incentive n。刺激;奖励

Chapter 1

  1. That is why, at the age of six, I gave up what might have been a magnificant career as a painter.
  2. tried the experiment of showing him my Drawing Number One, which I have always kept.
  3. I would bring myself down to his level.

  initiative n. 主动性

  • primeval adj.原始的
    • the primeval forest
  • boa constrictor n.大蟒蛇
  • prey n.猎物
    • swallow their prey whole
  • digestion n.消化
    • need for digestion
  • ponder v.思索
    • I pondered deeply
  • jungle n.热带丛林
    • the adventures of the jungle
  • colored adj.多彩的
    • colored pencil
  • grown-ups n.大人
  • lay aside sth 把...搁置一旁
    • to lay aside my drawings of boa constrictors
  • tiresome adj.令人厌倦的
  • at a glance 只看一眼
  • of consequence 重要的
    • with matters of consequence
  • close at hand 在近旁,在附近

  compensation n. 弥补;酬劳

Chapter 2

  1. I had scarely enough drinking water to last a week.
  2. But my drawing is certainly very much less charming than its model.
  3. My little man seemed neither to be staying uncertainly among the sands, nor to be fainting from fatigue, or hunger, or thirst, or fear.
  4. Nothing about him gave any suggestion of a child lost in the middle of the desert, a thousand miles from any human habitation.
  5. When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey.
  6. took out of pocket a sheet of paper and my fountain pen.
  7. Because I was in a hurry to start taking my engine apart.
  8. So I tossed off this drawing.
  9. That is exactly the way I wanted it.
  10. That is how I made the acquaintance of the little prince.

  foster v。培养;促进

  • mechanic n.机修工,技工
  • shipwrecked adj.遭遇海难的
    • shipwrecked sailor
  • raft n.木筏
    • on a raft
  • odd adj.奇怪的
    • an odd little voice
  • thunderstruck adj.大吃一惊的
  • blink v.眨眼
    • I blinked my eyes hard
  • portrait n.肖像画
  • apparition n.幽灵
  • stray v.走失,迷路
  • faint v.晕倒
  • fatigue n.疲劳,劳累
  • overpowering adj.不可抗拒的
  • astounded adj.觉得惊骇的,感到震惊的
  • cumbersome adj.沉重的,笨重的
    • an elephant is very cumbersome
  • indulgently adv.宽厚的;宽容的
  • ram n.公羊
    • This is a ram.
  • horn n.犄角
    • It has horns.
  • toss off sth 轻而易举地完成...

  guarantee v./n 保证

Chapter 3

  1. You dropped down from the sky.
  2. And he sank into a reverie, which lasted a long time.
  3. You can image how my curiosity was aroused by it.

  On average 平均

  • peal n.轰然的笑声
    • a lovely peal of laughter
  • irritate v.惹恼
    • which irritated me very much
  • misfortune n.不幸,厄运
  • gleam n.一丝光线
  • impenetrable adj.费解的
  • presence n.出席,仪表,风度
    • catch a gleam of light in the impenetrable mystery of his presence
  • abruptly adv.突然地
  • reverie n.幻想
    • sink into a reverie
  • contemplation n.沉思
  • queer adj.奇怪的
    • What a queer idea!
  • wander off (从本应该待的地方)离开
  • earnestly adv.诚挚地
  • hint n.少许
    • a hint of sadness

  recommendation n。推荐

Chapter 4

  1. Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
  2. Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people.
  3. To forget a friend is sad.
  4. I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures.
  5. It is hard to take up drawing again at my age.
  6. So I fumble along as best I can, not good, not bad, and I hope generally fair-to-middling.

  deliberately adv。故意地

  • telescope n.望远镜
    • through the telescope
  • asteroid n.行星
    • Asteroid 325
  • astronomer n.天文学家
  • Turkish n.土耳其
  • dictator n.独裁者
  • essential adj.必要的
    • essential matters
  • rosy adj.玫瑰色的
    • rosy brick
  • shrug v.耸肩
    • shrug their shoulders
  • forbearance n.宽容,大度
    • show great forbearance
  • fairy-tale n.童话
  • grief n.悲伤
    • too much grief
  • set down 记下
    • setting down these memories
  • fumble v.摸索

  prompt v。催促;a。立即的,迅速的

Chapter 5

  1. But he made a wise comment.
  2. There is no harm in putting off a piece of work until another day.
  3. My friends, like myself, have been skirting this danger for a long time, without ever knowing it.
  4. The lesson which I pass on by this means is worth all the trouble it has cost me.

  indispensable a。必不可少的

  • catastrophe n.灾难
    • the catastrophe of baobabs
  • once more 再一次
  • what's more 而且
  • grave adj.严重的
    • a grave doubt
  • herd n.兽群
    • a herd of elephants
  • self-evident adj.不言而喻的,显而易见的
  • obliged adj.必须的
    • be obliged to do sth
  • assistance n.援助,帮助
    • without any assitance
  • stetch v.伸展
    • this little seed will stretch itself.
  • timidly adv.羞怯地
  • sprout n.幼芽
    • a sprout of radish
  • radish n.小萝卜
  • sprig n.小枝
  • infest vt.大批出现,成群出没
    • the soil of that planet was infested with them.
  • bore vi.挖洞;钻孔
    • it bores clear through it with its roots
  • discipline n.训练;学科;纪律;符合行为准则的行为
  • pull up 从土里拔出来
  • rosebush n.玫瑰丛
  • tedious adj.单调乏味的
    • It is very tedious work
  • maralist n.道德家
  • break through 突破...
    • break through my reserve
  • reserve n.矜持,内向

  principle n。原则(principal n。校长;a。主要的)

Chapter 6

  1. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset.
  2. one loves the sunset, when one is so bad.

  ultimately adv。最终地

  • twilight n.黄昏
  • videotape n.录像带
  • space suit n.太空服
  • vacuum n.真空
  • explode v.爆炸
  • marvel n.奇迹
  • astronaut n.宇航员
  • shuttle v.n.穿梭
    • space shuttle mission
  • insulation n.隔离
    • this thick insulation
  • radiation n.辐射
  • inflatable adj.可膨胀的;可充气的
  • layer n.层;层次
    • durable layers
  • ventilation n.空气流通
  • sophisticated adj.复杂的,精致的

  priority to 优先

Chapter 7

  1. The little prince never let go of a question, once he had asked it.
  2. Flowers have thorns just for spite!
  3. I answered you with the first thing that came into my head.
  4. He tossed his golden curls in the breeze.
  5. I am busy with matteres of consequence.
  6. His face turned from white to red as he continued.

  intervention n。干涉

  • thanks to 幸亏..., 由于...
  • meditation n.深思
    • silent meditation
  • thorn n.刺
    • Even flowers that have thorns?
  • unscrew v.拧开,旋出
  • bolt n.螺栓
    • unscrew a bolt
  • breakdown n.崩溃;故障
    • the breakdown of my plane
  • spite n.恶意
    • just for spite
  • flash v.使发光
    • flash back 愤怒回答
  • resentfulness n.愤恨
  • naive adj.幼稚的,天真的
  • hammer n.铁锤
  • grease n.润滑油
  • relentlessly adv.不停地
  • curl v.n.弯曲;鬓发
  • breeze n.微风
  • swell v.增强;肿胀;膨胀
    • swell up with pride 洋洋自得
  • mushroom n.蘑菇;蘑菇型草帽;暴发户
  • rage n.狂怒
    • with rage
  • warfare n.战争
  • blossom n.花
  • rock v.摇晃
  • choke v.阻止;哽咽
  • sob v.n.呜咽;啜泣
  • muzzle n.动物的口套
  • railing n.围栏
  • awkward adj.令人尴尬的;笨拙的
  • blundering adj.愚蠢的
  • overtake v.赶上

  be bound to一定会.。.

Chapter 8

  1. They had only one ring of petals.
  2. They were a trouble to nobody.
  3. It was only in the full radiance of her beauty that she wished to appear.
  4. But the little prince could not restrain his admiration.
  5. She began very quickly to torment him with her vanity.
  6. This flower is a very complex creature.
  7. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace.
  8. I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems.

  psychological a。心理的


petal n.花瓣

  • one ring of petals

shrub n.灌木

bud n.花蕾

  • a huge bud

miraculous adj.不可思议的

emerge v.出现

  • emerge from it

chamber n.房,室

  • her green chamber

rumple vt.弄皱,使凌乱

  • rumpled adj.皱的

radiance n.光彩

  • in the radiance of her beauty

coquettish adj.卖弄风情的

  • a coquettish creature

adornment n.装扮

  • her mysterious adornment

painstaking adj.费尽心思的

  • with all this painstaking precision

disarranged v.弄乱

restrain v.抑制

  • restrain his admiration

abashed adj.尴尬的

  • embarrassed adj.尴尬的

tend v.照顾,照料

  • He tended the flower.

torment v.使痛苦;折磨

  • to torment him with their vanity

claw n.爪子

  • Let the tigers come with their claws.

horror n.恐惧

  • a horror of drafts 害怕对流风

globe n.球状物

  • a glass globe 一个球形的玻璃

verge n.边缘

  • on the verge of such a naive untruth 在一个谎言的边缘

remorse n.懊悔

  • suffer from remorse.

confide v.吐露

  • confide to sb

fragrance n.芳香

  • One should simply breathe their fragrance.

inconsistent adj.不连续的

  • Flowers are so inconsistent. * stratagem n.小花招 * her poor little stratagems

  vehicle n。车辆

Chapter 9

  1. I believe that for his escape he took advantage of the migration of a flock of wild birds.
  2. He possessed two active volcanoes; and they were very convenient for heating his breakfast in the morning.
  3. Volcanic eruption are like fires in a chimney.
  4. On this last morning all these familiar tasks seemed very precious to him.
  5. ask your forgiveness, Try to be happy...
  6. He was suprised by this absence of reproaches.
  7. "Of course I love you," the flower said to him. "It is my fault that you have not known it all the while. That is of no importance. But you -- you have been just as foolish as I. Try to be happy...
  8. Don't linger like this. You have decided to go away.

  tuition n。学费

  • flock n.群
    • a flock of birds
  • extinct adj.(火山)死的
  • chimney n.烟囱
    • fire in a chimney * shoot n.幼苗,嫩芽
  • reproach n.责备
  • bewilder v.使困惑
  • caterpillar n.毛毛虫
  • linger v.磨蹭,流连
  • call upon sb 拜访某人

  variation n。变化;不同

Chapter 10

  1. It is contrary to etiquette to yawn in the presence of a king.
  2. forbid you to do so.
  3. He sputtered a little, and seemed vexed.
  4. Over what do you rule ?
  5. The king made a gesture, which took in his planet, the other planets, and all the stars.
  6. do not permit insubordination.
  7. Because he felt a bit sad as he remembered his little planet which he had forsake, heplucked up his courage to ask the king a favor.
  8. Accepted authority rests first of all on reason.
  9. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

  hypothesis n。假设,假说

  • Clad adj.穿...衣服的
    • Clad in royal purple
  • mantle n.斗篷
  • Sire n.陛下
  • majestic adj.宏伟的
  • majestically adv.威严地
  • consumingly adv.强烈地
  • crammed adj.塞满某物的
    • The entire planet was crammed.
  • obstruct v.妨碍
  • murmur v.嘟囔
    • murmured the little prince
  • sputter v.语无伦次地说
  • vexed adj.生气的
    • He sputtered a little, and seemed vexed. * general n.将军
  • hasten v.急忙
  • hastily adv.匆忙地
  • assure v.使确信
    • The king hastened to assure him.
  • insubordination n.不服从
  • marvel v.惊叹
  • forsake v.放弃,抛弃
  • pluck v.拔出
    • pluck up one's courage 鼓起勇气
  • bulky adj.庞大的
  • rest on 以...为基础
  • minister n.大臣;特使
  • condem v.给...判刑
    • condem sb to death 判某人死刑
  • thrift n.节俭
    • thriftily adv.节约的
  • grieve v.使悲伤
    • grieve the old monarch
    • grief n.悲伤

Chapter 11

  1. To conceited men, all other men are admirers.
  2. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.
  • conceited adj.自负的
    • a conceited man
  • salute n.敬礼
    • a hat for salute
    • raise his hat in salute
  • acclaim v.为...喝彩
    • acclaim sb
  • monotony n.单调
    • be tired of the game's montony

Chapter 12

  1. The next planet was inhabited by a tippler.
  2. This was a very short visit, but it plunged the little prince into deep dejection.
  • tippler n.酒鬼
  • plunge v.使陷入
    • plunge ... into ...
  • dejection n.忧郁;沮丧
  • lugubrious adj.阴郁的
    • with a lugubrious air
  • confess v.承认
  • impregnable adj.坚不可摧的
    • in an impregnable silence

Chapter 13

  1. Your cigarette has gone out.
  2. have no time for loafing.
  3. There was no hope of being left in peace until he answered this question.
  4. Little glittering objects.
  5. There is no time for idle dreaming in my life.
  6. Kings do not own, they reign over.
  7. Then they belong to me, because I was the first person to think of it.
  8. When you get an idea before anyone else, you take out a patent on it.
  9. On matters of consequence, the little prince had ideas which were very different from those of the grown-ups.
  10. The businessman opened his mouth, but he found nothing to say in answer.
  • balderdash n.胡言乱语
  • giddy adj.头晕的
  • goose n.鹅;傻瓜
  • resound v.回响
    • The noise resounded all over the place.
  • rheumatism n.风湿病
  • loaf v.闲逛,虚度光阴
  • glittering adj.闪光的
    • glittering objects
  • idle adj.虚度的
    • idle dream
  • reign v.统治
    • reign over 统治
  • nevertheless adv.尽管如此
  • retort v.反驳
  • peevishly adv.气恼地
  • diamond n.钻石
  • patent n.专利权
  • pluck v.拉,拽;鼓起;n.勇气,精神
  • poetic adj.有诗意的

Chapter 14

  1. When he lights his street lamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
  2. When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
  3. From year to year the planet has turned more rapidly and the orders have not been changed.
  4. no longer have a single second for repose.
  5. It is not funny at all.
  6. That man would be scorned by all the others.
  • absurd adj.荒谬的;杂乱无章的
  • mop v.擦拭
  • handkerchief n.围巾
  • square n.方形
    • Then he mopped his forehead with a handkerchief decorated with red squares.
  • profession n.职业
    • I follow a terrible profession.
  • tragedy n.悲剧
    • That is the tragedy.
  • repose n.休息
    • response n.反应,回答
  • go by (时间)逝去
    • While we have been talking together a month has gone by.
  • stride n.大步
    • three stride 三大步
  • strike vt.罢工;攻击
  • scorn v.鄙视
    • be scorned by sb
  • ridiculous adj.可笑的;荒谬的;愚蠢的
  • confess v.承认,坦白
  • bless v.祝福
    • be blessed with 有幸拥有...

Chapter 15

  1. The flower is the most beautiful thing on my planet!
  2. Is my flower in danger of speedy disappearance ?
  3. My Flower is ephemeral.
  4. That was his first moment of regret.
  5. But he took courage once more.
  • voluminous adj.长篇幅的
    • voluminous book
  • pant v.喘气
    • The Little Prince panted a little.
  • stately adj.雄伟的
    • the magnificent and stately planet
  • recall v.回想
    • recollection n.回忆
  • intoxicated adj.喝醉的
    • a intoxicated man
  • stir v.激起
    • The geographer was suddenly stirred to excitement.
  • recital n.叙述,口头描述
    • The recital of sth
  • ephemeral adj.转瞬即逝的
  • eternal adj.永恒的
  • speedy adj.快速的
    • speedy disappearance