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Katrin Kochдобавила перевод 3 месяца назад
перевод (en-ru)

(like) water off a duck's back

идиома: как горох об стену!

Пример

He tried to convince her to take the job, but his advice was like water off a duck's back.

Перевод примера

Он пытался убедить ее принять предложение о работе, но его совет был как об стену горох

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Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Ну это ведь не «как с гуся вода»
фразеологизм «как с гуся вода» используется в отношении человека, которому все сходит с рук быстро и без последствий, какие бы поступки он не совершал.

Tatiana Gerasimenkoдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

He tried to convince her to take the job, but he might as well be talking to a wall. (просто пробую размять мозги):)

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

The English example isn't very good, I must say. LIKE WATER OFF A DUCK'S BACK/ASS is used when someone tries to insult you, but their words have no effect on you whatsoever. They bounce of you like water off a duck's back/ass.

I think the idioms that would work here are:

—He tried to convince her to take the job, but...
⦿ his advice went in one ear and out the other.
⦿ he may/might as well have been talking to the wall. (Very good, Tatiana!)
⦿ his advice fell on deaf ears.

Tatiana Gerasimenkoдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Uly, how very interesting! Целых три! Thanks🤩🙏

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

My pleasure, doll

Валерий Данилиндобавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

Katrin, The phrase like water off a duck's back usually describes an insult or criticism that does not hurt or otherwise negatively affect the person being insulted.

Валерий Данилиндобавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

| Ну это ведь не «как с гуся вода»
фразеологизм «как с гуся вода» используется в отношении человека, которому все сходит с рук быстро и без последствий, какие бы поступки он не совершал.

Речь о like water off a duck's back

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Another example : Like water off a duck's back, $200,000 has freshly fallen into RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 winner Jinkx Monsoon's pocketbook.
—Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 1 Aug. 2022

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Alright Uly, got it. I think some native speakers may use this idiom incorrectly 🤷🏻‍♀️

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

Definitely. In the example you just posted is very a propos! RuPaul has a show where drag queens compete. On one episode, before they were judged and CRITIQUED, this contestant, Jinkx, repeated the words "water off a duck's back, water of a duck's back..." to prepare for the criticism he was about to get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLmWUAHrZnM So what your example means is that DESPITE ANY CRITICISM, Jinkx won the context. In other words, the critiques had no effect on him he got the money!)))

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад
I think some native speakers may use this idiom incorrectly 🤷🏻‍♀️

And obviously, some dictionaries, too.

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Duh 🙄 what should we, non-natives, do then 🥲 if you can’t rely even on dictionaries

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

Ask your uncle Uly. I’m a professional editor for a multinational publishing house, so I have my finger on the pulse of the English language at all times.

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

[Thanks for the Duh! I wonder if you know what that means.]

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Well I don’t want to bother you, as I’ve got a barrage of questions and doubts rising all the time

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Duh is like еще бы! Isn’t it?

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

I’m here all the time.

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

Duh! is said after someone says something you consider stupidly obvious and is meant to make them feel stupid for telling you something you already know.

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

The correct way to say еще бы in response to my dictionary comment is: Tell me about it!

Katrin Kochдобавила комментарий 3 месяца назад

Got it :) Thanks Uly 👍🏼

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 3 месяца назад

👍🏼🤩

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