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原帖由 北星束 于 2008-8-26 22:47 发表     楼上的厉害~   今天bbc   In a BBC interview, Lovemore Moyo said the legislature could no longer be used as a rubber stamping house for President Mugabe's policies.   ...


中文翻译好像也只有橡皮图章比较常用了,但是好像不能完全很好反映rubber stamp的真正涵义。(以下来自网上,供大家参考)

橡皮图章:以喻某些依例通过决定以完成某种规定程序,但在实际上不起什么作用的机构等。

rubber stampA rubber stamp, as a political metaphor, refers to a person or institution with de jure considerable formal power but little de facto power, one that rarely disagrees with more powerful organs. For example, in a dictatorship, the legislature may be little more than a "rubber stamp" of approval on the dictator's decrees. Conversely, in a constitutional monarchy, the monarch is typically a "rubber stamp" to an elected parliament, even if he or she legally possesses considerable reserve powers and/or disagrees with the parliament's decisions.

The term itself likely stems from the commonplace practice of subordinate employees or officials being deputized and given the authority to sign the name of their superior or employer. In situations where this superior official's signature may frequently be required for routine paperwork, a literal rubber stamp is used, with a likeness of their hand-written signature. This could also be utilized personally by the individual named on the stamp, to prevent hand fatigue and save time when a large number of documents need to be signed. In essence, the term is meant to convey an endorsement without careful thought or personal investment in the outcome, especially since it is usually expected as the stamper's duty to do so. In the situation where a dictator's legislature is a "rubber stamp," the orders they are meant to endorse are formalities they are expected to legitimize.


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8月31日BBC

8月31日BBC第三段: winds blasted sheets of rains through exposed streets, while large waves poured over the famous seafront promenade, the Malecon。请教大家一下,前半句什么意思阿?谢谢
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原帖由 Esther1115 于 2008-9-9 16:39 发表 同志们,我现在急需大家的帮助…… 不知道为什么,我这里安装了REALPLAYER但是就是听不了这里面的新闻,显示的都是NO CLIP。下载也下不来……哭啊…… 明年我还得考专四呢………… 所以,想问问大家,大家每天的 ...


我每天都是从这里下载bbc新闻的http://www.putclub.com/article.php?articleid=3115
至于podcast那就不知道了。可能需要到bbc官方网站吧。知道的桐子就告诉这位网友吧
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原帖由 Esther1115 于 2008-9-9 16:47 发表 谢谢楼上! 那斑竹们的新闻,也就是最原始的bbc新闻,都是从那里找的呢??


这个qingchengshan大哥应该知道,你问问他吧。
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原帖由 jxzhope 于 2008-9-13 10:53 发表 20080913NPRNEWS:   In an opinion issued today, Virginia Supreme Court declared the State's anti-spam law unconstitutional.   在今天发表的一项裁决中,弗吉尼亚最高法院宣布该州的《反垃圾邮 ...

 

 美国传统字典:opinion:A formal statement by a court or other adjudicative body of the legal reasons and principles for the conclusions of the court.

韦氏字典:opinion:the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based

 

谢谢楼上的网友哦。俺又学了一个单词

[ 本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2008-9-13 11:26 编辑 ]
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原帖由 Chloé 于 2008-10-6 17:38 发表 Down and dirty in the trenches of the presidential battle---a new ad released by Obama campaign is taking shots at John McCain’s stands on the financial crisis. ( CNN 2008-10-06  )   ...


韦氏大学字典解释如下
down and dirty  
Function:           adjective or adverb
Date:               1967
marked by or given to fierce often unscrupulous competition <down and dirty campaigning>

美国传统字典:
down-and-dirty  
down-and-dirt·y (dounənd-dûrtē)
adj. Informal
Intently and fiercely competitive, often unscrupulously so: “Keeping his cool has never been easy for [him] in the playoffs... when opponents do their down-and-dirty best to bewitch, bother and bewilder him” (Phil Anastasia).

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好几天没人发帖了。俺来冒个泡泡。

10月30日NPR第一句:http://forum.putclub.com/viewthread.php?tid=148518&fromuid=713500

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington

 

这个句子中的arm是怎么一回事?如何理解?

[ 本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2008-10-31 23:17 编辑 ]
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11月6日BBC(http://forum.putclub.com/viewthread.php?tid=149098&fromuid=713500)中有这么一句:The Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino was among those who died when the executive jet smashed into the center of the city.

 

executive做形容词在朗文字典中有这么几种解释:

executive 2  
executive2 adj [only before noun]

1,relating to the job of managing a business or organization and making decisions
 a commission with executive powers
executive body/committee etc

2,for the use of people who have important jobs in a company
 the executive dining-room

3,expensive and designed for people who earn a lot of money
executive cars/homes etc
  executive toys (=objects to play with at work)
 
我的问题是:11月6日BBC中的executive jet,executive选择哪个解释比较合适?汉语翻译成什么比较恰当?谢谢
 
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原帖由 Jzh59760018 于 2008-11-25 21:12 发表 有个问题请教... Before coming to Treasury, Paulson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs since the firm's initial public offering in 1999.   标蓝部分能翻译成1999年开始上市 ...
这里有详细的解释

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_public_offering

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President Barack Obama's stimulus plan should clear its first hurdle today. The House is expected to pass the 825-billion-dollar package. Yesterday, Obama went up to Capitol Hill to rally Republicans' support. However, today's vote is expected to fall mainly along party lines.

 

最后一句如何翻译比较恰当呢?烦请高手指点。谢谢

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原帖由 bridgebb 于 2009-2-8 07:39 发表 今天在 Time 上面看到一个标题,感觉看不懂,大家帮忙看看。 Barely Bipartisan But a Senate Stimulus Deal is Done。 一下是原贴地址:http://www.time.com/time/ ...

 

没时间看文章。但从题目看,大致意思是:尽管几乎不可能获得两党(民主党和共和党)同时支持,但(民主党的)stimulus (package)仍然会通过(注:因为民主党在Senate中占多数议席)

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原帖由 靓宝宝125 于 2009-2-22 16:48 发表 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is committed to forming a new partnership with Indonesia, emphasizing the growing importance to that country in the region中的emphasizing t ...

此处我又听了一下,感觉用of比较恰当。强调印尼在该地区的重要作用。非常感谢。

 

原帖由 靓宝宝125 于 2009-2-22 16:49 发表 As governments across Asia come under pressure to address rising unemployment如何翻译?

这里address理解为对付比较合适:  if you address a problem, you start trying to solve it

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原帖由 靓宝宝125 于 2009-2-22 17:17 发表 倒数第二段Israel has decided against opening its border crossings with the Gaza Strip 如何翻译,谢谢,版主回复很快
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原帖由 slash999 于 2009-2-27 15:38 发表 请问0226voa中的两句话1.Russian officials on hand for the test run, say they have delivered nuclear fuel to the facility   前半句是什么意思?2.Mr. Obama said years of irresponsibility, indeci ...

 

on hand:readily available,随时能够提供帮助的,随手可用的

 

day of reckoning: (源自《圣经》)清算日,最后审判日;遭到报应的时候

If someone talks about the day of reckoning, they mean a day or time in the future when people will be forced to deal with an unpleasant situation which they have avoided until now.

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原帖由 slash999 于 2009-3-6 15:51 发表 请问voa0304中1.The Sri Lankan team had replaced India for a tour of Pakistan after India withdrew in wake of last       November's assault on Mumbai。 in wake of 是由 ...

请问voa0304
1.The Sri Lankan team had replaced India for a tour of Pakistan after India withdrew in wake of last       November's assault on Mumbai

 in wake of
是由于。。的意思吗?字典上只有in the wake of
此处我又听了整理稿,in wake之间没有the的发音。又google了一下,发现in wake of这种用法还是不少。可能与in sb’s/sth’s wake 意思相当。

2....who is in line to become Israel's next prime minister
   be in line to
是什么意思?

 

be in line for sth/be in line to do sth
to be very likely to get or be given something
有可能得到某物
  I should be in line for promotion soon.

3.people are subjected to rocket attacks.
  
这里我觉得应该是subject,它本来就有对象的意思,如果当动词看意思就不对了。

 

Be subject(此处subject为形容词) to:意思是容易受某某的影响,本非一定遭受了影响,只是容易或很可能受。。的影响。Prices are subject to change 价格随时可能有变

 

Subject(此处subject为动词) toto force someone or something to experience something very unpleasant, especially over a long time;使遭受,使遭遇。


4.
。。。repercussions from the attack in Lahore may be felt for years to come.
 
这句是什么意思?

Repercussionthe effects of an action or event, especially bad effects that continue for some time;不良的影响或后果

To come:可以理解为副词,相当于in the future.

feel the effects  of sth是个固定用法,受到。。。的影响或冲击

理解了以上几点,这个句子意思不难理解。

 
谢谢指教!

 

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