2016年4月7日 星期四

Potemkin, anaconda, palanquin, reputedly

Taiwan on edge as China draws closer
The Australian
Taiwan has been increasingly drawn into China's orbit as it becomes more dependent on the mainland for its economic growth. This warm embrace, described by one Taipei-based Western official as an "anaconda twist", has been encouraged by the ...

The BBC is to commemorate its former employee George Orwell four years after having initially rejected the plan, reputedly because he was too leftwing
Broadcaster to commemorate former employee after initially rejecting plan,…
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 palanquin

Syllabification: (pal·an·quin)
Pronunciation: /ˌpalənˈkēn/

(also palankeen)
Definition of palanquin

noun [名](インドや中国で用いた)輿(こし).

  • (in India and the East) a covered litter for one passenger, consisting of a large box carried on two horizontal poles by four or six bearers.

Origin:

late 16th century: from Portuguese palanquim, from Oriya pālaṅki, based on Sanskrit palyanka 'bed, couch'


anaconda


 
音節
an • a • con • da
発音
æ`nəkɑ'ndə | -kɔ'n-
anacondaの変化形
anacondas (複数形)
[名]アナコンダ(南米産の大蛇);(一般に)大蛇.

獨 立經濟學家、強烈質疑華西村發展模式的溫克堅表示:“華西村模式實際上是中國模式。”溫克堅認為華西村只不過是另一個波將金村(Potemkian Village),是中國統治者為了展示其最新政策而樹立的樣板村莊。(波將金村是俄國女皇葉卡捷琳娜二世的寵臣波將金於1787年修建的村莊,專為女皇 視察他的領地時使用,以顯示領地的“繁榮”——譯者註)
吳仁寶要求他的同志們每天學習中共機關報《人民日報》(People’s Daily),並按照中共的優先事項制定當地所有的經濟和政治計劃。




Potemkin2

Syllabification: (Po·tem·kin)
Pronunciation: /pəˈtem(p)kin/

Definition of Potemkin



adjective

informal
  • having a false or deceptive appearance, especially one presented for the purpose of propaganda:it proved her to be a Potemkin feminist

Origin:

1930s: from Grigori Aleksandrovich Potyomkin (often transliterated Potemkin), a favorite of Empress Catherine II of Russia, who reputedly gave the order for sham villages to be built for the empress's tour of the Crimea in 1787



reputedly 

Pronunciation: /rɪˈpjuːtɪdli/ 

ADVERB

According to what people say or believe; supposedly:he reputedly gained a £1.2-million settlement at the end of their marriage





Potemkin1

Syllabification: (Po·tem·kin)
Pronunciation: /pəˈtem(p)kin/

Definition of Potemkin
a battleship whose crew mutinied during the Russian Revolution of 1905 when in the Black Sea, bombarding Odessa before seeking asylum in Romania. The incident persuaded the tsar to agree to a measure of reform.

Sergei Eisenstein 說拍Battleship Potemkin 的 the massacre on the "Odessa Steps" (此為電影之虛構) 時. 2000人在台階上亂竄. 第一次拍的時候大家很認真 接下來重拍幾次. 大家沒新鮮感疲了. 這時候 Sergei Eisenstein應用所謂拿破崙效應---拿擴音器對幾位演員 指名道姓請他們認真點----果然......

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