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When sleep is sweetest
we rise at the bidding of a bell.
There is no moment for idleness
or self-indulgence.
Everywhere peace,
Everywhere serenity,
and a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world.
Hi! I'm Emily, and I'm Sam,
we're here at Rievaulx Abbey.
We're here to discover what it was like to
live in a medieval monastery. Let's go!
Ah, young pilgrims,
my name is Aelred,
and I am the Abbot of Rievaulx Abbey.
Now I understand you that want to learn something about our way of life.
Yes, correct.
I think the best way to learn
about what it's like to be a monk
is to wear the same sort of clothes that monks wear.
Would you like to come and dress as monks?
Yes please!
Then follow me.
You look very, very smart now in your monks habits.
Why are you called Aelred?
My name means, noble strength, it's Anglo Saxon.
My family come from the north of England and for many years they have been devoted to the northern Saints, especially St Cuthbert.
What does a Monk do?
When you become a Monk you leave the world behind
with all its riches, possessions,
your family and instead you come to an Abbey
and devote your life to the glory of God.
What do you eat for breakfast?
We have one meal a day and that's normally the middle of the day
and that meal is a sort of... I suppose you would call it porridge.
It's made of bread which we grind up.
Then we add hot water.
And then we add whatever vegetables we happen to have depending on the season.
Some herbs, and maybe some fish.
So what you end up with is a sort of porridge with vegetables and fish in it
and that's what we have to sustain us.
Why are your robes white?
By wearing white, we are wearing the colour that wool is when it comes off a sheep's back,
so that makes it the cheapest so that's a way of showing that we believe very strongly in our vow of poverty.
Do you have to be silent all the time and if you do how do you communicate?
Well St Benedict whose rule we follow
stresses that silence is very very important for Monks, because it stops us gossiping and lets us concentrate instead on God
so we're not allowed to speak at certain times of the day.
We have a set of signs that we use to communicate with each other,
so that people still know what's going on.
So see if you can guess what these might be the signs for.
Is that fire?
Light out, candle?
Very good!
What about this?
Does that mean porridge?
Yes it does.
So you see we can communicate with each other quite easily without the use of words.
That's very clever.
Thank you.
Well, you have done very, very well and you have learnt
all about the life of a Monk in the Abbey.
But you face one final test.
And that is the test of silence.
So I challenge you, to see
who can be silent for longer?
So Emily, Sam, face each other
And everything is peace,
and everything serenity...



體驗中世紀僧侶生活 (How to Live as a Medieval Monk)

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April Lu 發佈於 2018 年 10 月 9 日    April Lu 翻譯    Evangeline 審核



idleness 是形容詞 idle 的名詞形式,意思是一個人「無所事事的,空閒的」。
西方有句諺語說:Idleness is the root of all evil. (懶惰是萬惡之源。)
另外 idle 本身也可以當動詞使用,意思是「閒置;(引擎) 空轉」。
The longer you idle your car, the more you are polluting the air.

相關片語 idle sth away 意思是「消磨(時間)」,且多半強調漫無目的地度過某段時間。
Those teenagers idled away their summer vacation playing video games.

indulgence 翻譯成「沉溺;放縱」,尤其指超出適量的享受程度。
She leads a life of wealth and indulgence.

動詞型為 indulge,後面搭配介係詞 in 加上某件令人沉醉不已的事物。
My family and I love to indulge in chocolate fondue during the wintertime.

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3learn about0:49
learn about/of something 這個片語指「聽聞先前不知曉的事實或消息」。
We only learned about the accident three months later.

learn 和 learn about 不同的地方在於後者多半指較為粗淺的認知,前者才能表示有深度的、花費時間長的「學習」。
My best friend learned to speak Russian and Japanese in college.

noble 這個形容詞翻譯成「偉大的,崇高的」例如 a noble cause (一項崇高的事業);也可以指「出身顯貴的」例如 a noble family (貴族家庭)。
此外 noble 也可以當名詞使用,意思是「貴族」,與 aristocrat 同義。
You will see members of the ruling family or other nobles participating in this ceremony.

She comes from a family of aristocrats and is very wealthy.

5leave behind1:32
leave behind 這個片語的翻譯是「遺留 (在過去);拋諸腦後」,注意 something 可以夾在中間或放在片語後面。
He wanted to leave behind his failed love story, so he moved to a new city and started a new job.

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