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2017年7月11日 星期二

看懂英文報紙不可不知的16個單字,今天就學會!


看懂英文報紙不可不知的16個單字


英文單字
英文解釋
中文解釋
Volatile (adj.)
Tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly.
容易變動的 反覆無常的
Withdrawal (n)
The act of recalling or removing, as in troops from foreign wars.
(自美國國土外)撤軍
Kibosh (n)
To put an end to, to check, squelch.
To put a kibosh on sth…
制止/檢查/鎮壓
Underwater (homes) (n)
The condition when a house is less than the value negotiated at the time the mortgage was signed.
Underwater homes就是所謂的溺水屋。指的是房價低於所要償還的貸款
(美國的房市景氣低迷,房價直直落導致此一現象)
Temblor (n)
A tremor, earthquake
地震
Robin hood tax (n)
A proposal to tax the wealthiest 1%.
富人稅 (有人提議要課徵有錢人百分之一的富人稅,來解決美國政府財富窘迫的困境)
Bellicose (n)
Inclined or eager to fight, aggressively hostile, pugnacious.
好鬥的 好戰的,pugnacious是同義字
Eurozone (n)
The group of countries who use the Euro as their currency: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

歐元區 (請熟知所有17個成員國才是有國際觀的好青年)
奧地利 賽普勒斯
比利時 愛沙尼亞
芬蘭 法國 德國 希臘
愛爾蘭 義大利
盧森堡 斯洛維尼亞
馬爾他 斯洛伐克
荷蘭 葡萄牙 西班牙
Solidarity (n)
Union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes.
團結一致 (指工會或是社會各階層的任何團體所有的聯盟或是相互合作的關係)
Flat tax (n)
A system of taxation in which one rate is applied, regardless of income, and no deductions or exemptions are allowed.

單一稅(此制度是針對所得稅所提出的單一稅制。指無論收入多寡,都要繳交的稅金,無法減免)
Austerity (n)
Strict economic practices.
緊縮(經濟學)嚴格的節制消費
Moderate (adj.)
Keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense.
溫和˙適度與節制的
electability (n)

Capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected as to public office.
候選資格
Brouhaha (n)
Excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo.
喧鬧/沸沸揚揚 
同義字為hullabaloo.
Waldorf (n)
A pedagogical教育的 approach that focuses on imagination in learning, founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1919.
華德福教育
根據人智學理論創建依據奧地利物理學家、哲學家與神智學者魯道夫·史代納(Rudolf Steiner)對人類的認識所設計華德福教育體系主張按照人的意識發展規律,針對意識的成長階段來設置教學內容,以便於人的身體、生命體、靈魂體和精神體都得到恰如其分地發展。

Equity (n)
The monetary value of a property or business beyond any amounts owed on it in mortgages, claims, liens, etc.
抵押資產的淨值


2 則留言:

  1. Hi Coach!
    我之前看某影集很喜歡裡面一個角色叫Blair Waldorf
    就把她取成自己的英文名字了哈哈哈
    看到教練的文章,覺得這會不會是編劇的巧思哈哈哈
    (回這種留言是不是很離題哈哈⋯⋯

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  2. Hi Blair,

    你的留言不會很跳tone啦,你是看到了Waldorf這個字才講到自己的英文名字的吧,哈哈。

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