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十五条有趣的英语小知识

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学累了课本上枯燥的英语语法,不如来见识一下英语有趣的一面,还有更多有趣的英语知识等待你的发掘哦!
1. WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW. 'WASITACARORACATISAW'. This is the only English sentence which even if we read in reverse, it'll give the same sentence.
“WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW”(我看到的是一辆车还是一只猫)这是英语中唯一一句反过来念还是一样的句子。
2. According to a research project at Cambridge University, It doesn’t matter what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place. This is because the human mind does not read every letter.
剑桥大学的研究表明:单词中字母的顺序如何不重要,重要的是第一个和最后一个字母的位置。这是因为大脑在阅读时不会读到所有字母。
3. "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
英语单词“Goodbye”来自于“God bye”,原意是“上帝与你同在”。
4. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
“The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”(这只敏捷的棕色狐狸跳过了一只懒狗)这句话用到了字母表中的所有字母!
5. 'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
“Go”是英语中最短的完整句子。
6. The onion is named after the Latin word 'unio' meaning large pearl.
单词“onion”(洋葱)来自于拉丁词“unio”,意思是大珍珠。
7. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
词组“rule of thumb”(经验法则),是从一条古老的英国法律中来的,即:不能用超过大拇指粗细的东西打老婆。
8. The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for 'To Insure Prompt Service'.
单词“tips”(小费)实际上是“To Insure Prompt Service”(保障快捷的服务)的首字母缩写!
9. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!
英语中最长的单词是“pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”(硅酸盐沉着病)!
10. More people in China speak English than in the United States.
会说英语的中国人比会说英语的美国人还多。
11. The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."
单词“listen”(听)和“silent”(安静的)用到了一样的字母。
12. Hoover vacuum cleaners were so popular in the UK that many people now refer to vacuuming as hoovering.
胡佛真空吸尘器在英国曾经非常流行,到现在很多人还把“vacuuming”(吸尘)说成“hoovering”(胡佛ing…).
13. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!
作家厄尔尼斯特·文森特·莱特曾经写过一篇5万字的小说《葛士比》,里面没有一个字母“E”!
14. Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
“Stressed”(压力)倒过来拼就是“Desserts”(点心)。
15. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
英语中使用最多的字母是“E”,用得最少的是“Q”。
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