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Piffle/ナンセンスなこと

Piffle
Australian English

Nonsense, usually used in a dismissive manner. It can also be used to refer to a trifling matter, or something of little consequence or worth.

日本語
1)ナンセンスなこと。普段、人を否定する時に言い返す言葉として使われている。
2)妙なこと。どうたことない。あまり関係ないことを示す。

Plain English
1) A dismissive statement along the lines of “No way!”
2) A meager, trifling matter.

“Mum’s an awful cook.”
“Piffle! She makes some of the nicest meals out.”
「お袋の料理が最悪だ。」
「何言ってんの?お母さんが最高の料理もするぞ。」
“Mom’s an awful cook.”
“No way! She makes some of the nicest meals I’ve ever eaten.”
I was worried about the accounting mistake, but it turned out to be a piffle.会計上のミスが心配したが、結局どうたこと無かった。I was worried about the accounting mistake, but it turned out to be a trifling matter.

Strine Dictionary