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奥巴马讲话 祝福全国人民圣诞节快乐

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THE PRESIDENT: Merry Christmas, everybody! This is one of our favorite times of the year in the Obama household, filled with family and friends, warmth and good cheer. That's even true when I spend all night chasing Bo and Sunny away from the cookies we leave for Santa.
 
It's also my favorite weekly address of the year, because I'm joined by a special holiday guest star: Mrs. Obama.
 
THE FIRST LADY: Merry Christmas, everyone. Here at the White House, we've spent the past month helping1 everyone get into the holiday spirit.
 
Our theme this year is "A Timeless Tradition," and the decorations in each room reflect some of our country's most cherished pastimes-from saluting2 our troops and their families to helping children dream big dreams for their future.
 
And we've invited thousands of families here to the White House to enjoy the festivities-because there's no holiday tradition more timeless than opening our doors to others.
 
THE PRESIDENT: Today, like millions of Americans and Christians3 around the world, our family celebrates the birth of Jesus and the values He lived in his own life. Treating one another with love and compassion4. Caring for those on society's margins5: the sick and the hungry, the poor and the persecuted6, the stranger in need of shelter-or simply an act of kindness.
 
That's the spirit that binds7 us together-not just as Christians, but as Americans of all faiths. It's what the holidays are about: coming together as one American family to celebrate our blessings8 and the values we hold dear.
 
During this season, we also honor all who defend those values in our country's uniform. Every day, the brave men and women of our military serve to keep us safe-and so do their families.
 
THE FIRST LADY: So as we sing carols and open presents, as we win snowball fights...
 
THE PRESIDENT: Or lose snowball fights...
 
THE FIRST LADY: Let's also take time to pay tribute to those who have given our country so much. Go to JoiningForces.gov to see how you can serve the troops, veterans, and military families in your community.
 
And together, we can show them just how grateful we are for their sacrifice. That's a tradition we all can embrace-today and every day.
 
THE PRESIDENT: So on behalf of Malia, Sasha, Bo, Sunny, and everyone here at the White House-Merry Christmas. May God bless our troops and their families. And may God bless you all with peace and joy in the year ahead.



  
1 helping     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。


  • 2 saluting     
    v.欢迎,致敬( salute的现在分词 );赞扬,赞颂
    参考例句:
  • 'Thank you kindly, sir,' replied Long John, again saluting. “万分感谢,先生。”高个子约翰说着又行了个礼。 来自英汉文学 - 金银岛
  • He approached the young woman and, without saluting, began at once to converse with her. 他走近那年青女郎,马上就和她攀谈起来了,连招呼都不打。 来自辞典例句


  • 3 Christians     
    n.基督教徒( Christian的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
  • Christians of all denominations attended the conference. 基督教所有教派的人都出席了这次会议。
  • His novel about Jesus caused a furore among Christians. 他关于耶稣的小说激起了基督教徒的公愤。


  • 4 compassion     
    n.同情,怜悯
    参考例句:
  • He could not help having compassion for the poor creature.他情不自禁地怜悯起那个可怜的人来。
  • Her heart was filled with compassion for the motherless children.她对于没有母亲的孩子们充满了怜悯心。


  • 5 margins     
    边( margin的名词复数 ); 利润; 页边空白; 差数
    参考例句:
  • They have always had to make do with relatively small profit margins. 他们不得不经常设法应付较少的利润额。
  • To create more space between the navigation items, add left and right margins to the links. 在每个项目间留更多的空隙,加左或者右的margins来定义链接。


  • 6 persecuted     
    (尤指宗教或政治信仰的)迫害(~sb. for sth.)( persecute的过去式和过去分词 ); 烦扰,困扰或骚扰某人
    参考例句:
  • Throughout history, people have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. 人们因宗教信仰而受迫害的情况贯穿了整个历史。
  • Members of these sects are ruthlessly persecuted and suppressed. 这些教派的成员遭到了残酷的迫害和镇压。


  • 7 binds     
    v.约束( bind的第三人称单数 );装订;捆绑;(用长布条)缠绕
    参考例句:
  • Frost binds the soil. 霜使土壤凝结。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Stones and cement binds strongly. 石头和水泥凝固得很牢。 来自《简明英汉词典》


  • 8 blessings     
    n.(上帝的)祝福( blessing的名词复数 );好事;福分;因祸得福
    参考例句:
  • Afflictions are sometimes blessings in disguise. 塞翁失马,焉知非福。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We don't rely on blessings from Heaven. 我们不靠老天保佑。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》



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