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标题关于bridge的不寻常表达 (1)VOA慢速英语[词汇典故] 分类13 查看1406 上传35

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Hello and welcome to the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories.
Every language has common words that are used in uncommon ways. Today we focus on the word "bridge."
A bridge is a structure that provides passage over something -- such as a river, train tracks, a highway or a deep, wide opening in the ground.
The word "bridge" can also be used to join things you can't touch, such as cultures or activities. For example, you could say music and art can bridge cultures. And language can be a bridge between two people.
But let's get back to the bridges you can actually cross – or drive a tank over.
Bridges often play an important role in warfare.
An army that attacks across a river may decide to burn the bridge after crossing it. By burning the bridge, the army prevents its enemy from using it.
However, the army also destroys its own chance to go back across the river. Burning a bridge leaves the army open to attack.
The expression "burning your bridges" means to act in a way that destroys any chance of returning to the way things were. When you burn your bridges, there is no going back.

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大家好,欢迎收听美国之音慢速英语词汇典故节目时间。
每种语言都有些常用词被用在不常见地方。今天我们将来关注桥梁(bridge)这个单词。
桥梁是一种为河流、铁道、高速公路或深沟上方提供通道的建筑。
桥梁还能用于连接一些触碰不到的东西,诸如文化或活动。例如,你可以说音乐和艺术可以搭起文化的桥梁。而语言能够成为两人之间沟通的桥梁。
但是,现在让我们回到那些你真正可以行走,或驾驶坦克能通过的桥梁。
桥梁常常在战争中发挥重要作用。
越过河流进攻的军队可能会决定在通过桥梁后烧毁它。通过烧毁桥梁,军队可以防止其敌人利用它。
然而,军队同时也断了自己的退路。烧毁桥梁让这支军队更易受攻击。
破釜沉舟(burning your bridges)意思是断掉退路。当你烧毁了桥梁,你也就没有后退的路可以走了。

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