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时间:2014-04-24 08:13来源:未知 作者:voa365 点击:

Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," This word is one you hear in many news stories that deal with violence:

Palestinians Thursday buried an 85-year-old man who died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers to disperse protesters

Palestinian officials claiming him as the first casualty of the conflict this year.A "casualty"is a person hurt or killed in a war

or in an accident.In war,a casualty can be a fighter who is lost through death,injury,or sickness.It can also mean a soldier who

is captured or missing in action.

Now,when you hear the word  "casualty,"your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.