文化警察24時 (17) 女性は運転禁止?(サウジアラビア)

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毎月第2週目は「文化警察24時」をお届けします。今回の舞台はサウジアラビア。この国では長い間、女性の車の運転が法律で禁じられてきましたが、2018年6月に解禁されることになりました。今回の会話のようなことは、もう起こらなくなりますね。

「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。
Culture Cops (17): In Saudi Arabia

After landing in Saudi Arabia, Trev must inform Val that she isn't allowed to drive at all because she's a woman.

Val: Hey, Trev, I think we're at Luggage Carousel 8. You grab the bags, and I'll go get the car.

Trev: Ummm, how about we switch roles? You can't drive here.

Val: What do you mean I can't drive here…? I scored better than you on all of our driving tests!

Trev: Doesn't matter. Women are forbidden from driving here: something about physiologically messing up their bodies, which deforms future children. Although a lot of women in Saudi Arabia want to drive, the government still won't allow it.

Val: Hmmmm, OK. Well, I guess I'll be taking the shotgun seat this whole trip, Trev. I'll have to help you navigate, because, Lord knows, you're awful with directions!

Trev: Ha ha. Guess so. Now go grab the bags and stop driving.

Val: Driving….?

Trev: Yeah, you're driving me crazy! Ha!

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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