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tale

US [teɪl]
UK [teɪl]
  • n.(尤指充满惊险的)故事;历险记;(精彩但不一定完全真实的)讲述
  • Web传说;坏话;谣言
Plural Form:tales  
Tale
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n.
1.
(尤指充满惊险的)故事;历险记a story created using the imagination, especially one that is full of action and adventure
Dickens' ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
狄更斯的《双城记》
a fairy/moral/romantic, etc. tale
童话、寓言、爱情故事等
2.
(精彩但不一定完全真实的)讲述,叙述an exciting spoken description of an event, which may not be completely true
I love listening to his tales of life at sea.
我喜欢听他讲述他的海上生活。
I've heard tales of people seeing ghosts in that house.
我听说有人在那栋房子里见到过鬼。
The team's tale of woe continued on Saturday(= they lost another match) .
上星期六这支队又遭败绩。
Her experiences provide a cautionary tale(= a warning) for us all.
她的经历成了我们大家的前车之鉴。

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