cash dispenser/cashpoint, ATM (automated teller machine)

例句:
(英) You can withdraw money at the cash dispenser/cashpoint with a bank card.
(美) You can withdraw money at the ATM with a bank card.

解釋:
(英) cash dispenser/cashpoint:櫃員機;自動提款機。
(美) ATM (automated teller machine):櫃員機;自動提款機。

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blow a raspberry, give a raspberry

例句:
(英) He blew a raspberry at the minister.
= He blew the minister a raspberry. (他對那位部長發出呸聲)
(美) A boy of no more than six appeared, gave a raspberry at me and then ran away. (一個只有 6 歲的男童出現在我面前,對我呸了一聲後就跑走了)

解釋:
(英) blow a raspberry (at someone):(對某人) 發出呸聲;(對某人) 呸一聲。
(美) give a raspberry (at someone):(對某人) 發出呸聲;(對某人) 呸一聲。

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public prosecutor, district attorney

例句:
(英) His mother is a respected public prosecutor. (他母親是個受敬重的檢察官)
(美) The district attorney is known for his severely punishing the criminals. (這位檢察官以嚴懲罪犯聞名)

解釋:
(英) public prosecutor:檢察官;公訴人。
(美) district attorney:(地方) 檢察官;公訴人。

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slip road, ramp

例句:
(英) The government have decided to widen most of the slip roads. (政府已決定拓寬高速公路大多數的匝道)
(美) The government has decided to widen most of the ramps. (政府已決定拓寬高速公路大多數的匝道)

解釋:
(英) slip road:(高速公路的) 匝道。
(美) ramp:(高速公路的) 匝道。

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trapezium, trapezoid

例句:
(英) I can find the area of a trapezium. (我會求梯形的面積)
(美) Can anyone in the class tell me how to find the area of a trapezoid? (班上有人可以告訴我梯形面積的求法嗎?)

解釋:
(英) trapezium:梯形。
(美) trapezoid:梯形。

有趣的是,trapezium 在英國是「梯形」,但在美國卻是「不規則四邊形」(irregular quadrilateral),而 trapezoid 在美國是「梯形」,但在英國卻是「不規則四邊形」。

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love bite, hickey

例句:
(英)The girl blushed when people stared at all the love bites on her neck.
(美) The girl blushed when people stared at all the hickeys on her neck.

解釋:
(英) love bite:吻痕;種草莓 (親吻脖子時留下的紅色痕跡或唇印)。
(美) hickey:吻痕;種草莓 (親吻脖子時留下的紅色痕跡或唇印)。

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punchbag, punching bag

例句:
(英) A punchbag is used for physical exercise or stress relief.
(美) Punching bags have been used in martial arts.

解釋:
(英) punchbag:(練習拳擊用的) 沙袋;出氣筒。
(美) punching bag:(練習拳擊用的) 沙袋;出氣筒。

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travel sickness, motion sickness

例句:
(英) Dizziness, fatigue, and nausea are the most common symptoms of travel sickness.
(美) Dizziness, fatigue, and nausea are the most common symptoms of motion sickness.

解釋:
(英) travel sickness:暈車;暈船;暈機。
(美) motion sickness:暈車;暈船;暈機。

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