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joke

US [dʒoʊk]
UK [dʒəʊk]
  • n.笑话;玩笑;笑柄;笑料
  • v.开玩笑;说笑话;闹着玩;说着玩
  • Web板;讲笑话
Plural Form:jokes  Present Participle:joking  Past Tense:joked  
JOKE
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n.
— see also
jocular
1.
笑话;玩笑something that you say or do to make people laugh, for example a funny story that you tell
I can't tell jokes .
我不会讲笑话。
She's always cracking jokes .
她总爱说笑话。
They often make jokes at each other's expense.
他们经常相互取笑。
I didn't get the joke(= understand it) .
我不明白这有什么好笑的。
I wish he wouldn't tell dirty jokes(= about sex) .
但愿他别开下流的玩笑。
I only did it as a joke(= it was not meant seriously) .
我只是开个玩笑而已。
2.
[sing]
(informal)
荒唐可笑的人(或事物、局面);笑料;笑柄a person, thing or situation that is ridiculous or annoying and cannot be taken seriously
This latest pay offer is a joke.
最近这次提出的报酬简直是开玩笑。
IDM
be/get beyond a joke
超出开玩笑的限度(令人恼火或无法接受)to become annoying and no longer acceptable
It's no joke trying to find a job these days.
这些日子想找工作可不是件容易事。
be no joke
不是轻而易举的事;不是好玩的to be difficult or unpleasant
It's no joke trying to find a job these days.
这些日子想找工作可不是件容易事。
the jokes on sb
(informal)
开玩笑开到自己身上了;作弄别人反而捉弄到自己头上used to say that sb who tried to make another person look ridiculous now looks ridiculous instead
make a joke of sth
拿某事开玩笑;以某事为笑柄to laugh about sth that is serious or should be taken seriously
The trouble with her is she can't take a joke.
她的问题在于开不起玩笑。
take a joke
经得起玩笑话;开得起玩笑to be able to laugh at a joke against yourself
The trouble with her is she can't take a joke.
她的问题在于开不起玩笑。
v.
1.
[i][t]
说笑话;开玩笑to say sth to make people laugh; to tell a funny story
She was laughing and joking with the children.
她同孩子们一起嘻嘻哈哈地说笑话。
They often joked about all the things that could go wrong.
凡是可能出错的事他们都常拿来开玩笑。
‘I cooked it myself, so be careful!’ he joked.
“我亲自下厨做的,所以要小心点哟!”他开玩笑说。
2.
[i][t]
闹着玩;说着玩to say sth that is not true because you think it is funny
I didn't mean that─I was only joking .
我并没有那个意思,我只是说着玩儿的。
She joked that she only loved him for his money.
她开玩笑说她只爱他的钱。
IDM
joking apart/aside
言归正传;说正经的used to show that you are now being serious after you have said sth funny
No way am I doing that. You must be joking!
我决不可能做那样的事。你一定是在开玩笑吧!
She's going out with Dan? You're joking!
她在同丹谈恋爱?你是在开玩笑吧!
youre joking|you must be joking
(informal)
(对某人所说的话表示吃惊)你一定是在开玩笑吧used to show that you are very surprised at what sb has just said
No way am I doing that. You must be joking!
我决不可能做那样的事。你一定是在开玩笑吧!
She's going out with Dan? You're joking!
她在同丹谈恋爱?你是在开玩笑吧!

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