noughts and crosses, tick-tack-toe

例句:
(英) Noughts and crosses is very interesting.
(美) My sisters usually play tick-tack-toe.

解釋:
(英) noughts and crosses:畫圈打叉的井字遊戲 (雙方輪流在井字上 9 個方格內畫圈或打叉,以先連成一線者獲勝)。注意:noughts and crosses 雖為複數型,但這片語是當不可數名詞用,其動詞必須用單數。
(美) tick-tack-toe:畫圈打叉的井字遊戲 (雙方輪流在井字上 9 個方格內畫圈或打叉,以先連成一線者獲勝)。

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turn-ups, cuffs

例句:
(英) Turn-ups are the folds at the bottom of the legs of a pair of trousers.
(美) Cuffs are the folds at the bottom of the legs of a pair of pants.

解釋:
(英) turn-ups:(褲管的) 捲邊,摺邊,翻邊。
(美) cuffs:(褲管的) 捲邊,摺邊,翻邊。

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tap, faucet / tap, spigot

例句:
(英) He left the tap open to fill the kitchen sink with water.
(美) There's a faucet on a bath or sink.

解釋:
(英) tap/tap:(浴缸或水槽的) 水龍頭/(戶外的) 水龍頭。
(美) faucet/spigot:(浴缸或水槽的) 水龍頭/(戶外的) 水龍頭。

在英國,浴缸或水槽的水龍頭和戶外的水龍頭都叫做 tap,但美國則分別使用 faucet 和 spigot 來表示室內的水龍頭和戶外的水龍頭。關於「水槽」(sink),我們可以更明確地使用 kitchen sink 和 bathroom sink 來分別表示「洗碗槽」和「洗手台」。

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dustman, garbage collector

例句:
(英) A dustman is a person whose job is to collect the rubbish from outside people's houses.
(美) The garbage collectors have been on strike since Friday.

解釋:
(英) dustman:(收垃圾的) 清潔隊員。
(美) garbage collector:(收垃圾的) 清潔隊員。

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pram, baby buggy/baby carriage

(四輪手推) 嬰兒車例句:
(英) Your choice of (baby) pram needs to be right for you and your lifestyle.
(美) How much does this baby buggy/baby carriage cost?

解釋:
(英) pram:(四輪手推) 嬰兒車。
(美) baby buggy, baby carriage:(四輪手推) 嬰兒車。

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dual carriageway, divided highway

divided highway sign例句:
(英) In Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway.
(美) There are a lot of divided highways in the U.S.

解釋:
(英) dual carriageway:(有分隔島的) 雙向公路。
(美) divided highway:(有分隔島的) 雙向公路。

dual carriageway or divided highway

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greenkeeper, greenskeeper

例句:
(英) A retired British greenkeeper has collected 365 rare lawnmowers - one for every day of the year.
(美) His father has been working as a greenskeeper for thirty years.

解釋:
(英) greenkeeper:高爾夫球場管理人。
(美) greenskeeper:高爾夫球場管理人。

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