學術寫作上常誤用及誤解的字彙 Y 為開頭的字彙 Common Mistakes in Academic English Writing: Words Beginning with the Letter Y

誤解的字彙 Y 為開頭的字彙

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yak
yak (YAK) (noun)
A large wild or domesticated animal that has long hair and curved horns and which lives in central Asia: “Very few words have come into English from the Tibetan language, but yak (Tibetan name for the bovine Bos grunniens) is one of them and while the word in Tibetan, gyag, applies only to the male, the English version of yak refers to the male and/or the female.”
yak (YAK) (verb)
To talk in a loud way often for a long time: “Sometimes when people get together for cake and coffee in the afternoon they just love to yak.”
“We noticed that many of the people on the subway train would yak and yammer away on their cell phones for a long time.”

yard
yard (YAHRD) (noun)
An outdoor area that is next to a house and is usually covered by grass: “As a kid, Troy just loved playing games in Shannon’s yard.”
yard (YAHRD) (noun)
A unit of measurement equal to three feet (0.9144 meters) or 36 inches: “Stacy, please don’t forget to get at least one yard of fabric at the department store when you go there today.”

yarn 及 yearn
yarn (YAHRN) (noun)
A long, thin piece of cotton, wool, etc., that is thicker than thread and which is used for knitting and weaving: “Joann, you need a few more skeins of yarn to knit that sweater you want.”
yarn (YAHRN) (noun)
An exciting or interesting story; especially, a story that is so surprising or unusual that it is difficult to believe: “Sailors love to spin one yarn after the other when they are on their voyages to the sea.”
yearn (YURN) (verb)
To feel a strong desire or wish for something or to do something: “Calvin is sure that he will just yearn more than ever for Grandma’s apple pie after he spends a year abroad.”

yen
yen (YEN) (noun)
The basic unit of money of Japan: “Marc, did you have difficulty adapting to using the yen while you were in Japan?”
yen (YEN) (noun)
A strong desire for something: “Audrey had a real yen for ice-cream after not eating it for six months.”
yen (YEN) (verb)
Longing intensely to do something or to be somewhere: “While on the business trip, the father couldn’t help but yen to be home with his children and wife as soon as possible.”

yoke, yolk 及 joke
yoke (YOHK) (noun)
1. Double harness, coupler, collar, bond, clasp: “The two oxen were put into the yoke.”
“A rubber yoke held the two wires together.”
2. Pair, team, brace, couple: “It takes a yoke of oxen to pull that wagon.”
3. Bondage, slavery, enslavement, servitude; serfdom, vassalage: “Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves from their yoke of bondage.”
yolk (YOHK) (noun)
The yellow, or orange, part in the center of an egg containing fat and protein: “Susan, please separate the yolk from the white of the egg before you make the final mixture for the cake.”
joke (JOHK) (noun)
1. Jest, diversion, playful or mischievous trick or remark, facetiousness, frolic; gag, prank, frolic, witticism, farce: “Wearing his clothes inside out was Gordon’s idea of a joke.”
2. Object of ridicule, a laughing-stock; fool, buffoon, clown, village idiot, bumpkin: “Melvin was the joke of the town because of his silly hair style.”
joke (JOHK) (verb)
Poke fun at, mock, ridicule, laugh at, snicker, jeer at: “They joke about Lee’s ineptitude, or lack of training, as a computer technician.”

you’re, your 及 yore
you’re (YOOR, YOR, YUHR) (pronoun, verb)
Used as a contraction of you are: “She thinks you’re a very nice person.”
your (YOOR, YOR, YUHR) (pronoun)
Relating to you or belonging to you: “Is this your purse or mine?”.”
yore (YOR, YOHR) (noun)
Of the past: “In the days of yore the kings and queens had knights who protected them from their enemies.”

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