VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):销量惊人 哈利波特诞生20周年
日期:2017-06-29 14:59

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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books Turn 20 Years Old
This is What's Trending Today.
The world met Harry Potter, the boy wizard, 20 years ago.
J.K. Rowling's first book about Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was released on June 26, 1997.
The publisher, Bloomsbury, only released 500 copies to stores in Britain and sent 500 to British libraries.
Now, thanks to 450 million more copies of the first book and six others, Harry Potter and his friends are known around the world.
Adults and children loved the books. But 12 publishers rejected the first one, known in many countries as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."
That book, and the six others that followed, also became movies. The actor Daniel Radcliffe played Harry. Emma Watson played his friend Hermione.
Rowling wrote the first book when she was unemployed and receiving assistance from the government. Her marriage had ended in failure, and she had a young child.
Things have changed. Some observers believe Rowling is now one of the richest women in the world. She gives a lot of her money to good causes.
On Twitter, Rowling noted the anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. She wrote: "20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you."
The Huffington Post website called it "A Perfect Tweet."
The comments were re-tweeted and liked about 800,000 times on social media.
Many other people also posted messages about Harry Potter. If they used the hashtag #HarryPotter20, Twitter added an emoji of Potter's well-known glasses and lightning bolt scar.
People wrote things like "Harry Potter is eternal," and, "happy anniversary to the book series that forever changed my life in more ways than one."
Some young women called Hermione "my hero."
The College Board produces the SAT, a test widely used for college admissions. Even the College Board tweeted about Harry Potter, writing: "These books will always be magical."
Many teachers wrote that the series helped their students get interested in reading books.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.

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词汇解析

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1.good cause 正当理由;公益事业

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They are raising a fund in support of this good cause.
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2.receiving assistance 接受援助

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The weak economy has increased the number of Americans receiving government assistance to buy food.
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3.ended in failure 以失败告终

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The cause they contrived so painstakingly also ended in failure.
他们惨淡经营的事业也以失败而告终uAkCx*7n#T~0t%qL

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4.lived in alone 独自居住

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He lived in a cottage all alone, and every day he worked in his garden.
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内容解析

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1.Now, thanks to 450 million more copies of the first book and six others, Harry Potter and his friends are known around the world.

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thanks to 幸亏;多亏

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I have given thanks to God for delivering me from that pain.
我感谢上帝把我从那种痛苦中拯救出来DbDG@MCiT0.Ht7h
Thanks to that job I became an avid reader.
多亏了那份工作我才成了一个喜欢阅读的人9COS|E^|[JxspLmk.S

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2.Many teachers wrote that the series helped their students get interested in reading books.

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get interested in 对...感兴趣

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I began to get interested in YMCA work.
我开始对基督教青年会的工作产生兴趣了=A#za~Ti2,FTl.UeR
That's where I started to get interested in blues and harmonica music in general.
在那里,我开始喜欢上了布鲁斯和口琴音乐j,,S+J.T3&

参考译文

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销量惊人 哈利波特诞生20周年
这里是《今日热点》节目mNs%m4Rd&0ql80%9zc
20年前,小巫师哈利·波特(Harry Potter)走入公众的视线!!KtqE9y,y0rb
1997年6月26日,J.K.罗琳执笔的第一本关于哈利·波特与小伙伴们在霍格沃兹魔法学校成长的小说出版zp[e[ZW.t@7IE4sP
起初,布卢姆斯伯利出版社只在英国发行了500册,另外的500册送至英国的图书馆H7qyx[-RL[9rFkb
如今,这部小说及后来的6本续集共发行了4.5亿册,全世界都认识了哈利·波特和他的伙伴HFAP,glOl!Q5A4VKldfG

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成人和儿童都爱看这套书MAyZ@X;Zi-8d。不过,刚开始有12家出版商拒绝发行第一本《哈利波特与魔法石》%vn5JuHh7|XkSNn
《哈利波特与魔法石》和其他6本续集都拍成了电影msPwxH#oU70。演员丹尼尔·雷德克里夫(Daniel Radcliffe)饰演哈利·波特.mDmv4n~VuK。艾玛·沃特森(Emma Watson)饰演哈利的朋友赫敏=em7B3BM_f;p9v!K!G
创作《哈利波特与魔法石》时,失业的罗琳只能靠领政府的救济金度日0e6=UVmf%zUCu。她经历了婚姻失败,还育有一个孩子zaT+M#~^9tqXT(nh_U
生活开始逐渐好转ntciUG-~wPFBw。一些评论者认为,罗琳现在当今世界最多金的女富豪之一.h@qErd-HGtt。她把大笔的收入捐给了慈善机构SMTo_1o(^V15cb
罗琳在推特上提到《哈利波特与魔法石》诞生20周年0.h=g)WG[HCm(|1V_z。她写道:“20年前的今天,我紧锁的心门突然向公众敞开.@a|r.1CZ#N0a(F_K~]k。这趟旅程很奇妙CaTJw~Li2[W&GhPgO@。谢谢你们的喜爱J1YTZE3P1sJ。”
《赫芬顿邮报》网站将其称为“完美的推文”=[zd|*7[YK^V;CAA];Y
这条评论在网上获得约80万次的转发和点赞;ih80[b]]la]e
许多网友纷纷发文祝贺哈利波特的周年纪念kSyK7RrGKd_nbXWy|]uQ。如果使用“哈利波特20周年”的话题标签,推特会自动添加哈利波特专属眼镜和闪电疤痕的表情包I;0-RSE|R_O;uXK,Ev
网友们写道:“哈利波特永存,”和“哈利波特系列书籍诞辰快乐,它从多方位改变了我的生活1Z,mPViG7o。”
一些女孩把赫敏视为“英雄”728qt4kFSvp*2B(uH2=
美国大学委员会创设了大学入学考试SAT(学术能力评估测试)oGEnvnEn;jny6%YD。该委员会也发推文祝贺哈利波特:“这些书的魔力不灭QAy6#-,yc8S~BA@*5(Vk。”
很多教师也发推特表示,这一系列书籍有助于培养学生的阅读兴趣b1Ob5VY_u2IyweQ
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