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【收聽】快來收聽國立教育廣播電台 Spain Food & Festivals/用英文學西語2 & 3

發布日期 2022-12-27 08:53:00

國立教育廣播電台 邀請本系杜建毅老師 特別設計連續3集以英文認識西班牙文化,以及學會簡單西語的單元,實用又能快速掌握西班牙。

 

單元介紹

來賓:  Martin 杜建毅 (文藻大學西文系助理教授)

@主題 : 用英文認識西班牙文化3-2 : Spain food

內容摘要 :

Food
China, France and Italy are the countries have the best food on earth. Maybe. But,
It’s not at all surprising to see Spain on any list of countries with the best food
scenes. Surrounded by the sea, Spain has one of the longest coastlines in the
Mediterranean. Mediterranean coast of Spain has a length over 1,600 kilometers.
Also, the Atlantic and Bay of Biscay, for over 2,000 km. The total Spanish coastline is
about 5,000 km, so it’s no surprise that seafood makes up a large part of Spanish
cuisine.
Besides, among the European Union countries, Spain has the second largest
proportion of land devoted to agricultural purposes, only behind France. Spain
produces more olive oil than Italy, exports more wine than France and its organic
fruit and vegetables are fast gaining ground in northern Europe. Spanish cuisine is
among the most varied and well-known in the world for magnificent ingredients and
simple to prepare.

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@主題 : 用英文認識西班牙文化3-3 : Spain Festivals

內容摘要 :

Festivals

When thinking about living and working in Spain, most people immediately have in mind are the sun, the beach, the food and the festivals. It is often said that the life of Spaniards is one huge fiesta. They eat five meals a day, a long lunch time and take a nap, la siesta, after lunch.

Do they work? Of course they do.

In Spain, working days are typically Monday to Friday and working hours are fixed to 40 hours per week. Still, the Spanish start working around 9 am and finish around 8 pm. The lunch break about 2-3 hours makes the daily life in week days pretty long. Therefore, Spanish workers don’t work is not true.

Spain has one of the highest life expectancy of the world at 83 years, almost two years more than Taiwan. And, it has the second-highest unemployment rate in the EU, behind only Greece. So it’s interesting to know the Spanish way of life to live long.

The sun shines all year round and Spanish people love to enjoy each and every one of its rays. They like to go out for a walk. They love eating, talking, laughing, taking time for a coffee, etc. The pace of life in Spain is slow. You must learn a Spanish word, tranquilo, it means calm down, don’t worry. There is nothing to worry about. Sun will rise tomorrow, right?

Spanish people work to live rather than live to work. People talk about work less and longer vacations. It is often said that the life of all Spaniards is one huge fiesta. Now we must know what this word fiesta means. A fiesta is a celebration or a party. You can use the word fiesta for any party, for example, birthday party. It also means holiday, a day off. In Spanish speaking countries it means a religious festival, especially a saint's day.

Traditionally, most holidays in Spain have been religious in origin. The most important of these are La Semana Santa, or Holy Week, and la Navidad, the Christmas. Besides, every village and town has its own annual holiday fiesta, and these are probably the most important holidays in the daily lives of the Spanish people. These holidays are religious to honor the local patron saint, but the religious component is often much less important than the dancing and bullfights that take place, look more like a great party than a sacred ritual.

Some of these celebrations, such as the Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona (with its famous running of the bulls), the Spring fair in Sevilla, and the Fallas of Valencia, have become internationally famous and have turned into major tourist attractions. Since I studied in Pamplona, let me talk about this festival today.

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