Journey in Life: 08/18/13

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Chain Reaction" nghĩa là gì?

Sét đã đánh trúng cây sồi già sau vườn nhà tôi. Photo courtesy William Andrus.

Chain nghĩa là dây chuyền, dây xích và reaction có nghĩa là phản ứng. 'Chain reaction' là phản ứng dây chuyền.

Ví dụ
“The news of a soon-to-be built (sắp được xây) highway (quốc lộ) in their backyard (sân nhà) caused a chain reaction (phản ứng dây chuyền). People began trying to sell their homes to avoid the impending (sắp xảy ra) noise and congestion (tắc nghẽn giao thông). Property values have dropped and the remaining neighbors have grown anxious. Each incident caused another. What a mess (thật là xáo trộn)!”

“When lightning (sét) struck (đánh trúng) an old oak tree (cây sồi) in my yard, it crashed down on the power line (đường dây điện). That knocked out my electricity, which prevented me from cooking. As a result, I had to call my friends and cancel my dinner party! It was a chain reaction I never expected.”

Huyền Trang
VOA

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