【「哽咽」、「溫暖」英文怎麼說?】
2015/2/6 14:52

Michael: Have you heard of the plane crash? It was so devastating

(你知道那起墜機事件嗎?那真的好可怕。)


Chloe: Exactly. It said that the mayor took pity on it and almost shed tears.
(一點也沒錯。據說,市長甚至為此感到不捨,甚至還哽咽了。)


Michael: And the search and rescue must be dead beat. They have been working in the ice cold river for more than two days.
(而且搜救隊一定累斃了。他們在冰寒的河裡工作已經兩天多了。)


Chloe: And a number of people are feared trapped in the wreckage. That's why the search team has been racing against the clock to find them.
(而且有些人恐怕還困在墜落的機艙中。那就是為什麼搜救隊持續在和時間賽跑。)


Michael: Luckily, dozens of puncar owners have volunteered to provide free hot food for the rescue team members.
(還好,有許多胖卡車主自願提供免費的熱食給搜救隊員。)


Chloe: Their unselfish charity really makes this world a warmer place.
(他們無私的善舉讓世界變得更溫暖。)


shed tears 流淚
例:The mayor shed tears for the brave pilot who managed to avoid buildings nearby.
(市長為那位成功避開附近建築的英勇駕駛流淚。)

devastating (a.) 具毀滅性的
    devastate (v.) 毀滅;讓某人感到震驚、難過
    例:Baseball fans are devastated that the dome might not be able to host an international baseball game.
(棒球迷們對於這顆巨蛋可能不能舉辦國際棒球賽事感到很難過。)

take pity on… 意思是「同情……」,也就是中文裡的「對……感到不捨」,而口語上老美也常用 feel sorry for someone 或是 feel for someone 來表示「對……感到不捨」喔。
    例:Many people who take pity on the rescue members volunteer to deliver food and relief supplies free of charge.
      (很多人對搜救隊員感到不捨,自願提供食物和救援物資。)

search and rescue team (n.) 搜救隊
  rescue (n.) 搜救

beat (a.) 精疲力盡的
 = exhausted
   dead beat 累垮了
 = worn out
例:The employees are dead beat after working 2 days straight.
    = The employees are worn out after working 2 days straight.
(那些員工連續工作兩天後累垮了。)

wreckage (n.) (飛機或船)失事的殘骸

race against the clock 字面上意思是和時鐘賽跑,也就是「和時間賽跑」的意思,作動詞片語;另外,a race against the clock 也是同樣的意思,不過是名詞片語喔!
例:It's a race against the clock to get the stadium finished before the sports event kicks off.
(要在那場賽事前完成這座體育場簡直就是和時間賽跑。)

puncar (n.) 胖卡;這個單字是取日文麵包發音「Pun」+「Car」,廣義來說就是改裝後 Q 化的四方型車輛。






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