VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国铸币局打造新版自由女神金币
日期:2017-01-14 15:12

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听力文本

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This is What's Trending Today...
Images of Lady Liberty have appeared on American money over the years.
Coins have shown her standing tall with a crown on head. She is usually holding a lamp in one hand.
And, one thing has remained the same: Lady Liberty has always been white.
That will change in April.
The United States Mint has released the design for a new $100 gold coin that shows Lady Liberty as a black woman. The special coin is being released to mark the 225th anniversary of the Mint's coin production.
It will be made of 24-karat gold and go on sale April 6. But the $100 coin will not be available to the public; it is meant for coin collectors.
The U.S. Mint says this will be the first in a series of gold coins that show Lady Liberty as a non-white woman. Future coins will show her as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American. The Mint will release a new coin in the series every two years.
Officials say the goal is to represent the "cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States."
Lady Liberty is one of the most powerful and enduring signs of America. Her image represents hope and freedom.
The Treasury Department said of the new Lady Liberty coins, "We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our Nation's history book."
People reacted to the announcement on social media. "Lady Liberty" became a trending topic.
Chirlane McCray, a speechwriter and poet, wrote on Twitter: "Now, this? This is liberty."
McCray is married to New York City's Mayor, Bill de Blasio.
And that's What's Trending Today.

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词汇解析

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1.liberty n.自由

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...the ideal of equality and the appreciation of liberty.
…对平等的向往及对自由的欣赏olVnMY(.el

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2.crown n.皇冠,花冠,王冠

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...a crown of flowers.
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3.ethnic adj.种族的

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...a survey of Britain's ethnic minorities.
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4.diversity n.多样性

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...the cultural diversity of Latin America.
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5.enduring adj.持久的,长久的

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This chance meeting was the start of an enduring friendship.
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内容解析

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1."We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our Nation's history book."

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look to 面向,展望

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Looking to the future, though, we asked him what the prospects are for a vaccine to prevent infection in the first place.
然而,展望未来时,我们首先问他一种预防传染的疫苗前景如何,foB7Zbt6R|&oXj4]nA

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look forward to 期待,盼望

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He was looking forward to working with the new manager.
他很期待和新经理一起工作*6%W50xt%Lj)mrb[xql

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2.People reacted to the announcement on social media. "Lady Liberty" became a trending topic.

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react to 对……作出反应

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Everyone makes mistakes, but the real test is how you react to that.
每个人都会犯错,而真正的考验是你对错误的反应如何4F;DvuY&#(kU5U]

参考译文

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欢迎收听《今日热点》栏目……
在过去几年间,自由女神的形象已经出现在了美国货币上*%3Y;fpJ~EkTh(BKGE
硬币上的自由女神高高站立,头顶王冠%m3_wgRncN~dJu7O5。通常情况下,她还会一手举灯t502dq|r6*Fd^Ph3~_
但有一样从未变过:自由女神一直都是白人女性0*p04]53jou,IHB

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但这一设计在今年4月将会发生变化Gdjx2yheM1TPasK@E*
美国铸币局(United States Mint)已发布了100枚新金币的设计,上面的自由女神是一位黑人女性3qCV527PU_)e_。铸币局发布这版特殊的金币是为了纪念其225周年庆I.h+f2El%XFCvuedw
该金币有24克拉重,并将于4月6日上线&%R)Mar+_.wHZ。但这100枚硬币不面向公众出售,而只面向硬币收藏家U~8aArxMm(^slAD]DO
铸币局表示,这将是不以白人女性为自由女神形象的系列金币中的第一版nt,L-m_[m&。今后还会有亚裔美国女性、拉丁裔美国女性、印度裔美国女性的形象出现在金币上S;i]q9,=_[Yr9A9。铸币局将会每两年发布一个系列新版硬币JrvOU_ra3VuxxSZQ
相关工作人员表示,目标是要代表“美国文化和种族的多样性B7(UWAk1r^。”
自由女神是美国最有影响、最持久的标志之一v[*no4T]on64;Lu。她的形象代表着希望和自由@CBopgApFmiqY8
对于这次的新版自由女神硬币,美国财政部是这样看的,“我们勇于面向未来,从新的角度展现自由,比如由非洲裔女性佩戴布满星星的王冠,我们期待美国能在史册中留下更加光明的篇章4leiMPEec,u(aB。”
人们纷纷在社交媒体上回应铸币局的宣布p2)w5w]b%4QAC[fcY。“自由女神”成了热议的话题^iWpF64nrMZAL)H
演讲稿撰写人、诗人麦克蕾(Chirlane McCray)在推特上写道:“要这样设计了吗?这才体现了真正是自由3MAGl9=1BrdpBBg+。”
麦克蕾即将与纽约市市长Bill de Blasio(比尔?德布拉西奥)完婚uN&-3RoHXOUBcNCeJn
以上就是本期的《今日热点》-%]q[B4QT*Jgdr=l_MVx

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