Macau's gambling1 revenue has shrunk a record 30 percent in the past month, marking the seventh consecutive2 monthly decline.
2014年12月,澳门赌博收入缩减30%,该项收入已连续七月持下降状态。 The world's gaming capital is also reporting that gambling revenue for the entire year of 2014 has declined 2.6 percent, the first annual decline in 13 years. The small island relies on the gaming industry for much of its tax revenue. However, the sector3 has taken a hit after central authorities launched a relentless4 anti-corruption5 campaign to weed out official corruption on the mainland. Macau has been trying to diversify6 its economy into other areas such as tourism and international conference catering7.
1 gambling n.赌博;投机 参考例句:
They have won a lot of money through gambling.他们赌博赢了很多钱。
The men have been gambling away all night.那些人赌了整整一夜。
2 consecutive adj.连续的,联贯的,始终一贯的 参考例句:
It has rained for four consecutive days.已连续下了四天雨。
The policy of our Party is consecutive.我党的政策始终如一。
3 sector n.部门,部分;防御地段,防区;扇形 参考例句:
The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
4 relentless adj.残酷的,不留情的,无怜悯心的 参考例句:
The traffic noise is relentless.交通车辆的噪音一刻也不停止。
Their training has to be relentless.他们的训练必须是无情的。
5 corruption n.腐败,堕落,贪污 参考例句:
The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
6 diversify v.(使)不同,(使)变得多样化 参考例句:
Our netpany is trying to diversify.我们公司正力图往多样化方面发展。
Hills and woods diversify the landscape.山陵和树木点缀景色。
7 catering n. 给养 参考例句:
Most of our work now involves catering for weddings. 我们现在的工作多半是承办婚宴。
Who did the catering for your son's wedding? 你儿子的婚宴是由谁承办的?