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VOA常速英语2021--德国多地因暴雨暴发洪灾,已致多人伤亡

时间:2021-07-22 02:06:05

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The death toll1 continues to climb and dozens are reported missing as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents2 that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse3.

在德国和比利时,严重的洪水使小溪和街道变成汹涌的洪流,冲走了汽车,冲塌了房屋,死亡人数持续攀升,已有数十人失踪。

Recent storms across parts of Western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods after the saturated4 soil could not absorb any more water.

最近席卷西欧部分地区的暴风雨使河流和水库决堤,因饱和的土壤无法吸收更多的水遂导致山洪暴发。

Speaking at an afternoon news conference at the White House after meeting with President Joe Biden, German Chancellor5 Angela Merkel said,

一天下午在白宫新闻发布会上,德国总理安格拉·默克尔会见总统拜登之后表示

"My empathy and my heart goes to all of those who in this catastrophe6 lost their loved ones or who are still worrying about the fate of people still missing and I include Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands who have also suffered from flooding."

“我对所有在这场灾难中失去亲人或仍担心着失踪者命运的人表示同情与关心,包括比利时、卢森堡和荷兰同样遭受洪灾的人们。”

The death toll is expected to rise as dozens of people are reported missing.

随着数十人失踪,死亡人数预计还会上升。

President Joe Biden said Thursday the United States will bolster7 security at its embassy in Haiti following last week's assassination8 of that country's president but sending American troops to stabilize9 the country was not on the agenda.

美国总统拜登星期四说,在海地总统上星期被暗杀之后,美国将加强驻海地大使馆的安全,但是派遣美国军队稳定海地局势并没有被提上议程。

"We're only sending American Marines to our embassy to make sure that they are secure and nothing is out of whack10 at all.

“我们派遣美国海军陆战队到大使馆只是为了确保他们的安全,确保一切正常。

But the idea of sending American forces into Haiti is not on the agenda at this moment."

但派遣美国军队到海地的想法目前不在议程上。”

Haiti's interim11 government last week asked the United States and the U.N. to deploy12 troops to protect key infrastructure13 following President Jovenel Moise's assassination.

海地临时政府上周要求美国和联合国部署军队,以保护关键的基础设施。此前,海地总统莫伊兹被暗杀。

Biden signaled he was not open to the request, which comes as he is drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan this summer.

拜登暗示,他对这一要求不作考虑。与此同时,今年夏天他正在减少驻阿富汗的美军。


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1 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
2 torrents 0212faa02662ca7703af165c0976cdfd     
n.倾注;奔流( torrent的名词复数 );急流;爆发;连续不断
参考例句:
  • The torrents scoured out a channel down the hill side. 急流沿着山腰冲刷出一条水沟。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Sudden rainstorms would bring the mountain torrents rushing down. 突然的暴雨会使山洪暴发。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
3 collapse aWvyE     
vi.累倒;昏倒;倒塌;塌陷
参考例句:
  • The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.国家的经济已到了崩溃的边缘。
  • The engineer made a complete diagnosis of the bridge's collapse.工程师对桥的倒塌做了一次彻底的调查分析。
4 saturated qjEzG3     
a.饱和的,充满的
参考例句:
  • The continuous rain had saturated the soil. 连绵不断的雨把土地淋了个透。
  • a saturated solution of sodium chloride 氯化钠饱和溶液
5 chancellor aUAyA     
n.(英)大臣;法官;(德、奥)总理;大学校长
参考例句:
  • They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.他们昨天向财政大臣递交了报告。
  • He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times.他被认为是现代最成功的财政大臣。
6 catastrophe WXHzr     
n.大灾难,大祸
参考例句:
  • I owe it to you that I survived the catastrophe.亏得你我才大难不死。
  • This is a catastrophe beyond human control.这是一场人类无法控制的灾难。
7 bolster ltOzK     
n.枕垫;v.支持,鼓励
参考例句:
  • The high interest rates helped to bolster up the economy.高利率使经济更稳健。
  • He tried to bolster up their morale.他尽力鼓舞他们的士气。
8 assassination BObyy     
n.暗杀;暗杀事件
参考例句:
  • The assassination of the president brought matters to a head.总统遭暗杀使事态到了严重关头。
  • Lincoln's assassination in 1865 shocked the whole nation.1865年,林肯遇刺事件震惊全美国。
9 stabilize PvuwZ     
vt.(使)稳定,使稳固,使稳定平衡;vi.稳定
参考例句:
  • They are eager to stabilize currencies.他们急于稳定货币。
  • His blood pressure tended to stabilize.他的血压趋向稳定。
10 whack kMKze     
v.敲击,重打,瓜分;n.重击,重打,尝试,一份
参考例句:
  • After years of dieting,Carol's metabolism was completely out of whack.经过数年的节食,卡罗尔的新陈代谢完全紊乱了。
  • He gave me a whack on the back to wake me up.他为把我弄醒,在我背上猛拍一下。
11 interim z5wxB     
adj.暂时的,临时的;n.间歇,过渡期间
参考例句:
  • The government is taking interim measures to help those in immediate need.政府正在采取临时措施帮助那些有立即需要的人。
  • It may turn out to be an interim technology.这可能只是个过渡技术。
12 deploy Yw8x7     
v.(军)散开成战斗队形,布置,展开
参考例句:
  • The infantry began to deploy at dawn.步兵黎明时开始进入战斗位置。
  • The president said he had no intention of deploying ground troops.总统称并不打算部署地面部队。
13 infrastructure UbBz5     
n.下部构造,下部组织,基础结构,基础设施
参考例句:
  • We should step up the development of infrastructure for research.加强科学基础设施建设。
  • We should strengthen cultural infrastructure and boost various types of popular culture.加强文化基础设施建设,发展各类群众文化。

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