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中国时间: 19:57 2016年12月09日星期五

Benedict 的树屋


周逸飞:繁华的城市生活的确会让人感到兴奋有趣。有趣是有趣,但是,城市是那么嘈杂,那么拥挤,污染也很严重。

周逸飞:生活在其中的现代人,有一天也会想要逃离这座建筑森林,寻找宁静的田园生活.

周逸飞: “我的朋友 Benedict Tisa 在城市里开辟了他自己的田园生活。他和他妻子,还有两个可爱的女儿, 就住在这片城市绿洲上。我们去看看吧。”

Benedict: Hi Jody! How are you?
嗨,周逸飞,你好吗?
Zhou: Hi. I’m doing so good. Nice to see you.
嗨,我很好。真高兴见到你。
Benedict: Nice to see you.
我也是。
Zhou: Thanks for welcoming us to your home. Hi, girls, how are you?
谢谢你邀请我们到你家来。嗨,小朋友,你们好吗?
Benedict: The girls are crazy. (Dehlia wipes out)
孩子们太调皮了。
Zhou: Delia, you became so big. That’s okay. We’re just going to pick you right up. Thank you, Benedict.
德莉亚,长这么大了! 没关系。来,站起来。谢谢Benedict.

Benedict: Come on. We’re out in the backyard.
快来。我们到后院去。
Zhou: Oh, it’s beautiful, Benedict.
噢,太美了,Benedict.
Benedict: It’s our little oasis in the city.
它是我们在城市里的小绿洲。
Zhou: It is. It looks like a big tree house. Oh look a big tree.
的确是。它看起来像个大树屋 。看,这棵大树!
Benedict: 树屋那里还有个露台。

树屋是美国孩子童年的避风港,让他们逃离父母的管束,躲避现实生活里的烦恼。这是个充满欢乐、游戏和幻想的地方.

Benedict: The kids like to hideaway up there, on the second deck. It’s sort of a place to getaway. I mean, we’re in the city here. And privacy is not that easy to get. So, this gives us a certain amount of privacy.
孩子们喜欢藏在第二层露台。它有点像是个世外桃源。我的意思是,我们在城市里,想保留隐私不那么容易。所以,这个地方给了我们一些隐私。

Benedict: It also makes it part of the neighborhood. We have (all) neighbors here. So we do share parts of things. It is a get-away for a lot of us who have kids. You can’t let your kid play in the city … in a lot of places. Here we’ll have pool parties for the kids. It is a get-away.
这个露台也是社区的一部分。我们邀请邻居们来这里。我们分享很多东西。这里也是很多邻家小孩的度假村。城市里很多地方你都不放心让小孩子玩。这里我们可以给他们开泳池派对。对!这里真是个世外桃源。

Zhou: Can you introduce me to your friends here?
你能不能给我介绍你的这些朋友?
Benedict: The chickens? Yeah, here’s our chickens.
你是说这些母鸡。是的!这是我们养的鸡。让我叫它们出来。它叫埃斯默拉尔达。
Zhou: 你好!埃斯默拉尔达。
Benedict: 我把其它的鸡也放出来。

Zhou: What do you get from having them here?
你养它们得到什么?
Benedict: Eggs.
鸡蛋
周: Eggs. Of course. Eggs
鸡蛋。当然是鸡蛋。

Benedict: And it’s kind of nice … in the city where you don’t have things like chickens and other types of livestock. So, it’s kind of nice. For the kids it’s wonderful.
这样很好。在城里你不会常见到鸡或者其它家畜。所以,这非常好。特别是对孩子们非常好。

Jody: What has it brought to their lives?
它为孩子们的生活带来了什么?

Benedict: Nature. They’re chickens, you know. It’s great. They run around and have a good time with the chickens.
大自然!我是想,它们是鸡。这很棒!孩子们四处跑,和鸡玩耍。

Jody: They take care of them?
她们会照顾鸡吗?

Benedict: They take care of them. They check for eggs everyday.
她们照顾这些鸡,每天都检查,看看有没有下蛋。

Benedict: I like to lie out here and here the chickens doing their thing … watch the bamboo go back and forth.
我喜欢躺在这儿,让鸡自己走来走去…看着竹子摇来摇去。

Benedict: I’m not really here in DC really. I love being in DC. But it’s calm and nice. 好像我离开了烦嚣的华盛顿。别误会,我爱华盛顿。不过,这里真地很安静,很舒服。

Zhou: I’m dying to see the girls’ hideaway.
我真渴望看看女孩们的世外桃源。

Benedict: Go ahead up. Go ahead up.
你上去,上去。

对很多美国孩子来说,树屋是童年最难忘的回忆。但有些孩子的避风港却不一定是树屋。我们都渴望拥有私人的空间。一个秘密的地方,即使在长大以后也不会改变。每个人都需要这样的避风港,逃离喧嚣,放松自己,让想像力自由驰骋。

Zhou: Thank you very much, Benedict, for welcoming me to your home. It’s lovely. I love your get-away in the city.
非常感谢你欢迎我来你家。它很可爱。我喜欢你在城里的世外桃源。

Benedict: You’re always welcome. Thanks for visiting my little get-away. Come and feed the chickens.
不客气。感谢你参观我这个小天地。下次再来喂我的鸡。

Zhou: I will. I will come often to feed your chickens. 我会!我会经常来这里喂你的鸡。

Benedict: You’re always welcome. And don’t fall out of the hammock.
欢迎,欢迎。可别从吊床上掉下来哦。

Zhou: I’m not. This is my favorite spot.
我不会了。这是我最喜欢的地方。
谢谢收看这一期的美国掠影!下次再见!

Zhou: This is my favorite spot. I think I can do this. Oh yeah. Oh Benedict. 这是我最喜欢的地方。我想我可以做到。哦,是的 。哦Benedict.这是生活。这真好。
Benedict: Life is good. 活着真好。
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