地道美语听力播客:身为说客
日期:2013-07-16 15:58

(单词翻译:单击)

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Cody: You’re not the kind of person I would expect to work as a lobbyist.
我觉得你看起来不像是一个说客d|xzmaE8d+H0vt0w
Jada: Why not?
为什么?
Cody: I picture lobbyists as being kind of pushy and corrupt, using underhanded tactics.
我觉得说客应该是那种死缠硬磨的使用阴谋诡计的伪君子e1(b^PVdVdUm~,v8O
Jada: It’s not like that at all, at least not for me. I just use my powers of persuasion to help my clients.
根本不是你想的那样的,最起码我不是这样的0!%JDN*325y@5AwW。我只是用我的劝说能力帮助我的客户k5)3xkD_P^LS*
Cody: So what do you do exactly?
那么你到底做些什么呢?
Jada: I meet with legislators and try to sway them to support laws that are favorable to the people and companies I represent, and to discourage them from voting for laws that aren’t.
我跟立法委员会面,试着说服他们支持对我代表的人群或者公司有好处的法律,同时劝说他们不要投票给不利于我们的法律i+f)jYjRwVlq#l=6Sev=
Cody: You’re a spokesperson for your clients, then.
那么你是你的客户的发言人[6XWxgn+*C
Jada: I’m more than that. I work for clients in the private sector and in corporations, as well as for special interest groups. I advocate for what would benefit my clients in a way that they can’t do themselves directly.
不仅是发言这么简单6=DK1W(kd#t。我不仅为私营机构和公司工作,我还为特殊利益集团工作6E16C|JU@Rd。我用一种客户不能直接用的方式支持对他们有利的事情,
Cody: Isn’t there sometimes a conflict of interest? Let’s say your client this month wants a law passed and your client next month doesn’t. What happens then?
会不会有时候出现利益冲突?比如说你这个月的客户想让一个法律通过,而下个月你的另一个客户则不希望这项法律通过@N)VMDFVO-W7。这样的话会怎么样呢?
Jada: I’m a gun for hire. I do my best for my client, whichever that client is at that moment.
我与客户是雇佣关系t!|SL~;!w;UGU#y;。我尽全力对每个当前客户负责nlzPKJyn4Wcm-B0^^E.
Cody: I’m glad to hear you say that. I could use the services of a good lobbyist. I’ve been trying to get my wife to agree to buy a new boat...
你这么说我很高兴-Qz!TP.9fb#rJZ0jlgHc。我需要一个好的说客IX3hU^wv|5Mq3#KG;。我一直想说服我妻子同意买艘新船K&@W&M1b(+-r8Q;h_VS
Jada: Stop right there. In this case there is a conflict of interest. Your wife talked to me last week and wants me to have a little talk with you about that new boat...
不要说了Gv[ESB*]]wi#a。这种情况下有利益冲突hCzL@JJL=GpHhimIcH%。你妻子上周给我说让我跟你谈谈新船的事儿i!9*~83!pwDF

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重点单词
  • favorableadj. 有利的,赞许的,良好的,顺利的,偏袒的
  • discouragevt. 使气馁,阻碍
  • lobbyistn. 说客;活动议案通过者
  • underhandedadj. 不光明的,卑鄙的,人手不足的
  • advocaten. 提倡者,拥护者,辩护者,律师 v. 主张,提倡
  • swayv. 摇摆,摇动,支配,影响 n. 摇摆,动摇,支配
  • benefitn. 利益,津贴,保险金,义卖,义演 vt. 有益于,得
  • votingn. 投票 动词vote的现在分词形式
  • persuasionn. 说服,劝说,信念
  • conflictn. 冲突,矛盾,斗争,战斗 vi. 冲突,争执,抵触