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听故事学4000英语词汇71: 猎户彼得和小矮人

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇3 保罗·纳森

Unit 11 Word List

第11单元 单词表

abnormal adj.

反常的

If something is abnormal, it is strange or not normal.

表示奇怪的或者不正常的。

→ Her idea of art is a bit too abnormal for me.

她的艺术观念对我来说太不正常了。

bamboo n.

竹子

Bamboo is a hard plant with thin branches and leaves.

一种枝叶细小的坚硬植物。

→ Outside his home, there is a lot of bamboo.

他家外面有很多竹子。

blossom n.

A blossom is a flower or group of flowers.

一朵花或一束花。

→ There were colorful blossoms in the yard.

院子里开着五颜六色的花。

compass n.

指南针

A compass is a device used to tell what direction one is going.

一种用于指示方向的仪器。

→ A compass is an important tool to have when you are traveling.

指南针在旅行时是个很重要的工具。

dialect n.

方言

A dialect is a regional variety of language showing where you are from.

一种带有地域性的语言。

→ People from the U.K. have a different dialect of English from those in the U.K.

英国本地人和外来人口的口音不同。

dishonest adj.

不诚实的

If someone is dishonest, they do not tell the truth.

表示不说实话的。

→ She was being dishonest when she copied the answers from his test.

她考试时抄他的卷子这种行为是不诚实的。

dwarf n.

侏儒

A dwarf is a creature from stories that often looks like a short, hairy man.

故事里的一种生物,通常个子矮小、毛发旺盛。

→ The dwarf had a pleasant look on his face.

小矮人脸上露出愉悦之色。

ecosystem n.

生态系统

An ecosystem is a group of plants and animals in an area.

表示某地的动植物。

→ The river's ecosystem not only includes fish but other insects and plants too.

这条河里不仅有鱼,还有其它昆虫和植物。

fatal adj.

致命的

If something is fatal, it causes death.

表示能致死亡的。

→ They passed away in a fatal car crash.

他们死于一场致命的车祸。

impatient adj.

焦躁的

If someone is impatient, they are not able to wait for things.

表示不愿意等待的。

→ Bob was so impatient that he could barely wait for the light to turn green.

鲍勃是个急性子,每次过马路都闯红灯。

leaf n.

叶子

A leaf is the flat green thing on trees or bushes.

树木或灌木上的绿色叶片。

→ In the fall, the leaves on the trees change colors.

秋天叶子会变色。

manuscript n.

手稿

A manuscript is an old book or paper written by hand.

手写的老书或文章。

→ The manuscript was written over 150 years ago.

这份手稿是150多年前写的。

marsh n.

沼泽

A marsh is a type of wet land covered with grasses and short plants.

一种湿地,表面有草和灌木覆盖。

→ The marsh looked so lovely against the mountains.

在群山的映衬下,这片沼泽显得那么可爱。

patience n.

耐心

Patience is the ability to wait for something without becoming upset.

表示能够不厌其烦的等待。

→ Sue's patience was rewarded by catching her very first fish.

苏的耐心得到了回报,她钓到了第一条鱼。

perfume n.

香水

Perfume is a good-smelling liquid that girls wear.

女孩们使用的一种好闻的液体。

→ When she wore her perfume, everyone said she smelled great.

当她擦香水时,每个人都说她闻起来好香。

pond n.

池塘

A pond is a very small area of water.

表示一小片水塘。

→ The ducks swam in the pond.

鸭子在池塘里游泳。

proverb n.

谚语

A proverb is a short saying that tells you something important.

蕴含着重要寓意的简短话语。

→ The proverb "egg on your face" means you've done something embarrassing.

谚语“困窘不堪”表示尴尬的局面。

pursuit n.

追赶

A pursuit is a chase.

表示一种追逐。

→ The dinosaur was in pursuit of the caveman.

恐龙在追赶穴居人。

recite v.

背诵

To recite something means to repeat or say aloud in front of a group.

在一群人面前重复或大声地说。

→ Katie recited the Pledge of Allegiance in class.

凯蒂在课堂上背诵了效忠誓词。

wilderness n.

荒地

A wilderness is an area where no people live.

荒无人烟的地域。

→ If you are not careful, you can get lost in the wilderness.

一不小心就可能会在荒野中迷路。

Peter and the Dwarf

彼得和小矮人

Peter was a hunter. One day, he was in pursuit of a deer and became lost. He usually carried a compass with him when he went into the wilderness, but that day he left it at home.

彼得是一名猎户。有一天,他在追赶一只麋鹿的时候迷路了。他平常进入荒野丛林都会带着指南针,但这一次却偏偏没带。

As he walked, the forest began to look different. He didn't see any bamboo. Instead, there were bushes with long leaves. The ecosystem was now very abnormal. Peter knew he was in the Magic Marsh.

他继续走着,丛林开始变得诡异。这里没有任何竹子,只有长着长叶子的灌木丛。这里的植物都很反常。彼得心知自己已经走进了那片魔法沼泽地。

Now he was tired and thirsty. He was afraid. Being lost in the marsh could be fatal. When people entered it, they never came out.

他又渴又累,惊恐万分。在沼泽地里迷路是致命的。人们经常有去无回。

At last, he found a pond. Flowers grew around it. The blossoms smelled like the best perfume. He felt relaxed so he drank some water and fell asleep. When he awoke, he saw an evil dwarf staring at him.

最后,他终于找到了一处水塘。水塘周边生长着鲜花,散发出阵阵香味。他放松下来,喝了一些池塘里的水,随后就睡着了。他醒来时,发现一个可怕的侏儒在盯着自己看。

What are you doing here? it asked. The dwarf spoke in a strange dialect.

“你在这里干什么?”侏儒问道,它的口音很奇怪。

I'm lost, said Peter. "Can you help me?"

“我迷路了。”彼得说。“你能帮我吗?”

Yes, it said, but Peter didn't know it was dishonest.

“可以”侏儒回答说。但彼得却不知道侏儒心怀叵测。

The dwarf took an old manuscript from his pocket. It was a magic map. "Just recite the words at the bottom," the dwarf explained. "It will show you how to get home."

侏儒从口袋里掏出一份旧手稿。这是一张神奇的地图。“把下面的字背下来。”小矮人解释说。“它会告诉你怎么回家。”

Good, Peter said. He was impatient and quickly grabbed the map.

“好,”彼得说。他很不耐烦,赶紧抓起地图。

He recited the magic words, and a line appeared on the map. He walked for many days but never left the marsh. Finally, the map led him back to the pond. He walked in a circle!

他背诵了咒语,地图上出现了一条路线。他沿着路线走了许多天,但从未离开过沼泽地。最后,地图又把他带回了池塘。他一直在兜圈子!

The dwarf was still there. "Here's a proverb for you to think about," it said, "When patience is lost, then so are you."

小矮人依然那里。“有句谚语你值得学习一下,”它说,“失去耐心,你也会迷失了。”

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