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原帖由 homefu 于 2009-2-22 11:19 发表 斑斑,2.8日CNN里They're back on the Senator Floor after working late into the night on a compromise. 这里的Senator Floor是什么意思,字典和网上貌似都没查到?听上去感觉像Senate Floor呢?

 

floor 是一种形象化的说法。比如:The floor is open to panel discussion. (小组讨论)   现在进入小组讨论。

 

还有一个词组open floor to 比如:

Thank you, lets open the floor to questions.

谢谢。接下来把时间开放给现场听众发问。
 
Why don't we just all have the floor open to everybody else,huh?
为什么不给大家多一点发言权呢?
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原帖由 lurker2006 于 2009-3-16 21:36 发表 The president's top economic advisor says while Americans were too optimistic during the real estate bubble, they're too fearful now. Larry Summers said it's too soon to judge the impact of the admini ...

我在Lingoes词霸查到的意思是:

sale of the century.
世纪大减价
 
个人理解这句话的意思是:
萨默斯说:“在本周的反弹以前,股票市场下跌过于厉害,以至于人们认为这是一个世纪才有的大跌。”sale of the century形容股票暴跌程度之大。
 
个人意见,如有不当,还请高人指点。
[ 本帖最后由 richard83 于 2009-3-16 22:34 编辑 ]
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请问在voa0501中的这句:
Mr. Obama touted his efforts in changing direction in US foreign policy....

tout在这是什么意思?

字典上是
to praise something or someone in order to persuade people that ...
slash999 发表于 2009-5-2 09:47
tout  [taut]
v.招徕顾客,极力赞扬

试着翻译一下: 奥巴马对自己推动美国外交政策改弦易张的努力大唱赞歌

奥巴马上台100多天,外交政策是重头戏。他一改小布什蛮横不讲理的作风,摆出了倾听、合作的姿态,受到广泛好评。具体如:在土耳其放出对伊斯兰世界和解的信号;巩固拉美这块后院(值得一提的是与美国的死对头查韦斯握手,搞好关系);着力处理伊拉克、阿富汗问题;巩固与加强与传统盟友的关系(麻生、布朗成为首先受接见的亚欧领导人,显示美日、英美传统盟友地位);重视与中国的合作;以及希拉里常挂在嘴边的“巧实力”观念(软硬兼施)等等。他那么卖力,为自己说点好话是很正常的。

不过,奥巴马现在缺乏完整、系统的外交大战略,我们只看到希拉里像救火队员一样到处跑。不过美国内外交困,他确实挺难的,祝他好运~
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问:到底什么是green shoots (财经新闻中经常听到)
Alert! 发表于 2009-6-19 09:47
“绿新梢”,“绿芽”,比喻经济出现好转。native斑斑的解释是对的。

英语中有很多这样的比喻,使意思表达更加形象生动,体现了英语的美。
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这是昨天NPR里的问题。我没查到slip表示价格下降的意思...那里应该用slide
谢谢楼上两位~
请教高手. 来自0823CNN .

President Obama trying to clear the air on his overhaul of health care laws. And in his radio and Web address today, the president called all the chatter about death panels  ...
咖喱粉 发表于 2009-8-24 15:52
这两句话都是需要一点background knowledge的,所以有点难懂。

death panel指的是美国民众对政府医疗改革不信任,称之为death panels ,发起了大量反对活动,奥巴马也因此举办了多场演讲来消除人们的不信任情绪
panel是控制面板之意,美国历来倡导自由化、市场化,而民众认为奥巴马的医改计划等同于政府接管,使得政府通过医改来掌握大众生死大权,是为“死亡项目”。  你可以看看 [I&A]【整理】2009-08-17:'奥巴马巡回宣传医改方案'

试译:奥巴马总统称,对“死亡项目”的一切喋喋不休的议论,都是令人不快,而且无中生有的。

后一句是说,美国准备关闭关塔那摩监狱,要把里面的囚犯(恐怖分子居多)转送到美国本土的一些监狱,当地民众对此事十分不满。
We are all for any other state winding their prisoners here 个人理解,这句话是民众发牢骚,即:我们宁可让别的国家把它们的犯人送到这里,也不要让恐怖分子就在我们后院里。


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  • ljdsoft

第17的那个wake,博文斑斑的理解我觉得还有点偏差,wake在这里它是一个ceremony,作为名词使用,意思大致类似于中文的“守灵”。麦克米兰字典解释如下:a meeting of friends and relations before or after a f ...
nativespeaker 发表于 2009-9-4 11:25
Exactly. That's it.
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求助:10月5日NPR的两处标蓝,请高手指教:
Families and villagers not yet reached by emergency aid are now huddled under tarp in cold and desperate condition. With no electricity and no running water, survivors are eating instant noodles, using rain water and candles to get fire. Meanwhile, World Vision say, the children say they delivered the first of many truckloads of aid to several hundred families. The kits include sleeping bags, //, toothbrush and soap. For NPR News, I'm Doualy Xaykaothao in Padang, Sumatra.

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 不知道放在这合不合适,这是在下试着把10.05的CNN翻译.请高手拍砖.

Ken Browns and a RV Park have also been cleared out这句怎么理解哦?

Let’s take a quick look at some of our top stories today.

...
咖喱粉 发表于 2009-10-6 20:57
RV park =  Recreational vehicle park  房车公园 休旅车宿营地

Ken Browns应该是Ken Burns,美国导演 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns
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本帖最后由 richard83 于 2009-10-9 22:32 编辑

求教:
这是上周经济学人杂志一篇有关美国教育改革的文章,这是第一段。
BETWEEN classes at Fenger High School, on the far South Side of Chicago, hundreds of students churn through the halls. Elizabeth Dozier, the new principal, keeps a watchful eye. “Let’s go, gentlemen!” she shouts. “Let’s go to class!” Ms Dozier wears a two-way radio to deal with problems the minute they arise. One is small: the girls’ toilets have no paper towels. One is bigger: there’s a brawl upstairs. It’s not to be ignored: on September 24th an honour-roll student was beaten to death near Fenger, swept up in senseless violence.

请问churn和swept up在这里怎么理解?谢谢~

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多谢逆火兄,你这一讲我才发现这个词用在这里是多么形象~
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11号的NPR,标蓝处存疑,请大家看看。
Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas estimated that between four and five militants are holding the hostages. He says security forces have surrounded the building where the surviving attackers are holed up. The dramatic events in Rawalpindi 20 minutes outside the capital Islamabad unfolding when gunmen driving a white van and dressed in army uniforms fired their way through a checkpoint leading to one of the main gates of the headquarters.
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感谢各位的意见。昨晚我和Alert兄讨论的结果还是 unfolding
语法上的问题,Alert兄认为是记者的口误。
我按照unfolding整理了~
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BBC版主怎么最近不评分了?
分多多少少不要紧,起码是对自己两个小时努力的肯定!
怀念ALERT
joan'scharles 发表于 2009-10-20 09:29
据我所知,Alert斑斑和二月斑斑最近都比较忙,请您见谅哈~

但他们肯定会抽时间看看BBC的,您的努力是绝对不会白费的
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NPR Establishes Major Production Center in California NPR West Opens November 2, Expanding Network's Presence and Reach

LOS ANGELES, CA -NPR® completes a major step in its expansion on November 2, 2002 with the grand opening of NPR West, its new L.A.-based multimedia production center. NPR West, a 25,000 sq. ft. creative space of offices and studios at 9909 Jefferson Boulevard in Culver City, CA is the first large-scale production center NPR has established outside of Washington, DC. NPR West will eventually accommodate up to 90 employees, including NPR's Los Angeles News bureau, the staff of The Tavis Smiley Show and other new programs.

"NPR West is the one of the most significant developments in NPR's capacity to provide programming services to stations and listeners in the past two decades," said Kevin Klose, NPR's president and CEO. "Years of thoughtful analysis, months of careful site selection and detailed facility planning have gone into NPR West. This means a huge expansion in our capacity to bring timely, comprehensive news of the West to our national newsmagazines, newscasts and cultural programming. The unique sounds and energies of this storied region and its people will be heard in lively new ways from NPR West."


全文请见
http://www.npr.org/about/press/021016.nprwest.html
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