接下來我們來看看台灣為了經濟發展而做的犧牲,也就是近來日月光集團在高雄排放廢水一事:

Lawmakers are eager to punish Kaohsiung-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering for its dumping of toxic wastewater and want to cancel tax benefits the company received. Economics Minister, Chang Chia-juch, claimed, “Our position is if a company has a poor record, it would make future applications for such incentives difficult to pass. The company could also forfeit incentives.”

立法委員亟欲嚴懲高雄的日月光半導體公司,因為該公司排放廢水入海汙染環境,而且誓言要終止政府的獎勵補貼。經濟部長張家祝表示:「我們的立場,我覺得至少這樣子,就是說如果他有不好的紀錄的話,將來優惠的申請一定非常困難,或者他就喪失這個(優惠)」。

其中,日月光(ASE)這間公司的英文名居然跟日月完全沒關係(為什麼不是Sun Moon Light?),這倒讓Leon有點有點覺得奇怪,不過既然是做半導體的生意semiconductor engineering倒也符合公司的產業性質。不過重點是汙染環境就是違法,因此經濟部可能會使日月光喪失(forfeit)政府的補助。Forfeit的意思有:

 

(1)動詞--喪失、失去(因為不合法關係)

He was ordered to forfeit more than one million dollars because he was caught in an insider trade on the stock market. (他被迫交出1百萬的不法所得,因為他從事股票內線交易)

 

(2)動詞--棄權、自動退出的意思。

 

 You will have to forfeit your chance of winning the championship if you are late for more than 10 minutes. (如果你遲到10分鐘以上,就等於棄權)If you cancel your flight, you will forfeit your deposit. (如果你取消機票,那麼訂金恕不退回)

 

所以,下次如果同學要棄權或放棄競爭,或者以弱示敵,你可以說:I forfeit!

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