加,“万元”早已不再是有钱的标准,“百万”、“亿万”富翁也不少见。由此,有钱人的新说法自然也就更新换代了。

“Two commas” is the latest American shorthand for millionaire status. In English, we use a comma to separate thousands in numbers. If there are two commas in a number, it must be in million. Thus comes this shorthand. If we say someone has two commas, that means he is a millionaire. In case of a billionaire, we can use three commas.

Two commas(字面意思为“两个逗号”)是百万富翁的一个新说法。在英语中,我们用逗号做数字中的千位符。如果一串数字中出现了两个逗号,那么这个数字一定超过了百万。由此才有了这个说法。如果我们说“某人有两个逗号”,那意思就是说“他是个百万富翁”。如果对方是个十亿富豪,我们就可以说“他有三个逗号”。

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They both have their “two commas” after floating their infant Internet businesses on Wall Street.

将初具规模的互联网公司拿到华尔街上市以后,他们俩都成了百万富翁。

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Post time 2012-3-14 19:19:26 |Display all floors
yeah ~~two commas!!! i wanna be a three commas!!

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