For example, capybaras are excellent swimmers. They are capable of holding their breath underwater for up to five minutes at a time. On top of that, they can sleep in water with just their noses above the surface for breathing. On land, capybaras can run up to 35 kilometers per hour, which is much faster than the average human. This remarkable speed enables them to escape from many different kinds of predators in the wild.

例如,水豚很擅長游泳。牠們單次在水下屏住呼吸可以長達五分鐘。除此之外,牠們可以在水中睡覺,只有鼻子露出水面呼吸。在陸地上,水豚的奔跑速度可達每小時三十五公里,比一般人類快得多。這種驚人的速度使牠們能夠在野外逃離許多不同種類的掠食者。

生活必備字詞:

be capable of V-ing  能夠做……

breath n. 呼吸

breathe vi. 呼吸

remarkable a. 非凡的

 

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