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Britain to honor Winston Churchill on new banknote
英國新鈔印邱吉爾肖像表敬意

Randolph Churchill, left, great-grandson of Britain’s former prime minister Winston Churchill, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat unveil a bronze bust of the prime minister in Jerusalem on Nov. 4 last year, marking the 90th anniversary of Churchill’s first visit to Jerusalem.
英國前總理溫斯頓‧邱吉爾的曾孫藍道夫‧邱吉爾(左)與耶路撒冷市長聶爾‧巴柯特,出席去年十一月四日於耶路撒冷舉行的邱吉爾半身像揭幕儀式,紀念邱吉爾首次訪問耶路撒冷九十週年。

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Britain is set to honor its revered wartime leader Winston Churchill with a banknote featuring his portrait and famous declaration, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, traveled to Churchill’s former home Chartwell in southern England’s Kent to announce plans for Churchill’s image to appear on a new five-pound (US$7.78) note to be issued in 2016.

“Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world,” outgoing central bank governor King told members of the Churchill family.

Churchill, no stranger to the British currency after his face was emblazoned on a five shilling piece in the 1960s, joins the ranks of Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens who have all adorned banknotes in the past.

(Reuters)

英國準備以印有肖像及名言「我沒有什麼可以奉獻的,只有鮮血、勞力、淚水與汗水」的鈔票,向備受國民敬重的戰時領導人邱吉爾致敬。

英格蘭銀行總裁金恩前往邱吉爾位於南英格蘭肯特郡的故居,宣布印上邱吉爾肖像的五英鎊(七點七八美元)新鈔將於二0一六年發行。

即將卸任的金恩告訴邱吉爾家族成員,「邱吉爾爵士的確是英國偉大的領導人、演說家與作家,除此之外,他還是整個自由世界公認的英雄」。

邱吉爾並非英國通貨的新面孔,一九六0年代他的肖像曾刻在五先令硬幣上,現在他也加入(肖像)過去被放上紙鈔的牛頓、莎士比亞與狄更斯行列。

(路透/翻譯:國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. revere v.

尊敬 (zun1 jing4)

例: Nelson Mandela is revered for his brave fight against apartheid.

(尼爾森曼德拉因為勇於對抗種族隔離而備受敬重。)

2. banknote n.

紙鈔 (zhi3 piao4)

例: Hidden in the suitcase were wads of banknotes.

(這只行李箱裡放了大量紙鈔。)

3. join the ranks of idiom

加入…的行列 (jia1 ru4 ... de5 hang2 lie4)

例: Mary has joined the ranks of the unemployed.

(瑪莉加入失業行列。)


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