0122 慢速翻译

发表于:2011-01-20 16:51 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
The mid-Atlantic state of Maryland is called the Free State. A Baltimore newspaper first called it that during the 1920s when the manufacture and sale of alcohol were banned for a time. Maryland said it wanted to be free from this prohibition. 位于大西洋中部的马里兰州被称为“自由之州”。二十世纪二十年代,巴尔的摩的一家报纸首次使用该名。当时一度禁止酒类的生产和销售,而马里兰州称他们要摆脱这项禁酒令。 Mississippi is the Magnolia State. It is named for a tree with big, beautiful white flowers that grows in that hot, southern state. 密西西比州别名是“木兰花州”。它以生长在这个炎热的南部州,盛开出硕大的美丽白花的木兰树命名。 The midwestern state of Missouri is called the Show Me State. The people of that frontier state were once famous for not believing everything people told them. 中西部的密苏里州被称作“索证之州”。这座边陲之州的居民曾因不相信别人告诉他们的任何事情而著名。 If you visit the western mountain and plain state of Montana, you will know why it is known as Big Sky Country. 如果你游览一下西部蒙大纳州的高山和平原,你就会知道它缘何被称为“长空之乡”了。 Nebraska is the only state to have a nickname that honors sports teams! The state university's athletic teams are nicknamed Cornhuskers in recognition of one of the area's chief crops. The state borrowed the Cornhusker nickname from the university. 内布拉斯加州是唯一一个别名用来纪念运动队的州。该州州立大学的运动队以当地的一种主要作物为名,给自己取名“剥玉米皮的乡巴佬”。内布拉斯加州从这所大学借来了“剥玉米皮的乡巴佬”这个别名。 The western desert state of Nevada is called the Silver State. It was once home to many silver mines and towns that grew up around them. Today, most of them are empty "ghost towns." 内华达州位于西部沙漠地区,别名是“产银之州”,这里曾经盛产银矿,拥有众多围矿而建的城镇。如今,大部分的城镇成为了空无一人的“鬼城”。
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