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听故事学4000英语词汇12:疯狂又伟大的艺术家

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Unit 12 Word List

第12单元 单词表

alone adj.

独自的

If someone is alone, they are not with another person.

表示单独一个人的。

→ The boy wanted to be alone to think.

男孩想要自己一个人独处思考事情。

apartment n.

公寓,房间

An apartment is a set of rooms in a building where people live.

人们生活居住的一套房子。

→ She has a nice apartment in the city.

她在城里有套不错的房子。

article n.

文章

An article is a story in a newspaper or magazine.

报纸杂志上的故事。

→ Did you read the article in the newspaper about the soccer game?

你有没有看关于这场足球赛的报纸?

artist n.

艺术家

An artist is a person who paints, draws, or makes sculptures.

画画或做雕像的人。

→ He went to Paris to become an artist.

他去了巴黎,变成了一个艺术家。

attitude n.

态度

Someone's attitude is the way they feel and think.

人们感觉或看待某事的方式。

→ John has a bad attitude. He's always angry.

约翰态度很差,总是生气。

compare v.

比较

To compare means to say how two things are the same and different.

用于表示两种事物之间的相同点和不同之处。

→ If you compare cats and dogs, you'll see that they're both good pets.

猫和狗做比较的话,你会发现两者都是好宠物。

judge v.

判断

To judge something is to say if it is good or bad.

表示分辨某事的好坏

→ The boy was going to judge how his mother's turkey tasted.

小男孩想尝尝妈妈做的火鸡。

magazine n.

杂志

A magazine is a regular publication with news, stories, and articles.

刊登新闻,故事和文章的常规出版物。

→ She likes to read fashion magazines.

她喜欢阅读流行杂志。

material n.

材料

A material is what is used to make something.

用来制造某物的原料。

→ Brick is a good material for building houses.

砖头是盖房子的不二之选。

meal n.

一餐,一顿饭

A meal is a time when food is eaten like breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

表示吃早中晚饭的时刻。

→ Breakfast is my favorite meal because I enjoy breakfast foods.

早餐的食物都是我爱吃的,所以我最爱吃早餐了。

method n.

方式,方法

A method is the way to do something.

表示做某事的方式。

→ One method to remember things is to tie a string around your finger.

记住事情的一个方法是在手指上绑根线。

neighbor n.

邻居

A neighbor is a person who lives near you.

表示住在附近的人。

→ I like my neighbor because he's very friendly.

我的邻居待人友善,所以我很喜欢他。

professional adj.

专业的

If something is professional, it deals with work that uses special skills.

表示需要特定技能才能完成的事情。

→ If you want to be a pilot, you must have professional training.

想要成为飞行员必须经过专业训练。

profit n.

利益

A profit is the extra money you make when you sell something.

卖掉某物的利润。

→ I made a small profit from selling my old clothes.

我把旧衣服卖了,赚了些钱。

quality n.

质量

The quality of something is how good it is.

表示事物好坏的程度。

→ The quality of his car is very good.

他的车质量非常好。

shape n.

形状

A shape is a simple form like a square or circle.

诸如方块或圆圈等简单的形状。

→ The triangle is my favorite shape.

我最爱的形状是三角形。

space n.

空间

A space is an empty area.

表示一片空余的区域。

→ I don't have much space for things in my small house.

我的小房子放不下太多东西。

stair n.

楼梯,阶梯

Stairs are the things that are used to go up in a building.

楼房中用于往上走的东西。

→ You can take the stairs to the second floor.

你可以走楼梯上二楼。

symbol n.

象征

A symbol is a thing that stands for something else.

代表某些事物的。

→ This symbol tells us that we cannot smoke in this area.

这个标示的意思是此处禁止吸烟。

thin adj.

瘦弱的

If someone or something is thin, they are not fat.

表示不肥胖的。

→ The man was thin because he didn't eat much.

他因为吃得少而瘦弱。

The Crazy Artist

疯狂的艺术家

Frenhofer was the best artist in the world. Everyone loved him. The quality of his paintings was very high. He always used the best materials. He made a big profit from his paintings. He had delicious meals with his rich neighbors. He taught art classes. Life was good.

霍夫是世界上最好的艺术家,人人都喜欢他。他的画作质量非常好,他总是用最好的材料,因此从中赚了不少钱。他住在富人区,是一名艺术老师,生活幸福美满。

Then his attitude changed. He stopped selling paintings and teaching. He tried a new method of painting. He stayed alone in his apartment all day. He worked all day and all night, rarely eating. Soon Frenhofer became very thin. But he kept working on the same painting for many years. He worked as hard as he could.

后来他的态度发生了变化,他不再卖画,也不再教书,而是尝试一种新的作画方式。他一整天一个人待在家里日以继夜的工作,连吃饭都顾不上,因此日渐消瘦。多年来,他都在画同一幅画,并为此呕心沥血。

Finally, he finished the painting. He was very happy and invited other artists to see it. "I want your professional opinion," he said. He wanted them to judge it and compare it to other paintings. Everyone was very excited as they went up the stairs to his apartment. Frenhofer was excited to show his painting, and the artists were excited to see it. "They'll love it."he thought. But they did not.

终于有一天,他完成了这幅大作。他欣喜异常,邀请其他同行前来参观。“我想听听各位的专业意见,”他说道。他想要将这幅画与他自己其他的作品相比较。当他们上楼去他的公寓时,每个人都很兴奋。霍夫也迫不及待的想要展示自己的大作。他心想:“他们肯定会喜欢的。”但最后却事与愿违。

They were surprised by his painting. There was no white anywhere. Frenhofer filled the whole painting with lines and colors. There was no space for a normal picture. It was full of strange shapes. It looked bad to the other artists. He used symbols, and they didn't understand them. They thought it was terrible. "Why did you paint this strange picture?" someone asked. They didn't understand its beauty.

大家都很诧异为什么霍夫或做出这样的画作。画上没有一丝丝的白色,全是各种线条和各种各种颜色。这根本不是一幅正常的画作,上面铺满了奇怪的图形。他的同行们觉得这非常糟糕。霍夫想通过比喻解释自己的画,但同行们无人能听懂。有人问他:“你怎么会画这种奇形怪状的画?”他们无法理解这幅画的美妙。

But after some time, many people began to like his painting. People wrote articles about it in magazines. They said it was his best work. They loved his strange symbols. They loved his strange colors.Frenhofer's painting reminded everyone that just because something was new didn't mean that it was bad. He also helped them to realize that sometimes it takes people a little time to understand great things.

但过了一段时间,大家都开始喜欢上这幅画,而且还在杂志上刊登了这幅画。人们都说这是霍夫最好的作品,他们喜欢这幅奇奇怪怪的符号和颜色。霍夫的这幅画告诉了人们一个道理,那就是新颖的事物并不意味着是不好的。同时,人们通常需要花些时间去理解那些伟大的东西。

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