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美语咖啡屋 Lesson 52: A Cafe Visit

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Jason, A Cafe Visit

J: Hello, I'm Jody! Welcome to American Cafe!

Y: 大家好!我是杨晨,欢迎到美语咖啡屋!我们今天要来到了街对面的那架咖啡馆。 我们今天要采访Jason他是这架咖啡馆的一个雇员。我们先谈谈咖啡文化对美国人来说意味是什么。

J: Now we're here with Jason who works at a cafe. And we're to talk to him about what he sees in the Cafe culture in American.

实录1: Jason: My name is Jason and we are in Rockville, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington, D.C. - the nation's capital actually.

Jody: So, Jason, what do you see people doing when they come into this cafe?

实录2: Jason: There are all sorts of things. We have people that just come in get a cup of coffee and go. We have people that, that linger1 and talk. Some that read and do crossword2 puzzles, read books. It's really a wide, wide ... portrait of the community. It's all different kinds of people really. But it gives people vibrancy3, friendship, and community. It's a local outreach. It's many many different things to many people.

Y: 就是,我觉得很多人来咖啡馆不仅是来喝咖啡。有的是来跟人聊天儿,还有的人坐在那儿看书,看报纸。其实他们是绝对要享受咖啡馆的气氛。

J: The atmosphere is so important. It's just a great place to hang out. Jason explains that he's only worked here two months after leaving a high-stress consulting job. Let's hear about the reason why he chose to work at a cafe over a high paying, high stress job.

Y: 对,他原来在一家咨询公司工作。工资很高,但是他也说工作是 "high stress" - 就是压力非常大。那么我们就听听在咖啡馆工作有什么享受。

实录3: Jason: You know, I've actually only worked here about two and a half months. And for about 15 years I worked in a very high stress consulting environment. And decided4 to make a change to specifically come into a cafe atmosphere. You know, while I don't make as much money as I once did, my quality of life and happiness level have certainly increased exponentially.

Y: 我得问问Jason是不是有的人常常到这个咖啡馆来,叫他们是 "regular customer."

J: "Regulars" are people who come everyday or sometimes many times a day. Again, here's Jason.

实录4: Jason: Oh, ab...absolutely! One of the joys of working here is getting to know people. And we have people that come in daily and sometimes multiple times a day. So, it's very fun. It's more than a place to come and get a drink and a muffin. It really is community-oriented in many ways and...and person-oriented. It's more personable than a normal commerce situation.

Y: 我想一定有很多人,特别是在周围工作的人,他们常到这个咖啡馆来。一个是方便,再一个这里给他们一种亲切的感觉。那么这些顾客我们叫他们是regulars。

J: It's a great feeling to become a regular at a place, especially a coffee shop, because the people who work there know your name and they know what you like. And it's easy to become friends.

Y: 对他刚才说有的人一天来好几次。我想这些人一天来好几次,那他们的目的恐怕不光是为了一杯咖啡,可能是想来跟Jason聊聊天儿。

J: And community which is something Jason also talked about - having a place to go where people know your name. That's a great feeling. Now, let's here again from Jason

实录5: Jason: I think it's very important because there's something about a hot cup of coffee, or even a cold one, but especially a hot coffee or hot tea that ... that brings people to just slow down maybe for a few minutes during the day and sit down without guilt5 and be able to just relax and read the paper or talk to a friend or even a stranger.

Y: 到一个咖啡馆有一种让人轻松的气氛就是Jason刚才谈一谈到- "slow you down." 那到咖啡馆坐一会儿喝一杯自己喜欢的咖啡是一件很惬意的事。

J: Cafes are just a great place to start your day, to come in the middle of your day or to end your day. You can hang out with friends, relax, read a book ... they're just great places.

Y: 没错,这个咖啡馆你可以早上来,你可以午休的时候来,也可以在下午下了班以后回家之前在来,任何时间来都会让你放松。你喝一杯又香又浓咖啡和你的朋友在咖啡馆聊天儿,看一本书,读一读报纸,非常的享受。

J: If you have a cafe, you have community and you a place where you can slow down.

Y: 对,生活是很紧张的。那么这个咖啡馆是一个让你放松的地方。

J: Well, that's it for American Cafe. Thank you so much for visiting our American Cafe.

Y: 谢谢大家收听我们的美语咖啡屋。希望我们有一天能在咖啡馆碰见你!

J: Hope to see you next time at American Cafe.


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1 linger e8dzz     
vt.消磨,无所事事;vi.逗留,消磨,徘徊,漫步
参考例句:
  • Don't linger away your holidays,try to find something useful to do.不要虚度假日,尽量找些有意义的事做。
  • His last words still linger in our ears.他的临终嘱咐仍萦绕在我们耳际。
2 crossword VvOzBj     
n.纵横字谜,纵横填字游戏
参考例句:
  • He shows a great interest in crossword puzzles.他对填字游戏表现出很大兴趣。
  • Don't chuck yesterday's paper out.I still haven't done the crossword.别扔了昨天的报纸,我还没做字谜游戏呢。
3 vibrancy 1h5wz     
n.活跃;震动
参考例句:
  • I like the vibrancy of her character.我喜欢她的活泼性格。
  • Tom felt himself being drawn towards her vibrant personality. 汤姆感觉自己被她充满朝气的个性所吸引。
4 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
5 guilt 9e6xr     
n.犯罪;内疚;过失,罪责
参考例句:
  • She tried to cover up her guilt by lying.她企图用谎言掩饰自己的罪行。
  • Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.别因为功课责备孩子而使他觉得很内疚。
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