VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):奥地利50名难民窒息死亡
日期:2015-08-31 16:04

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As Many as 50 Migrants Found Dead in a Truck in Austria
As many as 50 refugees were found dead inside a truck in Austria Thursday. An Austrian official confirmed that a truck had been found on a road near the town of Parndorf. He did not say the exact number of people found inside the truck. The victims reportedly suffocated.
The migrants were found on the same day that European leaders met in Vienna to discuss ways to deal with the growing migrant crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attending the migrant crisis meeting. She called the discovery of the migrants a "warning to work to solve this problem and show solidarity."
Austria's foreign minister on Thursday presented ideas for a five-point plan that would establish areas where people seeking asylum in the European Union could be processed. If they qualify, they would be given safe passage to Europe.
A truck in which up to 50 migrants were found dead, is prepared to be towed away on a motorway near Parndorf, Austria, Aug. 27, 2015.
Obama visits New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
President Barack Obama visited New Orleans Thursday to meet with people of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the storm.
The president praised the effort to rebuild the city. He said it was an example of when "good people come together to lend a hand, and build a better future."
Hurricane Katrina caused more than $135 billion in damage. It was the costliest natural disaster in United States history.
The storm that hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, left more than 80 percent of the city underwater. Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people and displaced 1 million others.
China's stock market recovering
The Chinese stock market rose sharply Thursday, ending several days of deep losses. Shanghai's main stock index increased 5.3 percent, its biggest one-day gain in eight weeks. The gains took place in the last 45 minutes of trading. Stocks had decreased by 23 percent in the past five days.
Last Sunday, the Chinese government changed financial rules to permit retirement funds to invest in the stock market. The move means the retirement pay of 200 million Chinese will be tied to the gains and losses of stock trading.

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词汇解析

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1.as many as 多达;高达

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We now estimate that as many as 150 000 people are at extreme risk, if a major disease outbreak in the affected areas occurs.
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2.confirmed that 确认;证实

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The president confirmed that America would supply what he called “non-lethal assistance” to the opposition--humanitarian aid, medical supplies and communications equipments.
奥巴马证实,美国将会为反对派提供他所说的“非致命的援助”——人道主义救助,医疗用品和通讯设备bL.G,+Cq+70.mxpBGxF

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3.suffocated 窒息;使窒息;呼吸困难

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During the fire, he was trapped under the cabin and was suffocated to death.
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4.seeking asylum 寻求庇护;申请避难

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He eventually was released and later fled to Turkey where he is seeking asylum.
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内容解析

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1.Last Sunday, the Chinese government changed financial rules to permit retirement funds to invest in the stock market. The move means the retirement pay of 200 million Chinese will be tied to the gains and losses of stock trading.

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permit 许可;允许;获得批准

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He has to apply for a permit, and we have to find him a job.
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Do not permit the child to make undue noise, get out of the chair, or run around the restaurant because it is not safe and is unfair to other customers.
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2.The storm that hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, left more than 80 percent of the city underwater. Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people and displaced 1 million others.

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displaced 使...无家可归;使...流离失所;取代

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In addition to shortages of water and toilets and adequate medical care, the displaced also complain there is no freedom of movement at farm.
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Television has displaced motion pictures as America's most popular form of entertainment.
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参考译文

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奥地利的一辆卡车内多达50名难民死亡
周四,在奥地利一辆卡车上发现了50名死亡难民*.h61o^kWt1Z)X6dy!。奥地利官员证实,在Parndorf小镇附近的路上发现了一辆卡车tY=d-=UA!Zhlpu#H。他并没有宣布卡车内具体的死亡人数|U.oeudFvnYf。据报道,受害者死于窒息TWTOYM@gQ&
在此次事件发生的同一天,欧洲领导人在维也纳会晤并讨论如何处理日益增长的移民危机eY=T^BuNtdQQEG&2%
德国总理安格拉·默克尔出席了此次会议&jPmH~TIvABwtQvI。她称此次的难民死亡事件“为尽快解决移民问题以示团结而敲响了警钟EQ=9i3GU@AVI+C[K+RQ.。”
奥地利外交部部长于周四提出了五点计划,此计划旨在为欧盟国家的难民建立寻求庇护的场所=Gm]|EO1t)。如果难民符合要求,我们会提供进入欧洲的安全通道xbCl%foXkX9,x6x%_vd
2015年8月27日这辆载有多达50名死亡难民的卡车,将通过奥地利Parndorf小镇附近的高速公路被警方拖走x(NTf*~vYGYZ

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“卡特丽娜”飓风造成的损失高达1350亿美元;6Blf;!=cL75NkYQN*&。这是美国有史以来损失最大的自然灾害_%a@MrGS~F[5XRb8YJL
“卡特里娜”飓风2005年8月29日重创新奥尔良市,风暴潮冲垮了防洪堤,城市80%的地区被水淹没,1800人被夺去生命,100万人流离失所w7k8+@s;B!HBI
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