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VOA慢速英语:家人重聚,喜极而泣

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Koreans Weep With Joy At Family Reunions

家人重聚,喜极而泣

North and South Korea began long-awaited reunions of separated families on Tuesday. Buses filled withsmiling and joyous Koreans from the South crossedinto the North.

朝鲜和韩国分离的家庭于周二开始了期待已久的家庭重聚。大巴车上挤满了满脸喜悦的韩国人,他们在去朝鲜的路上。

Some family members have been separated for morethan 60 years. “I feel really thrilled and happy,” said OhCheol-Hwan of South Korea. “I am 77 years old, andmy brother is 83 years old. I want to see him. I want tosee him right away.”

一些家庭的成员已分开多达60年之久。来自韩国的OhCheol-Hwan说“我感到太激动,太幸福了,我今年77岁了,我的哥哥83了,我想他,我想马上见到他。”

North and South Korea planned three days of reunions at the Kumgang Mountain resort just north of their shared border. South Korea’s Unification Ministry says the first reunion group has nearly 400 people from the South, and about 140 from the North.

朝鲜和韩国计划三天的团聚,地点是在他们的共同边界的北部金刚山。韩国统一部表示,这第一团聚的队伍有近400来自韩国,大约140人来自朝鲜。

VOA慢速英语:家人重聚,喜极而泣

North Korean Chae Hun Sik, 88, left, meets with his South Korean son, Chae Hee-yang, 65, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Oct. 20, 2015.

The Korean War from 1950 to 1953 displaced millions of people. The conflict separated families and friends.

朝鲜内战发生在1950年到1953年,战争使数百万人无家可归,家人和朋友分开了。

Only 20 inter-Korean reunions have been held since 2000. For 60 years,separated families were not permitted to meet in person or exchangetelephone calls or letters.

自2000年以来,只有20个家庭重聚在一起。60年来,分开的家庭禁止私下见面,不允许交换联系方式,不允许书信往来。

Close to 60,000 South Koreans are waiting to take part in the reunions. “I can’tthink of what to say,” said 76-year-old South Korean Kim Ki-Joo, who plannedto meet his older brother in North Korea. “We are being reunited after 65years.”

有近6万的韩国人一直在等待机会加入重聚的队伍。76岁的韩国人Kim Ki-Joo一直等待机会见他在朝鲜的哥哥,他说“我不敢想象见到他我会说什么,65年了,我们要团聚了”

The reunions came to pass after an agreement was reached in August.Family meetings were suspended in 2010 and 2013 after tensions worsened between North and South Korea.

八月的一份协议达成之后,才有此次团聚的计划。家庭团聚在2010年和2013年被勒令暂停之后,朝鲜和韩国之间的紧张局势进一步恶化。

I’m Jonathan Evans

我是Jonathan Evans。

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Words in This Story

reunion – n. an act of getting people together again after they have been apart

resort – n. a place for rest or recreation

thrill – v. to cause someone to feel very excited or happy

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