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标题: 涨知识:18个关于英语的冷知识
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涨知识:18个关于英语的冷知识

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涨知识:18个关于英语的冷知识
1. The most common letter in English is "e".
英语里最常见的字母是“e”。

2. The most common consonant in English is "r", followed by "t".
英语里最常见的辅音字母是“r”,接着是“t”。

3. Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".
当代英语只有“angry”和“hungry”两个单词是以“gry”结尾的。

4. The word "bookkeeper" (along with its associate "bookkeeping") is the only unhyphenated English word with three consecutive double letters. Other such words, like "sweet-toothed", require a hyphen to be readily readable.
“bookkeeper”这个单词(还有与之相关的“bookkeeping”)是唯一一个不带连字符、有三对连续重复字母的单词。还有一个类似的单词是“sweet-toothed”,但它需要用连字符连接以确保能读出来。

5. The word "triskaidekaphobia" means "extreme fear of the number 13". This superstition is related to "paraskevidekatriaphobia", which means "fear of Friday the 13th".
有个词叫“triskaidekaphobia”,意思是“对数字13的极度恐惧”。这种迷信也和“paraskevidekatriaphobia”这个词有关,意思是“害怕13号正好是礼拜五的那天”。

6. More English words begin with the letter "s" than with any other letter.
以“s”打头的单词比其他任何字母打头的单词都要多。

7. A preposition is always followed by a noun (ie noun, proper noun, pronoun, noun group, gerund).
介词后面永远要跟一个名词(或专有名词、代词、名词词组、动名词)。

8. The word "uncopyrightable" is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.
“uncopyrightable”是英文里最长的无重复字母的常见单词。

9. A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram".
一个包含所有26个字母的句子叫做“pangram”。

10. The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.
下面这个句子就包含所有26个字母“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”(敏捷的棕色狐狸跳过了懒狗),这个句子也常被用来测试打字机或键盘。

11. The word "alphabet" comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha, bēta.
“alphabet”这个单词来源于前两个希腊字母:α和β。

12. In English, the @ symbol is usually called "the at sign" or "the at symbol".
英语中,@符号通常叫做“at标志”、或“at符号”。

13. The shortest complete sentence in English is the following. "I am."
英语里最短的完整句子是“I am”。

14. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat" meaning "the king is helpless".
象棋里“将军”这个词来源于波斯语“Shah Mat”,意思是“国王束手无策”。

15. The longest English word without a true vowel is "rhythm".
英语里最长的没有元音字母的单词是“rhythm”。

16. The only planet not named after a god is our own, Earth.
唯一一个不以神的名字命名的行星是我们地球。

17. We can find 10 words in the 7-letter word "therein" without rearranging any of its letters: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
从“therein”这个由七个字母组成的单词里,能不换字母顺序而找出十个单词:the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

18. The "QWERTY keyboard" gains its name from the fact that its first 6 letter keys are Q, W, E, R, T and Y. On early typewriters the keys were arranged in such a way as to minimize the clashing of the mechanical rods that carried the letters.
“QWERTY”键盘是以这种键盘的头六个字母命名的。人们还在用打字机的时候,这么安排字母顺序是为了减小印有字母的机械杆撞到一起的情况。




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