A: The barracks were burned down during the fighting.
B: Was anyone injured?
n. [pl.] 兵营，营房
A: These fields are so barren I am amazed that even grass can grow on them.
B: It can just about, but it has difficulty.
a. 1.(土地等)贫瘠的，荒芜的; 2.不结果实的，不(生)育的; 3.无益的，没有结果的
A: My little brother has barricaded himself into his bedroom and refused to come out.
B: Don’t worry, when he gets hungry he will come out.
A: The old town walls were initially built as barricades to keep the enemy out.
B: It is a shame that they have been so badly damaged!
A: Do you have a basement in your house?
B: Yes, but we only use it for storage.
A: This music is terrible.
B: I think that it is just because the bass is too loud.
n. 1.男低音,低声部,低音乐器; 2.鲈鱼
A: I once read a book about an unwanted bastard child that was left to grow up alone in a forest.
B: I think that I may have read that one also.
n. 1.坏蛋，混蛋; 2.私生子
A: There is a wonderful smell coming from the kitchen.
B: I am glad that you like it, I have just made a batch of biscuits.
n. 1.一批,一组,一群; 2.一批生产量
A: The woman was horribly battered by her husband.
B: How awful, I hope that she left him
A: Do you like pancakes?
B: No, and nothing else that is made out of batter.
A: Where did you buy your necklace?
B: Oh, I just bought the beads and made it myself.
n. 1.小珠子; 2.(水,血,汗的)小滴
A: I beckoned him to come, but he refused to move.
B: Perhaps you were not polite enough.
A: Watch out, there is a beetle crawling under your leg.
B: Ah, I hate insects.
A: You should have telephoned me beforehand when you knew you were going to be late.
B: I am sorry, but my mobile phone is broken.