2017年8月5日 星期六

repatriate, bayonet, tentative, fare, expatriate


North Korean Defector, 'Treated Like Dirt' in South, Fights to Return


Disenchanted with life in capitalist South Korea, Kwon Chol-nam is asking to be repatriated, an impossibility under current law.

Malawi becomes the first African state to announce the repatriation of its nationals from South Africa, following an upsurge in xenophobic violence.

 Taiwan's ocean ecology a mystery to most: survey

Taipei Times
By Shelley Shan / Staff reporter Taiwan may be an island, surrounded by sea, but a recent survey has shown that people in the nation fared poorly in their knowledge of the oceanic environment. The survey, carried out by Taiwan Environmental Info ...


Myanmar’s faltering economy needed him, too. In the early 1990s, on payment of a “whitening tax” into Myanmar’s near-empty treasury, Mr Lo was allowed to repatriate the funds he had stowed offshore.

As Technology Evolves, AT&T Adjusts a Theme
When the "Rethink possible" campaign was developed, consumers were a little more tentative with technology, but a lot can change in just two years.


Combating the Repatriation Blues

When you are a returning expat, one way to lessen your sense of loss when you move home is to find other people like you.
And Thomas Cook said it had arranged additional capacity for its flights out of Glasgow Airport.
Transport minister Paul Clark said: "I urge all affected passengers to identify themselves as former Flyglobespan customers to alternative carriers in order to ensure they benefit from these special repatriation fares."

Japan May Use Tax Breaks to Encourage Repatriation, Nikkei Says
Bloomberg - USA
17 (Bloomberg) -- The Japanese government may exempt from taxes dividends that domestic companies receive from overseas units to encourage repatriation of ...

Immigrants Deported, by U.S. Hospitals
Many hospitals are taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because nursing homes won’t accept them without insurance.

One example: "The newsreel/ Without a corpse in view/ The spirits are high." Another goes: "Stolen by thrusting bayonets/ The fields are fertile/ In the colonized village." And yet another: "Return home/ Like a log/ Without arms and legs."
The second poem concerns Japan's colonization of the former Manchuria. The third is about repatriated soldiers who had lost their limbs in battle.
Ms. Quirós said there were no legal issues surrounding the Brooklyn Museum’s ownership of the objects, since they left the country before a 1938 Costa Rican law restricting export of archaeological artifacts. Still, she said, she looked forward to repatriating the pieces whenever the museum could find the money.

repatriate[re・pa・tri・ate][動] 〔ripéitrièit | -pǽt-〕 (他)〈捕虜・亡命者などを〉本国に送還する. ⇒EXILE[類語]
━━[名] 〔ripéitrit | -pǽt-〕 (本国への)送還者.
[後ラテン語repatriātus (re-再び+pater父+-ATE1=生まれた土地へ返される). △REPAIR2
re・pà・tri・á・tion ">

[動] 〔ekspéitrièit | -pǽt-〕 (他)
1 …を(故国から)追放する.
2 ((〜 -self))故国を去る[離れる];国籍を捨てる.
━━[形]((限定))[名] 〔ekspéitrit, -èit | -pǽt-〕 国外に追放された(人), 国籍を離脱した(人);国外居住者. ▼外国に出張または駐在している社員などについてもいう.
[ラテン語ex-外へ+patria故国(=父の国). △FATHER, PATRON, PATERNAL

  • 発音記号[féər]
  • [名]
1 乗車料金[賃]. ⇒PRICE[類語]
a taxi [a bus, a train, an air] fare
タクシー[バス, 鉄道, 航空]料金
a reduced fare
a single [a double] fare
a fare dodger
All fares, please.
What is the fare to Chicago and back
2 乗客;(特にタクシーの)客.
3 [U]((主に文))(レストランなどの)料理, 食事;(テレビなどの)出し物
a bill of fare
(1) 〈人が〉やっていく, 暮らしていく
He is faring well in school.
(2) ((itを主語として))〈事が〉(…にとって)(うまく, まずく)運ぶ((with ...))
It fared poorly with him.
2 食べる, 食事をする;食べ物をもてなされる.
3 ((古))旅する
fare forth

verb [T]
to send or bring someone, or sometimes money or other property, back to their own country:
The government repatriated him because he had no visa.

━━ vt., n. (捕虜などを)本国へ送還する; 復員[帰還]者.

A blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.
To prod, stab, or kill with this weapon.

[French baionnette, after Bayonne, a town of southwest France.]

bayonet (BAY-uh-nit, -net, bay-uh-NET)

noun: A blade attached to the muzzle of a gun, used in close combat.
verb: To fight or kill with bayonet.

After Bayonne, a town in southwest France, where the weapon originated or was first used in early 17th century. You'd think with modern high-tech gadgetry, a 17th century weapon would now be obsolete, but the bayonet is still taken seriously.

"Although no tactician has taken the bayonet seriously since the Civil War, the Army sees bayonet training as a way of pumping up aggressiveness. On this morning, some of the women seemed tentative as they jabbed at dummies -- but no more so than an equal ratio of men, the sergeants said." — This Woman's Army With a `No Big Deal' Shrug, Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood Again Mixes Genders; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Feb 26, 1995.


  • 発音記号[téntətiv]
  • [形]((形式))
1 試験的な, 仮の, 一時的な
a tentative plan
tentative agreement
2 不確かな, 自信のない;煮えきらない;おずおずした, ためらいがちな.
━━[名]仮説, 試案;試み.
[中ラテン語←ラテン語tentātus (temptāre試みる)「試みられた」. △TEMPT
[副]仮に;ためらいがちに, おそるおそる.