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友敌 frenemy

浏览次数:发布时间:2016年10月26日

  

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  俗语说:“在家靠父母,出门靠朋友。”朋友在每个人的一生中都扮演着重要的角色,不过具体是什么角色还要看朋友的属性来分,有些是bosom friend(知己),福祸与共;有些是acquaintance(泛泛之交),点头就过;还有一些则是frenemy(友敌),笑脸相迎,背后暗战。

  "Frenemy" (alternately spelled "frienemy") is a portmanteau of "friend" and "enemy" which can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner who is simultaneously a competitor. The term is used to describe personal, geopolitical, and commercial relationships both among individuals and groups or institutions. The word has appeared in print as early as 1953.

  友敌(frenemy,有时也拼做frienemy),是friend(朋友)和enemy(敌人)两个词组合而成的,指伪装成朋友的敌人或者互相竞争的同伴。这个词1953年就已经出现,用来指代个人及群体组织之间的人际关系、地缘政治关系以及商业关系。

  For example:

  Zack is John's frenemy. They get along in the office but both of them work on internal competing teams.

  扎克和约翰是友敌。他们在办公室相处得不错,同时又在团队内部相互竞争。





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