- ElisaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If「龜毛」means 吹毛求疵, I would use the word “nitpick”(v.) , “hairsplitting”(adj.) or “pettifog" (v.)
2008-07-29 09:43:52 補充：
Laggard (n.) = a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer. 動作拖拖拉拉的人
Laggard (adj.) = moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward. 形容人動作拖拖拉拉, 不乾脆
Lag (v.) = to hang back; linger; delay, drag, dally, 拖拖拉拉, 不乾脆
“Shrink” (v.) implies a fastidious or scrupulous avoidance of the distasteful or it may suggest cowardly withdrawal from what is feared; hesitate.
=> She shrinks from telling him the truth.
(2) 吹毛求疵, 愛挑小毛病
Pettifogger (n.) = nitpicker, 吹毛求疵的人
Hairsplitting (adj.), characterized by such distinctions; nitpicking, niggling, anal-retentive (anal-retentive is not a good word to use). 吹毛求疵的
Pettifog (v.) = to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters; nitpick, 對… 吹毛求疵
He is such a pettifogger. He pettifogs on everything I do.
His hairsplitting habit is driving me crazy.
The term anal-retentive (or anally retentive, anal retentive), commonly abbreviated to "anal", is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, and can be carried out to the detriment of the anal-retentive person.Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With over 32 years of experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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- DavidLv 51 decade ago
龜毛:這個不行那個不要, 問他不是說不出就是欲言又止, 但又有自有標準不願屈就.
How about: High maintenance難伺候難討好
2008-07-28 08:40:18 補充：
There was an interesting conversation in the Movie "When Harry met Sally"
Henry: there are 2 kind of people, high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally:which kind am I?
Henry: you are the worst kind, you are high maintenance but you THINK you are low maintenance.Source(s): US 25 yrs
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- DannyLv 71 decade ago
1. picky 吹毛求疵的;挑剔的
Ex : He is very picky.
2. difficult 難相處的,不隨和的
Ex：Mary is a very difficult woman, so she has very few friends.
- lindada0730Lv 61 decade ago
英文並沒有龜毛這個字, 有意思較接近, 100 %確定老外是用這個字.
exp: You are picky. 你很龜毛.
No, I am not picky.
- 劉羅鍋Lv 71 decade ago
Bill is not stingy.