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    fellow passengers

    Hi,

    could you please tell me in which sense I could use the expression "fellow passengers"?
    I am trying to find the right expression for the people travelling with someone, but I do not mean all the unknown people present in the plane, bus, etc., but only the relatives, friends etc.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: fellow passengers

    How about "companions"?

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    Re: fellow passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    How about "companions"?
    Or 'the people in my party'. Beware of a false friend in this area: 'fellow traveller' has nothing to do with travel. Perhaps a Chinese speaker would like to guess what it means.

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    Re: fellow passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Or 'the people in my party'. Beware of a false friend in this area: 'fellow traveller' has nothing to do with travel. Perhaps a Chinese speaker would like to guess what it means.
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    Oh well - maybe I'm wrong. As the expression 'fellow traveller' first came to prominence in Chines political histories of the revolution, I guessed it was a Chinese idiom; maybe it was just an expression dreamed up by the translator.

    'Fellow traveller' - someone who shares a discredited political viewpoint

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