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用中文说: "To put words in someone's mouth"

To put words in someone's mouth

【中文】曲解某人的意思,借别人的嘴说话,替某人说

     Qūjiě mǒurén de yìsi, jiè biérén de zuǐ shuōhuà, tì mǒurén shuō

【解释】To say that someone means one thing when the person really meant something else.

【例句】

- My mother always put words in my father's mouth when she wanted to reprimand us. Actually father is much more tolerant.

 妈妈要批评我们时总是借爸爸的嘴说话,其实爸爸比妈妈更包容我们。

 Māma yào pīpíng wǒmen shí zǒng shì jiè bàba de zuǐ shuōhuà, qíshí bàba bǐ māma gèng bāoróng wǒmen.

- Obviously you are putting words in my mouth. The other day I didn't say I would definitely be absent, I said let's play it by ear

 显然你曲解我的意思了。那天我并没说我一定会缺席,我只是说咱们看具体情况再定。

 Xiǎnrán nǐ qūjiě wǒ de yìsi le. Nàtiān wǒ bìng méi shuō wǒ yīdìng huì quēxí, wǒ zhǐshì shuō zánmen kàn jùtǐ qíngkuàng zài dìng.

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