2015年3月3日 星期二

aria, convert, kick the habit


Georges Bizet's opera Carmen premiered ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1875. Here's sheet music to the aria Habanera http://ow.ly/JHIuy
Banners in Riyadh are advertising the campaign slogan: "Kicking the habit is on you, and marriage is on us." The charity Purity says participants will complete a seven-day course to quit smoking. The name of the grand prize winner will be decided in a draw on 6 August. Twenty runners-up will get free furniture.
利雅德的旗幟上,都是此一活動的廣告標語:「戒菸靠你自己,結婚靠我們。」慈善團體「純潔」表示,參與者都將完成7天的戒菸課程。首獎贏家將於8月6日抽籤決定。20名亞軍可獲免費家具。



ariaLine breaks: aria
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːrɪə/ 

Definition of aria in English:

noun

Music
long accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or oratorio.

Origin

Early 18th century: from Italian, from Latin aer 'air'.



kick the habit:片語,戒除惡習。例句:She used to be a heavy smoker but she kicked the habit last year.(她以前是老菸槍,不過去年戒了。)


kick a habit
Also, kick it; kick the habit. Overcome or give up habitual use, especially of narcotics. For example, Smoking is addictive; it's not easy to kick, or If he doesn't kick the habit, he may not make it through school. This idiom uses kick in the sense of "get rid of." [First half of 1900s]


convert
Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to (cause something or someone to) change in form, character or opinion:
Could we convert the small bedroom into a second bathroom?
What's the formula for converting pounds into kilos?
He converted to (= starting believing in) Catholicism when he got married.
I used not to like exercise, but my sister has converted me (to it).

convert Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who changes their beliefs, habits, or way of living:
a Christian/Buddhist convert
a convert to vegetarianism/wholemeal bread

conversion Show phonetics
noun
1 [C or U] when someone or something is converted:
Her conversion to Buddhism/Islam was a very gradual process.
He used to be very right-wing, but he's undergone something of a conversion recently.
Solar power is the conversion of the sun's energy into heat and electricity.

2 [C] a place for living in that has been changed from its previous use:
a barn/factory conversion

convertible Show phonetics
adjective
1 able to be arranged in a different way and used for a different purpose:
a convertible sofa-bed

2 SPECIALIZED describes a type of money that can be easily exchanged into other types of money:
a convertible currency/bond

convertible Show phonetics
noun [C] (ALSO soft top)
a car with a soft roof which can be folded back:
a Volkswagen convertible
See picture .

converter Show phonetics
noun [C] (ALSO convertor)
a machine or device that changes something into a different form

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


━━ vt. 変える, 転換[転向,改心]させる ((to, into)); 両替する; 【ラグビー・アメフト】コンバートする; 【コンピュータ】(2種のコードを)変換する.
━━ vi. 転向する; 改宗する; 転換[転用]できる; 両替[換算]される; 【ラグビー・アメフト】コンバート(に成功)する.
convert to one's own use 横領する.
━━ n. 改宗[転向]者 ((to)).
con・vert・ed ━━ a. 転換された; 改造された; 転向した; 改宗した.
con・vert・er, con・ver・tor ━━ n. convertする人; 【電気】変流[換]器; 【冶】転炉; 【コンピュータ】変換器 ((変換用のプログラムや装置)).
converter reactor 【化】転換炉 ((原子炉の一種)).
con・vert・i・ble ━━ a., n. 転換[両替]できる ((into)); 折りたたみ式の; 幌付き自動車.
con・vert・i・bil・i・ty n. 転換[交換]可能なこと; 兌(だ)換性.
con・vert・i・bly ad.
convertible bond 転換社債.
convertible currency 交換可能[兌換]通貨.
convertible note 兌換券.
convertible security 転換証券.

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Tony Blair converts to Catholicism

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has converted to Roman Catholicism. Blair, whose wife and four children are Catholic, was received into the Catholic Church on Friday in a move that had been widely expected after he stepped down from power in June. It had been claimed that Blair had wanted to convert sooner, but that could have affected his position in delicate negotiations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Conversion could also
have put Blair at odds with his government's stance on stem-cell research, abortion and gay rights.

布萊爾皈依天主教
布萊爾過去信仰新教聖公會,但是他21日受洗成為羅馬天主教徒,私人彌撒儀式由羅馬天主教樞機主教奧康納主持。
《星期日泰晤士報》報道說,天主教的教友希望布萊爾解釋在擔任首相期間對同性戀權益,墮胎和幹細胞問題所採取的"站不住腳的"的立場。
《星期日郵報》將布萊爾的天主教信仰與現任工黨內閣成員進行了一番對比。報道說,政府內閣成員中有不到一半公開承認他們信仰上帝。在22名內閣大臣中,只有8人表示他們是基督徒,2人表示他們是無神論者。
布萊爾
布萊爾過去信仰新教聖公會,現在皈依羅馬天主教

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