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Sanction /ˈsæŋkʃən/ 制裁

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最近幾個月大家可能從新聞中對聯合國制裁北韓一事亦有所聞,對於制裁一字,英語有個專有名詞 sanction。North Korea rejected fresh sanctions imposed by the UN on Saturday. 北韓拒絕了聯合國在星期六中強加的新的制裁。順帶一提,制裁行動一般被制裁方都不會輕易妥協接受,所以用impose一詞,意思是強加對方身上甚為恰當。

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