VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):活久见!优步CEO与自家司机"打嘴仗"
日期:2017-03-03 17:47

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Uber Chief Caught on Camera Arguing with Driver
This is What's Trending Today.
You can order a ride from Uber in nearly every major city.
Uber has drivers working in more than 500 cities on six continents.
While the ride-sharing service remains popular, 2017 is starting out as a difficult year for the company.
A story published Tuesday on the Bloomberg news service's website has a video of Uber's chief executive officer (CEO) arguing with his driver.
Travis Kalanick is the Uber official. Fawzi Kamel is the driver.
The video of the two men was YouTube's most popular Wednesday morning. It was seen over 1 million times in 24 hours.
Kamel made the video in early February on the day of the Super Bowl, the championship of American football.
The Uber chief is shown sitting with two women in the back seat of Kamel's car.
Kalanick and the women are talking about the company's recent troubles.
The problems include Uber's testing of self-driving cars and reports of workers making unwanted sexual comments. There also is a court case with Google based on claims that one Uber employee stole secrets about self-driving car technology.
In addition, some of Uber's drivers and riders criticized Kalanick for agreeing to join President Donald Trump's council of business leaders. Kalanick later resigned from the council.
On top of that, many drivers are not happy that Uber said they could earn a certain amount of money, but then reduced its fares in order to compete with services like Lyft.
At one point in the video, Kalanick tells the women he makes sure "every year is a hard year ... if it's easy, I'm not pushing hard enough."
After the women leave the car, Kamel states that he has lost money because of Uber's changing rates.
He says he lost $97,000 and is bankrupt because of Kalanick's policies.
Kalanick goes on to say "some people ... blame everything in their life on somebody else."
The discussion does not end well.
Many people are reacting to the video of the argument. One of them is Kalanick, who wrote an email to Uber workers Tuesday night.
He apologized to Kamel and said he plans to get someone to help him lead the company. "I need leadership help, and I intend to get it," he wrote.
The video has over 2,000 comments, too.
One person wrote he only earned $2.75 an hour as a driver for Uber.
Another wrote: "(this is) the exact reason I stopped driving for Uber."
Kamel received praise for standing up to the Uber CEO when he had him in the car.
Jon Clay wrote: "you are the man, times a million!"
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.court case 诉讼案

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The court case got under way last autumn.
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2.self-driving cars 自动驾驶汽车

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There are obvious markets for the technology in automotive safety and self-driving cars.
汽车安全及自动驾驶汽车方面的技术明显存在市场b&=KN-Wn*T-Jc

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3.standing up 站起来

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They kept standing up to take pictures and point things out to each other.
他们不停地站起来拍照,还互相指点景物给对方看%~5p(C-eN5kkocC

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4.back seat 后座

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He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat.
他伸手从后座上取回了自己的夹克_t)g_wlIec4.GOA@7q

内容解析

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1.At one point in the video, Kalanick tells the women he makes sure "every year is a hard year ... if it's easy, I'm not pushing hard enough."

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At one point 在某一刻;一度

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At one point we quarrelled, over something silly.
我们一度为一件愚蠢的小事吵了起来lmlUxp&YM7&g&
At one point last week shares in the grey market touched 230p.
上周,灰市上的股票价格一度高达230便士4Nu|C@ZbR=qRkbs

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2.On top of that, many drivers are not happy that Uber said they could earn a certain amount of money, but then reduced its fares in order to compete with services like Lyft.

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On top of that 加上;除...之外

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On top of that, he's very, very fast.
最重要的是,他的脚程非常快mTHw5gkPM4iR4N48if7
On top of that, you kill half our soldiers in friendly fire.
首先,你在友好的交火中杀了我们一半的士兵^qyjb@h[ex2

参考译文

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优步CEO与自家司机“打嘴仗”
这里是《今日热点》节目X+@zB(~ID+geKL=qrD;
您几乎可以在每座大城市叫一辆UberQG*[M^f.j]7NC=O)iLB
Uber的司机更是遍及六大洲的500多座城市saA7tJFJGxJRoKVmTrN
虽然共享乘车服务很受欢迎,但2017新年伊始,Uber公司却风波不断B#ep;UGDq^
周二,彭博新闻网站发布了一篇报道,内容是Uber首席执行官(CEO)与司机争论的视频mSB#8EF8=H]o

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优步CEO与自家司机“打嘴仗”.jpeg
特拉维斯·卡兰尼克(Travis Kalanick)是Uber老板ne7wVQ!A1*v5o8[。而法乌卡·卡迈勒(Fawzi Kamel)是一名优步司机%Kl3L!2fj+CA%
周三上午,两人争论的视频成为YouTube最热门视频JOnPC1Q9]@ipeSib3Y|。仅一天的时间,视频点击量超过100万次vq[_~T.%^ZyzL
在2月初超级碗——美式橄榄球冠军赛当天,卡迈勒录制下该视频9T@R9781N;yZc*
视频中可以看出CEO卡兰尼克与两名女性坐在后座rbeR72!M0qZ
卡兰尼克与两名女性正在谈论公司最近遇到的麻烦waGHWYQqRu1to~bxW
包括Uber自驾车的测试及公司员工出现的性丑闻kv1-TL39o,r。Uber还卷入与和 Google的一起诉讼案,据称是Uber员工窃取了自驾车技术的机密文件%cRpgDFpu#0woQcGU^W,
此外,Uber一些司机和乘客不满卡兰尼克同意加入特朗普商业领袖委员会Y=4-8S]znB~OHL。之后,卡兰尼克退出了该委员会Mwb0ks+~BY
此外,Uber曾承诺让司机获得一定的利润,但随后降低票价与Lyft等服务商竞争的做法让司机大为不满^.@W;FbNsLEk^
在视频中,卡兰尼克告诉身旁的女性,他相信“每一年都不易...否则,我也不必如此辛苦%_@qQ31%ffM。”
待两位女性下车后,卡迈勒说自己因为Uber的价格变化遭受了巨大损失EZV;y_#|!Bf
他说,卡兰尼克的决策害他损失了97000美元,自己已经倾家荡产AW*^I(|GXtgOUPL1
卡兰尼克不屈不挠:“有些人把生活中的不如意都归咎于别人KtLd3buodU4XCp)u。”
这次讨论最终不欢而散Zrsp2Jb!uUn#@
许多网友对视频的争论发表了看法wxeAV1Pk-Z-i-。其中包括Uber的CEO卡兰尼克,周二晚间,他给Uber员工写了一封电子邮件WIMVwtDkys
他向卡迈勒道歉并表示将请人帮助自己管理公司y!nCWo8ae=。“我需要领导力方面的帮助,我想学习这一能力”*Twe!G02aiu&
该视频下方的评论超过2000条CkS)5g2s%8VRtBApL
一位网友写道,作为Uber的司机自己每小时只赚2.75美元6Z*o#eS|AA-;2.C.J[
另一位网友写道:“正因如此,我不再为Uber开车4V)~aXSCkVtQ%A.8)!yQ。”
卡迈勒勇于向搭车的首席执行官喊话的行为得到网友称赞8x@%u1*y(m%rLp
乔恩·克莱(Jon Clay )写道:“你是一位勇敢的人!”
以上为《今日热点》(V~NreMRGBGZo#
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