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地道美语听力播客:和政府机构打交道

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欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客(快速版)》 Jogi:I knew when we got this government contract that it would be a two- edged sword.
杰基:我就知道我们拿到这份政府合同时就是把双刃剑。
Deborah:How so?
黛博拉:怎么说?
Jogi:I'm grateful for the work, but having to jump through hoops of the government's bureaucracy has me pulling my hair out.
杰基:我很感激这份工作,但要对政府的官僚作风百依百顺让我担心的不得了。
Deborah:What's wrong now?
黛博拉:现在有什么不对吗?
Jogi:You know that all of our documents have to be submitted in triplicate.
杰基:你清楚的,我们的所有文件必须按照一式三份提交。
I anticipated that and had done everything to the letter, or so I thought.
我期望所有都是按照规章制度办事,或者说,我认为是这样。
Deborah:I know. I helped you prepare those documents.
黛博拉:我知道啊。我帮你准备这些文件的。
What's the problem?
有什么问题吗?
Jogi:The documents were sent back to us because they say we didn't follow some of the reporting regulations.
杰基:文件又退给我们了,因为他们说我们没有遵循一些规定。
But the verbiage in the regulations is so convoluted that I had to interpret them to the best of my ability.
但条条框框中的措辞又如此复杂所以我必须尽最大能力给他们解释。
I thought I had done everything right.
我认为我所做的一切都是正确的。
Deborah:Didn't they tell you what they thought was done wrong when they returned the documents?
黛博拉:他们没告诉你文件退回时是哪里出现了纰漏吗?
Jogi:All I got was a form letter with no specifics.
杰基:我收到的都是套用信函,根本只字未提。
Deborah:I suggest calling the office responsible for reviewing the documents and asking someone there.
黛博拉:我建议你给负责审核文件的办公室打个电话问问工作人员。
Jogi:You don't think I've tried?
杰基:你没发现我已经试过了吗?
Each time I think I have the right department and leave a voicemail message, either I don't hear back or I get palmed off on another office.
每次我想都是找对了部门,并且留下语音信息,但要么就是从未收到反馈,要么把我当球踢打发给另一个办公室。
I can't get a straight answer to any of my questions.
我的任何问题都没有得到一个直接的回答。
I never expected this much red tape.
我从来没想到会有这么多繁文缛节。
Deborah:So I see what you mean about that two-edged sword.
黛博拉:我明白你双刃剑的意思了。
Jogi:I can think of one good use for that sword right now-to put me out of my misery!
杰基:我想那把剑唯一的好处就是给我个痛快让我远离不幸!
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contract ['kɔntrækt,kən'trækt]
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n. 合同,契约,婚约,合约
v. 订合同,缩
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anticipated [æn'tisipeit]
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adj. 预期的;期望的 v. 预料(anticipat
 
sword [sɔ:d]
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n. 剑,刀
 
bureaucracy [bjuə'rɔkrəsi]
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n. 官僚制度,官僚主义
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convoluted ['kɔnvəlu:tid]
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adj. 旋绕的,费解的 动词convolute的过去式
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verbiage ['və:biidʒ]
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n. 废话,冗词,措辞
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grateful ['greitfəl]
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adj. 感激的,感谢的
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interpret [in'tə:prit]
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v. 解释,翻译,口译,诠释
 
misery ['mizəri]
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n. 痛苦,悲惨的境遇,苦难
 
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