Hugo: How do you like working with Leo? Is it working out?
Melissa: No, it’s not. Our work styles completely clash and we butt heads at every turn.
梅利莎：不太顺利 。我们的工作方式完全不一致，我们总是出现冲突 。
Hugo: Really? I thought you were partnered up because you complemented each other’s strengths.
Melissa: Yeah, but that doesn’t mean we can work well together. I’m collaborative and like to talk things out. Leo likes to go solo. He goes off on his own and comes back with a finished product, without consulting with me at all.
梅利莎：话是没错，但这并不意味着我们可以合得来 。我善于合作，喜欢畅所欲言 。而利奥喜欢一个人做事 。他一意孤行，带着成品回来了，根本没同我商量 。
Hugo: Yeah, I’ve worked with Leo before and he likes having autonomy, but he has to realize that the point of collaboration is that the sum is greater than the parts. Two people pooling ideas will make the product better.
乌戈：是的，我以前和利奥一起工作过，他喜欢掌握自主权，可他必须意识到合作的重点是合作的总和大于部分 。两个人集思广益会使产品更加完善 。
Melissa: That’s the idea, anyway. Hey, I have a better idea. What do you think of you and me teaming up? We’re both collaborative. We’d make a great team.
梅利莎：不管怎样说，事情就是这样 。嘿，我有个更好的主意 。你觉得我和你合作怎么样?我们都很善于合作 。我们联手会成为一个伟大的团队 。
Hugo: Yeah, but we also have the same skills. That’s why you’re working with Leo and I’m working with Lamar, remember?
Melissa: Yeah, I remember. I’m starting to think that collaboration is overrated.
梅利莎：记着呢 。我开始觉得合作的成效被高估了 。
1.working with 与...合作
Many returners are far better at working with people than they were when they were younger.
2.teaming up 合作
China has been active in teaming up with regional development banks.
3.goes off 离开
I cannot wait until she goes off to college.
4.partner up 结伴
I was hoping we'd partner up.