英语新闻:世界最高龄老人破世界记录

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2015-3-5 11:45

英语新闻:世界最高龄老人破世界记录

World's Oldest Person Turns 117

英语新闻:

Okawa, born in Osaka on March 5, 1898, was recognized as the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records in 2013.

“It seemed rather short,“ she said after Osaka government official Takehiro Ogura, who brought her a big bouquet, asked how she felt about living for 117 years.


Okawa, her hair decorated with a pink daisy pin, looked up from her wheelchair and said she was “very happy“ to be that age.

Asked for the secret of her longevity, she responded nonchalantly, “I wonder about that too.“


Japan has the most centenarians in the world, with more than 58,000, according to the government. About 87 percent of them are women.

Okawa has slowed down in recent months and is having trouble hearing, but she still eats well and is in good health, according to her Osaka nursing home, where Wednesday’s televised celebration was held.

Okawa married her husband, Yukio, in 1919, and they had three children — two daughters and a son. She now has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1931.

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据日本朝日电视台3月4日报道,被吉尼斯世界纪录认定为“世界最长寿老人“的大川美佐绪将于5日迎来117岁生日。4日,当地为她举办仪式,送上生日礼物。

大川美佐绪目前在大阪市东住吉区一家老年福利设施生活,她出生于明治年间的1898年,现在有3个孩子、4名孙辈、6名重孙。生日当天,大川美佐绪的大儿子等亲人一同为她祝寿。

东住吉区的区长小仓健宏探望大川美佐绪时,问她觉得117年是长还是短,她回答称“很短“。小仓健宏问到“现在幸福吗“,她回答“很幸福“。养老院计划在5日为她举行庆生会。

Osaka: 大阪(日本)

Guinness[ˈgɪnɪs] World Records:吉尼斯世界记录

bouquet: n.花束

daisy:n.雏菊

longevity: n.长寿; 寿命

nonchalantly: adv.漠不关心地,无动于衷地

centenarian: n.&adj.百岁或逾百岁以上的(人),百岁老人(的)

nursing home:n.疗养院

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