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听故事学4000英语词汇10:第一只孔雀的故事

Unit 10 Word List

第10单元 单词表

benefit n.

利益

A benefit is a good thing.

表示好处。

→ Being able to fly is a good benefit to birds.

能飞是鸟的福音。

certain adj.

确信,必然的

If you are certain about something, you know it is true.

表示相信某事是真实的。

→ I am certain that zebras have stripes.

斑马身上肯定是有斑纹的。

chance n.

机会

A chance is an opportunity to do something.

表示做某事的机遇。

→ I had a chance to see the Roman Coliseum last summer.

去年夏天,我有幸见到了罗马竞技场。

effect n.

影响

An effect is a change made by something else.

表示由别的事引起的变化。

→ The medicine had a good effect on the boy.

这种药对这个男孩有用。

essential adj.

必须的,必要的

If something is essential, it is very important and necessary.

表示重要且需要的东西。

→ It is essential to have oxygen when you scuba dive.

潜水时氧气时必不可缺的。

far adj.

遥远的

If something is far, it is not close.

表示不在附近的。

→ It's far going from the east coast to the west coast of America.

美国东海岸到西海岸距离很远。

focus v.

关注

To focus on something is to think about it and pay attention to it.

表示思考某事或集中注意力在某事上。

→ My mom always helps me to focus on my school work.

我妈妈常常帮我集中精力写作业。

function n.

功能

The function of something is what it does.

表示某物的作用。

→ The function of a flashlight is to help you see in the dark.

手电筒的作用是在黑暗中照明。

grass n.

Grass is the green leaves that cover the ground.

地面上的绿色叶子类植物。

→ The grass looked so soft and green.

绿葱葱的草坪看起来很柔软。

guard v.

保卫

To guard something is to take care of it.

表示保护某物。

→ The police officer will guard us from any harm.

警察会保护我们的安全。

image n.

影像

The image of something is a picture of it.

表示某物的图像。

The image of her eye was very clear.

她眼睛的影像清晰可见。

immediate adj.

立即的,直接的

If something is immediate, it happens quickly.

表示快速发生的。

→ An immediate response came from the pizza place.

披萨店立刻传来了回应。

primary adj.

初级的,基本的,主要的

If something is primary, it is the most important thing.

表示最重要的事情。

→ His primary thoughts are about money.

他最先想到的是钱。

proud adj.

自豪的

If someone feels proud, they are happy about what they have done.

表示对做过的事情满意的。

→ She is proud of the picture she drew of her house.

她对这幅画很满意,画上是她家的房子。

remain v.

保留,保持

To remain somewhere is to stay there.

表示停留在某处。

→ My sister had to remain home since she was sick.

我妹妹生病后只能待在家里。

rest v.

使休息

To rest is to stop being active while the body gets back its strength.

表示停止运动,让身体恢复活力。

→ I rested on the couch after work.

我班后坐在沙发上休息。

separate adj.

单独的,分开的

If two things are separate, they are not together.

表示两者不在一起。

→ New York and Los Angeles are in two separate parts of America.

纽约和洛杉矶处于美国不同地方。

site n.

地点

A site is a place.

一个地方。

→ We found the perfect site for our picnic.

我们找到了一个完全适合野餐的地方。

tail n.

尾巴

A tail is a part of an animal's body, sticking out from its rear or back.

动物身体的一部分,一般长在动物身后或背后。

→ Our dog wags its tail when it's happy.

我们家的狗狗开心时就会摇尾巴。

trouble n.

问题,困难

Trouble is a problem or a difficulty.

难题。

→ I have trouble working with my boss.

我无法和我的老板共事。

The First Peacock

第一只孔雀

Argos lived in Ancient Greece. He was a husband and a proud father. He worked hard and did well at his job. But one thing about him wasn't normal. He was born with 100 eyes. Having many eyes was usually a benefit to him. He had a chance to see many things.

古希腊有一个人名叫阿哥斯,他有妻子和孩子。他工作努力而且把工作做得很好。但是他有一样东西很不正常,那就是他有100只眼睛。这对他来说也是一种好处,因为可以有机会看到很多事物。

Also, since he had so many eyes, he was very good at guarding things. While sleeping, he only rested a few eyes at a time. The others stayed awake. He worked for Hera, a great goddess. His primary function was to guard a special cow. The cow was very important to Hera. It was her favorite pet. The most essential part of his job was to keep the cow alone. It had to be kept separate from all the other cows and far away from people.

而且,因为这个缘故,他警惕性很高。因为他每次睡觉时只会闭上其中几只眼睛而把其它的眼睛都睁着。他在大女神赫拉手底下工作,起初负责守卫一只特殊的奶牛。赫拉很看重这头牛,这是她最喜欢的宠物。他最重要的工作是把这只牛和其他牛隔离开,而且不许任何人靠近。

This was an easy job for Argos. The cow just ate grass all day. But the god Zeus wanted the cow. He wanted to take it away from Hera. He had a plan. He found a great music player. He asked the man to play a beautiful song for Argos. Zeus was certain Argos would go to sleep.

这份工作对于阿哥斯来说易如反掌,每天只是看牛吃草。然而,宙斯看上了这只牛,想要从赫拉手中将她夺走,并因此制定了一个计划。他找来一个顶级的演奏家,要求他演奏一曲美妙的歌曲,以此来让阿哥斯昏昏入睡。

The song had an immediate effect. Argos couldn't focus on his job. He fell asleep. Zeus saw this, and he took the cow.

这首歌果然奏效了,阿哥斯听到音乐后分了神并睡着了。宙斯趁机将牛夺走。

Hera was very angry with Argos. She turned him into a peacock. She put his many eyes on his tail. Argos was very sad.

赫拉对此非常生气,她将阿哥斯变成了一只孔雀,把他的许多眼睛长在尾巴上。阿哥斯为此非常伤心。

Zeus saw how much trouble he had caused Argos. He made another plan. He turned Argos into a group of stars. He wanted Argos to remain in the sky forever. Even today,Argos' image remains there, above the site where all his problems began.

宙斯明白过来自己给阿哥斯造成了很大的麻烦。所以他将阿哥斯变成了一片繁星,希望就此将他永远留在天庭。直至今日,阿哥斯犯错之地的上空仍留有痕迹。我们在夜晚仍然可以看到他。

We can still see him in the night sky.

人们依旧能在夜空中看到他的身影。

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