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托福每日一词:figure

2018-12-24 13:38

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  figure

  常考释义

  1.n. 人物

  someone who is important or famous in some way

  n. 人像(绘画、雕塑)a person in a painting or a model of a person

  例:He has difficulty in drawing human figures.

  他在画人像时遇到了困难。

  2.n. 数字

  a particular amount expressed as a number, especially a statistic.

  例:It will not be long before the inflation figure starts to fall.

  过不了多久,通货膨胀的数字就会开始下降。

  3. v. 设想

  to expect or think (something)

  She figured that both she and Ned had learned a lot from the experience.

  她想她和内德都从这次经历中学到了很多。

  figure out 想明白 to understand or find (something, such as a reason or asolution) by thinking

  It took them about one month to figure out how to start the equipment.

  他们用了大约一个月的时间才弄明白如何启动这台设备。

  音频中例句

  1. It is really difficult to draw the human figures.

  画人像是件很困难的事情。

  2. The inflation figure increased by 10%.

  通货膨胀数据上涨了10%。

  3. I figure that you will learn a lot after you listened to this record.

  我猜想你听完这段音频后一定会有所收获。

  练习

  判断下列句子中figure的意思。

  1. According to the government’s first census of the rural population, taken in 1905, there were about thirty thousand villages in Siam. This was probably a large increase over the figure even two or three decades earlier, during the late 1800s.

  2. Darger had a really hardtime drawing human figures, yet he managed to come up with his own rather unique solution for the problem.

  3. The Chevalier was a somewhat controversial figure, but since he met manyfamous people, including kings and writers, his memoir has become a valuablehistorical source about European society in the eighteenth century.

  4.I don’t knowhow they work over there, cause they couldn’t even figure out whose information was missing.

  (注: 练习答案下拉至底部可见)

  拓展

  1. figure skating 花样滑冰

  2. a leading/central figure 重要人物

  3. make/cut a figure 引人注意,出风头

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