地道美语听力播客:对付贪官
日期:2012-11-19 16:19

(单词翻译:单击)

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播客原文

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Vera: I can't believe that Stan has been arrested. I know that he wasn't always on the up-and-up, but he's being accused of influence peddling and taking bribes.
薇拉:我不敢相信斯坦居然被捕了k|E;P#e=N9I-H。我知道他为人不怎么诚实,但他被指控以权谋私和收受贿赂aA6|2a](~n)~
Keigo: Stan has been getting kickbacks for years. Everybody knew that if you wanted to get what you wanted from this department, you had to grease Stan's palms. There isn't a more corrupt official than Stan.
敬吾:多年来斯坦一直都有拿回扣ktZ,*SjsDjku。如果你想在部门有所发展,就必须买通斯坦,这是大家公认的FtRT,8NpPo9。再没有比斯坦更腐败的官员了0sE,WE1*[HR&(@III
Vera: But he was always so nice to me.
薇拉:不过他对我一直很好!28Z^)eDHnP8RLml0ES
Keigo: That was part of the problem. He was always good to his friends and family. That's why he's also known for his nepotism and cronyism. He gave friends and family plum jobs with big salaries. He had an entire good old boy network.
敬吾:这就是问题的一部分(_~8A3#|n~*!。他对待亲戚朋友总是很好F0kt*u*LG)dp6@P#J%=。这就是为什么他以裙带主义和任人唯亲而出名_#ij;a0U8R。他总是为亲戚朋友安排肥差Cf.)Cj|l[=@ARWi1aR)。他有一整套私人关系网%M.ks.9U!WMD-C@Sm
Vera: Do you really think he'll go to jail?
薇拉:你真的认为他会进监狱吗?
Keigo: I'm sure of it. On second thought, if he can find a judge who's on the take and is as corrupt as he is, he has a fighting chance.
敬吾:我确定Do-mE*btoC88mEa.C1Ff。不过话说回来,如果他能买通一名像他一样腐败的法官,那才有机会出狱9B0Cy-GiW%6S6S.Zr

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俚语解说

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俚语:On the up and up

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英文释义:1)open and honest, legitimate; (2) on the rise.

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意为“老实可靠;上升,好转c]S7+4C3BH)

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例句:
1. You can take his word for it. He has always been on the up and up.
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2. Since his operation, father has been on the up-and-up.
父亲手术之后情况越来越好C5W],_ZvKN~^zMw%N1vp

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重点单词
  • cronyismn. 任人唯亲
  • jailn. 监牢,监狱,拘留所 vt. 监禁,下狱
  • corruptadj. 腐败的,堕落的 vt. 使 ... 恶化,贿赂
  • greasen. 兽脂,油脂 vt. 用油脂涂,上油,促进
  • nepotismn. 裙带关系,任人唯亲
  • networkn. 网络,网状物,网状系统 vt. (以网络)覆