英语阅读:希拉里退职英语演讲稿

来源:考试大发布时间:2013-04-07

  导读:6月7日,美国民主党总统竞选人希拉里在华盛顿正式宣布停止竞选,转而支持竞争对手奥巴马成为总统。希拉里的推选演说内容可圈可点,赢得阵阵掌声,虽然选举失败,但离开得仍然如同一个胜者。这篇演讲稿是难得的翻译素材。

  Thank you very, very much. Well, this isn't exactly the party I'd planned, but I sure like the company(客人,朋友;一群人).

  (APPLAUSE)

  非常非常感谢大家!这的确不是我曾经计划的派对,但我确实喜欢与你们同在。

  And I want to start today by saying how grateful I am to all of you, to everyone who poured your hearts and your hopes into this campaign, who drove for miles and lined the streets waving homemade signs, who scrimped ((较平时)节省着过日子,一点一滴地省钱;吝啬;克扣;节省,节缩,过度减少) and saved to raise money, who knocked on doors and made calls, who talked, sometimes argued with your friends and neighbors...

  (APPLAUSE)

  ... who e-mailed and contributed(捐献,捐助,贡献出) online, who invested so much in our common enterprise, to the moms and dads who came to our events, who lifted their little girls and little boys on their shoulders and whispered in their ears, "See, you can be anything you want to be."

  (APPLAUSE)

  今天,首先我要表达我衷心地谢意,感谢所有为(我的)竞选倾注热情与希望的人们,你们驱车百里,排满街道,挥舞着自制标语,你们省吃省用、踊跃筹款,你们或登门拜访或拨打电话(邀集选民),有时你们甚至与你们的朋友邻居争论,你们通过电邮在线捐款,你们为了我们共同的事业奉献了太多太多;感谢那些带着孩子们加入我们盛举的父母们,他们将孩子们高举在肩头,并对他们轻声叮咛“看,(孩子),一切梦想,皆可成真”

  To the young people...

  (APPLAUSE)

  ... like 13-year-old Anne Riddell (ph) from Mayfield, Ohio, who had been saving for two years to go to Disney World and decided to use her savings instead to travel to Pennsylvania with her mom and volunteer there, as well.

  To the veterans(经验丰富的人,老兵;退伍军人), to the childhood friends, to New Yorkers and Arkansans...

  (APPLAUSE)

  ... who traveled across the country, telling anyone who would listen why you supported me. And to all of those women in their 80s and their 90s...

  (APPLAUSE)

  ... born before women could vote, who cast(投,掷,加。。。于) their votes for our campaign. I've told you before about Florence Stein (ph) of South Dakota(达科他州) who was 88 years old and insisted that her daughter bring an absentee(缺席者,旷课者,外住者) ballot(投票表决,选举,选票) to her hospice((宗教团体开办的)旅客招待所,(晚期病人的)安养院) bedside. Her daughter and a friend put an American flag behind her bed and helped her fill out the ballot.

  She passed away soon after and, under state law, her ballot didn't count, but her daughter later told a reporter, "My dad's an ornery(脾气坏的), old cowboy, and he didn't like it when he heard Mom's vote wouldn't be counted. I don't think he had voted in 20 years, but he voted in place of my mom."

  (APPLAUSE)

  我也要感谢像安这样的年轻人们,她今年刚13岁,来自俄亥俄州的梅菲尔得市,她决定把过去两年中本为去迪士尼攒下的钱用来和妈妈一起去宾夕法尼亚充当志愿者;还要感谢那些退伍老兵,孩提时的朋友,以及纽约和阿肯色地区的人们,你们走遍全国,向所有愿意倾听的人们解释支持我的理由;我更要感谢那些八九十岁的女选民,她们

  在女性尚没有选举权之前出生,这次她们为我们的竞选投票。我给大家讲过南达科塔州的弗罗伦斯斯汀的故事,她已88岁高龄,她坚持让自己女儿把一张缺席选举人票拿到了病床前,女儿和一个朋友把一面美国国旗放到她的床后,并帮她填写了选票。稍后,她即离世,而根据州的法律,她这一票不能计数,但是女儿后来对记者说到:“爸爸是个老牛仔,性格倔强,当他听说妈妈的投票没被采用,他非常难过。我想他已经二十年都没投过一次票了,但这次他替妈妈投了一票。”

  So to all those who voted for me and to whom I pledged(保证,许诺,发誓) my utmost, my commitment(承诺,许诺,保证,承担的义务,信奉,献身) to you and to the progress we seek is unyielding(坚硬的,不屈的,不能弯曲的).

  谢谢你们,我所有的选民们和那些我曾竭力做出许诺的人们。我对你们的承诺和我们所追求的进步事业将永不停滞,一往无前!

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