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Bluce学英语外刊精读笔记:长城汽车有意收购吉普[01]

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摘要: ​​Great Wall Motor of China Sets Its Sights on Jeep长城汽车有意收购吉普感谢Bluce学英语外刊精读笔记互享群116号所做笔记China is trying to clamp down on overseas acquisitions by its companies ...
​​Great Wall Motor of China Sets Its Sights on Jeep

长城汽车有意收购吉普

感谢Bluce学英语外刊精读笔记互享群116号所做笔记

China is trying to clamp down on overseas acquisitions by its companies. Hostility is growing in the United States toward Chinese deals. And the auto industry faces substantial change in the form of battery-powered vehicles and autonomous cars.

中国正试图打压本国公司的海外收购行为。中国企业发起的收购交易在美国招致了越来越多的敌意。汽车行业还面临着由电动汽车和自动驾驶汽车带来的重大变革。

clamp down on

(对…)进行压制(或取缔)

lThose who clamp down on internet freedom may be able to hold back the full expression of their people’s yearnings for a while, but not forever.

那些箝制互联网自由的政府或许可以在短时间内使人民无法充分表达自己的意愿,但不可能永久。

clamp /klæmp/

1.N-COUNT A clamp is a device that holds two things firmly together. 夹具

lMany openers have a magnet or set of clamps to grip the open lid.

许多开启器是用磁铁或夹具来夹紧要开启的盖子。

2.N-COUNT A clamp is a large metal device which is attached to the wheel of an illegally parked car or other vehicle in order to prevent it from being driven away. The driver has to pay to have the device removed. 丹佛锁扣 (用来钳锁违章停车的汽车轮子)

lI watched a couple of cops put a clamp on a green Mercedes.  

我看到几个警察给一辆绿色奔驰车加上丹佛锁扣。

3.V-T When you clamp one thing to another, you fasten the two things together with a clamp. 用 (夹具) 夹紧

lSomebody forgot to bring along the U-bolts to clamp the microphones to the pole.  

有人忘记带来把麦克风夹在支杆上的U型螺栓。

4.V-T To clamp something in a particular place means to put it or hold it there firmly and tightly. 把…夹紧; 固定

lHe clamped his lips together.

他紧闭双唇。

5.V-T To clamp an illegally parked car means to fit a device to one of its wheels so that it cannot be driven away. 锁扣 (违章停放的车辆)

lThough the city will no longer clamp cars, illegally parked vehicles will be towed.

尽管该城将不再锁扣车辆,违规停放的车辆将被拖走。

 

substantial /səbˈstænʃəl/  

ADJ Substantial means large in amount or degree. 大量的; 很大程度的

lA substantial number of mothers with young children are deterred from undertaking paid work because they lack access to childcare.

很多有小孩的母亲找不到人照顾小孩,从而无法从事有薪工作。

【同近义词】adj.大量的;实质的;内容充实的

massive  extensive  macro  much  volume

 

【写作积累】face substantial change面临重大变化

 

None of that deterred one Chinese automaker, Great Wall Motor Company, from saying on Monday that it was interested in buying the Jeep brand — a quintessentially American car that is known for its sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, but that also has a strong resonance in China.

所有这些都没能让中国汽车生产商长城汽车股份有限公司感到气馁。该公司于周一宣布有意收购吉普(Jeep)——一个以运动型多功能车(简称SUV)和皮卡闻名的汽车品牌,具有强烈的美国特色,但在中国也有很强的品牌知名度。

 

deter /dɪˈtɜː/

V-T To deter someone from doing something means to make them not want to do it or continue doing it. 阻止

lNothing shall deter us from doing what we think right.

什么也阻止不了我们去做自己认为该做的事。

【同近义词】vt. 制止,阻止;使打消念头

Dispute  block  restrain

 

quintessentially [,kwinti'senʃəli]

ADV typically. 典型地;标准地

lFor though Chua hails the virtues of "the Chinese way, " the story she tells is quintessentially American.

虽然蔡美儿极力宣扬“中国方式”的优点,她说的却是典型的美国故事。

 

resonance /ˈrɛzənəns/  

1.N-VAR If something has a resonance for someone, it has a special meaning or is particularly important to them. 共鸣

lThe ideas of order, security, family, religion and country had the same resonance for them as for Michael.

秩序、安全、家庭、宗教和国家这些概念在他们心里产生了和迈克尔一样的共鸣。

2.N-UNCOUNT If a sound has resonance, it is deep, clear, and strong. 洪亮

lHis voice had lost its resonance; it was tense and strained.

他的声音失去了原有的洪亮,紧张而做作。

 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Italian-controlled company that owns Jeep, said it had not heard from Great Wall, however, suggesting that considerable ground would have to be covered before a deal could be reached.

身为吉普母公司的意大利车企菲亚特克莱斯勒汽车公司(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)称,长城尚未与其接洽。这显示出,该项交易距离达成还有很长一段路。

 

【背景知识】

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles 菲亚特克莱斯勒汽车公司

菲亚特汽车公司(Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino,缩写即F.I.A.T.),意大利著名汽车制造公司,世界十大汽车公司之一,成立于1899年,总部位于意大利工业中心,皮埃蒙特大区首府都灵。2014年1月,菲亚特股份公司宣布完成对克莱斯勒集团所有股份的收购,克莱斯勒成为菲亚特旗下的全资子公司。同时,菲亚特克莱斯勒汽车(FCA)宣布成立,成为全球第7大汽车制造商。

菲亚特作为超过百年历史的经典品牌一直被视为完美汽车的缔造者,旗下的著名品牌包括:包括菲亚特、克莱斯勒、Jeep、道奇、法拉利、玛莎拉蒂、阿尔法·罗密欧、蓝旗亚、道奇RAM、SRT、ABARTH、纽荷兰、FIAT PROFESSIONAL等

 

Cover (the) ground

1.很快地走完一段路;飞驰;旅行

2.涉及,包含

3.提供重要事实和详细情况

4.调查,考察

5.彻底讲清(或弄清)一个问题

6.取得一定的进展

lWe want our movies to cover new ground.

我们希望我们的电影涉及新的领域。

【写作积累】considerable ground would have to be covered before... 在...之前还有很长一段路要走

 

a global force in the auto industry. Chinese carmakers have shown interest in expanding outside their home market in recent years, and the fastest way to do that would be to acquire an existing automaker.

不过,长城的言论表明,中国仍有意把自己打造成全球汽车行业中的一股重要力量。近年来,中国汽车生产商展现出了走出本国市场、在海外扩张的意愿,而收购现有的汽车生产商是把意愿变成现实的最快捷途径。

【写作积累】home market国内市场

Fiat Chrysler is an obvious target because its chief executive, Sergio Marchionne, has signaled interest in finding a buyer. It would also be relatively cheap, valued at $19 billion on the stock market.

菲亚特克莱斯勒显然会成为目标,因为其首席执行官赛尔焦·马尔基翁内(Sergio Marchionne)已经表示有意寻找买家。它相对而言也比较便宜,市值为190亿美元。

signal interest in 表达对...的兴趣

lWomen often make the mistake of assuming hard work and accomplishments will signal their interest in advancement.

女性们总是错误地认为,不辞辛劳和工作业绩能够显示她们的进取心。

Signal

1.[I,T] to make a sound or action in order to give information or tell someone to do something发信号,打信号;示意

lShe signalled, and the waiter brought the bill. 她打了个手势,侍者就拿来了账单。

lThe whistle signalled the end of the match. 哨声吹响,示意比赛结束。

[+ at]

lMary signalled wildly at them, but they didn’t notice. 玛丽拼命向他们做手势,但他们没注意到。

[+ to]

lThe judge signaled to a police officer and the man was led away. 法官向一名警察示意,于是那个人就被带走了。

[+ for]

lHe pushed his plate away and signalled for coffee. 他把盘子推开,示意要杯咖啡。

signal (to) sb to do sth

lShe signalled to the children to come inside. 她示意孩子们进来。

signal that

lThe bell signaled that school was over. 铃声响起表示放学。

2.[T] to make something clear by what you say or do – used in news reports〔用语言或行动〕表明,表示〔用于新闻报道〕

lBoth sides have signaled their willingness to start negotiations. 双方都表示了启动谈判的意愿。

lBritish sources last night signalled their readiness to talk. 英国方面昨晚表示愿意对话。

signal (that)

lThe Prime Minister’s speech today signals that there will be a shakeup in the cabinet. 首相今天的讲话表明内阁将进行改组。

3.[T] to be a sign that something is going to happen标志着,预示

signal the start/beginning/end of sth

lthe lengthening days that signal the end of winter 白昼变长标志着冬天的结束

4.[I] to show the direction you intend to turn in a vehicle, using the lights〔车辆转向时〕打灯示意

lSignal before you pull out. 驶离路边时先要打灯示意。

5.adj. [only before noun 仅用于名词前] important重要的

signal achievement/success/failure etc

The university has done me the signal honour of making me an Honorary Fellow. 这所大学授予我荣誉院士头衔,让我深感荣幸。



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