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joke [ dʒəuk] n.笑话 vi.说笑话

play a joke on sb. 开某人的玩笑

joke [dʒəuk] n. 笑话

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
没有什么比一个人所反感的笑话更能显露他的为人。

He roared with laughter at the joke.
听到这笑话,他哈哈大笑。

Don't take him seriously-he's often joking.
别跟他认真-- 他常开玩笑。

Don't take him seriously He's always joking.
别把他当回事儿,他老开玩笑。

He can't take a joke. 他开不得玩笑。

What he likes best is making jokes. 他最喜欢开玩笑。

This joke has gone a little too far. 这个玩笑开得有点-过分了。

He closed his speech with a funny joke.
他用一则有趣的笑话结束了演讲。

My little son is fond of playing practical jokes on me.
我的小儿子喜欢对我玩恶作剧。

That remark was intended as a joke.
那句话本来只是个玩笑。

They played a joke on me.
他们开我的玩笑。

开玩笑吧!
No kidding!
You're kidding!
You're joking!
That can't be!

好了,玩笑就到此……
Well, all joking aside,...
Ha, ha, that's a good one! (哈,哈,这个玩笑真有趣。)
Well, all joking aside, let's get to work. (好了好了,玩笑归玩笑,快去干活儿吧。)
Well, seriously,...

拜托!
Give me a break.
I don't know her, I promise. (我发誓我不认识她。)
Give me a break! (算了吧,别玩花样了。)
Get real. (你认真点儿。)
Tell me the truth. (告诉我实话。)
Stop joking. (别开玩笑。)
Get serious. (说正经的。)
Stop kidding! (别耍弄我。)
Stop pulling my leg! (别跟我逗!)

别开玩笑!
Stop joking!
Ha, ha, ha... She's so stupid! (哈哈……她这么傻!)
Stop joking! (别开玩笑!)
Quit your kidding. *kidding “戏弄,耍弄,开玩笑”。quit “别,不要”,和stop的意思相同,但是quit一般含有“有意识地放弃工作、改变习惯”的意思。
Cut it out. (别弄!) *cut it out或cut that out 都是“放弃,停止”的意思。
Knock it off. (别吵了!) *Knock it off表示“住手!”、“住嘴!”等意,是个常用短语,应该记下来。

别捉弄人。
Stop putting us on. *put...on “骗人,欺骗”。
Stop putting us on. (别捉弄人。)
I'm not! (谁捉弄你了。)
Stop joking with us. (别跟我们开玩笑。) *joke with... “开玩笑,说俏皮话,戏弄人”。
Stop fooling us. (别捉弄人。)*fool “嘲弄”、“开玩笑”。
Stop pulling our legs. (别拿人开心。) *pull one's leg “开玩笑似地捉弄人, 捉弄”。

别干那种傻事!
Don't act stupid.
Don't act stupid! (别干那种傻事!)
It's just a joke. (只是个玩笑。)
Don't act silly.
Don't act dumb.

我是认真的。
I'm serious.
No way! (不可能!)
I'm serious. (我是认真的。)
Are you joking? (你是开玩笑吧?)
No, I'm serious. (不,我是认真的。)
Seriously.
I'm really serious. (我真的是认真的。)
I'm not joking. (我没开玩笑。)
I'm being honest with you. (开诚布公地跟你讲。)
I mean it! *当对方不相信你说的是真话时。
I don't mean it. (我不是这个意思。)

Are you kidding?
你是不是开玩笑?
= Are you joking?

Dirty joke 黄色笑话

A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
开玩笑总不能化敌为友,反而有时会失去朋友。

You’re a joke!
真是一个小丑!

You’re a joke!你真是一个小丑!

corny陈词滥调,毫无新意
Fred's jokes are always so corny.
弗雷德的笑话总是如此毫无新意。

fall flat失败;碰壁;未达到预期效果
His joke fell flat because no one understand it.
他的笑话没人听懂,所以没有收到效果。

punch line好笑的部分
I can't tell the joke, I forgot the punch line.
我无法将这个故事,我忘了当中最好笑的部分。

- keep a straight face 板着脸
He likes telling jokes . But always keeps a straight face when others are shaking their sides with laughter.

笑柄 pillory; byword; jest; joke; laughingstock; mockery; ridicule; butt

不是玩儿的 [bù shì wán er de ] /it's no joke/

恶作剧 [è zuò jù] /mischief/mischievous/practical joke/

开玩笑 [kāi wán xiào] /to play a joke/to make fun of/to joke/

闹着玩儿 [nào zhe wán er ] /(v) play games/(v) joke around/(v) play a joke on someone/

玩笑 [wán xiào] /joke/jest/

笑话 [xiào huà] /joke/jest/

笑林 [xiào lín] /Humor/Jokes/

{adj: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic} harsh or corrosive in tone
"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
"a barrage of acid comments"
"her acrid remarks make her many enemies"
"bitter words"
"blistering criticism"
"caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"
"a sulfurous denunciation"
"a vitriolic critique"

{adj: adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile} displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
"adolescent insecurity"
"jejune responses to our problems"
"their behavior was juvenile"
"puerile jokes"

{adj: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn} repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"bromidic sermons"
"his remarks were trite and commonplace"
"hackneyed phrases"
"a stock answer"
"repeating threadbare jokes"
"parroting some timeworn axiom"
"the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

{adj: bawdy, off-color, ribald} humorously vulgar
"bawdy songs"
"off-color jokes"
"ribald language"

{adj: black, grim, mordant} harshly ironic or sinister
"black humor"
"a grim joke"
"grim laughter"
"fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

{adj: bland, flat} lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
"a bland little drama"
"a flat joke"

{adj: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy} suggestive of sexual impropriety
"a blue movie"
"blue jokes"
"he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"
"a juicy scandal"
"a naughty wink"
"naughty words"
"racy anecdotes"
"a risque story"
"spicy gossip"

{adj: boisterous, knockabout} full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
"boisterous practical jokes"
"knockabout comedy"

{adj: clean, unobjectionable} (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
"good clean fun"
"a clean joke"
<-> dirty

{adj: coarse, crude, earthy, gross, vulgar} conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
"coarse language"
"a crude joke"
"crude behavior"
"an earthy sense of humor"
"a revoltingly gross expletive"
"a vulgar gesture"
"full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

{adj: coltish, frolicsome, frolicky, rollicking, sportive} given to merry frolicking
"frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"

{adj: delightful, delicious} greatly pleasing or entertaining
"a delightful surprise"
"the comedy was delightful"
"a delicious joke"

{adj: dirty} (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
"dirty words"
"a dirty old man"
"dirty books and movies"
"boys telling dirty jokes"
"has a dirty mouth"
<-> clean

{adj: elfin, elfish, elvish} usually good-naturedly mischievous
"perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"
"elvish tricks"

{adj: endomorphic, pyknic} having a squat and fleshy build
"a pyknic practical joke"
<-> mesomorphic, ectomorphic

{adj: filthy, foul, nasty, smutty} characterized by obscenity
"had a filthy mouth"
"foul language"
"smutty jokes"

{adj: good} having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
"good news from the hospital"
"a good report card"
"when she was good she was very very good"
"a good knife is one good for cutting"
"this stump will make a good picnic table"
"a good check"
"a good joke"
"a good exterior paint"
"a good secretary"
"a good dress for the office"
<-> bad

{adj: hoary, rusty} ancient
"hoary jokes"

{adj: ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong} badly timed
"an ill-timed intervention"
"you think my intrusion unseasonable"
"an untimely remark"
"it was the wrong moment for a joke"

{adj: incongruous} lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
"a plan incongruous with reason"
"incongruous behavior"
"a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
<-> congruous

{adj: indelicate, off-color, off-colour} in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
"an indelicate remark"
"an off-color joke"

{adj: jesting, jocose, jocular, joking} characterized by jokes and good humor

{adj: killing, sidesplitting} very funny
"a killing joke"
"sidesplitting antics"

{adj: running} continually repeated over a period of time
"a running joke among us"

{adj: serious} concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
"a serious student of history"
"a serious attempt to learn to ski"
"gave me a serious look"
"a serious young man"
"are you serious or joking?"
"Don't be so serious!"
<-> frivolous

{adj: sexy} marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
"feeling sexy"
"sexy clothes"
"sexy poses"
"a sexy book"
"sexy jokes"
<-> unsexy

{adj: unamusing} not amusing
"his jokes were labored and unamusing"

{adj: unfunny} not funny; especially failing to achieve the intended humor
"a very unfunny joke"

{adj: waggish} witty or joking
"Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

{adv: always, forever} seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly
"always looking for faults"
"it is always raining"
"he is forever cracking jokes"
"they are forever arguing"

{adv: apart, aside} not taken into account or excluded from consideration
"these problems apart, the country is doing well"
"all joking aside, I think you're crazy"

{adv: deadpan} without betraying any feeling
"she told the joke deadpan"

{adv: well} without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
"took the joke well"
"took the tragic news well"
<-> badly

{n: April Fools', April Fools' day, All Fools' day} the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes

{n: April fool} a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April

{n: Pantaloon} a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

{n: antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on} a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

{n: belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot} a joke that seems extremely funny

{n: comedian, comic} a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

{n: dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story} an indelicate joke

{n: ethnic joke} a joke at the expense of some ethnic group

{n: hotfoot} a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it

{n: icebreaker} a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere
"he told jokes as an icebreaker"

{n: in-joke} a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people

{n: jest, joke, jocularity} activity characterized by good humor

{n: jocoseness, jocosity, merriness, humorousness} the trait of merry joking

{n: joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape} a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"
"he knows a million gags"
"thanks for the laugh"
"he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
"even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

{n: joker, jokester} a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

{n: joke} a triviality not to be taken seriously
"I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"

{n: leg-pull, leg-pulling} as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true

{n: minstrel show} a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes

{n: mountebank, charlatan} a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

{n: one-liner} a one-line joke

{n: point} a brief version of the essential meaning of something
"get to the point"
"he missed the point of the joke"
"life has lost its point"

{n: practical joke} a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)

{n: prankster, cut-up, trickster, tricker, hoaxer, practical joker} someone who plays practical jokes on others

{n: punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line} the point of a joke or humorous story

{n: rag} a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

{n: shaggy dog story} a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness

{n: sick joke} a joke in bad taste

{n: sight gag, visual joke} a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)

{n: slapstick} a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes

{n: snipe hunt} an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
"in the South a snipe hunt is practically a rite of passage"

{n: wag, wit, card} a witty amusing person who makes jokes

{v: bring, work, play, wreak, make for} cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
"I cannot work a miracle"
"wreak havoc"
"bring comments"
"play a joke"
"The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

{v: catch, get} grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of
"did you catch that allusion?"
"We caught something of his theory in the lecture"
"don't catch your meaning"
"did you get it?"
"She didn't get the joke"
"I just don't get him"

{v: crack} tell spontaneously
"crack a joke"

{v: gag, quip} make jokes or quips
"The students were gagging during dinner"

{v: hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke on} subject to a palyful hoax or joke

{v: joke, jest} act in a funny or teasing way

{v: joke, jest} tell a joke ; speak humorously
"He often jokes even when he appears serious"

{v: precede, preface, premise, introduce} furnish with a preface or introduction
"She always precedes her lectures with a joke"
"He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

{v: salt} add zest or liveliness to
"She salts her lectures with jokes"

{v: take a joke} listen to a joke at one's one expense
"Can't you take a joke?"

{v: think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be} look on as or consider
"she looked on this affair as a joke"
"He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"
"He is reputed to be intelligent"

{v: treat} regard or consider in a specific way
"I treated his advances as a joke"

{v: waste} use inefficiently or inappropriately
"waste heat"
"waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"

{v: work} move into or onto
"work the raisins into the dough"
"the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"
"work the body onto the flatbed truck"

I ran into Susan often after that,
从那以后,我经常碰见苏珊。
and we usually said hello or joked and then went on our way.
我们一般都互相道声 "你好 ",或者开句玩笑,然后继续走各自的路。

When asked whether the World Cup finals in France and their concert at Paris would be their last as the Three Tenors at a football World Cup, Pavarotti snapped, half seriously, " Are you joking?
当被问到法国世界杯决赛和他们的巴黎音乐会是不是他们在世界杯足球赛上最后一次三人一同出场时,帕瓦罗蒂插进来,半开玩笑地说: "你开什么玩笑?
We try to explain how much we enjoy singing together.
我们在试图解释我们是多么喜欢一起歌唱。
Do you really think Paris is going to be the last one?
你真的觉得巴黎是最后一次吗?
I hope not. "
我希望不是。 "

On Christmas Day, the family sat around Julian's bed, ate holiday dinner and tried to laugh at Ron's jokes.
圣诞节那天,全家人都围坐在朱利安床前,吃节日晚餐,千方百计取笑罗恩讲的笑话。

It seemed a cruel joke.
像是一个残酷的玩笑。

I was in fourth grade when I told my first real joke.
我读四年级的时候第一次讲了一个真正的笑话。

Apparently, she had tried to relay my joke in the teachers ' lounge and screwed it up.
很显然,她已在教师休息室里把我说的笑话传开了,并且作了渲染。

At first, Larry thought it was a joke, but as life grew more miserable, he was appalled at how good old Dave could let power go to his head.
起初,拉里以为这是在开玩笑,但是随着日子更加难熬,他觉得惊魂不定,不明白一向善解人意、处事老练的大卫怎么会让权力冲昏自己的头脑。

Later, I approached two unoccupied American ticket agents at what I thought might be my gate, and stood for half a minute while they finished a joke.
後来,我在自以为正的登口边找到两位美航的工作人员,等他们说完一个笑话后向前询问,

THE GOOD NEWS: No more jokes about how his best trick was getting her to date him END
好消息:没有人再开玩笑说科波菲尔最出色的魔术便是诱使希弗与他约会。

In the middle of telling a joke that most at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner had heard before, president Bush was interrupted by the First Lady Laura Bush.
布什总统在白宫记者协会年度晚宴的讲台上,讲一个在座的大多数人以前已经听过的老笑话,第一夫人劳拉·布什打断了布什总统的讲话。

She then went on to deliver a number of jokes of her own at her husband's expense. She made fun of his early bedtime.
然后劳拉拿他丈夫、也就是总统开玩笑,讲了一连串的笑话。她笑他睡觉睡得太早了。

"George always says he's delighted to come to these press dinners. Baloney. He's usually in bed by now. I'm not kidding. I said to him the other day, "George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you're going to have to stay up later," joked the First Lady.
第一夫人开玩笑说,“乔治总是说他喜欢来参加这些媒体晚宴。这纯属瞎说。一般来说,到现在这个钟点,他已经上床睡觉了。我不是开玩笑。头两天我还跟他说,‘乔治,你要真想清除世界上的暴政,就得晚点睡觉。’”

Professor Lichtman says the First Lady's presence on the stage and jokes made about prominent women in the Bush administration sends a message about women in America. He says, "I think this also shows the world that we don't have our women stuck in the back room. Not only was Laura Bush making jokes about the President, she was also making jokes about our woman Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice."
里奇曼教授说,第一夫人在台上拿布什政府里重要的女性搞笑的时候,传达了一个有关美国女性的信息。“我认为这还向世人显示,我们不把我们的女性关在里屋。劳拉·布什不光是拿总统开心,她还拿国务卿赖斯开心。”

President Clinton thanked President Bush for attending the ceremony, joking that by winning re-election, Mr. Bush has delayed the opening of his own library by four more years.
克林顿感谢布什能够参加图书馆的落成典礼,并且开玩笑说,因为赢得了第二个任期,布什把自己图书馆的开馆仪式推迟了四年。


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