VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):华盛顿"尸花"盛开 游客争先前往闻臭
日期:2016-08-03 14:12

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Smelly 'Corpse' Flower To Bloom in Washington, DC
This is What's Trending Today:
A rare flower, called the titan arum, is about to blossom at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Unlike most flowers though, it is very smelly.
Some people say the smell is like rotting flesh or a dead body. That is why the flower is sometimes called a corpse flower. Corpse is a term for a dead body.
The flower comes from Indonesia where the tropical climate is warm most of the time. Washington, D.C., is warm in the summer, but it is too cold for the plant to survive outside during the winter.
So the plant lives indoors in a greenhouse, where the temperature can be controlled and it is warm and humid year-round.
The plant does not produce flowers each year. Once it blossoms, it may not bloom again for a number of years. The flower is actually a collection of a hundreds of small flowers working together.
The titan arum produces its strong smell to attract insects. The insects help pollinate the flower and make sure the titan arum can produce the next generation. The bad smell only lasts about two days. After that, the plant goes dormant again.
The U.S. Botanic Garden has shown five other titan arums since 2003. This is the first time the six-year-old plant has blossomed, and people are excited.
The garden is open to visitors longer than usual each day so people can see the flower. It is supposed to be smelliest at night.
There is also a live webcam so people can check the status of the plant.
Last week, the same kind of plant bloomed at a garden in New York City. Many people posted videos and photos on Facebook and Twitter.
The one in New York opened on Friday. By Monday, it was not smelly anymore.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.botanic garden 植物园

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This open-air space is also part of the Botanic Garden.
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2.tropical climate 热带气候

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We all languished in the tropical climate.
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3.next generation 后代;下一代

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We must fulfil our duty to the country, and to the next generation.
我们应该对社会负责,对国家负责,对后代负责kdhi!MxZdQz

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4.year round 全年的;整年的

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Oranges abound here all the year round.
这里一年到头都有很多橙子+oe[bF!=@!_+cLSAc.)

内容解析

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1.The flower is actually a collection of a hundreds of small flowers working together.

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working together 携手;共同

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They had been working together for common interests.
一直以来他们都在为了共同利益而奋斗5cX5C;[S,~HQwjX
Working together we can make globalisation work for the whole world.
齐心协力,让我们使全球化为整个世界服务=AOow6T^C^LcBj8NzO

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2.Some people say the smell is like rotting flesh or a dead body.

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dead body 尸体;遗体

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They' ll demolish this house over my dead body.
我死也不让他们拆这所房子.
The heat accelerated the corruption of the dead body.
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参考译文

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华盛顿“尸花”盛开 游客争先前往闻臭
今日时事热点:
泰坦魔芋花是一种稀有植物,将在美国国家植物园盛开D.b9g,(J+%*。与其他花种不同,泰坦魔芋浑身散发着恶臭gW|X;6xJ,wJ
有人称,这种花散发的味道与腐尸的恶臭无异J.pMomlytQ。这就是为何将其取名为“尸花”的原因c8b)gC(XZm3。Corpse一词专指尸体Ym-h%KUG@l!GWELd=eZZ
泰坦魔芋花原产于印度尼西亚,热带雨林气候导致那里终年湿热CK)Hbh~V7fje;J。虽然华盛顿地区夏季温暖,但冬季太过寒冷,这种花很难在户外存活4yIW2M-!aL)6HNPq,mV

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因此,人们将其养在温室里,温室里的气温可控,可以全年保持湿热的环境+|2@WKL]jYe|-YME39
泰坦魔芋花并非每年都开花HTmm)WqBH9。一旦开花,再等下一个花期需要数年时间uwA.p_Yh5W~m=iql[,Vu。其实,这种花是数百朵小花团簇在一起的Jt%onR5tqgL^e&s5F
泰坦魔芋花散发浓烈的尸臭来吸引腐食昆虫3%mmq_@il(5K2h*t,[~。这种昆虫可帮其授粉,确保繁殖下一代Iq+(OXxzb9mj。但是尸臭味仅持续两天D++P3,~Hvx*U+Z;7。随后,尸花会再次进入休眠期K&Jl^#bafoIhb
自2003年起,美国植物园曾先后展示过其余五株尸花)9^G,fDkxWGw6。这株六岁的植物是首次开花,游客都非常兴奋&S-zYW_2&_
届时,公园会延长对游客的开放时间,这样人们可以尽情欣赏这株花Eu8Z7tXKa]JjbhdZGO。据悉,夜间的泰坦魔芋是臭味最浓的*X.6-n6PAn2hNULe,
人们还可以通过网络直播近距离观察y5!w&ciMu0-)
上周,纽约公园有一株尸花盛开.!;t;;Be54XX-p1jH。人们纷纷将视频和图片发布在了脸书和推特上kcgecb9&8B)]lS4
纽约公园的这一株尸花于上周五盛开YwpC_z7N)Lw80I^J。然而到了周一,它已不再散发恶臭Ng|77*1dku9J2s
以上为今日时事热点(#fw11F4dFb
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