但是，不只是汉语中才有“寻寻觅觅，冷冷清清，凄凄惨惨戚戚”这样精妙绝伦的叠词，英语中也有朗朗上口的叠词。一起来看看英语中各种兼具好听、形象、并且萌萌的叠词吧。chop-chop 美[ˌtʃɑːp ˈtʃɑːp]Chop-chop! We are going to be late!
go-go 美[ˈɡoʊ ɡoʊ]
Current economic activity is markedly slower than during the go-go years of the mid to late 1980s.
fifty-fifty 美[ˌfɪfti ˈfɪfti]They divided up the treasure fifty-fifty. It was fifty-fifty chance. This matter is hush-hush. You dont want to hush-hush his scandal to me.Asking a lady her age is a no-no in the United States. We are trying to eastablish a win-win relationship. Free trade is not always a win-win situation. 2. 元音重叠
All argy-bargy suggested it was at the end of the fair.
It is necessary to take a back-pack while hiking. Box and Cox 美[bɑːks ənd kɑːks]In order to make good use of the cars, taxi-drivers work in box and cox arrangement. 为了更好地利用汽车，出租车司机采用轮流上班的方式做生意。chock-a-block 美[ˌtʃɑːk ə ˈblɑːk]The town centre was chock-a-block with traffic. Dont believe that political claptrap. Stop being a fuddy-duddy! He didnt want all those old fuddy-duddies around.Don’t play hanky-panky with your friends.harum-scaru [hεərəmskεərəm]He had a harum-scarum youth.heebie-jeebies [hi:bidʒi:biz]Being alone in the dark gives me the heebie-jeebies. helter-skelter [heltəskeltə]When rain suddenly came, the pedestrians ran helter-skelter. He now faces another crisis in his helter-skelter existence. herky-jerky [hə:kidʒə:ki]The video in your camcorder has a herky-jerky picture.higgledy-piggledy [hiɡldipiɡldi]Everything was heaped higgledy-piggledy on the luggage racks. She often hobnobs with royalty.Tom and his friends used to hobnob in the bar. hocus-pocus [həukəspəukəs]It’s all hocus-pocus. 这都是骗人的。He was hocus-pocussed. 他被骗了。The hoity-toity girl walked by holding her Prada bag with her nose in the air. 那个高傲的女孩拎着Prada包，鼻子翘得老高地走过。holus-bolus [həuləsbəuləs]He gulped it down, holus-bolus.huff and puff 美[hʌf ənd pʌf]I’ll never huff and puff while waiting for you to put on your makeup. hugger-mugger 美 [hʌgəˌmʌgə]Why is there such hugger-mugger about the scheme?
hurly-burly 美[ˈhɜːrli bɜːrli]
The market in the morning is usually filled with hurly-burly.
hurry-scurry 美[ˈhɜːri ˈskɜːri]
All this work made me hurry-scurry.
itsy-bitsy (itty-bitty) [itsibitsi]Sure, there are itsy-bitsy technical problems to sort out, but the idea is cool enough. 当然，这里有个小小的技术问题需要解决，但这个想法是够酷的。
Yeah yeah, there are exceptions: perfectionist operations in China, loosey-goosey ones in Japan. 好吧好吧，总有例外：在中国也有追求完美的，在日本也有随随便便的。Mayday! Mayday! All right now, everybody, get in crash positions!
mumbo-jumbo 美 [ˌmʌmboʊ ˈdʒʌmboʊ]
It isnt that complicated, but Wall Street is so full of mumbo-jumbo that its easy to get confused.
namby-pamby [,n?mbip?mbi]I wont have this namby-pamby nonsense about not beating people who deserve it. nitty-gritty 美[nɪtɪ ˈɡrɪti]Lets skip the chitchat and get down to the nitty-gritty.At the rat-a-tat of the knocker her heart fly into her mouth. The boss and that new secretary are palsy-walsy with each other. Its disgusting! raggle-taggle [r?ɡl,t?ɡl]A raggle-taggle beggar cleaned my windshield and then asked me for money. 一个衣衫不整的乞丐清洁了下我的汽车玻璃，然后找我要钱。The defeated soldiers retreated pell-mell. Basketball fans miss Magic Johnsons razzle-dazzle in the game. willy-nilly 美[ˌwɪli ˈnɪli]They all had to take part, willy-nilly. roly-poly 美[ˌroʊli ˈpoʊli]She was so round and roly-poly I used to wonder how she ever moved around. super-duper 美[ˌsuːpər ˈduːpər]Ive got a super-duper new MP3. tweedledum and tweedledee[ˌtwi:dəlˈdʌm, ˌtwi:dəlˈdi:]Im confused too. In fact they are tweedledum and tweedledee. teensy-weensy [ti:nsiwi:nsi]There is a teensy-weensy little problem though. 3. 辅音重叠Some pictures, several rugs, a few small pieces of bric-a-brac, and the tale of contents is told.几张画，几块小地毯，还有几件小古玩，这些就是屋里的全部摆设了。In China, the click-clack sounds of shuffling Mahjong are heard everywhere. The tower guards click-clacked their rifle bolts.
cling-clang 美[klɪŋ kl?ŋ]
Suddenly my friend was awakened by a strange noise coming from his bedside table: a loud "cling-clang", followed by a repetitive "whack…whack…whack" sound.
criss-cross 美[ˈkrɪs krɔːs]Electric networks criss-cross the whole island. Can we have a little chit-chat? dilly-dally 美[ˈdɪli d?li]The government dilly-dallied over lengthening the retirement age.I like the drip-drop of rain beating against leaves. fiddle-faddle [ fidlf?dl ] That sounds like fiddle-faddle. flip-flap (flip-flop) 美[flɪp fl?p]Something went flip-flap at night. All of them, every sneaker, boot and sandal, every high heel, every flip-flop. What do I do?所有这些鞋，每双球鞋、靴子、凉鞋、高跟鞋、人字拖……我该怎么办啊？jiggery-pokery [dʒiɡəripəukəri]By some legal or perhaps illegal jiggery-pokery, he could declare the election void.jingle-jangle 美[ˈdʒɪŋɡl ˈdʒ?ŋɡl]The bells from the chapel went jingle-jangle. Most women like knick-knacks. lovey-dovey 美[ˌlʌvi ˈdʌvi]Look at them! Theyre so lovey-dovey.
Japanese is turning into a confused mishmash of languages.
He niddle-noddled at the meeting.Her heart went pit-a-pat.Love pit-a-patted in their hearts.
pitter-patter [ˈpɪtər p?tər]
The rain fell pitter-patter on the window.prittle-prattle [pritlpr?tl] Without money, your plan will be a prattle-prattle. Dont bring any riff-raff into my house! The back mountain is only a barren one, whose pathway is full of stone riprap and overgrown with weeds, rugged and rough, difficult to walk by foot.
shilly-shally 美[ˈʃɪli ʃ?li]Dont shilly-shally. Go right ahead. He started to speak in a nasal sing-song voice.skimble-skamble [skɪmblˌsk?mbl]His skimble-skamble talk annoyed everyone at the meeting. The Premier’s snip-snap with reporters impressed many people.
I worked for hours to get it spick-and-span.
teeter-totter 美[ˈtiːtər tɑːtər]Much like a teeter-totter, ones life goes through periods of harmony and periods of difficulty. The clock went “tick-tock, tick-tock”. Wish you back in tip-top condition.tit-for-tat 美[ˌtɪt fər ˈt?t]It is a tit-for-tat assassin. topsy-turvy 美[ˈtɑpsi ˈtɜːrvi]He holds the book topsy-turvy. tittle-tattle [ˈtɪtl t?tl]The two gossips, when coming together, would tittle-tattle to the slander of others. Post-modernism is full of whim-wham. wishy-washy 美[ˈwɪʃi wɑːʃi]You remark is wishy-washy. Dont you see that red zigzag bridge over there? 点个“在看”支持一下吧~编辑|Azhi吉米老师今天给大家送福利啦！哈利波特是全世界畅销的中英文小说，销量超过4.5亿套！是学英语原汁原味的素材！吉米老师今天免费赠送学英语哈利波特1-7中英文全集 英文原版MP3 , 一共 2999 份，长按下方指纹，识别二维码后发送数字 520！