文化警察24時 (23) 陛下、それは召し上がってはなりません!(日本)

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今回の「文化警察24時」の舞台は日本。それも、天皇家とあるお魚の話題をお届けします。

かつて昭和天皇がこのお魚を所望されたにもかかわらず、食べることを止められたという有名なお話があります。現在の天皇家でもこのお魚の調理は行われていないようですが、その魚とは…?

「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 (23): In Japan

In a weird encounter, Val must explain to the Japanese Emperor that he is forbidden from eating Pufferfish (fugu) as he could accidentally be served a poisonous piece.

Val: Excuse me, your highness, but what exactly do you think you're doing?

M: Well, I'm just about to sit down and enjoy some nice pufferfish. It's one of my favorite Japanese delicacies, but I haven't had it since I became the emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun!

Val: That's because you're forbidden from eating it, sir.

M: I'm forbidden??

Val: Yes, sir. As we both know, a pufferfish is poisonous, and if not prepared correctly, you could accidentally take a bite containing poison.

M: But if I'm correct, you must obtain a license to handle pufferfish, so can't I trust anyone who prepares it?

Val: I'm afraid not

M: * sighs *

Val: Don't huff and puff, sir. Just live without it. You can do it!

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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