蘋果派生活美語 北歐年度狂歡 ── 仲夏節(二)

出版時間 2022/06/24
蘋果派生活美語。圖片提供 Conny Sjostrom / Shutterstock.com
蘋果派生活美語。圖片提供 Conny Sjostrom / Shutterstock.com

Happy Midsummer!
北歐年度狂歡 ── 仲夏節

During Midsummer, men and women wear flowers in their hair, like a flower crown, as a symbol of rebirth and fertility. Some people even place flowers under their pillows in the hope of dreaming about their future husband or wife. Lots of delicious foods are shared as well. Herring and other fresh, smoked fish are served with onions and pickles. Adult guests will often wash the food down with snaps, an alcoholic Swedish drink, and dance to traditional songs.

仲夏節期間,男人和女人會在頭上穿戴花朵,像是花冠一樣,用來象徵重生和生育能力。有些人甚至會把花放在枕頭下,希望能夢見他們未來的丈夫或妻子。人們也會一起享用許多美食。鯡魚和其他煙燻的新鮮魚類會和洋蔥跟醃菜一起食用。成年旅客通常會飲用瑞典烈酒將食物沖下肚,並隨著傳統歌謠跳舞。

生活必備字詞:
crown n. 皇冠
in the hope of V-ing  希望(做)……
wash... down / wash down...  將(食物)……沖下肚∕吞下

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見六月號。