文化警察24時 (14) 日曜はダメよ!(スイス)

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毎月第2週目は「文化警察24時」をお届けします。

今回取り上げるのは、アルプスの大自然が人気の国スイス。この国では日曜日の過ごし方をとても大事にしているようで、日曜日にあることをすると違法になるそうです。観光客にはあまり関係ないことですが、それは何でしょうか。

「文化警察24時」は、少し英語が苦手!という皆さんを対象にした、長さもレベルも聞きやすい番組です。しっかり聞いて、しっかり声に出して練習してみましょう。
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Culture Cops (14): In Switzerland
Trev reminds a woman in Switzerland that, depending on your landlord/landlady, it may be considered an offense to mow your lawn on Sundays as it creates noise pollution.

Trev (shouting a little bit) Ma'am… Ma'am! Please shut off the lawn mower!

W: What's wrong officer? Am I not allowed to mow my lawn?

Trev: Actually, no, you're not. Not on Sundays, anyways.

W: Seriously?

Trev: Yes ma'am. I never lie. Swiss law states that a property owner can decide if tenants are allowed to mow the lawn on Sunday's or not. After receiving a few noise complaints this morning, my partner contacted your landlord who explained that your lease contract clearly states you are not permitted to mow the lawn on Sundays due to noise pollution.

W: Wow, I guess that'll teach me to read the fine print!

Trev: I guess so, but now you know when to mow.

W: Mow noise mow problems! Ha ha!

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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