新闻热词:国葬

时间:2008-06-19 08:42:50 来源:英语学习网站

无可否认,俄前总统叶利钦曾是世界政坛上的重量级人物,同时也极具争议。普京对叶利钦的评价是“率直而勇敢的民族领袖”。对于叶利钦的辞世,俄总统普京表示沉重哀悼,并宣布周三为叶利钦举行国葬仪式。

请看外电相关报道:Mr Yeltsin, who led Russia between 1991 and 1999, died of heart failure in Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital.

He suffered years of cardiac problems that required several major operations. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin telephoned Mr Yeltsin's widow Naina to offer his condolences. Despite a campaign to discredit him, the Kremlin also announced that the late president would be given a state funeral on Wednesday.

报道中的“state funeral”指的就是“国葬”。“State”在此表示“与国事有关的,正式的”,如:state dinner(国宴)、state car(贵宾车)、state visit(国事访问)、the State Guest House(国宾馆)。

此外,因为俄罗斯前总统叶利钦死于心脏衰竭,这里顺便提两个医学词汇:cardio-vascular problem(心血管疾病);heart bypass surgery(心脏搭桥手术)。

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