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今日短语

 

Talk of the devil 说曹操,曹操就到

今日短语

汉语俗语 “说曹操,曹操就到” 用来描述 “正当谈论某个人的时候,那个人就出现了” 的情景。英语表达 “talk of the devil 谈论魔鬼” 也能谈论同样的情况。人们有时会把 “talk of the devil” 中的动词 “talk” 替换成 “speak”,即 “speak of the devil”,意思不变。

例句

Talk of the devil; we were just talking about you.
说曹操,曹操就到!我们正说你呢。

I can't believe Tom's leaving!  Speak of the devil, here comes Tom.
真不敢相信汤姆要走了!说他,他就到了。汤姆来了。

Kun broke up from his girlfriend – talk of the devil. Here she is!  Have you been standing there for a long time?
琨和他女朋友分手了。说曹操,曹操就到。她在这里!你在这儿站很长时间了吗?

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