VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):麦当劳又出奇葩新菜品
日期:2016-03-09 10:29

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听力文本

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Chocolate-Covered French Fries Anyone?

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Fast-food chain McDonald's is adding french fries drizzled with chocolate sauce to its menu in Japan.

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The new item is called McChoco Potato. The fast-food appetizer consists of McDonald's famous fries drizzled with brown and white chocolate syrup.

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A portion of the potatoes and chocolate cost 330 yen, which is around $3.

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The chocolate fries are McDonald's Japan's attempt to reverse poor sales. According to the Japan Times, McDonald's Japan reported an annual loss of over 34 billion yen, or nearly $300 million, last year.

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"Undoubtedly, 2015 was the most challenging year we have faced in our 45-year history," said McDonald's Japan president Sarah Casanova.

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U.S.-based McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Tokyo in 1971.

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In the past few years, McDonald's Japan closed hundreds of the restaurants known for its golden arches.

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Because of the McChoco Potato, customer sales increased in January for the first time in a number of years.

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"The chocolate fries have been extremely popular with customers, and actually not just customers in Japan," said Casanova.

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The chocolate-covered french fries debuted January 26. They are available at Japan's McDonald's for a limited time.

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I'm Jim Dresbach.

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词汇解析

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1.French fries 炸薯条

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French fries are one of the most popular potato foods in America.

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法式炸薯条是美国最受欢迎的马铃薯食用方法之一nT+N|oYyLua5t

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2.drizzled with 用...打湿

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Although it drizzled with rain that evening, we had a good turn out of about 500 guests.

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虽然那晚下著雨,但是还是有500多位宾客到场yzg.BPO_pSm2]|=c

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3.fast-food 快餐

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Helen ordered both fried chicken and salad in the fast-food restaurant.

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海伦在快餐店里点了炸鸡和色拉)Wc=*cjrmhE2)&i

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4.brown chocolate 棕色巧克力

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I like to eat brown chocolate most.

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我最喜欢吃褐色的巧克力SX%N9rSrZY

内容解析

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1.The fast-food appetizer consists of McDonald's famous fries drizzled with brown and white chocolate syrup.

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consists of 包含;由...组成

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A computer consists of thousands of components.

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Each tribunal consists of two judges.

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每个裁判所由两名法官组成@aNmTL,Ee+oX

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2.The chocolate fries are McDonald's Japan's attempt to reverse poor sales.

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attempt to 试图;打算;尝试

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He made a valiant attempt to rescue the child.

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他勇敢地试着去救那孩子D~r53|s9jPT

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One may even incite another to attempt to commit crime.

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一个人可能煽动他人产生犯罪意图M4)[TpHw-c^1)D

参考译文

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麦当劳又出奇葩新菜品

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麦当劳快餐连锁店的日本分店新推出巧克力式薯条;*b6OjyA&Bx;

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这款新品薯条名为“McChoco Potato”i+yb%kpHUbw82yMK*Zg。其实这款菜品就是将黑巧克力和白巧克力淋在薯条上3!j3-dRk51d=r@Kh

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该款巧克力薯条的价格为330日元,约3美元KgsEKzu3V=EuDLOa

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巧克力薯条.jpg

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麦当劳试图以新菜单让顾客回流xbHs00Ty0;[JA)f。去年《日本时报》报道:日本麦当劳每年亏损近340亿日元,约合3亿美元4a29sr36_|fP

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“毫无疑问,2015年是我们进驻日本45年以来最严峻的一年7cNvX[PcZMbVN7%G,z。”日本麦当劳的社长莎拉·卡萨诺瓦说道,T7I4JCveb,wp

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麦当劳于1971年在东京开设第一家分店K[SP!-g2CwyK5zy]

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在过去的几年里,麦当劳先后关闭了日本上百家“金色拱门”分店U%^x=Jdjm7mrr-

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然而,在推出McChoco Potato之后,1月份的营业额有了明显提高,这可是多年来首次亏转盈g7uT[B_qvhAO*

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“巧克力薯条很受欢迎,当然不仅仅是在日本+GV^2APT7%NdPNXh。”卡萨诺瓦说道]qVn@#X3K%xOEvR

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据悉,巧克力薯条将于1月26日重磅推出mkdUBos,VkjBxJa.GL,*。但仅在日本境内限量供应1DFhQJw1FxRay(N!&[Z

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重点单词
  • reversen. 相反,背面,失败,倒档 adj. 反面的,相反的,
  • extremelyadv. 极其,非常
  • valiantadj. 勇敢的,英勇的 n. 勇士,勇敢的人
  • rescuevt. 营救,援救 n. 营救,救援
  • appetizern. 开胃食品,开胃物
  • incitev. 煽动,刺激,激励
  • tribunaln. 法官席,法院,法庭
  • limitedadj. 有限的,被限制的 动词limit的过去式和过去
  • availableadj. 可用的,可得到的,有用的,有效的
  • challengingadj. 大胆的(复杂的,有前途的,挑战的) n. 复杂