Everything at once 这首歌曲中as right as a wrong 如何理解? - Translation Tips 翻译点津 - Chinadaily Forum
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Everything at once 这首歌曲中as right as a wrong 如何理解?

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如对似错,似是而非
看起来对,做起来错

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This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-4-11 12:22

As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth
As deep as a bite, as dark as the night
As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong
As long as a road, as ugly as a toad


If you read the lyric carefully, you will understand what the phrase you're asking means.


as mean as a wolf = very mean
as sharp as a tooth = very sharp
as dark as the night  = very dark
as sweet as a song = very sweet
as right as a wrong = completely wrong

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How could "a wrong" is right?

Another example,  the deafening silence.  "silence" and "deafening" is contradictory, but they perfectly match.

These are also called oxymoron.

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Post time 2018-4-11 19:47:05 |Display all floors
typo: be right

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