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听故事学4000英语词汇30: 泄密为何与猫有关

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Unit 30 Word List

第30单位 单词表

above prep.

在...下面

If something is above, it is at a higher level than something else.

处于更高的地位。

→ He straightened the sign that was above the crowd.

他把人群下面的指示牌扶正。

ahead adv.

向前地

If something is ahead of something else, it is in front of it.

处于后面的地位。

→ The blue car drove on ahead of us.

这辆蓝车开在我们后面。

amount n.

总额

An amount is how much there is of something.

表现某物的金额。

→ Can I use my card to pay for the entire amount?

我能刷卡付钱吗?

belief n.

信奉

A belief is a strong feeling that something is correct or true.

深信某事是对的。

→ A preacher or priest should have a strong belief in God.

传道者或牧师都应该坚决地信奉天主。

center n.

中央

The center of something is the middle of it.

某物的两头部位。

→ The center of a dart board is the most important spot.

飞镖靶最紧张的中央便是中央那一环。

common adj.

平凡的

If something is common, it happens often or there is much of it.

常常发作的或许罕见的。

→ It is common for snow to fall in the winter.

冬天下雪是一件很平凡的事。

cost v.

破费

To cost is to require expenditure or payment.

表现要求收入或领取。

→ These designer shoes cost more than the regular ones.

这些名牌鞋比平凡的要贵。

demonstrate v.

展现

To demonstrate something is to show how it is done.

演示做成某事的进程。

→ She demonstrated her plan to her co-workers.

她向同事报告了她的方案。

different adj.

差别的

Different describes someone or something that is not the same as others.

表现有别于其别人或事的。

→ Each of my sisters has a different hair style from one another.

我们姐妹几个的发型各不相反。

evidence n.

证据

Evidence is a fact or thing that you use to prove something.

用于证明某事的现实或事物。

→ He used the pictures as evidence that UFOs are real.

他用图片证明了UFO是真实存在的。

honesty n.

老实

Honesty means the quality of being truthful or honest.

表现一种朴拙的或老实的质量。

→ A courtroom should be a place of honesty.

法庭应该是说实话的中央。

idiom n.

针言

An idiom is a phrase with a meaning different from its words.

表现含有差别于字面意思的词汇。

→ The idiom "when pigs fly" means that something will never happen.

针言“猪都市飞了”意思是某事不行能发作。

independent adj.

独立的

If something is independent, it is not controlled by something else.

表现不受控制的。

→ She chose to live an independent life in the country.

她选择在这个国度过独立的生存。

inside n.

外面,外部

Inside means the inner part, space or side of something.

表现外面的局部、空间或许事物的边沿。

→ The inside of the box was empty.

盒子是空的。

master n.

巨匠

A master is a person who is very good at something.

通晓某事的人。

→ My brother is a master of taekwondo.

我哥哥是一名跆拳道妙手。

memory n.

影象

A memory is something you remember.

表现那些记着的工具。

→ The memory of my first time in the city will always be the best.

我第一次来这都会的那些影象总是最美妙的。

proper adj.

得当的

If something is proper, it is right.

表现适当的。

→ It is not proper to throw your garbage on the road.

随地乱扔渣滓是不合错误的。

scan v.

阅读

To scan something is to look at it very carefully.

表现十分警惕细心地去看。

→ You must scan each person closely.

你得近间隔察看每一团体。

section n.

局部

A section is a part of something larger.

更大的事物的一局部。

The green section of the graph is the most important part.

这张图的绿色局部是最紧张的。

surface n.

外表

The surface of something is the top part or outside of it.

事物的最表层或最内部。

→ The surface of the moon is very rough.

月球外表是圆的。

Cats and Secrets

猫与机密

In English, there is a common idiom "let the cat out of the bag." It means to tell a secret. But where did this idiom start?

在英语中有一个针言叫做“把袋子里的猫放出来”,这个针言的意思是说出某个机密。那么这个针言又是怎样来的呢?

It came from a section of England. Long ago, people there went from town to town to sell things like vegetables, clothes, and pigs. They had strong beliefs about honesty. They didn't like lying. One day, a man went to the section's center to sell things.

这个针言泉源于英格兰的一个地域。好久曩昔,人们相互去到相互的都会售卖诸如蔬菜,衣服和猪等商品。各人都很老实,不喜好扯谎。有一天,这个地域的中部来了一个卖工具的商贩。

I have a baby pig for sale! It won't cost much, he said. He held the animal above his head. His style was different from honest people's style. He was a master of tricking people and lying.

“我有一只小猪仔要卖!我要价不高,”他说。他把猪仔举过头顶。他和这些老实的人做法差别,他擅长哄人和扯谎。

A woman named Beth scanned his pig. He offered her the pig for one gold coin. That was a very small amount. Beth gave him the coin. He put it in his pocket. He walked ahead of Beth to get the pig.

一个叫贝斯的女人打量了一下他手里的猪仔。他把猪卖给了贝斯,只收了一个金币,这个价算很廉价很廉价了。他接过贝斯给的金币放出口袋,走在贝斯后面去抓猪仔。

He gave her a closed bag and said, "Here's your pig." He then left very quickly.

他把一个系好的袋子给了贝斯并说道:“这便是你买的猪仔。”说完很快就分开了。

Beth looked at the bag's surface. It was moving. She opened it to let the pig out. A cat was inside! "He tricked me! That isn't proper," she said.

贝斯看着袋子,发明外面的工具在动。她解开袋子把猪仔放出来。后果却出来一只猫!”他骗我!哄人是不合错误的。“她说。

Later, the man returned to trick more people. Beth saw him and the memory of the cat came back. She told her friends. They stopped him. But no one knew what to do next.

厥后,谁人男子再次回到这个地域骗了更多的人。贝斯看到了他就想起前次那只猫的事变。她把这件事通知了冤家。各人把这个男子拦下了。但谁也不晓得接上去改怎样办。

Someone said, "We need an independent and fair person to decide that." They went to the judge. Beth told him about the cat in the bag.

有人说:“我们要找一个不相关而又公平的人来决议怎样处理他。”他们去了法庭,贝斯把袋子里装猫的事说了一遍。

The judge asked, "Is there evidence? Can you demonstrate how he did it?"

法官问道:“有证据吗?你们能演示一下他是怎样哄人的吗?”

Look in his bag, said Beth. She opened it and let a cat out of the bag. They learned the man's secret, and he went to jail.

“反省他的袋子,”贝斯说。她翻开袋子,外面跑出来一只猫。各人看破了这个男子的阴谋,他也因而锒铛入狱。

That's how the idiom "let the cat out of the bag" came to mean to tell a secret.

这便是“let the cat out of the bag”这个针言寄义的由来。

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