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Venice flooding 洪水猛兽--威尼斯水灾
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ID: 4131 Upper Intermediate
There have been several natural disasters in several parts of the world with major destruction and damage. Venice experienced a heavy rainfall that led to serious flooding in most parts of the city. This lesson uses the Chinese idiom 洪水猛兽 to describe how heavy floods caused a major disaster in the city. 最近，世界各地都有不同的自然灾害发生，对各国都造成了很严重的损失，威尼斯更是遭遇了一场暴雨，导致大部分城市被淹。本课用洪水猛兽这个成语引入主题，意思是比喻极大的祸害。 最近，世界各地都有不同的自然災害發生，對各國都造成了很嚴重的損失，威尼斯更是遭遇了一場暴雨，導致大部分城市被淹。本課用洪水猛獸這個成語引入主題，意思是比喻極大的禍害。
Tue Nov 20 2018 | Zeng, Mikkelson
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|泽国||zéguó||inundated; a land/ an area that abounds in rivers and lakes|
Yìdàlì Wēinísī zāo bàoyǔ chéngshì qīchéng yǐshàng bèi yān
After heavy rains, more than 70% of Venice, Italy was flooded.
Yìdàlì Shuǐchéng Wēinísī shòu kuángfēngbàoyǔ yǐngxiǎng ，shuǐwèi èrshíjiǔrì zhǎng zhì jìn shí nián lái zuì gāo wèi ，chéngshì sìfēnzhīsan lúnwéi zéguó 。
On the 29th, heavy winds and downpours caused the water level around Venice to rise to its highest level in almost a decade. More than three quarters of the city was inundated.
Wēinísī jiētóu bùshǎo yóukè hé jūmín chuān chángtǒngxuē shèshuǐ chūxíng 。
Many tourists and residents in the city wore long boots and waded through the water.
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