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欢迎分享南外每日英语早餐! 南外每日英语早餐原创编辑来自于南外英语系群。目前英语早餐内容包括三大主题:热点新闻直通车 、清波门看世界和英语咬文嚼字。

热点新闻直通车:国际热点时事新闻报道和深度分析文章(CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, CTV...)

清波门看世界英中对照编辑海外主流媒体关于当今世界文化和旅游的报道和专题文章。

英语咬文嚼字: 每日英语单词 、 词组 、 俚语和习语。选词和例句全部来自当前主流英语媒体。南外英语系群每日英语特点:及时性 、 热点性 、 新潮流行性和趋势性。例句和解释全部标明出处,原汁原味。欢迎留言和交流学习。

今日新闻直通车 World News Daily Report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces an impeachment inquiry:
"No one is above the law" -- live updates

1.Trump slams Pelosi impeachment probe: ‘PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!’(CNBC)

2.Biden: Possible impeachment 'tragedy' of Trump's own making ( ABC)

3.Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful, UK Supreme Court rules (ABC)

4. Trump pushes nationalism in U.N. speech: 'The future does not belong to globalists' (NBC)

5. Lady Hale (and her brooch) sets social media on fire(CNN)

6.US Troops Are Likely Headed to This Saudi Air Base (military)

清波门看世界 Seeing the world through Qingbomen's eyes

Meet Silvia Fendi, the woman who's stepped into Karl Lagerfeld's shoes

认识接替卡尔•拉格菲尔德的女人-西尔维娅•文图里尼•芬迪

How the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge changed China forever

南京长江大桥何以永远改变了中国

30 of Africa's most amazing places to visit

非洲30个最令人惊叹的旅游景点

英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

今日单词 Word of the Day

gaslight verb
gaslighting  gaslighter noun

Meaning
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.

Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's belief. (wikipedia.org)

字面意思:点亮煤气灯;后来比喻通过心理手段操纵某人接受对现实的虚假信息或虚假描述,从而怀疑自己的理智行为。

“点亮煤气灯”这一词语来源于1938年的一部戏剧,以及后来1944年的电影改编。在这部电影中,一个杀人的丈夫通过慢慢调暗家里的煤气灯,然后否认发生了这种事,来操纵和迷惑他的妻子。

心理学认为:这种手法比你想象的有效,任何人都容易受到“点亮煤气灯”的侵害。这是虐待者、独裁者、自恋者和邪教领袖们经常使用的手法。这种手法很缓慢,所以受害者不知道他们已经被洗了多少次脑。

Citation
Donald Trump is a classic gaslighter in an abusive relationship with America. Gaslighting is outrageous behavior from anyone, let alone a U.S. president. Don't get confused, don't get exhausted, and don't stop fighting back. 

The United States is in an abusive relationship with the president. As a therapist in clinical practice, I’m trained to spot the signs and offer strategies to help people cope. Abusive relationships are extremely dangerous, and this is no exception. Donald Trump’s gaslighting has led the country into a spiral of doubt, anger and despair.

Gaslighting behavior has always been present in history, to a degree. It is par for the course whenever a person or entity wants to exert as much control as possible over others. But we haven’t seen this level of gaslighting since the Axis powers of World War II. ( usatoday.com )

今日词组 Phrase of the Day

sound out
phrasal verb

Meaning
If you sound someone out, you question them in order to find out what their opinion is about something. ( collinsdictionary.com )
试探(某人)的看法,探(某人)的口风

Citation
Pelosi Sounds Out Democrats on Impeachment.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been quietly sounding out top allies and lawmakers about whether the time has come to impeach President Trump, according to multiple Democratic officials, a major development in the ongoing investigation of the president that suggests the House could eventually vote to oust him,” the Washington Post reports.

“Pelosi has asked colleagues whether they believe that Trump’s own admission that he pressured a Ukrainian leader to investigate a political foe is a tipping point. She was making calls as late as Monday night to gauge support in the caucus, and many leadership aides who once thought Trump’s impeachment was unlikely now say they think it’s almost inevitable.” (The Washington Post & EDT by Taegan Goddard  September 23, 2019 )

今日俚语 Slang of the Day

run between the raindrops   
walk between the raindrops 

Meaning
This is a military, combat slang phrase meaning to maneuver under heavy fire without being hit (onlineslangdictionary.com) ; avoid or deflect repeated political attacks.
躲避枪林弹雨;躲闪政治对手的攻击

现在它经常被用作一个政治术语:躲避或转移对手的政治攻击。有时,Running between the raindrops(在雨滴之间的奔跑)也可以用来形容那些在执政期间能够转移丑闻或将责任推给他人的政客。

Citation
In the increasingly anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist world, Israel and her Jewish supporters are thought to be powerful and manipulative, controlling large nations and bending them to their will. In truth, tiny Israel must walk between the raindrops with the US and Russia in order to survive (Benjamin Netanyahu has been good at this, which is one of the reasons for his political survival).

I think it’s hard for Americans or Canadians, who are insulated from an unstable world by two oceans, and who live in resource-rich nations that stretch between them, to fully grasp the insecurity that is Israel’s lot. This is one reason why Israelis have very little patience with North Americans telling them what’s good for them in matters relating to security.  (abuyehuda.com Sep 24, 2018)

今日习语 Idiom of the Day

 read my lips

Meaning
listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker's words or the earnestness of their intent). 听好了,仔细听,注意听我说 ,看我的嘴型, 说到做到

小布什在1988年共和党总统提名演讲中使用的这个一个短语。完整的引语是' Read my lips: no new taxes' (听好了:不加税 ),这句话被认为是帮助他在1988年赢得总统宝座和在1992年失去连任的金句。

Citation
Trump’s base takes the wall itself seriously, and, like George H.W. Bush’s 1988 campaign pledge on taxes, the wall has become the president’s “read my lips” albatross. 

The border wall is Donald Trump’s “read-my-lips” trial. For a brief moment last week, he seemed to waver. But it seems now that was mere appearance, a feint, not reality. He has dug in more firmly than ever. One way or another, he will get the wall. If it were up to me, I’d take the advice of a friend and begin by mining the border, but no one has asked for my opinion. We probably won’t get the mines. We will get the wall. (amgreatness.com Dec 22,2018)

南外英语系群 English Breakfast

清波门看世界(中英文对照世界文化时事新闻报道和分析)

Sept 25, 2019

备注:“南外”系指“解放军南京外国语学院”(现改为解放军国际关系学院

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