今天我們要學的詞是 paramount. Paramount is spelled P-A-R-A-M-O-U-N-T, paramount.
paramount 的意思是首要的，至高無上的。 It was the hope that 2020 Olympics could still be held as a distraction from the COVID-19 outbreak around the world. However, it was decided that the health of everyone involved was paramount. 儘管人們希望仍然能夠舉辦2020年奧運會，以分散對全球冠狀病毒爆發的注意力，但是最終做出的決定是每個參與者的健康高於一切。
Since student tuition and fees have become a primary source of funding for U.S. universities and colleges, keeping the student population on an upward trajectory has become paramount to the faculties. 由於學生的學雜費已成為美國大學和學院的主要資金來源，因此，保持學生人數持續上升已成為各院系的首要任務。
好的，我們今天學習的詞是 paramount, paramount, paramount ....（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）