English is comprised of several languages. In fact, about 30% of English is taken from French, 30% from Latin and another 25% from various Germanic languages (in Europe). In total, that accounts for about 85% of the English language! By adopting many languages, English has also adopted various grammatical rules from these native languages. This is why English has so many contradictory pronunciations. For example, how do you pronounce through, rough and thorough?
英语由几种不同的语言演变而来。事实上，超过百分之三十的英语词汇是由法语演变而来，百分之三十来自拉丁语，还有百分之二十五来自（欧洲）各种日耳曼语。总而言之，这些词汇在英语中占有百分之八十五的比例！在使用这些词汇的过程中，英语也沿用他们原始语言中的各种语法规则。这是为什么英语中会有许多发音容易混淆的单词。例如，这几个单词，through, rough and thorough你是如何发音的呢？