新聞美語即時通 draconian 嚴厲的、嚴苛的

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今天我們要學的詞是 draconian. Draconian is spelled D-R-A-C-O-N-I-A-N, draconian.

draconian 的意思是嚴厲的、嚴苛的,尤其指法律規定。As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, governments have responded by imposing draconian restrictions, mandating business closures and requiring people to remain at home. 隨著新冠病毒在全球範圍內傳播,各國政府採取了嚴厲的限制措施,要求企業關門,民眾呆在家裡。

Although many Americans have willingly complied with the stay-at-home rules as a necessary way of defeating the coronavirus, that cooperation will quickly disappear if they find that their leaders are abusing their political powers with foolish and even draconian demands. 儘管許多美國人願意遵守在家隔離的規定,相信這是戰勝冠狀病毒的必要之舉,但如果他們發現領導人濫用政治權力,提出愚蠢甚至嚴苛的要求,這種合作將很快消失。

好的,我們今天學習的詞是 draconian, draconian, draconian ....(新聞美語即時通是由美國之音和中廣新聞網聯合製播,節目內容歡迎到中廣新聞網youtube收看收聽)