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幽默记单词,让你记的轻松又牢固
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1、Application(名词)申请,申请表


场景再现:诚实的应聘者。

An applicant was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, "Have you ever been arrested?" He answered, "No."

The next question, intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the last one, was "Why?" The applicant answered it anyway: "Never got caught."


一个应聘者正填写应聘申请表。填写“你是否被逮捕过?”这个问题时,他填得是“否”。下一个问题是让回答“是”的人填写“为什么?”应聘者填写:“从没被抓住过”。


2、Applause(名词)鼓掌,掌声


场景再现:舞台上想要观众鼓掌时可以这么说:

I love applause. I really do. In fact, if there’s one thing that would make my life perfect, it would be a doggie bag to take home any applause that’ left over.


我热爱掌声,真的。事实上如果说有什么事情能使我的生活变得完美的话,那就是用一个打包袋儿把剩下的掌声带回家。

注:这比时下流行的“嘿!来点儿掌声”要好玩儿一些。


3、Appetite(名词)食欲,胃口


场景再现:谈到社会、阶级、食品、食欲的关系(纯粹是故作高深):

Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.


社会由两大阶级组成:一类人有很多食品但没什么食欲,一类人食欲旺盛但食品匮乏。


4、Appetizing(形容词)美味可口的,促进食欲的


场景再现:语言的歧义。

Good restaurant: Fine food expertly served by waitresses in appetizing forms.


好饭馆:香喷喷的饭菜由女服务员以令人垂涎欲滴的形式端上来。(注: in appetizing forms可理解成“饭菜是令人垂涎欲滴的”,还可理解成“女招待是令人垂涎欲滴的”。)


5、Apparent(形容词)明显的


例句:1)I brake for no apparent reason.

      我没有明显的理由就刹车。


2)Bishops tend to live long lives ---- apparently the Lord is not all that keen for them to join Him.


主教们总能长寿——很明显上帝不太想和他们在一起。(注:“上帝让谁长寿就是不想和谁在一起”是个有趣的思维角度。)


6、Appeal(动词)吸引力、上诉


例句:1)Junior lawyer: Justice has triumphed!

Senior partner: Appeal at once!


年轻律师:正义胜利了!

资深律师合伙人:立即上诉!

注:干了很多年律师已经养成了职业习惯,一听见别人胜利了,马上就要上诉。


2)Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature --- and another woman to help him forget them.

每个男人都想要一个女人迎合他好的一面:显示他高尚的本能和高贵的天性——需要另一个女人帮助他忘掉这一切。(注:讽刺一些道貌岸然的人。)


3)I’m kind of like the Supreme Court ……No appeal!

我象是最高法院一样。……没有吸引力。(注:最高法院审理的案子没地方再上诉了。一个女人这样调侃自己)


4)The White House has great popular appeal, a number of families have expressed a desire to set in at anytime --- the Goldwaters, the Nixon, the Regons, and many others.

白宫具有很大的吸引力,很多家庭都表达了随时搬进去的愿望——Goldwater家,尼克松家,里根家…(注:中南海地处市中心,交通便利,很多人想买那儿的房子)


7、Appearance(名词)外观;出现


场景再现:1)没钱就是没钱,没必要装门面,爱装门面的人挺可笑的。

It must be great to be rich and let other people keep up appearances.


自己有钱却让别人装门面,肯定太棒了!


2)appearance(露面;外貌)一词多义引起歧义:

Teacher: I’ve asked you to come in, Mrs. Smith, to discuss Johnny’s appearance.

Mrs. Smith: Why? What’s wrong with his appearance?

Teacher: He hasn’t made one in this classroom since September.


老师:Smith太太,我要你进来是要讨论一下Johnny的出现(外貌)问题。

Smith太太:为什么这么说呢?他的外貌有什么问题吗?

老师:九月份以来他还没有在教室里出现过。(注:这位太太的儿子好久不来上学了)




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