VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):各国餐厅"出奇招"保持社交距离
日期:2020-05-27 15:24

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Popular Restaurant Adds Mannequins for Social Distancing
Operators of one of the country's most famous restaurants say mannequins can add some fun and help with social distancing in public places. The Inn at Little Washington has placed several throughout its eating area, or dining room. The restaurant in Virginia plans to reopen its dining room May 29, as the state is expected to ease restrictions on gatherings inside restaurants.
The mannequins wear 1940s-style clothing and sit at several tables. The Inn is in the low hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 90 minutes by car from Washington, D.C.
"When we needed to solve the problem of social distancing and reducing our restaurant's occupancy by half, the solution seemed obvious," Patrick O'Connell said in a statement. He is chef and owner of the restaurant. He said the mannequins create the required space between guests. But, he said they also bring smiles to faces and might be used to make some fun photos.
O'Connell's restaurant is not the only one trying out unusual ideas to ease the practice of social distancing.
In Maryland, for example, a coastal restaurant is using "bumper tables" to welcome back dine-in guests. The round, one-person tables have an air-filled tube around them and wheels at the bottom. Guests can move them around and bump into other tables for fun while keeping a 2-meter distance between people.
And in Germany, a restaurant is trying to keep guests at a cafe at a safe distance by providing them hats to wear. The hats have two pool noodles attached to the top. The hats look funny but also help guests quickly realize if they get too close to others. The restaurant also has limited its dine-in service by more than 50 percent.
What funny or unusual things are restaurants or stores in your area doing to keep visitors at a safe distance? Tell us in the comments.
I'm Alice Bryant.

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1.dining room 餐厅

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The dining room is finished in deep red.
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2.public places 公共场所

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Hotels and other public places have been attacked.
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3.safe distance 安全距离

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I shall conceal myself at a safe distance from the battlefield
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4.obvious 明显的

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Duties and taxes are the most obvious barrier to free trade.
关税和税收是自由贸易的最大壁垒tVQtSCO+-d

5.But, he said they also bring smiles to faces and might be used to make some fun photos.

make fun 玩乐;取乐

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His funny joke make me a fun day.
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I want to make some friends here and hang out to have fun.
希望能在这里认识一些可以出来玩的好朋友Z-Gywbrqoj1

6.The hats look funny but also help guests quickly realize if they get too close to others.

too close to 太近

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This table is too close to the door, it gets in the way.
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In the Senate, the count is too close to call at this point.
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各国餐厅“出奇招”保持社交距离
作为美国最著名的餐馆之一,“小华盛顿餐厅”的经营者表示,人体模型可以增加一些乐趣,而且有助于在公共场所保持社交距离,^S]x#u,tRrZs;-9]mN。“小华盛顿餐厅”在整个餐厅都安置了几个假人模型aH.0@Kymb7a0]@2oMw。这家位于弗吉尼亚州的餐厅计划于5月29日重新营业,因为该州预计将放松对餐厅内聚会的限制=5OUwMOFD[9j1
假人模特身穿40年代风格的服装,坐在几张桌子前iay#JV-P^4GO6^gB0。这家餐厅位于蓝岭山脉的低山丘上,距华盛顿特区大约90分钟的车程FX&_qAx#rG3

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帕特里克·奥康奈尔(Patrick O'Connell)在一份声明中说:“为了解决保持社交距离的问题,并且将餐厅的上座率降低一半,解决方案似乎显而易见clCK52l.Q83dV。”他是这家餐馆的厨师和老板.]J945&)|cq。他表示,人体模型可以让顾客之间保持足够的空间|R[..3kBNpD)oa。而且,他指出,人体模型也能给顾客带来乐趣,还可以拍摄一些有趣的照片roSzoK.wN4jD1v#usAkr
奥康奈尔的餐厅并不是唯一一家尝试用新奇的思路来解决社交距离的餐厅nM][]vZgGWI%u,
例如,在马里兰州,一家沿海餐馆正在使用“反弹桌”来欢迎就餐的客人-;FI2Y22a^w。圆形的单人桌周围有一根充气管,底部有轮子lR%V=wN^o.LFFn4。客人们可以随意移动桌子,与其他桌子的客人碰撞,同时双方保持2米的社交距离S2yN,-b.Sd2#,
在德国,一家餐馆正试图通过向顾客提供帽子,来保持安全的社交距离mk77|2CJ&!Ixm5。帽子顶部有两个游泳专用的圆形浮条putq#;pX9owmqfkYB。这些帽子看起来十分逗趣,而且可以帮助客人立刻意识到是否离其他人过近^IB&11S!J75N@t,。这家餐厅还将店内的上座率限制在50%以上U!0.Eio[EP7
你所在地区的餐馆或商店有什么逗趣或反常的奇招来让顾客保持安全距离的吗?请在评论中告诉我们uIkf7V28WT)m~+[Im(
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