VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):各地花样庆祝圆周率日
日期:2017-03-16 16:44

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People Celebrate 'Pi Day' in Different Ways
This is What's Trending Today...
March 14 is known around the world as "Pi Day."
"Pi" is something you may remember from math class. It is the number that results when the distance around a circle is divided by the distance across the circle. It is a very important number in geometry as well as for fields like construction and architecture.
Pi is an irrational number. It never ends. But the way it begins is always this: 3.14159. The date March 14, as we write it in the United States, is 3-14.
American physicist Larry Shaw started Pi Day back in 1988.
The hashtag #PiDay was the top trending topic on Twitter Tuesday. Pi Day is not just for those who enjoy numbers. Many people mark the math-inspired holiday by celebrating "pie," -- p-i-e, instead of "Pi."
Pie is a popular dessert in the United States. It is made with a crust on the outside and usually a sweet filling in the middle. Apple pie, pecan pie, and cherry pie are among the best known.
Pizza is another kind of pie. It is made with a crust, tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings. One pizza restaurant is celebrating Pi Day in a big way. The restaurant &pizza is letting customers get married at its locations in several East Coast cities.
While Pi Day is usually a light-hearted event, thousands of technology workers in California's Silicon Valley are marking it in a more serious way this year. They are walking out of their workplaces at Apple, Facebook and Google to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on immigration.
Among those policies is Trump's travel ban, which blocks the approval of U.S. visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees from entering the country.
Top executives and workers in Silicon Valley have been sharply critical of the ban. Many technology companies there were started by immigrants or children of immigrants.
And that's What's Trending Today...

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词汇解析

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1.kind of 有点;有几分

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This kind of problem frequently crops up.
这类问题是经常发生的y^J7CQ)64d@3hQ

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2.Silicon Valley 硅谷

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Zhongguancun district in Beijing is china's silicon valley.
北京的中关村地区是中国的硅谷tMy]YnaMECk2he&jHNG

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3.get married 结婚

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Until his finances are in the black I don't want to get married.
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4.instead of 代替;而不是

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The farmers will be paid for their grain in cash, instead of IOUs.
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内容解析

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1.It is a very important number in geometry as well as for fields like construction and architecture.

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as well as 和...一样

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They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
他们参观了这所学校,还参观了工厂和医院(HJqc*_RcrJW8
It is in his best interests as well as yours.
这符合他的最大利益,同时也符合你的利益m*iAm3KPXcO)6s2E;nuJ

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2.They are walking out of their workplaces at Apple, Facebook and Google to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on immigration.

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walking out of 走出

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The rabbi happened to be walking out of the synagogue with his wife.
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One of the children in the parade was walking out of step with all the others.
队伍中有个孩子的步伐与其他人不合拍!_Kv7DvbINDL

参考译文

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人们以不同方式庆祝圆周率日
这里是《今日热点》节目dtj5aq_%p4=a)x.@^
每年的3月14日是圆周率日bqUWe%n1g#0r8tfxa;
你可能在数学课上接触过“Pi”(圆周率)It1u|*QoJC-xyJ(%[。圆周率是圆的周长与直径的比值8oBopYld[cCKB|naP。圆周率是几何学以及建筑学领域很重要的一个数字,7a~OgGkVW|
圆周率是一个无理数^+i%bChr[jhr-QyClp。即无限不循环小数5X8KRPjLxXQ)df9V。圆周率的开头为3.14159)Jl^X1FILmz!9p-nf。而圆周率日正是由近似值3.14得来HyK+sB,8DDK
1988年,美国物理学家拉里·肖(Larry Shaw)最先庆祝圆周率日cb(c_cfB4cNaXyq%[z

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周二“圆周率日”成为推特上的热门话题6qEq)hHuQtqy!udYRj。圆周率日不仅是为热爱数字的人而设立的O&n3NSe4s~#Pu。很多人借“派”(pie)来庆祝这个特殊的数学节日^vT1UleRVqbfpaGg1k。注意是Pie,而不是PiW(NL9pmGyhIc
派是一款深受美国人青睐的点心QNnFC&0iua1x6,Q!O5f。点心外层包裹着结实的面皮,内含甜味夹心G%|Er!6o%v!K.V@*y,p。其中耳熟能详的有苹果派、山核桃派、樱桃派]yi8]e=8a@HFf
披萨也是派的一种HN8jdgy[l5!。披萨由硬面皮、番茄酱、芝士和其他馅料制作而成R~G+lIB-]eiYT。有一家披萨店用盛大的形式欢庆圆周率日kHh-=KH49y*i5p8hG。这家披萨店允许新人在美国东海岸几大城市的分店内举行婚礼no-A_A[x3]PdE~tz7&3T
虽然圆周率日看似是个轻松的节日,然而加州硅谷有成千上万名技术人员用更加严肃的方式庆祝今年的节日cF58W&B9XAo2~,&M。他们走出苹果、脸书和谷歌的办公大楼,抗议美国总统唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)的移民政策SNH~^JBEEP_f
其中一项政策是特朗普的旅游禁令,禁止向6个穆斯林国家的公民发放美国签证,禁止难民入境美国G~7b;Zr8SK6w66Yb|3;
硅谷各公司的高层与员工一直强烈反对这一禁令tiJVD2Vrsvg-VA~C|M1n。硅谷有很多科技公司都是由移民或移民后代创办的bD]|I02duBIE&so762
以上为《今日热点》!5x.sH]P]q=3

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