Cold Weather Limiting Washington’s Cherry Blossoms
2017-03-20 22:00:02


This is What’s Trending Today.(1)
这是今天的趋势是什么。

There are about 1,700 cherry trees planted in the southwestern part of Washington, D.C.(2)
有大约 1,700 樱桃树种植在华盛顿西南部

They live along the Potomac River and around a connecting body of water called the Tidal Basin.(3)
他们居住在波托马克河和周围的水称为潮汐盆地的连接体。

The city’s first cherry trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912.(4)
城市的第一批樱桃树在 1912 年被日本送给美国的礼物。

Each year, about 1 million people travel to Washington to see cherry blossoms growing on the trees.(5)
每年约 100 万人前往华盛顿,看到樱花生长在树上。

The best time to see the blossoms usually is in late March through early April.(6)
通常看到樱花的最佳时间是在 3 月下旬至 4 月初。

There are parades and other events to celebrate the flowering trees and the return of spring.(7)
有游行和其他活动来庆祝开花树木和春天的到来。

About two weeks ago, we reported that an unusually warm winter had forecasters worried that the blossoms might come out early.(8)
大约两周前,我们报告说,异常温暖的冬天天气预报员担心樱花可能早出来的。

After all, on March 1, the air temperature in Washington reached 27 degrees Celsius.(9)
毕竟,在 3 月 1 日,在华盛顿的空气温度达到摄氏 27 度。

Some of the trees were already producing pink and white blossoms.(10)
有些树已经被生产粉红色和白色的开花。

But then the weather began acting more like winter. It got colder and snowy.(11)
但是天气开始表现得更像冬天。它得到了寒冷和多雪。

In fact, last Wednesday, the temperature was - 5 degrees Celsius.(12)
事实上上, 周三,温度是-5 摄氏度。

There was snow on the ground. Many of the blossoms and buds froze when the snow turned to ice.(13)
有在地上的雪。许多花和芽冻结时,雪变成冰。

The U.S. National Park Service says about half of the blossoms were destroyed.(14)
美国国家公园管理局表示樱花中约有一半被毁。

But there are so many trees, and so many buds, that experts think visitors to Washington will still enjoy the cherry trees.(15)
但有这么多的树,和这么多的芽,专家认为到华盛顿的游客仍将享受樱花树。

Michael Stachowicz studies the trees for the park service. He told the newspaper that many of the buds were not harmed by the cold weather.(16)
迈克尔 Stachowicz 研究国家公园服务局的树。他告诉记者,很多芽并不伤害寒冷的天气。

“Our blooms are just so dense and lush and just overwhelming,” he said. “There might be some trees that don’t blossom at all, but I think that will be in the minority.”(17)
"我们绽放只是太致密和茂盛,只是压倒性,"他说。"可能是一些根本不开花的树,但我想这就是少数."

While the cherry trees may not look their best this year because of the late winter weather, trees in some other cities are expected to look great.(18)
虽然樱桃树可能不看他们最好今年冬末天气,其他一些城市树木预计将看起来很棒。

For example, people in Korea and Japan are already celebrating cherry blossom season and posting beautiful photographs on Twitter.(19)
例如,在韩国和日本人已经庆祝樱花盛开的季节及在 Twitter 上发布了美丽的照片。

And in Japan, McDonald’s restaurants are getting into the spirit. There are cherry blossom-themed drinks and sandwich wrappers.(20)
日本,在麦当劳餐厅正在进入精神。有樱桃开花主题饮料和三明治包装。

Twitter users in other countries say they wish they were in Japan to enjoy them.(21)
Twitter 用户在其他国家说他们希望他们在日本享受他们。

And that’s What’s Trending Today. I’m Dan Friedell.(22)
而这正是今天的趋势是什么。我是丹 Friedell。


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