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VOA常速英语新闻:经济艰难加剧欧洲的移民问题(双语)

Cherie207 于2013-04-09发布 l 已有人浏览
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在罗马的诸多建筑奇观中,有一座不太起眼的大门,它通往天主教堂的移民咨询中心。
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Amid Rome’s many architectural splendors sits an unassuming doorway. It leads to a counseling center for immigrants, run by the Catholic Church. These people, some from the European Union and some from elsewhere, have been hit by the economic crisis. Some face unemployment without government aid, and some will have to return to their home countries.
在罗马的诸多建筑奇观中,有一座不太起眼的大门,它通往天主教堂的移民咨询中心。这些人有的来自欧盟,有的来自其他地方,都遭受了经济危机的打击。有的失了业,又没有政府救助,还有人不得不返回本国。

To make matters worse, they face the anger of many in Italy and other European countries: they are blamed for continuing high unemployment among local citizens and other economic problems.
更糟糕的是,意大利和欧洲其他国家的人对他们感到不满,说他们导致当地居民失业率继续上升等经济问题。

At the church-sponsored Migration Study Center, Father Rene Manenti knows the problem well.
在教堂主办的移民研究中心, Rene Manenti神父对此再熟悉不过了。

"Every time there is a crisis, it’s easier to point the finger at the immigrants for a simple reason. If we point the finger at ourselves, then it’s going to be our fault. ‘I am responsible for that.’ If I point the finger at them, they are responsible. So, it’s not me, it’s them," he explained.
“每次出现危机,人们就会指责移民,如果他们责备我们,那就是说是我们的过错。‘我对此负有责任。’如果我指责他们,他们就有责任。所以不怪我,怪他们。”


词汇解释:
1.charged adj. 带电的;充满感情的;气氛紧张的

eg. A wedding is an emotionally charged situation.
婚礼是个让人动情的场合。

2.volatile adj.不稳定的;爆炸性的;反覆无常的

eg. It is like the sense of chill that follows immersion of the hand in a volatile liquid.
这很像把手浸入挥发性液体后的那种凉飕飕的感觉。

3.exacerbate vt. 使加剧;使恶化;激怒

eg. Longstanding poverty has been exacerbated by racial divisions.
种族分化已经加剧了长期的贫困问题。

4.unassuming adj. 谦逊的;不装腔作势的;不出风头的

eg. However, many have suggested that her biggest appeal lies in her unassuming persona .
然而,许多人认为,她最大的魅力在于她不装腔作势的个性。

5.point the finger at 指责

eg. But Germany is the last Empire to point the finger of reproach at Russia.
可是德国却是最没有资格指责俄国的国家。
 

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