【4月11日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Captain Tom Moore became a figure of inspiration across the world last spring when he raised money for the NHS during the first coronavirus lockdown.

Prime Minister BORIS JOHNSON has lowered the flags above No 10 Downing Street office to half-mast to pay tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death.

The Prime Minister hailed the war veteran‘a hero.’In a statement, Mr Johnson said: ‘Captain Sir Tom Moore was a hero in the truest sense of the word. In the dark days of the Second World War he fought for freedom and in the face of this country's deepest post war crisis he united us all, he cheered us all up, and he embodied the triumph of the human spirit. He became not just a national inspiration but a beacon of hope for the world. Our thoughts are with his daughter Hannah and all his family.’

中譯:

摩爾上尉於第一波新冠病毒封城期間,為英國國民保健署募款,此舉讓他在去年春天成為全球的精神指標。

英國首相強生於摩爾上尉去世後,將唐寧街10號官邸上的國旗下半旗,以向摩爾上尉致敬。

英國首相將這位參戰老兵譽為「英雄」。他於聲明中提到,摩爾上尉是英雄的最佳詮釋,他在二戰黑暗時期為和平奮戰,並在英國面臨戰後最慘重的危機時,將大家團結起來、鼓舞了所有人,他所體現出的是人類精神的勝利。他不只是全國的精神象徵,同時亦是全世界希望的燈塔。我們的心與他的女兒漢娜及所有家人同在。

-關鍵軍語-

※lockdown:

A state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure.

例句:

Military lockdown is usually a response to some kind of emergency situation.

軍事封鎖通常是某種緊急狀況之因應作為。