【夏洛的网】before breakfast (一)

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发表于:2017-06-28 09:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

嗨咯,各位在学习英文的小伙伴们大家好,今天起,花花就要带领大家一起阅读这个故事书《夏洛的网》,希望大家能够喜欢。翻译由我自己进行的,也欢迎各位自己试着翻译。如有不恰当的地方,欢迎指出来哟~

 

【原文】

before breakfast

      "Where's Papa going with the ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.

  "Out to the hog house," replied Mrs. Arable. "Some pigs were born last night.""I don't see why he needs an ax," continued Fern, who was only eight.

  "Well," said her mother, "one of the pigs is a runt. It's very small and weak, and it will never amount to anything. So your father has decided to do away with it.""Do away with it?" shrieked Fern. "You mean kill it? Just because it's smaller than the others?"Mrs. Arable put a pitcher of cream on the table. "Don't yell,Fern!" she said. "Your father is right. The pig would probably die anyway."Fern pushed a chair out of the way and ran outdoors. The grass was wet and the earth smelled of spring time. Fern's sneakers were sopping by the time she caught up with her father.

  "Please don't kill it!" she sobbed. "It's unfair."Mr. Arable stopped walking.

  "Fern," he said gently, "you will have to learn to control yourself.""Control myself?" yelled Fern. "This is a matter of life and death, and you talk about controlling myself." Tears ran down her cheeks and she took hold of the ax and tried to pull it out of her father's hand.


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【词汇解析】

amount to 相当于,总计

例句:I don't think such a man can amount to much.我认为这样一个人不会有什么作为。

 

do away with 废除,去掉,弄死

例句:President Barack Obama has said he wants to do away with the policy and has urged Congress to take action on the issue. 美国总统奥巴马已经表示,他希望废除这个政策。

 

sopping   adj. 浑身湿透的   

                                 v. 使浸泡;吸收水分(sop的ing形式)   

                                 adv. 非常湿地

例句:His hair under his straw hat was sopping wet. 隔着草帽,他的头发已经全湿。

 

sob   vi. 啜泣,呜咽;(风等)发出呜咽声   

                          vt. 哭诉,啜泣   

                          n. 啜泣,呜咽

例句:The child started to sob when he couldn't find his mother. 孩子因找不到他妈妈哭了起来。

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