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CNN英语新闻:奥巴马总统为战争时期英雄颁发荣誉勋章(双语)

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所以当星期五可能会非常棒的时候,侵袭美国部分地区的恶劣天气使本周变了滋味。
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So while Fridays may be awesome, the severe weather moving across parts of the U.S. this week is not.
所以当星期五可能会非常棒的时候,侵袭美国部分地区的恶劣天气使本周变了滋味。

But it is leading off today's show.
但今天节目将从它开始。

Earlier in the week, some states got hit with huge snowfalls.
本周早些时候,一些州普降大雪。

A blizzard warning in Denver and South Dakota; the snow and ice knocked down power lines and trees.
在丹佛和南达科他州公布了暴风雪警告,冰雪将输电线及树木刮倒。

The storm system moved east bringing wind, rain, and reports of tornadoes with it.
风暴系统夹杂着狂风,暴雨向东部移动并且报告其中有龙卷风。

At least one person was killed. Several others were injured when twisters touched down in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi,

and Alabama.
当龙卷风席卷在密苏里州,阿肯色州,密西西比和阿拉巴马州至少1人死亡,几人受伤。

Wildfires, tornadoes, snow, ice, flooding—all of that probably sounds crazy that it's all happening at the same time.
火灾,龙卷风,冰雪,洪水—所有这些可能听起来很疯狂,而这都是发生在同一时间。

This is a symptom of the season, and as temperatures change, so does the weather.
这是该季节的一种症状,随着气温的变化,天气也会如此。

CNN meteorologists say that in spring, we should expect the unexpected.
CNN气象学家表示在春天我们应该期待意想不到的结果。

Emil Kapaun served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.
埃米尔·卡普兰在二战和朝鲜战争期间曾在美国军队中服役。

He didn't carry a rifle .
然而他没有携带步枪。

He never fired a shot.
他甚至从来没有开过一枪。

Kapaun was a captain.
卡普兰曾经是位队长。

He was also a Roman Catholic chaplain—Father Kapaun.
他也是一位罗马天主教牧师—卡普兰神父。

During the Korean War, when his unit moved, Captain Kapaun stayed behind to help the wounded.
朝鲜战争期间,当他的小队移动,卡普兰队长选择留下来帮助伤者。

He knew there was a risk of being captured by the enemy and that's what happened.
他知道如果被敌人抓获会有风险但这却不幸被言中。

As a prisoner of war, Captain Kapaun helped save other prisoners from being shot.
作为一名战俘的卡普兰队长帮助拯救其他囚犯使其不被射杀。

He snuck around the camp, ministering to other prisoners.
他偷偷在营地周围帮助其他囚犯。

He snuck out of the camp, stealing food, and sneaking it back for others.
他偷偷溜出营,偷窃食物,溜回来给其他人。

Eventually, he died as a prisoner.
最终,他在身为囚犯的时候死去。

This week his actions earned him the medal of honor, the military's highest award for valor.
本周他的行为为他赢得了荣誉勋章军队最高英勇奖。

President Obama presented Kapaun's nephew at the White House yesterday,
奥巴马总统昨天在白宫颁发给卡普兰的侄子,

saying he couldn't imagine a better example for all of us, whether in uniform or not.
总统表示他无法想象对我们所有人来说一个更好的例子,无论是否身着制服。

Is this legit?
这是合法的吗?

The Roman Empire once covered parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
罗马帝国曾经覆盖了非洲、亚洲和欧洲的一部分。

Totally true.
完全正确。

The empires stretched across areas of three continents.
这个帝国横跨三大洲的区域。

On a modern map, you can go from England down to Egypt, and from Syria across to Spain.
在现代地图上,你可以从英格兰到埃及,从叙利亚到西班牙。

All of that was part of the Roman Empire.
所有这些都曾是罗马帝国的一部分。

Two thousand years ago, one out of every four people on earth lived under Roman law.
二千年前,地球上四个人中的一人生活在罗马法之下。

The empire, of course, is long gone,
这一帝国,当然,已经不复存在,

but archaeologists are digging up relics from the empire to this day and what they find can give a glimpse at what life was

like back then.
但考古学家门这一天挖掘出了帝国的文物,而他们的发现可以带领人们追忆当时的情景。

Erin McLaughlin looks at some recent discoveries.
艾琳·麦克劳林将带领您走进最近的发现。

词语解释

1.severe a.严厉的;严重的

causing very great pain, difficulty, worry, damage, etc.; very serious

The premier came under severe criticism.
这位总理遭到严厉的抨击。

2.blizzard n.暴风雪;大量

a severe snow storm with strong winds

The blizzard blotted out the sky and the land.
暴风雪铺天盖地而来。

3.rifle n.步枪

a type of gun with a long barrel, fired from the shoulder and designed to be accurate at long distances

Rifle reports could be heard in the distance.
听得见远处传来的步枪声。

4.present v.提出;赠送;呈现

something that you are given, without asking for it, on a special occasion, especially to show friendship, or to say thank

you

He bought me a valuable diamond ring as a birthday present.
他给我买了一只贵重的钻戒作生日礼物。

5.empire n.帝国;大企业

a group of countries ruled by a single person, government, or country

He is the builder of the great empire.
他是大帝国的创立者。

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