VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):有情有理的交通法官获全民大爱
日期:2017-02-11 11:22

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This is What's Trending Today.
Judge Frank Caprio is a celebrity in the city of Providence, Rhode Island.
And, he is starting to get noticed around the world, too.
Caprio is an 80-year-old judge in the capital city of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S.
One of his jobs is to preside over traffic court. That involves talking to people who have gotten traffic tickets for going through red lights or parking illegally.
They go to traffic court to dispute the tickets.
Caprio hears what they have to say. Then, he decides whether or not the ticket is valid.
Caprio recently heard the case of a young man who was driving his mother's car. He went through a light after it turned red. After he spoke with the high school student, Caprio decided to let him off with a warning -- if he promised to go to college and graduate.
Another video from the Providence traffic court came out earlier this week.
It showed a woman speaking with Judge Caprio about a parking ticket.
She went to traffic court after getting a ticket for parking in an area that only permitted parking after 10 a.m.
The ticket was written at 9:59 a.m.
The woman said the clock in her car showed 10 a.m., so she thought it would be OK.
After some conversation, the judge decided to dismiss the ticket.
But Caprio did tell her, "You violated the city ordinances." He held up a large book of rules. He smiled and the woman laughed.
He said: "Our parking enforcement officers are second to none in the country!"
After talking with the court officer, he said "I think 9:59 is close enough. Matter is dismissed."
The video was viewed over 1 million times in just two days. It became a trending video on YouTube.
One person wrote of the video: "This is so cute. What a great judge. Playful defendant. LOVE THIS"
Others wondered if the video was real, because it seemed so funny.
But, there actually are judges out there like Frank Caprio. He is as real as they come.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.park vi/vt.停车

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Greenfield turned into the next side street and parked.
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2.dipute vt/n.反驳,有争议

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Nobody disputed that Davey was clever.
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3.dismiss vt.不再考虑,不予理会,作废

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I dismissed the problem from my mind.
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4.ordinance n.法令,条例

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It only adopted the ordinance in response to the hostile complaints of other city residents.
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内容解析

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1.One of his jobs is to preside over traffic court.

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preside over... 主持

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It would be just the jolt that Japan needs, and a sign that its new leader is not content merely to preside over slow decline.
这才是日本需要的一种彻底式的改革,同时也给社会一个信息,即新领导并没有满足于在缓慢的衰退中主持政局C2noY#J^_~5NtBYR

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If the French president could preside over a significant declaration about the future of European integration on French soil, Mitterrand would advocate within the EC for German unification.
如果法国总统能够在法国土地上主持宣布这项关系欧洲整合未来的重大决定,那么密特朗就会在欧共体支持德国的统一l(v~XqizA_w)n-Ns@i

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2.He said: "Our parking enforcement officers are second to none in the country!"

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second to none 首屈一指

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In the output of grain, China is second to none.
在粮食产量上, 中国首屈一指^kQDC(l2z]JLCCzhRaJ

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Try some of this tobacco. You'll say it's second to none.
请尝一尝这种烟叶, 你一定会说它是首屈一指的Vs_ZkK,PDNynKjQ(

参考译文

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这里是《今日热点》栏目Uo)z*))L1JMc@
法官弗兰克卡普里奥(Frank Caprio)现在是美国罗德岛州首府普罗维登斯家喻户晓的人物CYid(TP(Ny8sq&u+
而且他也开始吸引全球的关注2.cz%laxZ51H
弗兰克是美国最小州——罗德岛州首府一位80岁的法官dvUU[AWDW5q1;5f
他的工作职责之一就是主持交通法庭的公正;&QnVut!V&-;-。具体包括与那些因闯红灯或违规停车而被开罚单的人谈话y(wY&,q3T#
这些人来到交通法庭都是对罚单存有异议8Eud5Eu;!mg(,ZryG9
弗兰克会倾听他们的心声aC6-kKwoV~JEqFY。然后,弗兰克会对罚单是否有效做出决断VBjm;e60VM8nqYE)lSV

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最近,弗兰克听审了一个年轻人的案子,这个年轻人开了母亲的车d^%Qn;HlP(Mk^。他闯了红灯*.lD[QMond=7L]bE-Gj。而弗兰克与这个年轻人谈话过后决定释放他并给予警告——条件是他必须答应要上大学并完成学业xmJIfIJ@Bx)wcqZ
本周早些时候,又有另一个普罗维登交通法庭的视频流出FV6!OsEe~UUs
视频中,法官弗兰克正与一个女子讨论有关罚单的问题MhKyX9]JMQ_VOwYu%1
这名女子在禁止时段——上午10点前违规停车而被开罚单,随后她上诉交通法庭OB&f#|(TpP3eWGF8,*X
罚单的开具时间是上午9:593y8]Iv60b#m=&wWl|[Il
这名女子说,当时她车上的时间是上午10点整,所以她以为可以停车了uzBI3cabYpnz^Y
在一段交流过后,法官决定认定这张罚单无效bHWjGxz0PlXiM*
不过弗兰克还是郑重地告诉这名女子,“你违反了城市的法规Rg)neFQ]!(!;#;v9o。”然后弗兰克举起一本厚厚的法规书对着这名女子微笑,女子也放声大笑了起来atv-H3;y82(QnjMS
弗兰克说,“我们的交警可是全国首屈一指的!”
在与庭审人员交流后,弗兰克说,“我觉得9:59已经很接近10点了e[mQ8e.R+6oCr。这个罚单就免了吧XIasl(maHe+C。”
这则视频在仅仅2天的时间里播放量达到100多万次,成了YouTube上热播的视频DL(Xp&P_9@CpoK
一位网友这样评论这个视频:“太可爱了zhl;IzqBZ(1。这个法官真棒cb[]VB]mfIb2)。好玩儿的辩护Q(D;AV^Jty!WzL7!~dA。大爱”
还有一些人怀疑视频的真伪,因为视频太好玩儿了IFN3.S@0bc2O2K7dm#p
但事实上,真的有很多像弗兰克这样的法官Zx9N69pOVCxy。弗兰克就是法官人群中一个活生生的实例fU#p_dv3XQW_(MU_0
以上就是本期的《今日热点》Oi^9N,=-hR.
Dan Friedell为您播报rkw_a.]*,c

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重点单词
  • dismissvt. 解散,开除,逃避,(法律)驳回
  • defendantn. 被告
  • unificationn. 统一,一致
  • integrationn. 综合,集成,同化
  • declinen. 衰微,跌落; 晚年 v. 降低,婉谢
  • spokev. 说,说话,演说
  • permittedadj. 被允许的 v. 允许(permit的过去分词)
  • frankadj. 坦白的,直率的,真诚的 vt. 免费邮寄,使自
  • playfuladj. 爱玩耍的,幽默的
  • disputev. 争论,争议,辩驳,质疑 n. 争论,争吵,争端