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June 19, 02 - 0035
PEOPLE & EVENTS
from the online edition of The Star, Malaysia
İSTANBUL, Turkland (Associated Press): A Turkish pleasure boat carrying recent university graduates collided with a ship carrying steel in İstanbul's Bosphorus straits, leaving four people missing and 15 others injured, reports said.
pleasure boat = gezinti teknesi... to collide with = ile çarpışmak... collision = çarpışma... missing = kayıp...
The Yeni Beşiktaş 2, carrying 26 people celebrating their graduation from a local university, sank after colliding with the Cambodian-flagged Modisk 3 near the residential district of Kuruçeşme, the Anatolia news agency reported.
The = Gemi adlarından önce kullanılır... to sink - sank - sunk = batmak (su veya sıvı içinde) [sıfat = sunken = batık]... -flagged = bayraklı, sancaklı, bandıralı... residential district = iş merkezi yada sanayi alanı olmayan yerleşim alanı veya semt (genelde, üst-orta sosyal tabaka nüansı da taşıyor)...
Twenty-two students and three crew members were rescued, and authorities were looking for four others, including two students and two crew members, the agency said.
crew = mürettebat (çoğul ad)... to rescue = kurtarmak (burada pasif yapı)...
Anatolia quoted students as saying two other passengers who were not immediately accounted had reached shore.
to quote smb as saying (that) ... = (gazetecilik dili) falan filan dediğini bildirmek... immediately = (burada) ilk anda... not accounted = akibetleri bilinmeyen (to account for = hesabını vermek, nedenini açıklamak, kavramından)... Bu paragrafın anlamı: Anadolu Ajansı, öğrencilere dayanarak, ilk anda akıbetleri bilinmeyen iki yolcunun kıyıya çıkmış olduklarını bildirdi...
The cause of the crash was under investigation, but the Turkish captain of the Yeni Beşiktaş 2 said that the Cambodian ship did not have its lights on, private NTV television reported.
to be under investigation = araştırılıyor olmak...
The 15 injured were treated at a nearby hospital and released, NTV said.
The Bosphorus, which bisects Istanbul, is one of the world's most dangerous waterways. Accidents are frequent in the narrow waterway, which is the sole passage between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
to dissect = kesip biçip parçalarına ayırmak... to bisect = ikiye ayırmak... waterway = geçiş yolu... sole = yegane, tek...
The Modisk 3, which was carrying steel from the Ukraine to Italy, did not sustain serious damage and was taken to a local port while authorities investigate.
Ukraine (okunuşu yuk-reyn, başına "the" aldığına dikkat ediniz)... to sustain damage/injury, etc. = hasara uğramak, yara almak, vb...
It was the second serious accident involving pleasure boats this month. Five people were killed after a Turkish-flagged ship sank off the coast of the Istanbul suburb of Üsküdar on June 6. - AP
accident involving pleasure boats = gezi teknelerinin karıştığı (dahil olduğu) kaza, gezi tekneleri içeren kaza... off the coast = kıyının açıklarında... suburb = banliyö...
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On display will be art works from the Ottoman era, paintings and other valuable artifacts collected over the years by the Sabancıs
Devrik tümceye dikkat ediniz... artifact (veya, artefact) = insan eliyle yapılmış şey; genelde eski insan topluluklarından kalma eşyalar yada geleneksel sanat ürünleri için kullanılır...
June 11- The Sabancı Universitys Sakıp Sabancı Museum, located in the historical Atlı Köşk in İstanbuls Emirgan district, is to open its doors to the public on Tuesday.
is to open its doors = kapılarını açacak (to be + mastar = gelecek zaman bildirir... Ayrıca özellikle üçüncü kişilerin emir ve direktiflerini aktarmakta da sık başvurulan bir yapıdır: You are to go and see the boss this afternoon...)
The museum will serve to display the rich collection of leading Turkish businessman Sakıp Sabancı. On display will be some 280 works of art, including precious examples from the Ottoman calligraphy and paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries.
to display = sergilemek, göstermek... leading = önde gelen... calligraphy = hat sanatı...
The Ottoman calligraphy works have previously been on show at the famous international New York Metropolitan Museum and Paris Louvre Museum.
have previously been on show = daha önce sergilenmiş bulunuyor... Paris' = 'in ekinin gösterilişine dikkat ediniz...
Sabancı, in private opening of the museum earlier this week, stressed the importance of private collections and museums, adding that while his family is saddened to leave the historical building that has served as their home for many years, they were happy to have accomplished their dream of opening a museum.
is saddened = üzüntü duyuyor, üzüntülü... to accomplish = başarmak, başarı ile sonuçlandırmak...
GLOBALIZATION & THE NATION STATE
WHERE DO WE STAND?
AN OVERVIEW -- 1
DİKKAT: Bu metnin geliştirilmiş yeni baskısı için,
Man, at the dawn of the 21st century, has created a new world. The future is full of hopes, worries, uncertainties, dreams and thrills.
dawn (down okunur) = şafak... art the dawn of = başında, başlarında... thrill = heyecan, zevk ve heyecan...
The revolutionary developments in the fields of communication and transportation, in addition to other developments brought on by science and technology, have transformed the world, making it a smaller place.
Mankind has the world virtually in the palm of its hand. We are now in a position where we have much more of a broader outlook. Mankind has become global in all of his deeds.
virtually = almost = hemen hemen, neredeyse, %99.99 oranında... palm= elin ayası... in the palm of ... etc = avuçlarının içinde... outlook = genel görünüm (burada manzara, görüş alanı anlamında)... deed = eylem, yapılan şey ("do" fiilinden ad)...
So where do we go from here? What is to happen from this point onwards?
Bipolarization, namely East versus West and North versus South, has in large part lost its significance. The world will become a place where borders no longer exist.
bipolarization = iki kutupluluk... significance = önem ve anlam, "mana ve ehemmiyet"... a place where borders no longer exist = artık sınırların olmadığı bir yer... ["no longer", "any longer", "no more", "any more" deyimlerini "ARTIK I-IH" diye çevirin: I don't love me any more... I love you no more]
We will come face to face with a world where changes come at the speed of light and where events that unfold take place on several planes at the same time.
to unfold = peşpeşe açılarak ortaya çıkmak... plane = düzlem, düzey... at the same time = aynı anda, birlikte...
This will be an altogether different world and generations that follow will be confronted with the task of both shaping and administering such a world.
altogether = tümüyle (SÖZCÜĞÜN BU KULLANIMINI MUTLAKA NOT EDİNİZ)... to confront = yüzyüze gelmek (genelde hasmane bir şekilde, karşı durmak anlamında)... to administer = yönetmek, hükumet etmek...
In order to better understand what I have just stated, let us go back in history a little.
There are enormous differences between the state of the world at the beginning of the 20th century and the state of the world at the end of it.
Grand technological discoveries such as the telescope, microscope, steam, electricity, telephone, television, jet engine, nuclear energy, satellites and the Internet have brought about developments which were previously unimaginable.
With these developments, the world has been divided into two: strong, rich and developed counties with powerful weapons, on the one hand, and countries that live under very harsh circumstances on the other.
harsh = sert, haşin, acımasız...
It is largely Europe that has been the centre of the all the developments that have taken place in the last two centuries.
Westphalia, which gave birth to the concept of equal sovereign states, was followed by the French Revolution. This, in turn, was succeeded by "nations," and "nation-states" comprised of free citizens.
sovereign = egemen (sv-rın okunur)... in turn = Bu deyimi Türkçe'ye herzaman de, da (dahi) ile çeviriniz. Bu da, bunun da... comprise of = -dan oluşmak...
In addition to science and technology, there have also been major advances in the areas of education, health and industrialization.
Two horrific wars, the first beginning in 1914 and the second in 1939 erupted in Europe. These wars resulted in the loss of millions of lives, disintegration of empires, the end of colonialism and the birth of independent states. Then came . ideological conflict. It started once again in Europe and later spread to other countries of the world.
horrific = dehşet verici, korkunç, iğrenç... disintegration = parçalanma...
There was fascism. There was communism. And there was democracy, which was left in a situation where it had no choice but to defend itself.
a situation ...etc. = kendini savunmaktan başka bir seçeneği olmadığı bir durumda...
It is a well-known fact that ideological conflicts rest on issues such as how nations are to be governed, how development is to be brought about and how wealth is to be achieved.
to rest on = üzerine dayanmak, -a dayanmak...
The United Nations, which was founded in 1945, has made significant contributions to the preservation of world peace and to the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Founded by around 50 countries, the United Nations now has 190 members.
resolution = (burada) çözüm... (Ayrıca, "kararlılık" ve "karar sureti" gibi anlamları da vardır)...
[To Be Continued in Our Next Issue]
CHUNKS OF WISDOM OR DROPLETS OF BANALITY ?
ON POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
Selections from Our Website
Lower Intermediate Grammar Test
1) She has been working for that firm ............... since she left school.
a. very b. never c. every d. a long time e. ever
2) I'm so surprised to hear that he could do it ............... himself.
a. without b. with c. except for d. all by e. besides
3) This apple has ............... exceptionally sweet taste.
a. very b. never c. another d. not e. an
4) You look ............... you were expecting some bad news.
a. as though b. almost c. although d. if e. really
5) I'd like ............... lemonade with .............. sugar in it, please.
a. the / the b. a / a c. some / a d. a / some e. a / the
6) These flowers .............. all dead; please give me some fresh ............... .
a. was / were b. are / ones c. aren't all / more
d. will be / one e. were / ---
7) By the time the doctor ............... here, it'll be too late to do anything for her.
a. gets b. will get c. got d. get e. had got
8) She ............... very quiet until you came along.
a. had been b. keeps c. has been
d. will have been e. 's been keeping
9) Nobody loves you ............... I do.
a. than b. more c. except d. if e. like
10) The baby didn't get much sleep. We didn't ............... .
a. neither b. more c. less d. so much more e. either
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THIS WEEK'S CARTOON
On reaching his plane seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the stewardess for a coffee whereupon the parrot squawks, "And get me a coke, you cow!" The stewardess, flustered, brings back a coke for the parrot and forgets the coffee.
on + ad fiil (gerund, fiilin -ing almış ve ad işlevi taşıyan türevi) = Tıpkı Türkçe'deki gibi: "Ulaşması, varması üzerine, ulaşınca/varınca"... to strap = kemer, vb gibi şeylerle bağlayarak raptetmek (buradaki "in", koltuğa iyice yerleştirilmiş olduğu kavramını aktarıyor)...
stewardess = hostes... (denizcilikteki "kadın kamarot" kavramından)... to squawk = genellikle kuşgillerde "bağırmak, çığlık atmak" anlamında kullanılan fiil... you cow = "seni inek seni"... flustered = sinirli, heyecanlı ve kafası karışmış...
When this omission is pointed out to her, the parrot drains its glass and bawls "And get me another coke dogface!" Quite upset, the girl comes back shaking with another coke but still no coffee.
omission = düşürme, devre dışı bırakma; burada, unutulma, yerine getirilmeme... to drain = burada, sonuna kadar boşaltmak... to bawl = yüksek sesle (ve kavgacı edayla) bağırmak, haykırmak... comes back shaking = sinirinden titreyerek döndü... still no coffee = kahve yine yoktu...
Unaccustomed to such slackness the man tries the parrot's approach. "I've asked you twice for a coffee! Go and get it now you old goat!"
slackness = gevşeklik...
The next moment both he and the parrot have been wrenched up and thrown out of the emergency exit by two burly stewards. Plunging downwards the parrot turns to him and says, "For someone who can't fly, you've got guts!"
wrenched up = yerlerinden koparılır gibi kaldırılıp... burly = iriyarı, güçlü kuvvetli... plunge = dalışa geçmek; atlamak, dalmak; burada "düşmek"... You've got guts = çok cesursun... You haven't got the guts = O cesaret sende ne arar?!
NAUGHTY JOKE OF THE DAY
HIS HANDS WERE BUSY !!
Into a Dublin pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he's walking with a limp.
Devrik kuruluşa dikkat ediniz... looking like ...etc. = üstünden tren geçmiş gibiydi... in a sling = boynundan askıya alınmış... cut and bruised = yara bere ve morartılar... walking with a limp = topallıyordu...
happened to you?" asks Sean, the bartender.
"Şoun" okuyunuz... bartender = barmen... "That
little shit, O'Conner" = O'Conner denen o ufak tefek pislik
herif (yaptı)... ta' hurt ya' = to hurt you (İrlanda şivesi)...
did = Yes, he had something in his hand... shovel = [şa-vıl]
kürek, bahçe küreği... a terrible licking = müthiş bir
That I did = Yes, I had something in my hand... twas = it was... Bu öyküde, pekçok yerde değindiğim gibi, sınavlarda sizden istenecek "doğru" gramer ile, günlük yaşamdaki kimi kullanımların asla uyuşmayacaklarını bir kez daha gördük... Yani, işimiz hiç de kolay değil, dostlar...
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