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VOA新闻热词视频 News Words: Construction 2016-11-3(英语字幕)

Welcome to the Voice of America's News Words.

欢迎收听美国之音新闻词汇节目。

This week's news word is about an important industry.

这周的新闻词汇和一个重要行业相关。

Construction:

Construction,即,建筑:

Where there are cranes and projects like this one in Washington's Waterfront district, there are jobs. Ken Simonsons says construction employment is growing nearly twice as fast as the rest of the economy. But the industry is at risk of stalling because there aren't a lot of construction workers with skills available to be hired now.

在华盛顿海滨地区有这种起重机和项目的地方,就有工作。肯·西蒙森斯说建筑行业就业的增长速度是经济其他行业的近两倍,但这个行业面临停滞的风险,因为现在有这行业必需技能的建筑工人不多。

Construction is the process of building something, like a house, bridge or road. If someone does this for a living, they are said to be "in construction." If something is being build, it is said to be "under construction."

Construction指建造某物(如房子、桥梁或道路)的过程。如果某人以这个为生,就用“in construction”来形容;如果某物正在建设中,就说它“under construction”。

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