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I began to lose my hearing about ten years ago,

大约十年前我开始失去听力

when I was in the military.

那时我正在服役

My husband and I got a cat about five years ago.

大约五年前,我和丈夫有了一只小猫

I've never owned a cat before,

我从没养过猫

so I had no idea

所以我完全不知道

what kind of noises they made

猫会发出什么样的怪声

besides "meow"

除了“喵”

so I had no context for what to expect

所以我全然无知无觉,亦无所期待

when I heard my cat purr for the first time today.

没想到,今天我第一次听到了我的猫打呼噜

I was laying in bed

那时我躺在床上

and he jumped up next to me

它跳上来,就在我身旁

and snuggled into my armpit .

依偎在我肩下

I started to feel him vibrate

我开始感觉到他身体的震动

like he always does

它一向如此

and then I heard it.

这时我听到了

I was so scared at first,

起初我有些害怕

I didn't understand what the sound was.

我不知道那是什么声音

Then it clicked:

这时我脑中灵光一闪

purring isn't just vibrating!

原来,打呼噜不仅是身体震动

It's a sound!

这是一种声音!

I can hear it!

我听到了!

文章来源:沪江英语

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