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听故事学4000英语词汇55: 洗心革面的罪犯

4000 Essential English Words 2 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇2 保罗·纳新

Unit 25 Word List

第25单元 单词表

admit v.

承认

To admit something means to say that it is true.

表示认可某事是真实的。

→ I had to admit that I stole his idea.

我不得不承认我偷了他的点子。

bin n.

箱子

A bin is a container that holds things.

一种装东西的容器。

→ He put his trash in the bin.

他把垃圾扔到垃圾箱里。

bowl n.

A bowl is a deep, round dish that holds food or liquid.

一种用于盛放食物或饮品的深且圆的餐具。

→ I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

我早餐吃了一碗燕麦粥。

cabin n.

小屋

A cabin is a small house made of wood.

用木头做成的小房子。

→ My grandfather owns a small cabin in the country.

我爷爷在乡下有一间小木屋。

cash n.

现金

Cash is money in the form of paper or coins.

纸币或硬币。

→ I was able to save up enough cash to buy my mother a gift.

我本可以存够钱给妈妈买礼物的。

criminal n.

犯罪

A criminal is a person who does something against the law.

做违法的事。

→ The police made sure the criminal couldn't move his hands.

警察确保罪犯双手不能动。

dozen n.

一打

A dozen is a group of twelve things.

十二个。

→ Mom brought home a dozen donuts for us as a treat.

妈妈给我们带了十二个甜甜圈。

elder adj.

年龄较大的

An elder is a person who is older than the people around them.

比周边人年龄都大的。

→ Uncle Ray is my elder so I always try to be respectful.

拉伊叔叔是我的长辈,所以我总是表现得尊重一些。

facial adj.

面部的

If something is facial, it is related to a person's face.

脸部的。

→ I could tell from his facial features that he was angry.

从他的表情可以看出,他生气了。

fence n.

栅栏

A fence is a structure around a house or field.

围在房子或田地周边的建筑。

→ The farmer put up a fence so that no one could walk on her field.

农民在田边围了栅栏,以防别人踩踏。

inspire v.

激励

To inspire means to make a person want to do something.

让某人想去做某事。

→ I was inspired to write a poem after watching the sunrise.

看了日出之后,我想吟诗一首。

mere adj.

仅仅的

When something is mere, it is small or not important.

小的或者不重要的。

→ We lost the game by a mere two points.

我们仅以两分之差落败。

neat adj.

整洁的

If something is neat, it is very clean or organized well.

干净的或者整齐地。

→ My sister always keeps her bedroom very neat.

我妹妹总是把自己的房间收拾得很整洁。

occasion n.

时机

An occasion is a time when something important happens.

某些重要的事发生的时间。

→ Her graduation was an occasion to have a good time.

她可以趁毕业好好开心一把。

penalty n.

处罚

A penalty is a punishment, given when someone breaks a rule or law.

因违背法律法规收到的惩罚。

→ I had to pay a $100 penalty for parking in the wrong spot.

我因为违停被罚款100美元。

rude adj.

粗鲁的

When someone is rude, they are mean and not polite.

小气且不礼貌的。

→ The children at the bus stop were very rude.

巴士站的那帮孩子真没礼貌。

settle v.

解决

To settle a problem means to end it by finding a solution.

找到问题的答案。

→ It took three of our best executives all day to settle the problem.

我们三个最优秀的高管花了一整天才把问题解决了。

vehicle n.

交通工具

A vehicle is a thing that moves people or things to another place.

能把人从一个地方带到另一个地方的工具。

→ A ferry is a vehicle that takes people from one island to another.

渡船能在岛屿间运送人。

wallet n.

钱包

A wallet is a thing that holds money and fits in a pocket.

用来装钱且能放进口袋的东西。

→ I keep my money in a wallet.

我把钱放在口袋里。

yell v.

喊叫

To yell is to say something very loudly.

大声说出。

→ The coach yelled at his team for their poor performance.

教练因队员们表现差大喊大叫。

The Criminal

罪犯

A man had been in jail because he stole things. The criminal never felt bad. One day, he escaped and ran into the woods. He found a cabin with a fence. The cabin was very neat. Inside, the criminal found a bowl of fruit, a bottle of milk, and a dozen eggs. He ate the fruit and drank the milk. But the eggs smelled funny, so he put them in the trash bin. Soon, he heard the sound of a vehicle's motor.

有一个人因盗窃入狱,但他从不觉得糟糕。有一天,他越狱逃跑进了一片林子。在林子里他看到一间围着栅栏的小木屋。小木屋看起来很整洁。他进到屋里,看见一盘水果,一杯牛奶和一打鸡蛋。他把水果和牛奶都吃掉了,但因为鸡蛋有怪味,他就扔进了垃圾桶。很快,他听到屋外传来摩托车的声音。

An old man came in and saw the criminal. The old man yelled, "Why are you in my house?" The criminal lied, "I am a policeman." The old man replied, "I am your elder. You cannot fool me. You are the criminal." The criminal's facial expression became very sad.

一位老人开门进来,他看见罪犯就喊起来:“你为什么在我家里?”罪犯撒谎说:“我是一名警察。”老者回答说:“在我面前撒谎你还嫩了点。你是个犯人。”罪犯表情顿时变得难看起来。

He admitted that he was a criminal. He said, "I'm sorry. It was rude for me to come into your home. Please take the cash from my wallet. It is a mere amount, but it will settle our problem." The old man said, "I do not want your money. I just want to inspire you to be good. There will be no penalty for taking my food."

他承认自己是一名罪犯,并说道:“对不起,我不该这么粗鲁闯入你的家中。你把我钱包里的现金都拿去吧,虽然不多,但这事就这样了了吧。”老者说:“我不是想要你的钱,我只是想劝你从善。你吃了我的东西我也不和你追究了。”

On this occasion, the criminal realized that he had been bad. He listened to the old man and never stole from anyone ever again.

这一次,他意识到了自己曾经的错误。他听了老者之言,从此再也没干过偷鸡摸狗之事。

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