那些你不知道的单词小秘密

发表时间:2015-07-11内容来源:VOA英语学习网

1. The shortest complete sentence in the English language consists of only one word and that is "Go".

英语里由一个单词组成的最短的完整的句子就是"GO".

2. The oldest word in the English language is "town".

英语里最有年头的一个词是"town(城镇)".

3.In England, till 1880s using the word “pants” was considered indecent.

在英国19世纪80年代以前,说"pants(裤子)"这个词都会被人家认为不礼貌。

4. The word “goodbye” came from “God bye”, which in turn comes from “God be with you”.

"goodbye(再见)"这个词其实是由"God bye"演变而来,而"God bye"又演变自"God be with you".

5.According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the longest word in the English language is “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis”. The only other word with so many letters is its plural, “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokonioses”.

牛津字典里收录的最长单词是 "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis(硅酸盐沉着病就是传说中的矽肺病)".而唯一可以与其匹敌的就是这个词的复数形式"pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokonioses".(亲呀,别再说单词难记了,学医的才伤不起啊!!)

6.The word with most number of definitions in the English language is "set".

英语中含义最多的词是"set".(数一数你知道多少种~不然就问一下小词吧)

7.There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, and that seven-letter word is, “therein”, which contains: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

在英语中有一个由7个字母组成的单词可以被依次分解为“the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein(在其中), herein(在这方面)”这个词就是"therein".

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