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2018-10-15 15:03:44 / 打印

Number of pet dogs slides

人口老龄化致狗狗失宠

Japan's aging population and the higher cost of keeping dogs has likely contributed to the sliding number of pet canines in the country, with cats overtaking them this year for the first time since an annual survey began in 1994, according to industry experts.

业内专家表示,自1994年开展一项年度调查以来,今年日本宠物猫的数量首次超过了宠物狗的数量;人口老龄化以及更为高昂的养狗成本或许是造成该国宠物狗数量下降的原因。

A survey by the Japan Pet Food Association showed that the estimated number of pet cats stood at 9,526,000 in 2017, remaining almost unchanged in recent years, while the number of dogs fell to 8,920,000, down for the third consecutive year. "The biggest reason behind the fall in the number of pet dogs is probably declining birthrate and graying population," said a public relations officer at major pet company Aeonpet Co.

日本宠物食品协会发布的一项调查显示,2017年宠物猫的数量估计有952.6万只,几乎与近年持平;而宠物狗的数量已连续下降三年,跌至892万条。大型宠物公司永旺的一位公关人员称,宠物狗数量下降最主要的原因或许是不断下降的出生率和正在老龄化的人口。

She says more elderly people are giving up on dogs and keeping cats instead due to the perception that dogs require greater care as owners need to take them out for walks every day and are legally obliged to get them vaccinated. According to the association, the average cost of keeping a dog for its entire lifetime is estimated at about 1.6 million yen while that of a cat about 1.08 million yen. The gap possibly affected people's choices.

她表示,由于认为照料狗的要求更高:主人需每天外出遛狗且负有法律责任为狗注射疫苗,更多老年人放弃养狗转而养猫。日本宠物食品协会称,从生到死养一条狗平均约要花费160万日元,而养一只猫约需108万日元。这一费用差可能影响了人们的选择。

重点词汇

1、sliding

英 /'slaɪdɪŋ/  美 /'slaɪdɪŋ/

adj. 变化的;滑行的

n. 滑;移动

v. 滑动;使滑行(slide的ing形式)

英 /'keɪnaɪn; 'kæ-/  美 /'kenaɪn/

adj. 犬的;犬齿的;犬科的;似犬的

n. 犬;[解剖] 犬齿

3、consecutive

英 /kən'sekjʊtɪv/  美 /kən'sɛkjətɪv/

adj. 连贯的;连续不断的

4、perception

英 /pə'sepʃ(ə)n/  美 /pɚ'sɛpʃən/

n. 知觉;[生理] 感觉;看法;洞察力;获取

5、vaccinate

英 /'væksɪneɪt/  美 /'væksə'net/

vi. 接种疫苗

vt. 给…注射疫苗

n. 被接种牛痘者

'Sadblock' blocks bad news

'悲伤屏蔽'过滤负面新闻

In the old days, you had to go looking for crushing existential horror. Now, you can just wake up and glance at literally any social media site, and a bevy of it will be waiting for you. That's where Google Chrome extension Sadblock comes in. It helps you out by cleaning up sad, triggering, and sometimes just plain annoying news from your social media feeds.

在过去,令人崩溃的攸关人命的恐怖事件要自己主动去找才有得看。现在,你每天醒来后随便扫一眼任何社交媒体网站,都有一大堆这种消息在等着你。于是,谷歌浏览器扩展"悲伤屏蔽"应运而生。它能帮你扫除社交媒体动态上那些悲伤的、刺激的以及有时纯粹只是令人厌烦的新闻。

Sadblock will help you "take back control of your social feeds" by allowing you to block certain types of posts from your social media. Current categories include sad stories, political posts, climate change posts, and those that include common trigger words. Basically, Sadblock is intended to help people unwind and take a mental breather away from the constant influx of horrible information. It's not intended to help people ignore reality.

通过屏蔽社交媒体上特定类型的帖子,"悲伤屏蔽"将帮你"重新掌控自己的社交媒体动态"。目前可屏蔽的类型包括伤感故事、有关政治、气候变化以及包含常见触发词的帖子。基本上,"悲伤屏蔽"旨在帮助人们放松,从持续涌入的可怕信息中获得片刻精神上的喘息,而不是要帮助人们无视现实。

重点词汇

1、existential

英 /,egzɪ'stenʃ(ə)l/  美 /,ɛɡzɪ'stɛnʃəl/

adj. 存在主义的;有关存在的;存在判断的

2、literally

英 /'lɪt(ə)rəlɪ/  美 /'lɪtərəli/

adv. 照字面地;逐字地;不夸张地;正确地;简直

英 /'bevɪ/

4、triggering

n. [电子] 触发;起动

v. 引起(trigger的ing形式);扣…的扳机

英 /ʌn'waɪnd/  美 /,ʌn'waɪnd/

vt. 放松;解开;[计] 展开

vi. 放松;解开;松开

英 /'ɪnflʌks/  美 /'ɪnflʌks/

n. 流入;汇集;河流的汇集处

APP rents out handbags

共享包包应用出租潮包

Smartphone apps have caused an evolution in the luxury industry, with many consumers increasingly inclined to borrow luxury items. And Japanese companies have met the demand, renting out their products to give customers access to accessories that might normally be out of their price range.

智能手机应用引起了奢侈品行业的变革,许多消费者越来越倾向于租借奢侈品。日本的一些公司满足了这一需求,出租其产品从而使顾客用上通常可能超出其价格承受范围的配饰。

Laxus Technologies Inc launched its app in February 2015. The bag-sharing apps' most popular brands are Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Chanel and Gucci. Using the app, members can rent trendy bags for a fixed monthly price of $60.

Laxus科技公司于2015年2月推出了其应用程序。这款共享包包应用上最受欢迎的品牌为路易威登、普拉达、芬迪、香奈儿和古驰。使用该应用,会员只需支付每月60美元的固定费用即可租用时尚包包。

重点词汇

1、inclined

英 /ɪn'klaɪnd/  美 /ɪn'klaɪnd/

adj. 趋向于…的

v. 使…倾向(incline的过去分词)

Employees care about respect

'尊重度'成最佳雇主指标

A study shows that employees value whether they are respected in a company more than the salary offered. Increasing numbers of those born after 1995 are starting to enter the workplace, a generation that has more diversified values and thinks highly of their personal experiences, according to the 2018 China's Top 100 Employers report by Chinese job website Zhaopin.com and Institute of Social Science Survey of Peking University.

一项研究显示,与薪酬相比,员工更看重在企业里能否得到尊重。国内招聘网站智联招聘与北京大学社会调查研究中心共同发布的《2018中国最佳雇主百强评选报告》称,越来越多的95后开始进入职场,这代人的价值观更加多元化,且非常注重自我体验。

Employers need to create a corporate culture that is inclusive, open, innovative and respectful in order to attract people with different qualities, said the study. Guo Sheng, CEO of Zhaopin.com, said the core incentive mechanism at a good company is not the salary but the level of respect, training and self-fulfillment. According to the report, 34% of this year's top 100 enterprises are wholly foreign-owned, 75% are in first-tier cities and 65% have more than 10,000 employees.

雇主需创造包容、开放、创新、尊重的企业文化,以吸引具有不同特质的员工。智联招聘首席执行官郭盛称,好企业的核心激励机制并非薪酬,而是受尊重程度、培训和自我实现。报告显示,今年的百强企业中有34%为外商独资、75%位于一线城市、65%拥有万人以上规模。

重点词汇

1、diversified

英 /daɪ'vɜːsɪfaɪd/  美 /dɪ'vɝsɪfaɪd/

adj. 多样化的;各种的

v. 使…多样化(diversify的过去分词)

2、inclusive

英 /ɪn'kluːsɪv/  美 /ɪn'klusɪv/

adj. 包括的,包含的

3、incentive

英 /ɪn'sentɪv/  美 /ɪn'sɛntɪv/

n. 动机;刺激

adj. 激励的;刺激的

4、mechanism

英 /'mek(ə)nɪz(ə)m/  美 /'mɛkənɪzəm/

n. 机制;原理,途径;进程;机械装置;技巧

5、self-fulfillment

英 /,selfful'filmənt/

n. 自我实现;达成自己愿望