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a butt of joke

Chinese translation: 笑柄

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English term or phrase:a butt of joke
Chinese translation:笑柄
Entered by: Joe Sun
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01:32 Dec 30, 2003
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: a butt of joke
a butt of joke
这是“一个笑柄”的意思吗?
Joe Sun
笑柄
Explanation:
笑柄就可以了,前面加上“一个”反而听了别扭。
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clearwater
China
Local time: 05:10
Grading comment
多谢!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +6笑柄
clearwater


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
笑柄


Explanation:
笑柄就可以了,前面加上“一个”反而听了别扭。

clearwater
China
Local time: 05:10
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2358
Grading comment
多谢!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Will Matter: that's it. The person being laughed about. Laughing post, as they say.
1 min

agree  R. A. Stegemann: The proper English is "butt of a joke". It refers to the joke's target. You know, like someone sitting on fence pole.
1 hr
  -> I wish you JUST kidding!

agree  chica nueva: butt = someone that people make fun of 取笑的对象;笑柄 eg Poor John was the butt of all their jokes. 可怜的约翰总是成为他们说笑的对象.(朗文进阶词典)
1 hr

agree  surfish
2 hrs

agree  Lu Zou
5 hrs

agree  Denyce Seow: 不好笑的笑话就别理了!! :)))) 好笑的,就尽管"沧海一声笑"!!! (don't know if this is the correct usage but I like that movie)
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, denyce.
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