《中英對照讀新聞》Puppy banned from going near David Cameron for ’security reasons’ 基於「安全理由」小狗禁止接近卡麥隆

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A puppy was banned from going near David Cameron in Cheltenham for ’security reasons’.

基於「安全理由」,一隻小狗在喬汀翰被禁止接近英國首相大衛.卡麥隆。

Sarah Styler was bemused when she was ordered to keep her eight-month old Jack Russell poodle cross breed away from the Prime Minister outside St Luke’s Church Hall.

當莎拉.史戴勒在勝路加教堂外被人要求把她的8個月大、傑克羅素(犭更)與貴賓狗混種的小狗帶離首相遠一點時,不免感到困惑。

She was taking her puppy, Silver, for a walk near her house on Sunday when she spotted TV crews gathered outside the church. Mrs Styler, 49, waited to speak to the Prime Minister with a group of other voters.

她週日帶著愛犬「銀色」在自家附近散步時,看到教堂外擠滿電視台記者。49歲的史戴勒女士與其他一群選民便在此等著與首相說話。

But to her surprise she was told by a Tory aide that she could only speak to Mr Cameron if her dog was not present.

令她驚訝的是,保守黨的一名助理告訴她,她只能在愛犬不在場的情況下跟卡麥隆先生說話。

The aide proceeded to walk the dog to the other side of the road - a safe distance from the PM.

該助理還把狗帶到馬路的另一側與首相保持安全距離。

According to Mrs Styler he said "The Prime Minister loves dogs, but it was just for security."

根據史戴勒女士的說法,這名助理說:「首相愛狗,但這是基於安全。」

新聞辭典

ban someone from something:慣用語,禁止某人做某事或進入某處。例句:They banned us from the park.(他們禁止我們進入公園。)

to one’s surprise:慣用語,令感到驚訝。

keep away from:慣用語,避開,勿接近。例句:You should keep away from spicy foods.(你應該少吃辛辣食物。)

聯合翻譯引用自: http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=888598&day=2015-06-12

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