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4000 Essential English Words 5 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇5 保罗·纳森

Unit 3 Word List

第3单元 单词表

analytic adj.

分析的

If something is analytic, it is related to logic and reasoning.

指和逻辑?#35780;?#30456;关的。

→ The analytic article criticized the new plan and presented one of its own.

这篇分析文章批评了这项新计划,并提出?#20439;约?#30340;一项计划。

assert v.

维护

To assert a fact or belief means to state it with confidence.

指坚定地声明。

→ He asserted that his mother's cooking was better than his best friend's.

他断言他妈妈做的菜?#20154;?#26368;好的朋?#28814;?#30340;?#36152;浴?/p>

bachelor n.

单身汉

A bachelor is an unmarried man.

指未婚的男士。

→ Since he was a bachelor, Jason did his shopping by himself.

杰森是个单身汉,所以他?#32422;?#36141;物。

calculus n.

微积分学

Calculus is an advanced type of mathematics.

指?#24187;?#39640;级数学。

→ By using calculus, scientists determined small changes in the stars' brightness.

通过微积分,科学家们?#33539;?#20102;恒星亮度的微小变化。

celestial adj.

天上的

If something is celestial, it is related to the sky or to outer space.

指与天空和外太空相关的。

→ Comets are celestial objects that are rarely seen.

彗星是很少见的天体。

cognitive adj.

认知的

If something is cognitive, it is related to learning and knowing things.

指了解并知道。

→ After her physical examination, her cognitive strengths were tested.

她做了身体检查后?#20849;?#35797;了认知能力。

collision n.

冲突

A collision is the act of two things hitting into each another.

指两者互相碰?#30149;?/p>

→ The collision between the two cars created a loud noise.

两?#37202;?#36710;相撞发出很大的噪音。

competent adj.

胜任的

If someone is competent, they are able to think or act successfully.

指能成功思考或行动的。

→ Competent employees are much better than unknowledgeable ones.

?#24515;?#21147;的员工比无知识的员工要好得多。

diploma n.

毕业证书

A diploma is a certificate proving that someone has completed their studies.

证明某人完成学业的证书。

→ After four years of college, Mary finally had a diploma.

玛丽上了四年大学,终于拿到了毕业证书。

excel v.

?#36152;?/p>

To excel at a subject or activity means to be very good at it.

指?#36152;?#26576;个学科或某种活动。

→ Jenny excels at playing the piano.

珍妮钢?#20442;?#24471;很好。

geology n.

地质学

Geology is the study of the Earth's natural structures and how they change.

研?#24247;?#29699;自然结构及其变化的学科。

→ Because he studied geology, he knew how the mountains were formed.

因为他学的是地质学,所以他知道这些山是怎么形成的。

harness v.

利用

To harness something means to control and use it, usually to make energy.

指控制并使用,通常指制造能量。

→ The sails harness the wind in order to move.

帆利用风来移动船。

intellect n.

智力

An intellect is a person's ability to understand things easily.

一个人轻易理解事物的能力。

→ She was known for her quick and strong intellect as well as her beauty.

她以她的敏捷和强大的智慧?#32422;八?#30340;美丽而闻名。

keen adj.

敏锐的

If someone is keen, they are intelligent.

?#22797;?#26126;的。

→ Only the keenest of students could have solved that math problem.

只有最聪明的学生才能解出那道数学题。

mythology n.

神话

Mythology is a group of stories from a particular country or region.

一个国家或地区的一组故事。

→ Egyptian mythology was the basis for a religion.

埃及神话是宗教的基础。

physiology n.

生理学

Physiology is the study of the various parts of living things.

对生物各部分进行研究的学科。

→ His work in physiology helped him understand how the human body works.

他在生理学方面的工作帮助他了解人体是如何工作的。

radioactive adj.

放射性的

If something is radioactive, then it lets out, or is related to, radiation.

指有辐射或与辐射有关的。

→ Radioactive materials can be very bad for anyone's health.

放射性物质对任何人的健康?#38469;?#26377;害的。

relativity n.

相对论

Relativity is a set of ideas about time and space developed by Albert Einstein.

阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦提出的一套关于时间和空间的理论。

→ Relativity teaches that light travels at the same speed in the universe.

相对论告诉我们,光在宇宙中以同样的速度传播

sociology n.

社会学

Sociology is the study of human society, its organizations, and problems.

研究人类社会及其组织和问题的学科。

→ Sociology teaches that people's problems are a result of their society.

社会学告诉我们,人们的问题?#24039;?#20250;的结果。

theoretical adj.

理论上的

If something is theoretical, it is based on theory rather than experience.

指建立在理论而不是经验的基础上的。

→ His conclusion was only theoretical and not meant to be publicized.

他的结论只是理论上的,不打算公开。

The Bachelor's Lesson

单身汉的教训

A keen young bachelor had finished his studies at the university. As soon as he had received his diploma, he asserted to everyone he met that he was the smartest person in town.

一个热心的年轻单身汉在大学里完成了学业。他一拿到毕业证书就向他遇到的每一个人宣称他是镇上最聪明的人。

I excel at everything I study, he said, bragging about his knowledge. "I've mastered calculus and physiology. I even understand the great theoretical teachings of science, such as relativity. There is nothing that I don't know. Whether it's the movements of celestial objects, like planets and stars, or how to harness the power of radioactive substances, I know everything."

“?#30097;贸?#25105;所学习的一?#26657;?rdquo;他夸耀?#32422;?#30340;知识时说道。“我已经掌握了微积分和生理学。?#30097;?#33267;理解伟大的科学理论教导,如相对论。没有什?#35789;?#25105;不知道的。无论是行星和恒星等天体的运动,?#25925;?#22914;何利用放射性物质的力量,我什么都知道。”

But actually, there was something the bachelor did not know. Though his analytic abilities were great, he failed to notice he was missing something very important in his life.

但事实上,?#34892;?#20107;情是他不懂的。虽然他的分析能力很强,但他没有注意到他错过了生活中非常重要的东西。

One day while walking through town, the bachelor witnessed a collision between two cars. Both drivers appeared to be injured, but the scholar only stood and watched.

一天,这位单身汉在城里散步时,目睹了两?#37202;?#36710;相?#30149;?#20004;个司机似乎?#38469;?#20260;了,但他只是站在一旁观?#30784;?/p>

He thought to himself, "Those idiots should have been more alert. They really must not be very competent." He never thought the drivers needed help.

他自言自语道:“那些白痴应该更警觉些。他们一定不是很聪明。”他一点?#27982;?#24847;识到司机需要帮助。

Please help me, said the female driver in a weak voice. "Help me, too," said the male driver. "I'm hurt and can't move."

“请帮帮我,”女司机用微弱的声音说。“也帮帮我,”男司机说。“我受伤了,动弹不得。”

Suddenly the bachelor realized he was the only person near the accident. He quit thinking and ran to help the drivers. He carefully helped them out of their vehicles and then called an ambulance.

突然,单身汉意识到他是事故附近唯一的人。他停?#39038;?#32771;,跑去帮助司机。他小心翼翼地把他们从?#36947;?#23601;出来,然后叫了一辆救护车。

The drivers were saved, and the bachelor felt the best he had in his entire life. Studying mythology, sociology, and geology didn't give him this wonderful feeling. It was the act of helping others, not his cognitive skills, that gave him this great feeling.

司机们得救了,单身汉觉得这是他一生中最美好感觉。学习神学、社会学和地质学并没有给他这种美妙的感觉。正?#21069;?#21161;别人的行为,而不是他的认知能力,给了他这种伟大的感觉。

He had learned an important lesson. He learned that intellect isn't everything; being helpful is just as important. "Having only a brain is not enough," he thought. "You must also have a heart."

他得到了一个重要的教训。他明白了智力不是一切;乐于助人同样重要。“光?#24515;?#23376;是?#36824;?#30340;,”他想。“你也必须?#24184;?#39063;心。”

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