異文化ディスカッション (62) Traveling in France and North Carolina

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11月から来年1月まで、毎月第1週は「異文化ディスカッション」をお届けしています。今回のゲストはアメリカ・ノースカロライナ出身のマディソン(Madison)と、フランス出身のニコラ(Nicolas)。第2回目となる今回の話題は「フランスとノースカロライナを旅する」です。

聞き手:Joe Lauer(広島大学外国語教育研究センタ―)
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Traveling in France and North Carolina

North Carolina
= a state on the US East Coast, with a population about equal to Osaka, and a land area about half of Honshu

absolutely
= very much

a spot
= a place

the French Alps
= the mountain range in eastern France

Annecy
= a small town. Check out this photo: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/アヌシー Also called “The Pearl of the French Alps” or “The French Venice”

a canal
= 運河

calm
= peaceful and quiet

a redneck
= a rural poor white person in the southern part of the US (usually 軽蔑的な表現)

racism
= 人種差別

religious
= 宗教的

the Biltmore Estate
= see this photo: http://www.biltmore.com (Note: “An estate” is usually a piece of land with a large house on it.)

a mansion
= a gigantic and rich house, often associated with the southeastern part of the US 200 years ago

colonial
= 植民の

a castle
= 城

artwork
= artistic designs

a tapestry
= a heavy cloth, with designs on it, often hung on the wall

dining ware
= dinnerware = expensive plates, cups, etc.

the Loire Castle
= Check out these photos:
http://travel.cnn.com/5-best-loire-valley-castles-185206/

a region
= an area

at some point
= at one time

a noble
= 貴族

Chambord, Chenonceau, and Azay-le-Rideau
= three castles along the Loire River

to flee
= to escape

Ashville
= a town in the Appalachian Mountains.
See: https://www.exploreasheville.com

a hippie
= a young counterculture person associated with the 1960s

decorative
= 装飾的な

a vase
= 花瓶

a bong
= a large pipe used for smoking marijuana

a hookah
= a type of bong common in India and elsewhere

absolutely
= of course, definitely

Provence
= an area on the Mediterranean Sea, near the Italian border

Aix-en-Provence
= a town 30 kms north of Marseille, which also was the home of the French Impressionist painter Cézanne

ancient
= extremely old

lavender
= a purple herb

the ambiance
= the atmosphere

les (the) Calanques
= a hiking area along the Mediterranean, including a cave

a mountain chain
= a mountain range

the Blue Ridge Mountains
= part of the Appalachian Mountains

steep
= 険しい

Brittany
= a province facing the English Channel

wild
= rustic, full of nature, not developed

granite
= 花崗岩

Winston-Salem
= a town first built by the British in the 1700s

in character = acting like those (historic) people

the clothes of the day
= the clothes which were worn in that period of time

off the top of my head
= from what I remember now (Example: “I couldn’t tell you off the top of my head.” = I don’t remember.)

Toulouse
= the fourth largest city in France

a brick
= れんが

the Garonne River
= a 600-kilometer long river

a bank
= a slope leading to a body of water, such as a river or an ocean

lively
= 賑やか

the Basilica Saint Sernin
= a huge church with a history of almost 2,000 years

a basilica
= a large church based on Roman design

Canal du Midi
= a historic man-made river

the Outer Banks
= a 300 km-long chain for peninsulas and islands

a strip of
= a chain of, a series of

and all of that kind of stuff
= and various other similar things

erosion
= 浸食

temporary
= the opposite of permanent

killer
= great (Note: conversation slang)

where it is
= what the situation is

in the grand scheme of things
= in the big picture, looking at things over many years

to catch (something)
= to remember (something)

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