Learn English with Stories – A smart dog

【生词预览】

howl吼叫,dismally沉闷地,endure忍耐

【笑话原文】

The Clever Dog

A little boy was practicing his violin, while his father sat reading the newspaper. The family dog began to howl along dismally.

Finally, the father could endure the combination no more and said, “Can’t you play something the dog doesn’t know?”

Love Me, Love My Dog.

【中文译文】

聪明的小狗

一个小男孩在练习小提琴,他的父亲在读报纸。随着小男孩的琴声,家里养的狗也开始高一声低一声的叫起来。

最后,小男孩的父亲实在忍不下去了,说,“难道你就不能拉一些狗听不懂的曲子吗?”

【词汇讲解】

1.practice练习。作名词可以指“实践”:In this way they can better apply theory to practice.这样他们就能更好地把理论运用到实践中去。

2.howl吼叫。He gave a howl of pain.他发出一声痛苦的吼叫。

3.dismally沉闷地。dismal阴沉的:That is a rather dismal melody.那是一支相当忧郁的歌曲。

4.endure忍耐。也可以指“持续”:We can’t endure much longer in the desert without water.我们没有水无法在沙漠中坚持长久。

5.combination组合,结合。

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