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听故事学4000英语词汇67: 阿拉斯加州迎宾狗帕琪·安
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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇3 保罗·纳森

Unit 7 Word List

第7单元 单词表

abandon v.

遗弃

To abandon something is to leave it forever or for a long time.

长时间或永远丢弃。

→ The old room had been abandoned years before.

那间旧房间多年前就废弃了。

ambitious adj.

野心勃勃的

If someone is ambitious, they want to be rich or successful.

表示想变得富有或成功的。

→ Kendra had to be ambitious to get into medical school.

为了进医学院,肯德拉必须立下大志向。

bark v.

尖叫,

When a dog barks, it makes a short, loud noise.

狗发出的短促响亮的噪音。

→ The dog barked loudly and frighteningly.

狗叫得又响又吓人。

bay n.

海湾

A bay is an area near the ocean where the land goes inward.

靠近海洋的区域,陆地向内延伸。

→ The Golden Gate Bridge crosses San Francisco Bay.

金门大桥横跨旧金山湾。

brilliant adj.

灿烂的,杰出的

If someone is brilliant, they are very smart.

表示很聪明的。

→ My younger sister is brilliant for someone her age.

我妹妹在同龄人中是很聪明的。

chin n.

下巴

Your chin is the hard part at the bottom of your face.

脸部下方坚硬的部位。

→ Luke pointed to the hair on his chin.

卢克指着下巴上的头发。

complaint n.

抱怨

A complaint is something you say to tell people that you don't like something.

表示对他人诉说自己不喜欢的东西。

→ Mom said she didn't want to hear my brother's complaints.

妈妈说她不想听我弟弟的抱怨。

deaf adj.

聋的

When someone is deaf, they cannot hear.

表示听不见的。

→ Susan was born deaf.

苏珊天生耳聋。

enthusiastic adj.

热情的

To be enthusiastic about something is to be excited by or interested in it.

表示对某事感到激动或感兴趣。

→ The man was enthusiastic about his job.

这个人对他的工作充满热情。

expedition n.

远征

An expedition is a long trip, usually to a place very far away.

表示一场长途旅行,目的地通常远隔万里。

→ They got into their spaceship to begin their expedition.

他们登上宇宙飞船开始探险之旅。

horizon n.

地平线

The horizon is where the sky looks like it meets the ground.

是天空看起来与地面相交的地方。

→ The sun dipped below the horizon.

太阳落到地平线以下。

loyal adj.

忠诚的

To be loyal to something or someone is to agree to always help them.

表示对某人某事忠心的。

→ The three friends are very loyal to each other.

这三个朋友对彼此都很忠诚。

mayor n.

市长

The mayor is the person in charge of a city.

表示一座城市的负责人。

→ The mayor of my hometown is quite a powerful speaker.

我家乡的市长是个很有影响力的演说家。

mutual adj.

共同的

If something is mutual, it is felt in the same way by two or more people.

两个人或更多人感觉相同。

→ Robert likes Sarah. The feeling is mutual.

罗伯特喜欢莎拉。莎拉也喜欢罗伯特。

overweight adj.

超重的

If someone is overweight, they are very fat.

表示很肥的。

→ Roger eats too much, so now he's overweight.

罗杰吃得太多了,以致于他现在超重了。

refuge n.

避难所

A refuge is a place where you go to be safe.

一个能保证安全的地方。

→ When it started to rain, she found refuge in the house.

开始下雨的时候,她在这所房子避雨。

restore v.

恢复

To restore something is to put it back the way it was.

表示将某物还原成原有的样子。

→ Victor restored the old car.

维克多把那辆旧车修好了。

rub v.

摩擦

To rub something is to push on it and move your hand back and forth.

表示用手来回推。

→ Mom's feet were sore, so she rubbed them.

妈妈的脚很疼,所以她在揉脚。

senses n.

感觉

Your senses are how you see, taste, hear, feel and smell.

表示看、尝、听、感觉和嗅觉的方式。

→ It would be hard to live without your five senses.

缺失五种感官的生活是艰难的。

veterinarian n.

兽医

A veterinarian is a doctor that takes care of animals.

表示照顾动物的医生。

→ Wanda became a veterinarian because she loves dogs.

旺达因为喜欢狗而成为了一名兽医。

Patsy Ann

帕琪·安

A long time ago in Alaska, a dog named Patsy Ann watched the horizon. Every day, she waited by the bay for ships returning from an expedition.

很久以前,阿拉斯加州有一只名叫帕琪·安的狗守望着地平线。她每天都在海湾等着探险的船只归来。

Patsy Ann was a brilliant dog, and she was very unique. She was deaf. She couldn't bark, either. But she used all of her other senses to know when a ship was near.

她是一只聪明且独特的狗。她不仅听不见,而且不会吠叫。但她能通过其它感官判断船只的距离。

Patsy Ann lived on the streets. Her owners did not want her because she could not hear. So they abandoned her. She found refuge in a fancy hotel. Guests rubbed her back and scratched her chin. Many people gave her food. She became quite overweight.

她被主人抛弃在街上,只是因为她听不见。她找到了一家豪华宾馆落脚。旅店客人们对她善意有加,许多人还给她喂食。她变胖了。

She became very famous. Visitors to Alaska were enthusiastic about meeting her. They brought presents for her. They liked seeing her and the feeling was mutual. The mayor said Patsy Ann should be called the town's greeter.

她变得很有名。阿拉斯加的游客都慕名前来。他们给她带来了礼物。人们喜欢她,她也喜欢这些人。市长还说帕帕琪·安应该算是镇上的迎宾员了。

The people in town loved Patsy Ann, too, even though she lived on the streets. They were willing to fight to keep her. A new law made all dogs wear a collar and get shots. The mayor received many complaints. People wanted Patsy Ann to be able to stay. One ambitious sailor got people to help. Together, they paid for Patsy Ann to go to the veterinarian. She got her shots and collar. She could stay.

镇上的人们也很喜欢她,即使她只是一条流浪狗。人们愿意为留住她而战。一项新法律规定所有的狗都要戴上项圈并接受注射。市长因此收到许多投诉。人们希望帕琪·安能留下来。一位热心肠的水手呼吁人们伸出援手,一起出钱带帕齐·安去看兽医。最后她打了针,戴了项圈,也可以留下来。

When Patsy Ann died, everyone missed the town's loyal greeter. So the mayor hired someone to make a statue of Patsy Ann. He restored the town's greeter. Now, she sits at the dock forever, waiting for ships to come home.

帕琪·安死后,人们无不想念这位忠诚的迎宾员。为此,市长请人为她塑了一座雕像,作为这座城市的迎宾象征。现在,她永远坐在码头上,等待着船只归来。

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