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игра слов

play (up)on words, pun

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игра слов

pun, play on words

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-- Недостойнейшая игра слов для духовного лица! -- не вытерпел и прервал опять отец Паисий.
"A most unworthy play upon words for an ecclesiastic!" Father Paissy could not refrain from breaking in again.
Достоевский, Фёдор / Братья КарамазовыDostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers Karamazov
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
На протяжении всей предвыборной кампании Бэз Уиндрип беспрерывно развлекался, используя игру слов в песенке, которую о нем сочинили,— Уолту Троубриджу не удастся попасть в Вашингтон и там отмыться...
All through the campaign, Buzz Windrip was able to get lots of jolly humor out of puns on going to Wash., and to wash. Walt Trowbridge, he jeered, wasn't going to either of them!
Льюис, Синклер / У нас это невозможноLewis, Sinclair / It can't happen here
It can't happen here
Lewis, Sinclair
© Sinclair Lewis, 1935
© renewed, Michael Lewis, 1963
У нас это невозможно
Льюис, Синклер
© Издательство "Правда", 1965
Слушайте, Ставрогин, это только игра на словах.
Listen, Stavrogin, this is only playing with words.
Достоевский, Фёдор / БесыDostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessed
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989

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play (up)on words; pun

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  1. 1.

    a pun - игра слов

    translation added by Alice Grace
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  2. 2.

    A pun

    translation added by Elena Bogomolova
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  3. 3.

    - wordplay

    - a figure of speech

    - a play on words

    translation added by Сергей Павлик
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  4. 4.

    pun, word-play

    translation added by Yulia Ayrthon
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Collocations

род игры слов
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