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Saturday, November 21, 2020

"Between life and death" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adi Constantin

"Between life and death" = giữa sự sống và cái chết -> nghĩa là đang trong tình cảnh nguy hiểm/lâm nguy và có thể dẫn đến cái chết.

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Many of us will throw on a jacket without a second thought. But for a billion others across the world, this could be the difference between life and death. While sketching a new winter fashion collection, Dutch designer Bas Timmer realised the treacherous reality people face living on the streets.

On Feb. 3, 2019, at around 3 a.m., Grand Junction Police Department officers responded to a reported stabbing in Orchard Mesa. Schreiner was the first officer to arrive on scene. His actions that morning were likely the difference between life and death for an 18-year-old man in the community.

Echoes of that arresting memory resurface years later in “Kala Azar,” which centers on a young couple (played by Pinelopi Tsilika and Dimitris Lalos) living on the outskirts of an unnamed city in the south of Europe, collecting and cremating dead pets and returning the ashes to their owners. The fragile barrier between life and death is ever-present in the film, as is the task of caring for the remains of the dead, and making sense of their loss.

Life tests Shapia Baloch, a 12 year-old thalassemia patient from Buleda, Turbat, with tough challenges in her regular life. She visits Turbat city from the under-construction Turbat-Buleda road amidst poor financial background. She hangs in-between life and death with her hereditary disease (bệnh di truyền) as she needs blood transfusion (sự truyền máu) after every 25 days. Due to poverty she cannot have a proper treatment outside the city, whereas facilities do not exist in her town. Consequently, she cannot afford to get an education; her poor health condition enhances more of her worries about an education. She weeps with the moon every night pondering if she gets a good health in future or not.

Ka Tina

"Between hawk and buzzard" nghĩa là gì?

"Between hawk and buzzard" = giữa diều hâu và chim ó -> nghĩa là bị kẹt giữa các phe cực đoan hoặc hai bè phái khác nhau.

Ví dụ
Some of the English synonyms (từ đồng nghĩa) are between a rock and a hard place and between the hammer and the anvil, while in Latin they said inter sacrum et saxum, approximately “between the shrine and the victim.” Some such proverbial sayings go back to the Classical antiquity (compare between Scylla and Charybdis). Others are native and often almost forgotten, like between hawk and buzzard.

By the summer of 1776, the patience of many congressmen had been sorely tried by bitter wrangling over the question of whether or not to declare independence. Many of the legislators thought it nonsensical to fight a war for any purpose other than independence, yet others disagreed. For month after bloody month Congress had sat on its hands, prompting John Adams to exclaim early in 1776 that America was caught “between Hawk and Buzzard,” fighting a war it could not win unless it declared independence from Britain, thereby prompting England’s enemies, most prominently France, to aid in the struggle.

Ka Tina

"Apportion out among" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Lily Banse

"Apportion (something) out among" -> nghĩa là chia ra từng phần.

Ví dụ
Loughry said it has always been the intent of the Leavenworth County commissioners (ủy viên hội đồng) to apportion the funding out among cities within the county.

Though profits from the CSA program sustain the operation at Amador Hill, the institute also participates in programs that apportion the produce out among three clinics near the farm and local food shelves.

Cremation (sự hỏa táng) gives you the opportunity to keep the remains of your family member if you so choose. Sometimes people have the remains of their loved one put in an urn for keeping in their home. You can even apportion the remains out among family members if you all want to hold on to them.

Ka Tina

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