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Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

請問一下,關於英文單字

請問請問請問一下喔.......

世界上最長的英文單字是....?還有意思是.....?麻煩各位囉~

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  • 2 decades ago
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    這要看情形,應為英文也有很多複合字,這樣就會變得很長。

    Q. What is the longest word in the dictionary?

    A. It depends . . .

    It might be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (which appears in the Oxford English Dictionary), unless you want to count names of diseases (such as 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', defined by the OED as "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word"), places (such as 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch', a village in Wales), chemical compounds (apparently there is one that is 1,913 letters long), and also a few words found only in Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

    Other words famous for being sesquipedalian:

    antidisestablishmentarianism ("opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England")

    floccinaucinihilipilification

    honorificabilitudinitatibus (Which appears in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, and which has been cited as [dubious] evidence that Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays)

    Or perhaps smiles is the longest word — after all, there is a mile between the first letter and the last.

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    我後來發現最長的單字是SMILES,Because there's a MILE between the s's". FUNNY.

    酷八

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    不討論一些生物或化學上的專有名詞的話

    有些字在詞性上多做幾次變化後也會變的很長

    如 international 形容詞

    internationalise (英式拼音) internationalize (美式拼音) 動詞

    internationalization 名詞

    不過史上最長的字應該是

    PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS (also spelled PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­KONIOSIS) = a lung disease

    請參照下面的網址 還有其他的長字可以增廣見聞 雖然我個人覺得沒有背下來的必要 呵呵

  • 2 decades ago

    史上最長的單字是 PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

    意思是「黑肺病」

    拆開來的意思是

    PNEUMONO =>pertaining to the lungs

    ULTRA =>beyond

    MICRO =>small

    SCOPIC =>see

    SILICO =>silicon

    VOLCANO =>volcano

    CONIOSIS =>dust illness

    和肺有關的 特別小的 火山灰 造成的 疾病 = 黑肺病

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  • 2 decades ago

    請問請問請問一下喔.......

    世界上最長的英文單字是....?還有意思是.....?麻煩各位囉~

    a:sandcasties,沙堡

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