異文化ディスカッション (70) South Korea and Nevada

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今月から6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。
今回のゲストはアメリカ・ネバダ出身のジャスミン(Jazmin)と、韓国出身のジョー(Jo)です。第1回目の話題は「韓国とネバダ」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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South Korea and Nevada

a major
= 専攻

Kyoung Jo Kim
= his full name

currently
= now

to consider
= to classify, to treat

Nevada
= a state just east of California, about 75% the size of Japan, with a population about 3 times larger than Hiroshima City

Reno
= the second largest city in Nevada. Las Vegas is the largest.

linguistics
= the study of language

Gwangju
= the sixth largest city in South Korea, about 2 hours from Seoul by train, especially known for art and food

relics
= very old and valuable things

Busan
= the largest city on the south coast

latitude
= 緯度

slightly
= a little

humid
= 湿気

to depend on...
= ~によって

a region
= a district, an area

desert
= 砂漠

shrubbery
= wild bushes, 灌木

characteristics
= personalities, traits

compulsive
= able to concentrate well on one thing in detail, 強迫観念にとらわれたような、きまじめ

hedonism
= having fun in life, 快楽主義

diligent
= hard working (in a good way)

stereotypes
= widely-believed ideas about groups of people or things. The ideas are usually true in some ways, but ignore too many exceptions 固定観念

down south
= in the southern part. (Note: the opposite is “up north”)

hospitality
= taking care of guests well

unless
= if not

the vibe
= the feeling

the lack of diversity in Japan
= 日本にある多様性不足

ethnicities
= racial groups

to be outspoken
= to say opinions

to be outgoing
= to not be shy

a dynasty
= 王朝

colonization
= 植民地化

mandatory
= required

military service
= 兵役、徴兵

to implement
= to put into practice, to carry out, 実施する

dinky
= とるに足らない (軽蔑的)

Mercury, Gold Field, Gem Field
= the names of some towns in Nevada, showing the history of the state

corny
= いなかくさい、メロドラマ的な (Note: young people say this a lot.)

Nevada's Silver Rush
= About 100-150 years ago, a lot of people went to Nevada to look for silver when relatively large amounts of it were discovered there.

weird
= strange

an abandoned town
= a town in which people no longer live, a ghost town

creepy
= scary (Note: young people say this a lot.)

the Wild Wild West
= the old cowboy image of America

a saloon
= a bar (especially in the Wild West)

1800s photos
= pictures from the 19th century

feathery headbands
= fancy old women's hats from the Wild West

I got it
= I understand

the Lake Tahoe area
= a resort area on the California-Nevada border, known for skiing, hiking, camping, casinos, etc.

mining
= 鉱業

a master's
= 修士号

defense
= 国防

Area 51
= a US Air Force Base in Nevada, rumored to have the remains of an alien spacecraft

Filipino
= related to the Philippines and its culture

the flavor palate
= the range of tastes

to be renowned for
= to be famous for

soy
= 醤油

seasonings
= spices and sauces

Mt. Charleston
= a 3,600-meter mountain with hiking, forests, and some skiing

The Strip
= the name of the main road in Las Vegas, with lots of casinos and resort hotels

frankly
= actually

a spot
= a place

a temple
= お寺

an observatory
= a facility located in a high place, with an excellent view of the surrounding area

a statue
= 像

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