• Chickens slaughtered in the United States, claim officials in Brussels, are not fit to grace European tables.


  • These days, it is differences in national regulations, far more than tariffs, that put sand in the wheels of trade between rich countries. I

put sand in the wheels of表达出阻止,阻碍的含义

  • An electric razor that meets the European Union’s safety standards must be approved by American testers before it can be sold in the United States, and an American-made dialysis machine needs the EU’s okay before is hits the market in Europe.

be approved by American testers before it can be sold in the United States

needs the EU’s okay before is hits the market in Europe


be sold = hit the market

be approved by = needs other’s okay

  • One difficulty is to construct the agreements. The Americans would happily reach one accord on standards for medical devices and them hammer out different pacts covering, say, electronic goods and drug manufacturing. The EU – following fine continental traditions – wants agreement on general principles, which could be applied to many types of products and perhaps extended to other countries.

注意这段精彩的表述——如何先给出一个结论在,分别展开描述。在这里描写美国方面的时候使用了:reach one accord on, hammer out等动词生动活泼;欧洲这是一个插入语,following fine continental traditions,wants agreement on general principles 。注意又是一处,相同含义的不同表达。


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