2019.04.12

周五 Friday

pronounced /pr?'naunst/ 

adj. 显著的

图片来源:视觉中国

The Duchess of Cambridge has been hinting she’s ready for another baby for some time and now it seems an announcement that she’s expecting is imminent. There has even been speculation that she could be having twins!
剑桥公爵夫人凯特王妃一直以来都在暗示她准备再要一个孩子。这已经有一段时间了,现在看来,怀孕的喜讯指日可待。甚至有人猜测她可能怀了双胞胎!

“The big talk in palace secrets is that Kate is already pregnant – and some of her closest confidantes are even saying she’s having twins,” says a source close to the duchess.
据一位与公爵夫人关?#24471;?#20999;的消息人士透露:“有王室八?#28304;?#38395;凯特王妃已经怀孕了,她的一些密友甚?#20102;?#22905;怀了一对双胞胎。”

“Apparently her bump is already more pronounced, leading many to believe there’s a double royal surprise coming our way, so it’s incredibly exciting.”
“显然,她的孕肚已经很明显了,这让很多人相信大家将迎来双重的王室惊喜,所以这非常令人兴奋。”

As rumours abound that William and Kate will soon add to their family, a UK bookmaker has even slashed the odds on the royal family issuing confirmation of the happy news.
虽然有传言称威廉王子和凯特王妃很快就会有?#24405;?#24237;成员,一家英国博彩公司对王室是否会确认这一喜讯而开设了赌局。

“No-one is surprised that she’s pregnant so soon after Louis. She made it clear that she wanted to be pregnant by the middle of the year, so she and Wills have clearly been trying,” says the royal source.
王室消息来源称:“没有人会奇怪她在生完路易之后这么快就又怀?#23567;?#22905;明确表示想在年中怀?#26657;?#26174;然她和威廉也一直在为之努力。”

“Now that all signs are pointing towards another royal baby – or two! – for Wills and Kate, the whole palace is buzzing. It’s an exciting time!”
“现在所有的迹象都指向另一个王室宝宝——或者两个!”——对于威廉王子和凯特王妃来说,整个宫殿都热闹非凡。这是一个激动人心的时刻!”

Meanwhile, Kate has heightened speculation that she could be pregnant by holding a series of clutch bags in front of her midriff, touching her stomach during recent outings and sporting a noticeably wider smile than usual while attending St Patrick’s Day celebrations with William.
与此同时,凯特王妃在和威廉王子一起参加圣帕特里克节庆祝活动时,出席公众场合的时候她都手拿不同手袋挡着肚子,抚摸着自己的腹部,?#25104;?#30340;笑容明?#21592;?#24179;?#22791;?#28799;烂,这让人们更坐实了她怀孕的猜测。

Then, while visiting a London children’s centre last week, Kate talked to other parents and, perhaps significantly, asked those with twins about their experiences and what it was like.
然后,在上周参观伦敦儿童中心时,凯特与其他父母进行了交?#31119;?#20284;乎她还着重询问?#22235;切?#26377;双胞胎的父母的经历,以?#20843;?#20204;的感受。

 

今日词汇

pronounced /pr?'naunst/ 

adj. 显著的

 

Pronounce 作动词表示“发音”这个很常见,而它的过去分词 pronounced 还能表示“显著的”、“明显的”。

文中就是用这个词表示凯特王妃的肚子越来越明显了。