異文化ディスカッション (69) Tourist Spots in Vietnam and Finland

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今月も第1週は「異文化ディスカッション」をお届けします。広島大学に学ぶ留学生をゲストに招き、東広島での学生生活や、身近な話題について、英語で話してもらいます。

ベトナム出身のアンと、フィンランド出身のミロをお迎えしての最終回をお届けします。今回の話題は「ベトナムとフィンランドのおすすめ観光スポット」。

聞き手:Joe Lauer(広島大学外国語教育研究センタ―)
(中級〜上級向け)

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Tourist Spots in Finland and Vietnam

a spot
= a place

Saijo
= the town next to Hiroshima University, 30 min east of Hiroshima City

Helsinki
= the capital and largest city of Finland, located in the south. The population of Helsinki and its suburbs is about the same as the population of Hiroshima City. Helsinki is just 80 km north of Estonia, and 240 km west of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

a sauna
= サウナ

in a way
= to some extent, ある程度

Ha Long Bay
= a 120-km coastline with thousands of islands. Translated into English, the name would be "The Place Where the Dragon Lies" or "The Bay of Descending Dragons."

mystic
= 神秘的

Hoi An
= a historic fishing village with lots of winding streets and Chinese-style shops. It also has a lot of canals, so has been called "The Venice of Vietnam."

in my eyes
= in my opinion

Mt. Koli
= about 500 kms to the north and east of Helsinki, it is in a national park. The mountain is only about 250 m above a nearby lake, so it is small. There are beautiful forests and hiking trails, and it is famous for the changing of the autumn leaves in September.

Jyvaskyla
= located in the central part of Finland, it is on a nice lake. The town has cute wooden buildings next to modern stone ones. It's also known for its university and art.

Da Nang
= a city right next to Hoi An, on the east-central coast. "China Beach", with modern hotels, attracts a lot of tourists recently.

Ho Chi Minh City
= a big city in the south, formally known as Saigon

Sa Pa
= a town in the far north, especially known for its unique rice terraces (棚田)and ethnic minority groups (少数民族)

a boundary
= a border, 国境

Lapland
= the region in the far north. It has a lot of pine trees, so it has been connected with a lot of Christmas images

the Nordic Circle = also known as the Arctic Circle, near the North Pole. It is especially associated with northern Europe.

the aurora borealis
= also known as the Northern Lights, or just the aurora. It occurs when the Earth's magnetic sphere interacts with solar winds. In Finnish it is called "revontulet."

versatile
= なんでもできる、多才な

to get out into
= to go out of the cities, entering rural areas

the countryside
= rural areas

to get off the beaten track
= to go where tourists do not usually go

spontaneous
= doing something without planning, 自発的

kind a
= kind of, in a way

"couch surfing"
= A couch is also called "a sofa." Couchsurfing is a cheap way of staying in someone's home, and is usually done by young people. Usually the homes are found through "Internet surfing."

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