美语情景对话 第144期:建筑作图 Construction

发表时间:2017-12-07内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Todd: Rob, when you first came to Japan you said you did construction.

Rob,你说你第一次来日本是做的建筑。

Rob: Yes, I was hired as a framer for 2x4 types of homes, so the same style of homes that are built in Canada or America.

对,我是2x4类型房屋的策划者,加拿大或美国建的也是相同类型的房屋。

Todd: OK, so what do you mean by frames?

好,你说框架是什么意思?

Rob: Framing, the actually frame of the house so, we start from the foundation, we lay down the sub-floor, we build the walls, a second floor, more walls, square everything up, and then add in the windows, the exterior wrap, and on some occasions we will finish the roof.

框架,说的就是房屋的框架。我们从地基开始建起,然后我们建造地下层,接着砌墙,再建二层,再砌墙,墙体建好之后安窗子,装饰完外墙。一定情况下,我们会封顶。

Todd: How long does it take you to make a house?

建一座房子需要多长时间?

Rob: Our job would take around two to three weeks, with three guys, a team of three, we able to frame a house, shingle the roof, install the windows and the doors in less than three weeks.

我们一个组里是三个人,大概会用两到三周的时间搭框架,吊顶,安装门窗。

Todd: Oh, wow. Now when you work, do you work with a Canadian crew or Japanese?

哦,哇。你是跟加拿大人还是日本人一起工作?

Rob: Actually, it was quite mixed. Our boss was from Seattle, Washington, and we had people from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and some Japanese workers.

事实上是很混乱的。我们老板来自华盛顿州的西雅图,而员工则来自加拿大,新西兰,澳大利亚,还有来自日本的。

Todd: Wow, that's cool. What it a good experience?

哇,那很酷啊。是个不错的经历吧?

Rob: Yeah, it was a very good experience. I hope one day maybe to be able to build my own house with some friends. It's possible to save money and it's the enjoyment of building something for yourself.

对呀,是个非常宝贵的经历。我希望能有一天和我的朋友建造属于自己的房子。不但能省钱还可以尽情享受自己建造的东西。

Todd: OK, where would you build this house?

好啊,那你打算把这所房子建在哪呢?

Rob: That's a good question. I'm thinking, maybe back in Canada, but maybe not in the East Coast. It'd be possibly in B.C. or maybe in another country. Who knows?

好问题啊,我在想也许我会回到加拿大,但也有可能不在东海岸。有可能是在不列颠哥伦比亚省,也有可能是在另一个国家。谁知道呢。

语言点

square up 摆好架势

on some occasions 在一定情况下

B.C. 不列颠哥伦比亚省

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