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【冷知识】最古老、最短、最常用的单词是?

1 925 分享 来源:必克英语 2018-07-04


分享20个英语单词的冷知识

1、The word "run"has 645 meanings in the English language.

单词run有645条词义。

2、The word "Utopia"comes from a Greek word meaning "No place".

单词Utopia(乌托邦)来源于希腊文,原意“Noplace(无此地方)”

3、The word "Vanilla" comes from the Latin word "vagina".

香草这个单词vanilla来自拉丁文单词“vagina”。

4、X – The letter X, according to research done by IED, was first used by naturalist Gilbert White in a 1763 letter to represent a kiss.

X这个字母1763年才第一次被使用,代表kiss。

5、Computer – In 1613 the word computer was once referred to as a person. Since then it has evolved to mean a machine since 1869 and then to an electronic device since 1946.

Computer这个词最早是指人。1869年以后开始指机器、1946年后指电脑。

6、Daisy – The word daisy is a contraction of the words ‘Day’s eye’. This is because a daisy opens throughout the day and closes of a night.

Daisy(雏菊)是Day's eye的缩写。因为雏菊的花朵是白天打开、晚上合起来。

7、If you mouth the word "colorful",it looks like you're saying "I love you".

你做唇语:colorful,看上去就像说I love you.

8、stewardesses is the longest word typed only with the left hand because all the letters are on the left side of the typical English keyboard

Stewardesses(女乘务员),是最长的只用左手就能在电脑键盘上打出来的单词。

9、"lollipop" is the longest word typed only with your right hand, if your right hand stays on the right side of the keyboard.

Lollipop(棒棒糖),是最长的只用右手就能在电脑键盘上打出来的单词。

10、"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends with the letters "MT".

Dreamt是唯一一个结尾为mt的单词。


11、There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous" : tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous.

英语中dous结尾的单词只有四个:tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous

12、Swims – The word swims when turned upside down will still be written as swims. These words are called ambigrams.

Swims颠倒过来还是swims。这种现象叫ambigrams(对称词)。

13、The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is “I”.

最古老、最短、最常用的单词是I。其它类似的还有“we,” “two,” and “three.”

14、“I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

I am是英语中最完整、最短的句子。

15、A pangram sentence is one that contains every letter in the language. For example, the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram.

Pangram意思是“全字母短句”,即一句话包含全部字母。例如The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog。

16、English is the language of the air. This means that all pilots have to identify themselves and speak in English while flying, regardless of their origin.

English is the language of the air. 这句话是指:英语是航空界的通用语言。

17、Girl used to mean small boy or girl.

Girl和man最早都是中性的。

18、Fast-forward to the 19th century and the word gay referred to a woman who was a prostitute and a gay man was someone who slept with a lot of women.

Gay(男同性恋)这个词在19世纪时,指的是妓女和男妓。源于它的一个词义carefree(不负责任的)。

19、The word "uncopyrightable"is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.

Uncopyrightable(不受版权保护的)这个单词中,没有一个字母被重复使用。

20、The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat" meaning "the king is helpless".

Checkmate(象棋中的“将军”)。来自于波斯语,意思是the king is helpless(国王处在无助中).

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