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Chinese translation: FYI

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08:04 Jun 30, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: the darn thing
Part of the 2000 series of professional sports watches, Tag Heuer's Aquaracer 2000 was designed in close collaboration with Tanya Streeter, the women's free-diving world-record holder, who once plunged 122 meters on a single breath (for some reason...). The elegant, slim-cased 41 mm automatic offers water resistance down to 300 meters, date feature, rotating aluminium bezel, an extendable bracelet and an extra dab of luminescence on the second hand so you'll be able to tell the darn thing is working in the darkest ocean or dreariest boardroom. Made of stainless steel.
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如果我没理解错的话,the darn thing应当就是指 Aquaracer 2000这款手表。但这个短语从字面上该如何理解呢?
clearwater
China
Local time: 09:07
Chinese translation:FYI
Explanation:
FYI

darn: A colloquial euphemism for Damn
是一种赞扬的口吻

可以译为: 这个小玩意儿

Darn: e.g. you are darn right.

That's so darn good.


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Note added at 51 mins (2004-06-30 08:55:57 GMT)
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这家伙, 这物件, 这宝贝, 等等, 不一而足。
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jyuan_us
United States
Local time: 21:07
Grading comment
谢谢!
不过您举的两个例子不够恰当:我问的是形容词,而例子中的是副词。
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FYI


Explanation:
FYI

darn: A colloquial euphemism for Damn
是一种赞扬的口吻

可以译为: 这个小玩意儿

Darn: e.g. you are darn right.

That's so darn good.


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Note added at 51 mins (2004-06-30 08:55:57 GMT)
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这家伙, 这物件, 这宝贝, 等等, 不一而足。

jyuan_us
United States
Local time: 21:07
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Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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Grading comment
谢谢!
不过您举的两个例子不够恰当:我问的是形容词,而例子中的是副词。

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Wenjer Leuschel: 这玩意儿 // Add: 总不该译成「这话儿」吧?
0 min
  -> :)

agree  Ozethai: 本义原来是“可恶的东西“,把它译作“这玩意儿“倒真是妙不可言。
13 mins
  -> :O)

agree  Denyce Seow: Sounds goooooood
29 mins
  -> yeo000000000!

agree  chica nueva: darn (darned) = a word used to express anger or disappointment (表示愤怒或失望的用语) eg It's a darn nuisance! 真是讨厌头顶!(朗文进阶词典)
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