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  • Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

    嗨,我是加拿大人 Bob。

  • Welcome to this English lesson on the country of Canada.

    歡迎來到這個關於加拿大國家的英語課。

  • Many of you have asked me to do an English lesson on the country that I call home, so I thought in this video, I would teach you 20 interesting facts about the country that I know and love, called Canada.

    你們中的許多人要求我上一堂關於我稱之為家鄉的國家的英語課,所以我想在這個視頻中,我會教你們 20 個關於我所了解和熱愛的國家(加拿大)的有趣事實。

  • Canada has two official languages, English and French.

    加拿大有兩種官方語言:英語和法語。

  • In fact, everything you buy in Canada has an English side and a French side.

    事實上,你在加拿大買的所有東西都有英式和法式的標示。

  • You can see on this Cheerio box that it says Honey Nut Cheerios and then on the French side, it says Cheerios au miel et aux noix.

    你可以在這款 Cheerio 麥片盒上看到,上面寫著 Honey Nut Cheerios,而在法文一側,則寫著 Cheerios au miel et aux noix。

  • So in many provinces in Canada, milk comes in bags.

    在加拿大的許多省份,牛奶都是袋裝的。

  • This is a bag of milk.

    這是一袋牛奶。

  • And inside, there are three smaller bags of milk.

    裡面還有三袋較小的牛奶。

  • If I was out here with another Canadian, I would probably say things like, "It's pretty bright out here, eh?"

    如果我和另一個加拿大人一起在這裡,我可能會說,「這裡很亮,嗯?」

  • Or "It's pretty cold out here, eh?"

    或「這裡很冷,恩?」

  • Canadians tend to end their sentences, once in a while, with the word "eh."

    加拿大人偶爾會用「eh」這個字來結束句子。

  • One of the most popular coffee shops in Canada is a place called Tim Horton's, or as some Canadians sometimes say, Timmies.

    加拿大最受歡迎的咖啡店之一是 Tim Horton's,或者像一些加拿大人有時所說的 Timmies。

  • Tim Horton's is a place where many Canadians go every morning on their way to work to get a coffee and something to eat for breakfast.

    Tim Horton's 是許多加拿大人每天早上上班途中會去喝咖啡和吃點早餐的地方。

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world.

    加拿大是世界第二大國。

  • By the way, the largest country is Russia,

    順便說一句,最大的國家是俄羅斯,

  • and I should say hi to all of my Russian viewers.

    我應該向所有俄羅斯觀眾問好。

  • But Canada is the second largest.

    加拿大是世界第二大國。

  • And we have a population of 37 million people.

    我們有 3700 萬人口。

  • Actually, a little more than that.

    事實上,還不止於此。

  • About 37 and a half million people.

    大約有3750萬人。

  • An interesting fact though, is 66% of Canadians live within 100 kilometers of the southern border that we share with the United States.

    但一個有趣的事實是,66% 的加拿大人居住在距離我們與美國共享的南部邊境 100 公里範圍內。

  • I think because Canada is such a cold country, most of us live as far south as possible so we can stay a little warmer during our cold Canadian winters.

    我想是因為加拿大是一個寒冷的國家,我們大多數人都住在盡可能靠南的地方,這樣我們就可以在加拿大寒冷的冬天保持溫暖一點。

  • Money in Canada is very colorful and we also have a $1 coin which we call a loonie, because if you look at a loonie, you'll see that there is a loon on it,

    加拿大的貨幣非常豐富多彩,我們還有 1 元的硬幣,我們稱之為加元,因為如果你看加元,你會發現上面有一個潛鳥,

  • which is a kind of bird that lives in northern Canada.

    這是一種生活在加拿大北部的鳥。

  • When the government decided that we needed a $2 coin, we simply called it a toonie, because it rhymed with loonie and it was worth $2.

    當政府決定我們需要 2 元的硬幣時,我們簡單地將其稱為 toonie ,因為它與 loonie 押韻,而且價值 2 元。

  • It just seemed like a really good name for it.

    這似乎是一個非常好的名字。

  • By the way, did you know that Justin Bieber, Celine Dion and Shawn Mendes are all Canadian?

    順便問一下,你知道賈斯汀·比伯、席琳·迪翁和尚恩·曼德斯都是加拿大人嗎?

  • I'm sure you've heard some of their songs before.

    我相信你以前聽過他們的一些歌曲。

  • They are some of the greatest talent that Canada has produced.

    他們是加拿大最偉大的人才之一。

  • The leader of Canada is called the prime minister, not the president, by the way.

    順便說一下,加拿大的領導人被稱為總理,而不是總統。

  • Sometimes, people from other countries mistakenly think that our leader is called the president.

    有時,其他國家的人錯誤地認為我們的領導人被稱為總統。

  • But we call our leader the prime minister.

    但我們稱我們的領導人為總理。

  • Our current prime minister is Justin Trudeau.

    我們現任總理是賈斯汀·杜魯道。

  • You might recognize him because he might have visited your country in the past, with a trade delegation so that we can keep relations between our country and your country in good standing.

    您可能會認出他,因為他過去可能曾率領貿易代表團訪問過貴國,以便我們能夠保持我們國家與貴國之間的良好關係。

  • Canada is divided up into provinces.

    加拿大分為多個省。

  • Not states, like the United States.

    不是像美國那樣的州。

  • And we have 10 provinces, stretching from the Pacific Ocean in the west all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

    我們有10個省,西起太平洋,東至大西洋。

  • I live in the province of Ontario, which is almost right in the middle of Canada.

    我住在安大略省,幾乎位於加拿大中部。

  • Provinces are quite large.

    省份相當大。

  • In fact, our provinces might be bigger than your country.

    事實上,我們的省份可能比你們國家還要大。

  • I'm not trying to brag, but provinces are definitely really, really big in Canada.

    我並不是想吹牛,但加拿大的省份確實非常非常大。

  • The capital of Canada is a city called Ottawa.

    加拿大的首都是一個叫做渥太華的城市。

  • And it is a beautiful city.

    是個美麗的城市。

  • It is located pretty far north, in the province of Ontario and it's usually quite cold there in the winter.

    它位於安大略省最北端,那裡的冬天通常很冷。

  • If you ever have a chance to visit our capital, Ottawa, you should do it.

    如果您有機會訪問我們的首都渥太華,您應該去看看。

  • It is a beautiful city.

    它是個美麗的城市。

  • I do recommend, though, that if you don't like the cold, that you visit it in the summer, although if you visit it in the winter, you will have a true Canadian experience.

    不過,我確實建議,如果您不喜歡寒冷,可以在夏天參觀,但如果您在冬天參觀,您將獲得真正的加拿大體驗。

  • Canada is full of maple trees.

    加拿大到處都是楓樹。

  • There are a lot of maple trees in Canada.

    加拿大有很多楓樹。

  • In fact, some of the trees behind me are maple trees.

    事實上,我身後的一些樹是楓樹。

  • And most of the trees that you see in parks in Canada are maple trees.

    在加拿大公園裡看到的樹木大多是楓樹。

  • It's the reason why we have the maple leaf in the center of our flag, because there's just so many maple trees in Canada.

    這就是為什麼我們的國旗中央有楓葉,因為加拿大有許多楓樹。

  • And one of the most popular exports from our country is maple syrup.

    我國最受歡迎的出口產品之一是楓糖漿。

  • That's when they take the sap from the maple tree and they turn it into a really sweet and tasty syrup.

    那時,他們從楓樹上採集汁液,將其變成一種非常香甜可口的糖漿。

  • If you haven't tried maple syrup, you should try some.

    如果您還沒有嘗試過楓糖漿,您應該嘗試一下。

  • And if you try some, make sure it's authentic, Canadian maple syrup.

    如果您嘗試一些,請確保購買正宗的加拿大楓糖漿。

  • Oh, another famous Canadian is this guy who teaches English on YouTube.

    哦,另一個著名的加拿大人是這個在 YouTube 上教英語的人。

  • What's his name again?

    他叫什麼來著?

  • I think it's Bob the Canadian.

    我想是加拿大人Bob。

  • Okay, I'm not really that famous.

    好吧,我其實沒那麼出名。

  • But I just wanted to put this piece in here.

    我只是想把這段放進來。

  • We actually have two official sports in Canada.

    實際上,加拿大有兩項官方運動項目。

  • Our official winter sport is a little game called hockey.

    我們的官方冬季運動是一種叫做曲棍球的小遊戲。

  • You may have seen the Canadian hockey teams play at the Winter Olympics.

    您可能看過加拿大曲棍球隊在冬季奧運會上的比賽。

  • They usually do really well.

    他們通常表現都很好。

  • Probably because most of our rivers, lakes and streams in the winter are frozen solid and young Canadians have lots of opportunity to practice the game of hockey.

    可能是因為我們大多數的河流、湖泊和溪流在冬天都結冰了,年輕的加拿大人有很多機會練習曲棍球比賽。

  • As well, most small towns have a hockey arena.

    此外,大多數小鎮都有曲棍球館。

  • So the amount of time that you can spend skating as a young Canadian is really, really high.

    所以作為一個年輕的加拿大人,你可以花在滑冰上的時間真的非常多。

  • Our second official sport is a summer sport.

    我們的第二項官方運動是夏季運動。

  • Our official summer sport is a game called lacrosse.

    我們的官方夏季運動是長曲棍球運動。

  • This is a little different than hockey.

    這與冰上曲棍球有點不同。

  • If you want to see some lacrosse, just do a search on YouTube for the game of lacrosse in Canada and you will be able to find a game and watch a bit of it.

    如果您想觀看長曲棍球比賽,只需在 YouTube 上搜尋加拿大的長曲棍球比賽,您就可以找到一場比賽並觀看一些比賽。

  • It's a very interesting game to watch and it's a very interesting game to play as well.

    這是非常有趣的比賽,不管是用觀看的話還是玩起來都非常有趣。

  • Canada has a lot of fresh water lakes.

    加拿大有很多淡水湖。

  • In fact, we have over two million fresh water lakes in Canada.

    事實上,加拿大有超過兩百萬個淡水湖。

  • And I think because there are so many lakes and streams and rivers in Canada, and because there is so much fresh water, we have animals like the beaver that live here.

    我認為因為加拿大有這麼多的湖泊、溪流和河流,而且有這麼多的淡水,所以我們有像海狸這樣的動物生活在這裡。

  • The beaver is our national animal.

    海狸是我們的民族動物。

  • I don't know if you've ever seen a beaver before.

    不知道大家有沒有見過海狸。

  • They are really cool.

    他們很酷。

  • They tend to chop down trees and they build dams in streams and creeks so that the water will flood and then they can build a home in the flooded part of the river or lake.

    他們傾向於砍伐樹木,在溪流和小溪中建造水壩,以便洪水氾濫,然後他們可以在河流或湖泊被洪水淹沒的部分建造房屋。

  • It's a very interesting animal and it's our national animal of Canada.

    這是一種非常有趣的動物,也是加拿大的國家動物。

  • So in Canada, taxes are high.

    在加拿大,稅收很高。

  • Canadians pay a lot of income tax.

    加拿大人繳納大量所得稅。

  • We pay a lot of sales tax.

    我們繳很多營業稅。

  • In general, if you live in Canada, you will pay a lot of tax, but healthcare is free.

    一般來說,如果你住在加拿大,你會繳很多稅,但醫療保健是免費的。

  • So if you break a bone or you need heart surgery or you're having a baby, it is totally free in Canada.

    因此,如果您骨折、需要心臟手術或要生孩子,在加拿大都是完全免費的。

  • Now, the dentist isn't free.

    看牙醫不是免費的。

  • If you need work done on your teeth.

    如果牙齒需要進行治療的話。

  • And the eye doctor isn't free, if you need glasses.

    如果您需要眼鏡,眼科醫生也不是免費的。

  • But everything else is covered.

    但其他東西都有涵蓋。

  • Mostly because we pay really high taxes.

    主要是因為我們繳的稅金非常高。

  • But, I will never complain about the fact that healthcare is free.

    但是,我永遠不會抱怨醫療免費這一事實。

  • I had heart surgery.

    我做了心臟手術。

  • It cost me zero dollars.

    沒有花到我一毛錢。

  • Sometimes, people think that Canada's biggest export is wood, but it's not.

    有時,人們認為加拿大最大的出口產品是木材,但事實並非如此。

  • Our biggest export is actually oil.

    我們最大的出口產品其實是石油。

  • The province of Alberta actually has huge oil reserves.

    阿爾伯塔省實際上擁有巨大的石油儲量。

  • Canada's largest trading partner is about 100 kilometers straight that way.

    加拿大最大的貿易夥伴就在這條路上約100公里處。

  • I'm pointing south.

    我在指向南方。

  • Can you guess what country is 100 kilometers south of here?

    你能猜出這裡以南100公里處是哪個國家嗎?

  • It is the United States of America.

    是美國。

  • Well, hey, that was 20 interesting facts about the country of Canada.

    以上是關於加拿大這個國家的 20 個有趣的事實。

  • The country that I know and love.

    我所了解和熱愛的國家。

  • I'm Bob the Canadian and you are learning English with me here on YouTube.

    我是加拿大人 Bob,您正在 YouTube 上和我一起學習英語。

  • I hope this lesson helped you learn just a little bit more English and a little bit more about the country of Canada.

    我希望這節課能幫助您多學一點英語並更多地了解加拿大這個國家。

  • Remember, if you are new here, don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn just a little bit more English.

    請記住,如果您是新來的,請不要忘記點擊那裡的紅色訂閱按鈕,如果這部影片幫助您多學一點英語,請給我一個讚。

  • And while you're here, why don't you stick around and watch another video.

    既然您在這裡,為什麼不留下來觀看另一個影片呢?

Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

嗨,我是加拿大人 Bob。

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