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How to translate these two-related English idioms into Chinese

1.  put two and two together 根据事实推理

rú guǒ gēn jù shì shí tuī lǐ, wǒ men jiù néng dé chū zhèng què dá àn.

如果根据事实推理,我们就能得出正确答案。

If we put two and two together, we might come up with the right answer.

2. two heads are better than one 三个臭皮匠,顶个诸葛亮

bì jìng "sān gè chòu pí jiàng, dǐng gè zhū gě liàng ", liǎng gè rén yì qǐ gōng zuò néng qǔ dé gèng hǎo de chéng guǒ. 

毕竟"三个臭皮匠,顶个诸葛亮",两个人一起工作能取得更好的成果。

After all, two heads are better than one. Two people working together can get better results.

3. there are no two ways about it 别无选择;没有退路

wǒ men yǐ jīng méi yǒu tuì lù le, zhè chǎng bǐ sài wǒ men fēi yíng bù kě. 

我们已经没有退路了,这场比赛我们非赢不可。

We have to win this game, and there are no two ways about it.

4. of two minds 举棋不定,犹豫不决

bié zhǐ wàng tā néng zuò chū jué dìng. zài zhòng yào shì qíng shàng tā hǎo xiàng zǒng ná bú dìng zhǔ yì. 

别指望他能做出决定。在重要事情上他好像总拿不定主意。

He always seems to be of two minds on important matters.

5. two shakes of a lamb's tail 迅速地;简易地

dàn xìng yùn de huà, wǒ men néng xùn sù jiě jué wèn tí. 

但幸运的话,我们能迅速解决问题。

But with any luck, we could solve the problem in two shakes of a lamb's tail.

6. kill two birds with one stone 一箭双雕,一举两得

měi cì wǒ qù jiǎn tóu fà de shí hòu dōu huì xiū zhǐ jiǎ, zhè yàng wǒ kě yǐ yì jǔ liǎng dé.

每次我去剪头发的时候都会修指甲,这样我可以一举两得。

I always get my nails manicured while I get my hair cut, that way I can kill two birds with one stone.

7. two wrongs don't make a right 负负不得正

dàn shì wǒ men bì xū yào jì zhù: fù fù bù dé zhèng, rú guǒ yǒu rén mào fàn le nǐ, nǐ bù yīng gāi yǐ yá huán yá.

但是我们必须要记住:负负不得正,如果有人冒犯了你,你不应该以牙还牙。

But we must remember that two wrongs don't make a right. If someone does something bad to you, you should not do the same to him.

8. two's company, three's a crowd 俩人结伴,三人添乱

liǎng rén gāng hǎo, sān rén xián tài jǐ, suǒ yǐ nǐ jiù bié gēn zhe wǒ hé wǒ de nǚ péng yǒu le.

两人刚好,三人嫌太挤,所以你就别跟着我和我的女朋友了。

Two's company, three's a crowd, so please don't come with my girlfriend and me.

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2016-11-02

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