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失言风波

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ID: 2670 Advanced
日常生活的沟通上,说错话、表错情总是会带来不少麻烦,而政府官员、公众人物的言谈,更是会被放大检视。中国有句俗话说 “言者无心,听者有意” 就把这种因言语而产生的误会表达得很透彻。今天的课程里,就让我们来看看,政治人物说错话时,到底该怎么替自己 “圆一圆”?又会引起人民什么样的反应呢?
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失言 shīyán to shoot your mouth off; to make a gaffe
日前 rìqián the other day
地方首长 dìfang shǒuzhǎng local senior official
视察 shìchá inspection; visit; to inspect
官员又失言,日前地方首长视察水灾受灾地区时,一句“叫我来能做什么?”引起轩然大波,网民纷纷上网留言,表示应该选他为“年度最诚实官员”,今天稍早,于县府召开记者会,我们来看看现场的画面。
guānyuán yòu shīyán ,rìqián dìfang shǒucháng shìchá shuǐzāi shòuzāi dìqū shí ,yī jù “jiào wǒ lái néng zuò shénme ?”yǐnqǐ xuānrándàbō ,wǎngmín fēnfēn shàngwǎng liúyán ,biǎoshì yīnggāi xuǎn tā wèi “niándù zuì chéngshí guānyuán ”,jīntiān shāozǎo ,yú xiànfǔ zhàokāi jìzhěhuì ,wǒmen lái kàn kan xiànchǎng de huàmiàn 。
Another official has been shooting his mouth off recently, with the line "What did you expect me to be able to do when you asked me to come here?" whilst visiting an area affected by floods creating a storm of comments online, with netizens saying that he should be voted the most honest official of the year. Let's have a look at the press conference called by the county government.
针对日前发言遭媒体朋友断章取义,本人感到十分遗憾。但对于因此心理受到伤害的灾民,本人由衷道歉。当时的意思,是要请灾民以及我们第一线的同僚提出具体需求,而非消费灾民,本人既然身为地方首长,当然要与民众站在一起,希望能有具体作为。
zhēnduì rìqián fāyán zāo méitǐ péngyou duànzhāng qǔyì ,běnrén gǎndào shífēn yíhàn 。dàn duìyú yīncǐ xīnlǐ shòudào shānghài de zāimín ,běnrén yóuzhōng dàoqiàn 。dāngshí de yìsi ,shì yào qǐng zāimín yǐjí wǒmen dì yī xiàn de tóngliáo tíchū jùtǐ xūqiú ,ér fēi xiāofèi zāimín ,běnrén jìrán shēnwéi dìfang shǒuzhǎng ,dāngrán yào yǔ mínzhòng zhàn zài yīqǐ ,xīwàng néng yǒu jùtǐ zuòwéi 。
It pains me that my comments were taken out of context by the media, but I would like to extend a heartfelt apology to any flood victims who felt hurt as a result. At the time, I was asking flood victims and rescue workers on the front line to come up with actual demands. I wasn't trying to use the flood victims and as a member of the local leadership. Of course I should stand shoulder to shoulder with the public and do something substantive for them.
所以县长您是否认失言一事吗?
suǒyǐ xiànzhǎng nín shì fǒurèn shīyán yīshì ma ?
So you're denying that you made a slip of the tongue?
我没有否认我说过的话,但是请不要曲解我的意思。
wǒ méiyǒu fǒurèn wǒ shuō guò de huà ,dànshì qǐng búyào qūjiě wǒ de yìsi 。
I didn't deny what I said, but please don't twist my words.
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