BBC英语六分钟 第174期:计算机眼镜

发表时间:2017-08-12内容来源:VOA英语学习网

This is 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English dot com.

这里是bbclearningenglish. com英语六分钟节目。

Finn: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English, I'm Finn and with me is Neil .

大家好,欢迎收听本期BBC英语六分钟。我是费恩,这是我的搭档尼尔。

Neil: Hello.

你好。

Finn: And, we have a technology theme today - Neil, you carry a smartphone, don't you?

今天我们要谈论的话题和技术有关。尼尔,你用的是智能手机,对吧?

Neil: Yes - my phone can take photos and search the internet, I can watch videos, send messages and even…hang on…

是啊,我的手机能拍照、上网、观看视频、发送短信,还可以……额,等下(电话铃响起)……

Finn: Even make phone calls?

还能打电话?

Neil: Sorry about that.

刚刚不好意思啊。

Finn: And - I can see that you are wearing a very fine pair of glasses.

尼尔,你今天戴的眼镜很不错嘛。

Neil: Why thank you. They do make me quite… handsome, don't you think?

谢谢。这副眼镜让我看起来很帅气,是吧?

Finn: Of course. But how would you like to combine the two things - put them together?

当然。你觉得把这两样东西结合起来怎样?

Neil: Combine my smartphone and glasses?

把智能手机和眼镜结合起来?

Finn: Well, that's what Google hope people will do. Their new product Google Glass is a kind of small computer you wear on your face.

是的,这正是谷歌所想的。它们的新产品是一种可以戴在脸上的小型的计算机。

Neil: Yes, several companies are now developing wearable tech - that's technology you can wear - just like my glasses. With Google Glass, when you wear them you can see the real world, as normal, but also a small kind of computer screen, hanging in space…

没错,现在,有些公司正在研发可穿戴技术,比如我的眼镜。戴上它,你可看到真实的世界。它不仅可以用作普通眼镜,还可以用作悬挂的计算机屏幕。

Finn: Interesting, isn't it? And it makes me think of an action movie. Neil, which action movie character had special eyes that were like computers - giving information about the world around him?

很有趣吧?这让我想起了一部动作片。尼尔,哪部电影中的人物拥有像计算机一样的眼睛,能为他提供周边世界的信息?

Neil: That's a difficult question. I'm not sure, science - fiction is not my favourite type of movie. I will say, though, Terminator.

这个问题很难。我也不确定,因为我不太喜欢看科幻电影。不过,我觉得是终结者吧。

Finn: Ok, you're not a science fiction fan. We'll find out at the end of the programme if that was right. First, let's take a closer look at these specs - or glasses - themselves.

嗯,你不是科幻电影迷。在节目的最后,我们再看你的回答是否正确。首先,咱们来详细谈谈眼镜。

Neil: We don't have a pair, but our BBC colleague Rory Cellan- Jones went to Google to try a pair out. Now listen carefully - which three different things does he do with them ?

我们现在没有眼镜,不过BBC同事罗里凯兰-琼斯前往谷歌公司试戴了一副这种眼镜。现在仔细听--他戴着眼镜做了哪三件不同的事?

Ok Glass. Take a picture! There, I've got a picture of the cameraman. I'm going to go back. OK Glass. Let's record a video. I'm now recording everybody that's in this room. And I'm going to stop that. How do I say 'thank you for the flowers' in Japanese? Hana arigatou gozaimashita. Excellent, so I can now speak Japanese via these glasses.

眼镜,来拍张照!我给摄影师照了一张照片。现在我往回走。眼镜,来录段视频!现在,我正给屋里的人们录像。好了,就录到这。我该怎样用日语说"谢谢你的花?" Hana arigatou gozaimashita。太棒了,我现在可以用眼镜说日语了。

Finn: So, which different things did Rory Cellan- Jones do?

那么,罗里凯兰-琼斯做了哪几件不同的事?

Neil: Did you hear them? Number one - he took a picture:

你听到了么?首先,他拍了张照片。

Finn: Take a picture!

来拍张照!

Neil: Number two - he recorded a video:

其次,他录了段视频。

Finn: Let's record a video.

来录段视频。

Neil: And three…

最后……

Finn: How do I say 'thank you for the flowers' in Japanese?

我该怎样用日语说"谢谢你的花?"

Neil: He learned how to say a phrase in Japanese.

他学会了一个日语短语。

Finn: Very good, yes. Neil, I know you speak Japanese, what was the phrase?

很好,尼尔,我知道你会日语,那个短语怎么说?

Neil: Oh right. It was: hana arigatou gozaimashita.

是:hana arigatou gozaimashita。

Finn: Wonderful pronunciation.

发音不错!

Neil: Hana arigatou gozaimashita.

hana arigatou gozaimashita

Finn: Which means 'thank you for the flowers'. But anyway let's get back to English!

意思就是"谢谢你的花"。咱们还是说英语吧。

Neil: With all the things these glasses can do, some people find them creepy - a bit strange and scary.

眼镜能做这些事情,一些人认为这很恐怖。

Finn: Yes, because you can use them while walking along the street, for example, nobody will know what you're doing, and some people are worried that they might be used to find out information about their private, or personal lives.

是啊,因为你可以在大街上使用它。没人知道你在做什么。有人担心人们会用此种眼镜获取他们的私人信息。

Neil: Some are concerned about drivers using the glasses - saying it could be dangerous when driving.

还有人担心戴着这种眼镜的司机--他们这样开车会很危险。

Finn: And casinos - places where people play games - like card games - to win money, are concerned they could be used to cheat. Anyway, what do you think about them Neil?

有人担心人们会在赌场(人们玩游戏、赢钱的地方)用此种眼镜作弊。不管怎样,尼尔,你认为这种眼镜怎样?

Neil: I have to say I don't like the idea.

我只能说,我不太喜欢这个想法。

Finn: OK, why?

好吧,为什么?

Neil: Because I like to be separate from technology sometimes. I'm worried that my brain will stop working if I have a computer on my head.

因为有时,我喜欢远离高科技。如果我的头上有个计算机,我的大脑会停止思考,这让我很害怕。

Finn: If there's a computer in your head, you might become a cyborg, which is part man, part machine. Which takes me back to the question I asked you earlier, what was the name of the action movie where there was a character with a robot eye?

如果你头上有个计算机,那你就成了半机械人了,即一半人,一半机器的结合体。这倒让我想起了最开始问你的问题。哪部电影中的人物拥有机器人的眼睛?

Neil: I said Terminator.

我说是终结者。

Finn: That was absolutely correct, very good. The Terminator with 'Terminator vision'. So, what do you think of Google Glass and wearable tech in general? Let us know on the BBC Learning English Facebook page. Now, Neil, could you remind us of some of today's language?

完全正确,非常棒。终结者里有种电子隐形眼镜。那么,大家认为谷歌眼镜和可穿戴技术怎样呢?请在BBC英语Facebook上留言,告诉我们你的想法。好了,尼尔,你带大家回顾一下今天听到的词汇吧?

Neil: smartphone

智能手机

to combine

结合

wearable tech

可穿戴技术

specs

眼镜

creepy

奇怪的,令人毛骨悚然的

private

私人的

casino

赌场

cyborg

半机械人

Finn: OK that's it for this programme. Do join us again for more 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English.

好了,以上就是本期节目的全部内容。欢迎继续收听我们下一期的BBC六分钟。

Both: Goodbye.

再见。

That was 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English dot com.

以上是bbclearningenglish. com英语六分钟节目。

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