地道美语听力播客:谈论建筑学
日期:2011-12-21 13:16

(单词翻译:单击)

Iktinos: I can’t believe we’re in one of the world’s most famous structures. Look at this architecture!
我不能相信我们现在世界上最有名的结构之一。看看这个架构!

Pinda: Yeah, great, another old building. I’m going to sit in that bay window and rest my feet while you walk around.
是啊,很棒,另一栋老建筑。当你四处走动时,我要坐在凸窗变休息下。

Iktinos: Come on, come with me. Just look at these columns and beams. They’re over 2,000 years old!
来吧,跟我来。只要看看这些立柱和横梁。它们都超过2000年了!

Pinda: Right, they’re old. Everything we’ve seen these past two weeks has been old. What’s so special about this?
是的,已经很旧了。我们过去两个星期看到的一切已经旧了。这个有什么特殊的吗?

Iktinos: Are you trying to tell me that you don’t think this dome is impressive? It’s one of the largest in the world. Look at those cornices and skylights. I’ve never seen anything like them.
你想告诉我,你认为这个圆顶不令人印象深刻吗?这是世界上最大圆顶之一。看看那些飞檐和天窗。我从来没有见过任何那样的建筑。

Pinda: This building has a good facade, with nice balance and symmetry, but I’m so tired of looking at the same style of building, one after another. Aren’t we going to see anything else today?
这个建筑具有良好的外观,具有很好的平衡性和对称性,但我讨厌看同种类型的建筑。我们今天不看点别的建筑吗?

Iktinos: We are seeing some of the most important monuments to human ingenuity.
我们现在看到的是聪明人类智慧的最重要的圆顶。

Pinda: You’re right, but I’m too tired to walk up and down all three stories. You go. I’ll stay here on this balcony.
你说得对,但我太累了,不能上下三层走上走下。你走吧。我要呆在这个露台里。

Iktinos: What are you going to do here?
你打算在这里做什么?

Pinda: I’m going to think about how I’d remodel the building to bring it up to date.
我会去思考我如何改建那懂楼,让它焕然一新。

Iktinos: You’re hopeless!
你真是没得救了!

bay window 建筑凸窗
bring it up to date 焕然一新

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重点单词
  • facaden. 建筑物的正面,外表(犹指虚伪的)
  • impressiveadj. 给人深刻印象的
  • ingenuityn. 智巧,创造力,精巧的设计
  • domen. 圆屋顶
  • symmetryn. 对称(性), 匀称,整齐
  • remodelvt. 改造,改型,改变