2013年11月三级笔译实务英译汉试题，来源为《美国参考》网站，选作 CATTI考试题目时篇幅有删减，也就是说以下标注蓝色的部分，比考试时要长。原文标题是 Beaverton: Oregon’s Most Diverse City，译文标题是《比弗顿：俄勒冈州最多元的城市》，转载整理时有部分改动，仅供参考，仅供参考。此网站另外也有很多多语种版本文章。
【A plethora of 过剩，大量的】
A plethora ofsomething is a large amount of it, especially an amount of it that is greater than you need, want, or can cope with. 过剩
A plethora of new operators will be allowed to enter the market.
【Halal /hɑːˈlɑːl/ 按伊斯兰教律法屠宰的 畜肉】
Halal meat is meat from animals that have been killed according to Muslim law.
a halal butcher’s shop.
【Pork belly 五花肉】
Pork belly is a boneless cut of fatty meat from the belly of a pig. Pork belly is popular in East Asian, European and North American cuisine.
【Napa cabbage 中国大白菜】
Napa or nappa cabbage is a type of Chinese cabbage originating near the Beijing region of China, and is widely used in East Asian cuisine. In much of the world, this is the vegetable referred to as “Chinese cabbage”.
【 Aisle ：通道，货架通道】
原网站和网上流传的版本是“高速公路两旁”，这里感觉可能并不是。An aisle is a long narrow gap that people can walk along between rows of seats in a public building such as a church or between rows of shelves in a supermarket. (座位间或货架间的) 通道 。例如 the frozen food aisle 冷冻食品的货架通道。
其中aloo tikki、dahi bhalla和papri chaat这三种最为经典。
【Today 的意义】 You use today to refer to this day on which you are speaking or writing，表示“今天”； You can refer to the present period of history as today，也就是 “当今”。
【Metro area 的内涵】根据维基百科的解释，包括“人口密集的城市核心区域，以及人口稀少的周边区域”，通常是包括下属的多个被管辖行政区，例如镇、市、县、区等。
A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or just metro, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.
A metro area usually comprises multiple jurisdictions and municipalities: neighborhoods, townships, cities, exurbs, suburbs, counties, districts, states, and even nations like the eurodistricts. As social, economic and political institutions have changed, metropolitan areas have become key economic and political regions.
Metropolitan areas include one or more urban areas, as well as satellite cities, towns and intervening rural areas that are socio-economically tied to the urban core, typically measured by commuting patterns. （参考资料来源：维基百科）
都会区：以现代大都市为中心的都市集聚地区，是生产力迅速发展和都市人口迅速增加的结果，一般形态有2种。美国和其他一些国家，都会地区通常被作为统计概念使用。美国政府为了便于对城镇集聚区的管理和比较，制订了统一的统计标准，主要有以下3种:①都会统计地区(Metropolitan Statistical Area)简称 MSA。指人口在5万以上的中心城市，或人口合计在5万以上的一对城市及其邻近地区。这些邻近地区应具备都会特点，并在社会经济上与中心城市是整合的。根据1985年统计，美国有独立的都会统计地区257个。
【Tejano 是什么】 Tejano is a term used to identify a resident of Texas of Criollo Spanish or Mexican American heritage. Since the early 20th century, Tejano has been more broadly used to identify a Texan Mexican American. It is also a term used to identify natives, as opposed to newcomers, in the areas settled. Latino people of Texas identify as Tejano if their families were living there before the area was controlled by Anglo Americans.（参考资料来源：维基百科）