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['twɔdl] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    пустая болтовня или писанина; скучные банальности; чепуха, ерунда

  2. гл.


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That seems sheer twaddle to me.”
Это же чепуховина…
Mann, Thomas / The Magic MountainМанн, Томас / Волшебная гора
Волшебная гора
Манн, Томас
© 1924, S.Fischer Verlag AG, Berlin
© Перевод. В. Станевич, наследники, 2009
© Перевод. В. Курелла, наследники, 2009
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
The Magic Mountain
Mann, Thomas
© 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
She says all that's only old-fashioned twaddle.
Она говорит, что всё это одна только старинная болтовня!
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"That twaddle I don't understand..." Ivan Dmitritch brought out in a hollow voice, and he sat down on his bed.
- Этой ерунды я не понимаю... - глухо проговорил Иван Дмитрич и сел на свою кровать.
Чехов, А.П. / Палата No. 6Chekhov, A. / Ward No. 6
Ward No. 6
Chekhov, A.
© 2009 Rowland Classics
Палата No. 6
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
If he wants to say anything to me let him say it straight out, and not go in for this mysterious prophetic twaddle.
Если он мне хотел высказать, то и говори прямо, а не пророчь сумбур туманный.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"That's all silly twaddle, and there is no God," he said, horrifying my mother, the servants, and me too. For though I was only nine, I too was aghast at hearing such words.
"Всё это бредни, говорит, и нет никакого и бога", так что в ужас привел и мать и прислугу, да и меня малого, ибо хотя был я и девяти лет всего, но, услышав слова сии, испугался очень и я.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"My goodness, what utter twaddle, and what may all this nonsense have signified, pray?If it had any meaning at all!" said Mrs. Epanchin, cuttingly, after having listened with great attention.
-"Экая галиматья! Что же этот вздор может означать по-твоему?" - резко спросила Лизавета Прокофьевна, выслушав письмо с необыкновенным вниманием.
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Yes; I can see Jones at this minute (rather flushed with his joint of mutton and half pint of wine), taking out his pencil and scoring under the words "foolish, twaddling," &c., and adding to them his own remark of "QUITE TRUE."
Я так и вижу, как оный Джонс (слегка раскрасневшийся после порции баранины и полпинты вина) вынимает карандаш и жирной чертой подчеркивает слова: "пошлыми, вздорными" и т.д. и подкрепляет их собственным восклицанием на полях: "Совершенно верно!"
Thackeray, William Makepeace / Vanity FairТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ярмарка тщеславия
Ярмарка тщеславия
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
Vanity Fair
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 2001

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'twɔdlNounпустая болтовня или писанина; скучные банальности; чепуха; ерунда

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Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)twaddling
Past Participle (Participle II)twaddled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I twaddlewe twaddle
you twaddleyou twaddle
he/she/it twaddlesthey twaddle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am twaddlingwe are twaddling
you are twaddlingyou are twaddling
he/she/it is twaddlingthey are twaddling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have twaddledwe have twaddled
you have twaddledyou have twaddled
he/she/it has twaddledthey have twaddled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been twaddlingwe have been twaddling
you have been twaddlingyou have been twaddling
he/she/it has been twaddlingthey have been twaddling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I twaddledwe twaddled
you twaddledyou twaddled
he/she/it twaddledthey twaddled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was twaddlingwe were twaddling
you were twaddlingyou were twaddling
he/she/it was twaddlingthey were twaddling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had twaddledwe had twaddled
you had twaddledyou had twaddled
he/she/it had twaddledthey had twaddled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been twaddlingwe had been twaddling
you had been twaddlingyou had been twaddling
he/she/it had been twaddlingthey had been twaddling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will twaddlewe shall/will twaddle
you will twaddleyou will twaddle
he/she/it will twaddlethey will twaddle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be twaddlingwe shall/will be twaddling
you will be twaddlingyou will be twaddling
he/she/it will be twaddlingthey will be twaddling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have twaddledwe shall/will have twaddled
you will have twaddledyou will have twaddled
he/she/it will have twaddledthey will have twaddled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been twaddlingwe shall/will have been twaddling
you will have been twaddlingyou will have been twaddling
he/she/it will have been twaddlingthey will have been twaddling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would twaddlewe should/would twaddle
you would twaddleyou would twaddle
he/she/it would twaddlethey would twaddle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be twaddlingwe should/would be twaddling
you would be twaddlingyou would be twaddling
he/she/it would be twaddlingthey would be twaddling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have twaddledwe should/would have twaddled
you would have twaddledyou would have twaddled
he/she/it would have twaddledthey would have twaddled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been twaddlingwe should/would have been twaddling
you would have been twaddlingyou would have been twaddling
he/she/it would have been twaddlingthey would have been twaddling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am twaddledwe are twaddled
you are twaddledyou are twaddled
he/she/it is twaddledthey are twaddled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being twaddledwe are being twaddled
you are being twaddledyou are being twaddled
he/she/it is being twaddledthey are being twaddled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been twaddledwe have been twaddled
you have been twaddledyou have been twaddled
he/she/it has been twaddledthey have been twaddled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was twaddledwe were twaddled
you were twaddledyou were twaddled
he/she/it was twaddledthey were twaddled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being twaddledwe were being twaddled
you were being twaddledyou were being twaddled
he/she/it was being twaddledthey were being twaddled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been twaddledwe had been twaddled
you had been twaddledyou had been twaddled
he/she/it had been twaddledthey had been twaddled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be twaddledwe shall/will be twaddled
you will be twaddledyou will be twaddled
he/she/it will be twaddledthey will be twaddled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been twaddledwe shall/will have been twaddled
you will have been twaddledyou will have been twaddled
he/she/it will have been twaddledthey will have been twaddled


Common casetwaddle*twaddles
Possessive casetwaddle's*twaddles'