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生动的一课:归还偷回的笔记本电脑(2)

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I don't want my money back."
我不想要回钱?!?/div>
Still, the encounter produced its own kind of rewards.
尽管如此,这次遭遇还是有意义的。
For Fortune, it was a lesson in cultural awareness amid the sometimes bitter national debate about immigrants,
于福琼而言,在某些时候,尤其是关于阿拉伯移民的激烈辩论中,这是一个文化认知上的教训。
especially from the Arab world. "I'm from a small, mainly white town,"Fortune said.
福琼说:“我来自一个小镇,主要是白人的小镇,”
"I've never met a Muslim. He's a good man."
“我从未见过穆斯林,他是一个好人?!?/div>
Almazrouei's lesson was perhaps more complex. Shortly after moving to the United States,
Almazrouei的教训可能更复杂。在搬到美国后不久,
he’d had his own brush with crime. While standing on a street in Eugene, Oregon,
他自己也与罪犯有过冲突,站在俄勒冈州尤金的大街上,
Almazrouei had been confronted by a man who punched him and told him to "go home."
Almazrouei遇到了一个男人,这个男人打了他,并告诉他“回家去”。

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Rattled by the encounter, Almazrouei moved to Portland, and not long after,

Almazrouei很是气愤,搬到了波特兰,
he had his experience with the thief and Fortune's computer.
经过这次事件之后,他就有了经验。
When a story about the two young men's encounter made it to the local papers,
当两个年轻人相遇的故事登在当地的报纸上时,
Almazrouei received a call from Wim Wiewel, the president of Portland State University, where Almazrouei is studying economics.
Almazrouei接到了波特兰州立大学校长Wim Wiewel的电话,Almazrouei正在波特兰州立大学学习经济学。
Impressed with his student's integrity, Wiewel gave Almazrouei a new MacBook Pro.
学生的诚实给他留下了深刻的印象,Wiewel给了Almazrouei一台新的MacBook Pro笔记本电脑。
"We thought since you gave back the laptop, we should give you a laptop so that you'll have one," Wiewel told him.
Wiewel告诉他:“我们认为既然你归还了笔记本电脑,我们就应该给你一台,这样你就有笔记本电脑了?!?/div>
"We're very proud of you. It was a great story, but you did the right thing."
“我们为你感到骄傲。这个故事很好,但你做的很对?!?/p>

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brush [brʌʃ]

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n. 刷子,画笔
n. 灌木丛
n.

 
awareness [ə'wɛənis]

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n. 认识,意识,了解

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fortune ['fɔ:tʃən]

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n. 财产,命运,运气

 
punch [pʌntʃ]

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n. 打洞器,钻孔机,殴打
n. (酒、水、糖

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apologize [ə'pɔlədʒaiz]

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vi. 道歉,谢罪

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impressed

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adj. 外加的;印象深刻的;了不起的;受感动的

 
complex ['kɔmpleks]

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adj. 复杂的,复合的,合成的
n. 复合体

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integrity [in'tegriti]

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n. 诚实,正直,完整,完善

 
debate [di'beit]

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n. 辩论,讨论
vt. 争论,思考

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encounter [in'kauntə]

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n. 意外的相见,遭遇
v. 遇到,偶然碰到,

 
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