[ 2008-03-12 14:29 ]
Britain investigated 400 cases of forced marriages last year and is also looking into whether some girls who have vanished from school registers were taken out of schools to be married against their will, officials said Tuesday.
A new act takes effect this year that will allow judges more power to remove victims of abuses connected with forced marriage from households and issue protection orders. Family members who break the protection orders could be arrested.
该报道中forced marriage指marriage against one’s will, 也就是“强迫婚姻”。
那要表示“强迫某人和谁结婚”怎么说呢？可以用 force someone to marry someone，例如：
My cousin was forced to marry a girl he doesn't love.
arranged marriage 包办婚姻
marriage broker 婚姻介绍人，媒人
marriage registry 婚姻登记处
bigamic marriage 重婚
late marriage 晚婚
marriage of convenience/a marriage for expediency rather than love 利益婚姻
mixed marriage 异族通婚
cross-country marriage 跨国婚姻