《每日英语》电子报总第250期-05.29
 

   《每日英语》

主办:中国英语学习网  2007-05-29 
【总第250期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

quality  (n.)特质,特性

eventually  (adv.)最后,终于

<点击收听>

One of her best qualities is that she is very patient.
她最好的特质之一就是很有耐性。


I hope that we will eventually become good friends. 我希望我们最终能成为好朋友。

 
 ::每日一句:: 


I was intemperate in my youth.

我年少轻狂。

形容词intemperate的本意是,无节制的,放纵过度的,有时候会特指饮酒过度。因此,这句话意思相近的汉语表达还可以是,我少不更事,我年幼无知。它的反意词即是temperate,温和的,适度的,有节制的。

   例句,
He is always temperate in his language. 他言辞总是很温和。
We should learn to be temperate in eating and drinking. 我们应该在饮食上有所节制。
Temperance can be a convenient disguise for fear. 温文尔雅以便掩饰胆怯。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

 <点击收听>

A: I made it! Finally I made it!
B: What happened?
A: I was given the role of Juliet!
B: Good for you! I wish you success!

A: 我办到了!我终于办到了!
B: 发生了什么事?
A: 我获得饰演茱莉叶的角色。
B: 太好了!祝你成功!

重点解说:

1、 I made it!「我办到了,我成功了」一语用于达成自己所努力的目标时。

2、 finally「终于(=at last)」

3、 role「角色」,play the role of ~「扮演~的角色」,如He played the role of Hamlet.「他扮演哈姆雷特的角色。」

4、 Good for you!「太好了!」此语用于对对方的作为表示赞同或支持,常带有关切的意味。意思近于Congratulations!「恭喜!」(此语一定要用复数形)。在口语中也有用Good on you!的情形。

5、 I wish you success!「祝你成功!」I wish you success in the examination.「祝你考试成功。」I wish you success with your work.「祝你工作顺利。」


 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.他18岁就开始谋生了.
2.幸运的是,我们一天前离开了那个地方.
3.他有一个妻子和两个孩子要养活.
4.可以打扰您一下吗?
5.这首歌使我想起了我的童年.
6.这两种化学物品相互作用.

昨日参考:

1. The average age of the girls in this class is thirteen.
2. A cold current of air came in when the window was opened.
3. I would like to refer back to the first point.
Refer是不及物动词,所以后面要加to
4. This food is easy to digest.
5. His job has much to do with foreign languages,
Have much to do with 与….有很大关系
6. He has a passion for literature.



翻译没有标准答案,我们所给的都是参考答案,比如说很多动词都可以用一些同义词或者是词组来代替.这些都是要靠我们平时自己不断的积累.


昨日重温:http://www.24en.com/day/2007-05-28/57103.html

中国英语学习网每日英语频道新增每日一译版块,我们每天为你提供一些中文句子,试着把它翻译成英文,让我们共同提高,成为口译高手!!(我们会在明天的每日英语中公布今天的句子的参考答案)

 
 ::每日一图:: 

A man passes one of the lakes of central Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir, a series of five mineral-enriched, sapphire lakes that punctuate the dusty, travertine peaks near central Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush.

Legend has it the lakes were formed by Caliph Ali who miraculously raised the retaining walls to dam a dangerous river, thereby impressing a local pagan king who converted to Islam.

 
 ::每日一文:: 

 <点击收听>

Who Was the Real Genghis Khan

The name Genghis Khan probably makes many people think of conquering warriors on horseback leaving burning cities and piles of dead bodies behind them. While there is no doubt that Genghis Khan was the leader of a highly efficient killing machine, there was much more to him than military skill. He was also a talented politician with excellent diplomatic abilities.

In the 1160s, the tribes of the Central Asian steppes were almost constantly at war with one another. In the middle of the chaos, one of the tribal leaders had a son named Temujin. When the boy was nine years old, his father was poisoned by enemies. The tribe then abandoned the family, leaving them to survive by eating rats and insects.

Despite his difficult childhood, Temujin grew up strong enough to claim his hereditary position as tribal leader. He became adept at forming alliances, as well as fighting battles. By 1206, all the Mongol tribes were ready to recognize him as supreme leader. They gave him the title Genghis Khan, which means "emperor of all emperors."

Having united the tribes of Central Asia, Genghis Khan turned his attention elsewhere. His ambition was world conquest, and he advanced at an astonishing rate. He invaded northern China and captured Peking, but was unable to subdue the whole country. Instead, he turned westwards. By the time of his death in 1227, he had created an empire that stretched from the Pacific coast to the Caspian Sea.

The Mongols were superb horsemen who won their victories with a technique of pretending to retreat, then launching a surprise attack. Their discipline and organization made them extremely effective fighters. They were expert archers and could maintain total control of their horses while keeping both hands free for fighting.

Genghis Khan's armies were divided into tightly organized units which were directed by an efficient signaling system using black flags. Their favorite tactic in open battle involved provoking an attack, and scattering as the enemy came forward. The Mongols would harass the enemy from the sides until the latter were exhausted, then close in for the kill.

After capturing a city, Mongol armies would test the sincerity of the inhabitants' surrender. They would pretend to go away, leaving behind a small number of representatives. If these were killed, the Mongols would return to murder the entire population. They seldom took prisoners.

Despite his ruthless methods, Genghis Khan was not an impulsive killer. He avoided battle if diplomacy would work, and he was skilled at using spies to help achieve his aims. He also maintained the tradition of choosing leaders in a mass meeting, and people under his rule were able to advance by ability rather than noble birth.

For the citizens of modern-day Mongolia, Genghis Khan is a folk hero and a symbol of their emerging democracy. A main street in the capital of Ulan Bator has been named after him, and his image is on a banknote. He even has a brand of vodka named after him, not an unusual memorial for one of history's greatest conquerors.  Perhaps Genghis Khan would appreciate this more than his traditional reputation as a ruthless killer.


大漠英豪─成吉思汗

成吉思汗之名可能会使许多人想起征伐骁勇策马远离,在他身后只留下焚毁的城市与遍野堆积的尸骸。无疑,成吉思汗率领着一支高效率杀戮机器般的军队,除了军事才能,他还有更多值得注目的地方。他也是位杰出外交能力的优秀政治家。

12世纪60年代,中亚大草原的部落长年征战不休。在混乱之中,其中一个部落的首领有个儿子名叫铁木真。在他九岁时,父亲被敌人毒害。于是该部落抛弃了这家人,他们只好靠吃老鼠与虫子才勉强度日。

尽管童年生活很艰苦,长大后的铁木真却英勇威武,并成功夺回部落首领的世袭地位。他擅长与其它部落结盟,并精通打仗。到1206年,蒙古各部落都愿意认定他为最高统领。他们赋予他成吉思汗的称号,意即"王中王"。

一统中亚各部落后,成吉思汗将注意力转移它处。他的雄心壮志是征服全世界,而他也以惊人的速度向目标挺进。他入侵中国北方并一举攻占北京,但无法征服整个中国。于是他改向西进。成吉思汗于1227年逝世,到那时他已经建立了一个东起太平洋海岸西至里海的帝国。

蒙古人骑术精湛,往往欲擒故纵,然后再出奇制胜。他们的纪律和组织使他们成为精锐无比的战士。他们箭术高明,在两手战斗的同时,还能自如驾驭自己的坐骑。

成吉思汗的军队是分成组织严密的小队,用一种高效率的黑旗信号系统指挥。他们在广漠战场上最喜欢使用的策略包括激怒敌方出击,和在敌军向前冲锋时四处散开。蒙古军会从四面八方不断侵扰敌人,直到敌人筋疲力尽,再包围并一举歼灭。

蒙古军攻下一座城后,会考验城里居民的诚信。他们会佯装离开,只留下少数代表。如果代表被杀,蒙古军会回来将居民杀个片甲不留。他们很少拘捕战俘。

尽管成吉思汗的手段残忍,他却不是个逞一时之快的杀手。如果外交手段奏效,他会避免发动战争,而且他擅长利用间谍帮助他达到目标。他也保持群众大会选举首领的传统,在他统治下的子民均可凭其能力获得晋升,而不是凭其高贵的出身。

对今天的蒙古人民来说,成吉思汗是位民族英雄,也是他们新兴民主的象征。首都乌兰巴托有一条主要街道是以成吉思汗命名的,钞票上也印有他的肖像。一种伏特加酒甚至以他命名,对历史上伟大的一名征服者而言,这不能算是了不起的纪念。和传说中 "无情杀手"的威名相比,成吉思汗也许更欣赏这种纪念方式。

 
 ::每日一曲:: 

 <点击收听>

时间的溜走。,。Time To Grow

专辑名称:《Time To Grow》
歌手: Lemar
发行公司:SONYBMG
发行时间:2005年4月8日

Last night I tried but I couldn’t sleep
thoughts of u were in my head
I was lonely and I needed you next to me
Life is harder since you left
I never meant to do you wrong
And now all is said and done
I hope you wont be gone too long, Nooo

Where do i go, what do i do,
I can’t deny i still feel something,
And girl, i wish you could say you feel the same,
You’ve broken the bond, i gotta move on,
But how do i end this lonely feeling?
You’ve gone, I’m here, alone,
I guess it's time to grow

I try to speak my words never catch the air
Like you never knew i was there
Take me back to the days when you really cared
Can we make love re-appear?
I can't go on the roads too long
And not all is said and done
I can't go forward if my heart's still where I’m coming from
Nooooo

Where do i go, what do i do,
I can’t deny i still feel something,
And girl, i wish you could say you feel the same,
You’ve broken the bond, i gotta move on,
But how do i end this lonely feeling?
You’ve gone, I’m here, alone,
I guess it's time to grow

When crying time is over
I know i can’t control her
Feelings, if she won’t return, then i guess I’ll be a man and move on

Time to grow!
And move on; make life better than it was before,
I think i can make it,
And move on, make love better than i did before
Time to grow!
And move on, make love better than i did before,

Though you've gone
And I’m here alone
I guess it's time to grow
Grow,
I'll grow, yeah
I think it's time to grow

歌手简介:

这位1978年出生的歌手来自英国伦敦,他的真名叫LEMAR OBIKA。他被不少人认为是出自挑选歌手纪实电视节目的最优秀歌手。几年前,他放弃了上大学的机会,而选择了演唱道路。白天他在一家银行工作,晚上则为一些已经出名的歌手和乐队当伴唱。 虽然有着令人称羡的嗓音,但是Lemar的出道之路走来并不顺畅。在歌坛闯荡七年之久,一直都过着有一搭没一搭的演唱生活,即使有一批支持并追随他的乐迷,更获得唱片公司的欣赏签入旗下筹备专辑,但在公司内部决策上丧失发片机会,让期待许久的歌迷们希望落空。 仍为自己的歌唱事业奋斗不已的Lemar,并没有因此而退缩,反而更加珍惜曝光机会,将自己的实力毫无掩饰地展露出来。2002年,他在英国BBC话题节目《The Fame Acdemy》上秀出唱歌的拿手绝活,并经由高收视率的强力播送,Lemar终于被主流大厂Sony Music网罗到旗下,并发行个人专辑——处女作《Dedicated全心全意》。它不仅缔造出3首全英Top10单曲《Dance With You》(No.2)、《50/50》(No.5)、《Another Day》(No.9),总销售量更突破60万张之多,还荣得全英“最佳都会男歌手Best Urban Artist”这一奖项,获邀担任跨越1998—1999年象征英国黑人音乐最高荣誉的Mobo“最佳艺人”、“最佳专辑”及“最佳节奏蓝调”女歌手Beverly Knight的巡回演唱会的助唱嘉宾,有幸与心目中的偶像Lionel Richie和George Benson同台对唱。短短两年之内,Lemar缔造出一次又一次令人称许的优异表现!   歌而优则演的Lemar,与罗比威廉斯、埃拉妮斯莫莉塞特、雪瑞卡洛等资深巨星们,同台参与继《芝加哥》之后最受瞩目歌舞片《摇摆情事—爵士大师柯尔·波特(De-Lovely)》的演出,然后趁余温尚热之际,又请来纽约DJ制作金牌好手Ron G(Michael Jackson、Mary J Blige、B2K全盘掌舵,推出了自己的第二张录音室作品《Time To Grow》,再展不凡的创作才能与动人嗓音。 专辑中,融入美式及英式R&B/Soul的顺畅动听之作《I Don’t Mind That》、《Don’t Give It Up》,传递出悦耳的节拍与迷醉嗓音的交相铺陈,具备打入美国市场的实力;很有Craig David早期出道作品之味的《Call Me Daddy》则沉溺在Lemar感性的演绎之中;首选单曲《If There’s Any Justice》,在管弦乐的润饰伴奏下,Lemar漂亮真假音情绪转折,马上打进全英Top10榜中;专辑同名单曲《 Time To Grow》,以动人琴韵交替弦乐伴奏围绕,后段加入福音式的唱和,有着Brian McKnight式的动人情调;末曲重新翻唱红遍全球摇滚市场的复兴80金属新团“The Darkness”的成名作《I Believe In A Thing Called Love》,全曲只以吉他弹奏为基调,搭配Lemar如The Darkness真假音交错的唱法,令人耳目一新。

施展出迷人节奏蓝调,灵魂等音韵的大本营”美国”,捧红多为扬名国际的歌手,然而进入90年代,传承Aretha Franklin、Roberta Flack等绝代动人的灵魂音韵,香醇搭配节奏蓝调、爵士、嘻哈等多类元素调和成的Neo-Soul乐派,在Erykah Badu、India.Arie、D’Angelo、Maxwell带领下,开出一朵朵鲜艳芬芳的灿烂花朵,无不为其诱人歌声、舒缓旋律而动容,这位出产自英国,散发无比骚灵式的魅力男声Lemar,可不输上述清一色来自美国的战将!

虽然有着令人称羡的嗓音,但是Lemar出道之路走来并不顺遂,在歌坛闯荡七年之久,一直都过着有一搭没一搭的演唱生活,既使在各演出场合中有着支持追随的乐迷,更获得唱片公司的欣赏签入旗下筹备专辑,但在公司内部决策上丧失发片机会,让期待许久的粉丝们落空!仍为自己歌唱事业奋斗不已的Lemar,并没有因此而退缩,反而更加利用曝光机会,将自己实力毫无掩饰展露出来,直到2002年幸运在BBC话题节目“The Fame Acdemy”上秀出歌唱拿手绝活,也经由高收视率的强力播送下,Lemar终被主流大厂Sony Music网罗发行个人专辑,处女之作《Dedicated全心全意》,不仅缔造出3首全英Top10单曲”Dance With You”(No.2)、”50/50”(No.5)、”Another Day”(No.9),总销售量更突破60万之多,还荣得全英“最佳都会男歌手Best Urban Artist”之奖项嘉勉,获邀在跨越1998-1999年象征英国黑人音乐最高荣誉之Mobo“最佳艺人”、“最佳专辑”及最佳节奏蓝调女歌手Beverly Knight,巡回演唱会的助唱嘉宾,有幸与心目中的偶像Lionel Richie和George Benson同台对唱,短短两年之内,Lemar缔造出一次又一次令人称许的优异表现!

  歌而优则演的Lemar,与罗比威廉斯、埃拉妮斯莫莉塞特、雪瑞儿卡洛等资深巨星门,同台参与继《芝加哥》之后最受瞩目歌舞片《摇摆情事-爵士大师柯尔波特De-Lovely》,接着趁余温尚热之际,Lemar请来纽约DJ/制作金牌好手Ron G(Michael Jackson、Mary J Blige、B2K)全盘掌舵,端出推第二张录音室作品《Time To Grow》,再展Lemar不凡的创作才能与动人Soulful金嗓!开场曲”Soulman”,要你注意以灵魂乐为出发点的Lemar,将点缀出70年代Motown时期Funky/Soul之诱人音频,感动至你灵魂深处;融入美式及英式R&B/Soul的顺畅动听之作”I Don’t Mind That”、”Don’t Give It Up”,传递出段落有致的节拍与迷醉嗓音的交相铺陈,极具打入美国市场的实力;很有Craig David早期出道作品之味的”Call Me Daddy”,沉溺在Lemar滑顺感性的演绎之中;首选单曲”If There’s Any Justice”,在管弦乐的润饰谱奏下,Lemar漂亮真假音情绪转折,马上打进全英Top10之林中,再添畅销代表佳作一枚;同名单曲” Time To Grow”,以动人琴韵交替弦乐伴随围绕,后段加入福音式的唱和,有着Brian McKnight式的动人情调;末曲精采重新翻唱红翻全球摇滚市场的复兴80金属新团The Darkness成名作”I Believe In A Thing Called Love”,全曲只以吉他弹奏为基调,搭配Lemar如The Darkness真假音交错的唱法,建议拿原曲做个比较,会感到更为过瘾及有趣!

每日英语:每日一小时,轻松学英语!
主页:http://Www.24EN.Com
《每日英语》每周一至周五出版