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外刊精读笔记:长城汽车有意收购吉普[02]

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摘要: 外刊精读笔记:长城汽车有意收购吉普​​​The automaker owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep brands, as well as the Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands in Europe.除了拥有菲亚特(Fiat) ...
外刊精读笔记:长城汽车有意收购吉普[02]

​​​The automaker owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep brands, as well as the Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands in Europe.

除了拥有菲亚特(Fiat)、阿尔法·罗密欧(Alfa Romeo)和玛莎拉蒂(Maserati)等欧洲品牌,菲亚特克莱斯勒还是克莱斯勒(Chrysler)、道奇(Dodge)、公羊(Ram)和吉普等品牌的所有者。

The seriousness of Great Wall’s interest in a deal could not immediately be determined, and a company spokeswoman declined to say whether the two parties had even met. The Chinese carmaker, controlled by the billionaire Wei Jianjun, has struggled in recent years to find success with new models in China, but it has since enjoyed faster-growing revenue and profit from freshened-up models of S.U.V.s.

目前尚不能判定长城对交易有多少诚意,该公司发言人拒绝告知双方是否碰过头。长城是亿万富翁魏建军旗下的车企,前些年一直致力于在中国推出受市场欢迎的新车型,却遭遇了重重困难。不过自那以来,源自其新款SUV车型的收入和利润增长较快。

 

freshen up 梳洗一番,使变得焕然一新

lShe freshened up the room with some flowers.

她用一些花使房间鲜亮起来。

 

【写作积累】determine the seriousness of ...判定...的诚意

Find success with寻求...的成功

In a statement on Monday, Fiat Chrysler said it had “not been approached by Great Wall Motors in connection with the Jeep brand, or any other matter relating to its business.” The carmaker’s shares were nevertheless up 4 percent in Milan.

菲亚特克莱斯勒在周一的一份声明中称,“长城汽车尚未就吉普品牌,或与其业务有关的其他任何事宜”与己方“接洽”。尽管如此,在米兰,该公司的股价仍上涨了4%。

Jeep has a strong link to China, as it was one of the first foreign brands to enter the country, initially shipping parts to China for assembly in the late 1970s, before a joint venture called Beijing Jeep was created in 1983.

吉普与中国的关系十分密切,是第一批进入该国的外国品牌之一。它从1970年代末就开始把零部件运往中国,以供组装;随后,一家名为北京吉普的合资公司在1983年成立。

joint venture

N-COUNT A joint venture is a business or project in which two or more companies or individuals have invested, with the intention of working together. 合资企业

【同近义词】[经]合资企业;[经管]联合经营

joint operation   joint adventure

 

venture /ˈvɛntʃə/

1.N-COUNT A venture is a project or activity that is new, exciting, and difficult because it involves the risk of failure. 风险项目; 冒险活动

l...a Russian-American joint venture.

 …一个俄美合资的风险项目。

2.V-I If you venture somewhere, you go somewhere that might be dangerous. 冒险去 (某处)

lPeople are afraid to venture out for fear of sniper attacks.

人们不敢冒险外出,害怕狙击手的袭击。

3.V-T If you venture a question or statement, you say it in an uncertain way because you are afraid it might be stupid or wrong. 试探地提出 (问题或观点)

l"So you're Leo's girlfriend?" he ventured.

“那么你就是利奥的女朋友了?”他小心地问道。

lHe ventured that plants draw part of their nourishment from the air.

他试探着提出了植物从空气中吸取它们的部分养分的观点。

4.V-T If you venture to do something that requires courage or is risky, you do it. 冒险 (做某事)

l"Don't ask," he said, whenever Ginny ventured to raise the subject.

每当金尼冒险提起这个话题时,他总是说∶“你不要问了。”

5.V-I If you venture into an activity, you do something that involves the risk of failure because it is new and different. 冒险 (从事活动)

lHe enjoyed little success when he ventured into business.

他在冒险涉足生意时很少成功。

 

【句子分析】

as it was one of the first foreign brands to enter the country

as引导的原因状语从句,as表示“因为”、“由于”,引导原因状语从句,其语气不如because强,通常为附加说明的理由,且是已知晓的原因,主句与从句没有逻辑上的因果关系

 

Gerald C. Meyers, at the time the chairman and chief executive of American Motors, which owned the Jeep brand, has said that he initially saw China as a low-cost place to build vehicles for the Australian market, and never anticipated that the country would grow into such a major well of customers.

吉普当时的母公司是美国汽车(American Motors),后者的时任董事长兼首席执行官杰拉德·C·梅耶斯(Gerald C. Meyers)说,他起初只把中国当成以低廉的成本为澳大利亚市场生产汽车的地点,从未料到它会成长为一个如此巨大的消费市场。

well of

adj. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

lThey were not well off, and lived in a village.

她们家不富裕,而且住在一个乡村里。

【近义词】comfortable、easy、prosperous、well-fixed、well-heeled、well-off 、well-situated、well-to-do

【反义词】bad off

Chrysler, which bought American Motors in 1987, later decided not to invest in a big expansion of manufacturing operations in China, hoping instead to import Jeeps from the United States. But Jeep was hurt by very steep Chinese tariffs on imported vehicles; for many years, as a consequence, models like the Grand Cherokee cost twice as much in China as in other countries.

克莱斯勒于1987年买下美国汽车,随后决定不大举扩张在中国的生产业务,而是希望中国能从美国进口吉普车。但中国对进口汽车征收的高额关税让吉普遭受打击;很多年间,大切诺基等车型在中国的售价比在其他国家贵一倍。

steep /stiːp/

1.ADJ A steep slope rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up. 陡峭的

lSan Francisco is built on 40 hills and some are very steep.

旧金山建在40座山丘上,其中有些非常陡峭。

2.ADJ A steep increase or decrease in something is a very big increase or decrease. 急剧的

lConsumers are rebelling at steep price increases.

消费者们正在抗议急剧的物价上涨。

3.V to soak or be soaked in a liquid in order to soften, cleanse, extract an element, etc 浸; 泡

lLeave the tea bag to steep. 让茶包好好浸泡一下。

 

cost twice as much in China as in other countries

倍数表达法

1. 倍数 + as + 形容词或副词的原级 + as + 其他。

这种结构又常演变成下列两类:

①倍数 + as + many + 可数名词复数 + as;

②倍数 + as +much + 不可数名词 + as。如:

There are seven times as many people as I expected.是我预料的人数的七倍。

There is five times as much coffee in this glass as in that one.这个杯子里的咖啡是那个杯子里的五倍。

2. 倍数 + 形容词(或副词)的比较级 + than + 其他。如:

The hall is five times bigger than our classroom. 这个大厅的面积比我们教室大五倍。

3. 倍数 + the size / height / length / width. etc. + of + 其他。如:

This road is six times the length of that one. 这条路是那条路的六倍长。

4. 计量名词 + of + 名词 + be +倍数 + that + of + 其他。如:

The size of the newly broadened square is four times that of the previous one.新扩建的广场为以前的四倍大。

5. 倍数+what从句。如:

The production is now three times what it was ten years ago.现在的产量是十年前的三倍。

6. 倍数 + more + 名词 + than +其他。如:

There are nine times more books in his bag than in yours.他书包里的书比你书包里的书多九倍。​​​​


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