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VOA慢速英语新闻:美国人不愿涉入海外事务(双语)

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如今,研究发现美国人越发不愿支持海外军事干预、土耳其和以色列之间的天然气管道项目、以及人类基因专利权的可能。最高法院对此进行 了调查,结果就是这样的。
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From VOA LEARNING ENGLISH, welcome to AS IT IS!
这里是美国之音慢速英语新闻杂志。

Hello, I’m Steve Ember.
你好,我是斯蒂夫·恩贝尔。

Today, studies show Americans more and more unlikely to support military intervention overseas…a natural gas pipeline project between Turkey and Israel—a possibility…and the matter of patenting human genes. The Supreme Court examines it.Those stories coming up.
如今,研究发现美国人越发不愿支持海外军事干预、土耳其和以色列之间的天然气管道项目、以及人类基因专利权的可能。最高法院对此进行了调查,结果就是这样的。

More than 10 years have passed since the United States began sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, studies show the American public increasingly unlikely to support military intervention overseas. Yet some activists would like to see the U-S take a larger part in conflicts like the ongoing civil war in Syria. Bob Doughty has more.
10多年前,美国开始向阿富汗和伊拉克派遣军队。如今,研究显示美国公众越发不愿支持海外军事干预。然而,有的活动人士愿意看到美国在诸如叙利亚持续内战这样的冲突中发挥更大作用。

The Syrian Support Group was formed by Syrian-Americans opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. The group raises money for and sends aid to what it considers moderate members of the opposition Free Syria Army. The organization is now seeking to raise support among the American public.
叙利亚支持集团是由反对总统巴沙尔·阿萨德的叙利亚裔美国人组建的,该组织为它所认为的反对派自由叙利亚军中的温和成员筹集资金并发送援助。该组织目前希望在美国公众中筹集资援助。

Dan Layman is with the Syrian Support Group. He says getting Americans interested in the Syrian conflict has not been easy.
Dan Layman是叙利亚支持集团成员,他说让美国人对叙利亚冲突感兴趣并不容易。

“The American public feels a little bit burned from the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and the resources and lives that were spent in Iraq, and so it is a little bit hard to get the large galvanization of support.”
“美国公众对阿富汗持续的冲突有点不悦,对在伊拉克消耗的资源和生命感到不值,所以想动员大量支持并不容易。”

VOA recently spoke with several Americans who were visiting Washington. Many showed an unwillingness to get involved in overseas conflicts.
美国之音最近与访问阿富汗的美国人进行了交谈,许多人表示不愿涉入海外冲突。

“I think we have to be very cautious about that and very careful about how we go about getting into other countries’ affairs.
“我想我们必须对此非常警惕,对涉入他国事务非常小心才行。”

“I think they are tired of war. Hopefully President Obama, will keep us out of any future wars.”
“我想他们厌倦了战争,希望总统奥巴马能让我们远离未来的战争。”

“Yeah, I definitely think we should pull back quite a bit, actually, from what we have done in the past ten years, especially for the state of the economy right now.”
“是的,我想我们应该往后退一些,不要再做过去10年的那些事,尤其是在目前的经济状况下。”

Most observers refuse to call these opinions a new sign of isolationism, a desire to withdraw from world politics. But opinion studies are showing this lack of support for American involvement in overseas issues.
许多观察家不愿称这些观点为孤立主义的新迹象,即从世界舞台撤出的愿望。但民调显示美国人不愿支持涉入海外事务。

Carroll Doherty is with the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press in Washington. He says Americans are not turning away from problems in the Middle East or events in China. But in his words, “there is certainly no desire on the public’s part to get involved in hot spots around the world.”
Carroll Doherty就职于华盛顿皮尤调查中心,他说美国人不愿过问中东或中国事务的问题,但是,用他的话来说,“公众肯定不愿意涉入全世界的热点问题。”

Dan Layman says he understands the public’s feelings about foreign military involvements. But he says it is tiring to persuade Americans in what he believes is a worthwhile cause.
Dan Layman说他理解公众对外国军事干预的看法,但他说,劝说美国人参与他认为值得的事业是项苦差事。

I’m Bob Doughty.
我是鲍勃·多尔蒂。

You are listening to AS IT IS from VOA Learning English.
这里是美国之音慢速英语新闻杂志。

 词汇解释

1.patent vt. 授予专利;取得…的专利权

How long does it take to patent an invention?
取得一项发明的专利用多长时间?

2.moderate adj. 稳健的,温和的;适度的,中等的;有节制的

Moderate exercise subserves digestion.
适度锻炼有助于消化。

3. galvanization n.镀锌,电镀;通流电

The unexpected news produced a kind of galvanization of the whole team.
意外消息给整支队伍带来了几分活跃气氛。

4.isolationism n. 孤立主义

But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism.
但是我们必须拒绝孤立主义与保护主义。

5.turn away from 放弃;抛弃;脱离

He turned away from his old friends.
他抛弃了他的老朋友们。
 

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