I reckon fairy tales like these make us all laugh.

reckon | BrE ˈrɛk(ə)n, AmE ˈrɛkən |

A.transitive verb

①(consider)认为 rènwéi

to reckon (that) …;

认为…

to be reckoned (to be) [something];

被认为是某事物

the region is reckoned to be uninhabitable

该地区被认为不适宜居住

to be reckoned among [somebody]/[something];

被认为属于某类人/事物

he is reckoned among our best salesmen

他被看作是我们最好的推销员之一

especially BrE colloquial (think)觉得 juéde

to reckon (that) …;

觉得…

he’ll be famous one day; what do you reckon?

他有朝一日会出名的,你觉得呢?

③(estimate)估计 gūjì

what do you reckon our chances of survival are?

依你看我们活下来的可能性有多大?

I reckon he’s about 50

我估计他在50岁上下

to be reckoned to do [something];

据估计要做某事

the journey was reckoned to take about two hours

路上估计要花大约两小时

④(calculate accurately)计算 jìsuàn

to be reckoned at [something];

经计算为某数字

the number of part-time workers is reckoned at two million

兼职工作者人数共计200万

to reckon (that) …;

计算出…

they reckon that their profits are down by 20%

他们算下来利润下降了20%

BrE colloquial (expect)希望 xīwàng

to reckon to do [something];

希望做某事

I reckon to leave here tomorrow

我希望明天可以离开这里

BrE colloquial (rate highly)看好 kànhǎo ‹person, odds›

I don’t reckon your chances of success

我认为你不太可能成功

B.intransitive verb

①(calculate)计算 jìsuàn

reckoning from tomorrow

从明天算起

②(estimate)估计 gūjì

there were about forty, I reckon

大约有40个,我估计

especially BrE colloquial (think)认为 rènwéi

it’s worth a lot of money, I reckon

我想,这东西很值钱

they’ll never find out — you reckon?

他们永远也不会发现──是吗?

PHRASAL VERBS

reckon on

transitive verb

① [reckon on something](expect, take into account) 期待 qīdài

they had reckoned on a day or two more of privacy

他们希望多一两天的清静

he’s reckoning on a big reward

他指望能得到一大笔酬金

they hadn’t reckoned on a visit from her

他们没料到她来访

to reckon on doing [something];

希望做某事

I wasn’t reckoning on having to stay

我不想留下

he hadn’t reckoned on anyone coming to check up on him

他没指望会有人来找他核实情况

② [reckon on somebody/something](rely on) 依赖 yīlài

to reckon on [somebody] to do [something];

指望某人做某事

to reckon on [somebody] or [somebody’s] doing [something];

指望某人做某事

reckon up especially BrE

A. intransitive verb

结算 jiésuàn

B. transitive verb

[reckon something up. reckon up something]结算 jiésuàn

to reckon up the bill

结账

reckon with

transitive verb[reckon with somebody/something]

① (consider as important) 重视 zhòngshì

she’s a person to be reckoned with

她这个人不可小觑

to be a force to be reckoned with

是一股不可小看的力量

② (take into account) 考虑 kǎolǜ

you’ve still got John to reckon with

你还有约翰可以考虑

to reckon with doing [something];

考虑做某事

I didn’t reckon with bumping into him

我没料到会撞见他

reckon without

transitive verb[reckon without somebody/something]

especially BrE 没有考虑 méiyǒu kǎolǜ

she had reckoned without the fact that …

她没考虑到…的事实

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