【潔西家】看英文新聞學英文 三月二十九日

三月二十九日

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Oil prices tumbled about 7% on Monday after China’s financial hub of Shanghai launched a lockdown to curb a surge in COVID-19 infections, prompting renewed fears of demand destruction. — Reuters

星期一在中國的金融中心上海進入封城來抑制大量增加的新冠肺炎感染後再次引起新的需求大減的恐慌,原油價格大跌百分之七。

(Oil prices) (tumbled) about 7% on Monday 

    主詞         動詞

(after China’s financial hub of Shanghai launched a lockdown to curb a surge in COVID-19 infections, prompting renewed fears of demand destruction.) 

副詞子句

(after) (China’s financial hub of Shanghai) (launched) (a lockdown)

連接詞                    主詞                         動詞         受詞

to curb a surge in COVID-19 infections, 

(prompting renewed fears of demand destruction) 

   現在分片語修飾前面的副詞子句

1 tumble 動,暴跌,驟降

2 financial 形,金融的 

3 hub 名,中心,樞紐

4 curb 動,抑制,控制

5 surge 名,劇增

6 prompt 動,引起

7 destruction 名,破壞,毀滅。

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B

An artificial intelligence has beaten eight world champions at bridge, a game in which human supremacy has resisted the march of the machines until now. — Guardian

一個人工智慧打敗了八個世界冠軍在橋牌這個人類的最高地位一直抵擋住機械的比賽,直到現在。

1 artificial intelligence 名,人工智慧

2 beat, beat, beaten 動,打敗

3 champion 名,冠軍

4 bridge 名,橋牌

5 supremacy 名,最高地位,至高無上

6 resist 動,抵抗

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C

Two German states have outlawed public displays of the letter “Z," which has become synonymous with support for Russia’s war in Ukraine.

兩個德國的州通過法律禁止公開展示字母「Z」,它已經成為支持俄羅斯在烏克蘭的戰爭的等義字。

“The Russian war of aggression on the Ukraine is a criminal act, and whoever publicly approves of this war of aggression can also make himself liable to prosecution," the spokesperson said at a news conference, according to Reuters.

「俄羅斯侵略烏克蘭的戰爭是犯罪的行為,任何公開支持這場侵略的戰爭的人都讓自己成為起訴的對象」,發言人在一場新聞記者會上說,根據路透社的新聞。

The letter “Z" — which is part of the Latin alphabet but not the Cyrillic one used in Russian — first appeared on tanks and other military vehicles massing near Russia’s border with Ukraine, possibly as a way to distinguish them from Ukrainian forces.

字母「Z」是拉丁字母的一部分不存在俄羅斯使用的西裡爾字母中,首先出現在坦克跟其他軍隊車輛上載聚集在靠近俄羅斯與烏克蘭的邊界,可能是一種用來區別他們跟烏克蘭武力。

Once the invasion began, “Z" was hard to miss. The letter was featured across social media and was plastered on billboards and stickers throughout Russia. Even outside of the country, the symbol has appeared on clothing. — NPR

自從侵略開始,「Z」很難沒看到。這個字母在社交媒體上到處都是被大量張貼在看板上跟貼圖上在全俄羅斯。甚至在這個國家之外,這個符號出現在衣服上。

1 outlaw 動,禁止

2 display 名,展示

3 synonymous 形,同義的,等同的

4 aggression 名,侵略

5 criminal act 違法的行為

6 liable 形,有法律責任的

7 prosecution 名,(被)起訴

8 distinguish 動,區分

9 plaster 動,大量張貼

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