中文天天读-18: 冰岛人为什么长寿?

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你知道冰岛这个国家吗?那儿的人很长寿

冰岛是一个国家,它在寒冷的北大西洋上,13%的土地上是冰雪。冰岛冬天的夜晚很长,每天有20个小时。

生活在这样寒冷的地方,冰岛人的平均寿命却是世界上最长的。为什么呢?

为了得到这个问题的答案,美国的一个调查组织,对世界上18个国家的人作了一次调查,结果是:冰岛人是世界上最快乐的人。参加调查的27万冰岛人中,82%都对自己的生活很满意。

知道吗?冰岛人长寿的秘诀就是快乐,快乐是人们心里的阳光。

Words / Phrases:
1.
冰岛
bīng dǎo
: Iceland
2.
寒冷
hán lěng
: cold, frigid
3.
土地
tǔ dì
: land
4.
夜晚
yè wǎn
: night, evening
5.
平均
píng jūn
: average
6.
寿命
shòu mìng
: lifespan
7.
què
: but, yet, however
8.
调查
diào chá
: investigate
9.
长寿
zhǎng shòu
: longevity
10.
阳光
yáng guāng
: sunlight, sunshine

语言点 Language Points

为了
for, for the sake of, in order to

“为了” is a preposition that indicates “reasons and purposes”. It can be used before a noun, a verb or a sentence.
为了得到这个问题的答案,美国的一个调查组织,对世界上18个国家的人作了一次调查。
In order to get the answer of this question, one research group from the US conducted a survey in 18 countries.

Example:
(1)为了孩子,妈妈每天都很早回家。
(2)为了买一辆自行车,他去了三个商店。

对……满意
be satisfied (dissatisfied )with

The preposition “对” in “对……(不)满意” is used before the object, with which someone is (or is not) contented or satisfied with.
参加调查的27万冰岛人中,82%都对自己的生活很满意。
Among the 270 thousand Icelanders participating in the survey, 82% of them were contented with their lives.

Example:
(1)你对你的留学生活满意吗?(be) satisfied with
(2)昨晚我喝了很多酒,女朋友对我很不满意。(be) not satisfied with

source:《中文天天读 – 奇妙的中文2A》
Foreign Language Teaching And Research Press
slow-chinese.com

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6 thoughts on “中文天天读-18: 冰岛人为什么长寿?”

  1. 你知道冰岛这个国家吗?那儿的人很长寿?
    Do you know the country of Iceland? The people there live
    very long.

    冰岛是一个国家,它在寒冷的北大西洋上,13%的土地上是冰雪。
    冰岛冬天的夜晚很长,每天有20个小时。
    Iceland is a country in the cold North Atlantic; 13% of the land
    is covered with snow and ice. During winter in Iceland, nights
    are very long, but there are only 20 hours a day.

    生活在这样寒冷的地方,冰岛人的平均寿命却是世界上最长的。为什么呢?
    Living in such a cold place, the average life expectancy of Icelanders
    is the world’s longest. Why?

    为了得到这个问题的答案,美国的一个调查组织,对世界上18个国家的人作了一次
    调查,结果是:冰岛人是世界上最快乐的人。参加调查的27万冰岛人中,82%都对
    自己的生活很满意。
    In order to get the answer to this question, a survey organization in
    the United States carried out a one time survey for the people of 18
    countries in the world. The result is Icelanders are the happiest people
    in the world. Out of 270,000 Icelanders who participated in the survey,
    82% are very satisfied with their lives.

    知道吗?冰岛人长寿的秘诀就是快乐,快乐是人们心里的阳光。
    Do you know?The Icelanders’ secret of longevity is to be happy. Happiness
    is the sunshine of people’s hearts

    1. Hi WenKuan,
      Thanks again for your translation.

      冰岛冬天的夜晚很长,每天有20个小时。
      During winter in Iceland, nights are very long, but there are only 20 hours a day.

      Based on my understanding, I think this sentence should be translated as
      ” During winter in Iceland, nights are very long, which are 20 hours each day.”

  2. 冰岛是一个国家,它在寒冷的北大西洋上,13%的土地上是冰雪。冰岛冬天的夜晚很
    长,每天有20个小时。
    Iceland is a country in the cold north of the Atlantic ocean.
    13 % of the soil is covered in ice and snow. De night in de winter are very
    long
    20 hours each day( meaning each night last 20 hours each day?)

    生活在这样寒冷的地方,冰岛人的平均寿命却是世界上最长的。为什么呢?
    Live in such a cold place, the live span of Icelanders is the longest on
    the world. Why?

    为了得到这个问题的答案,美国的一个调查组织,对世界上18个国家的人作了一次
    调查,结果是:冰岛人是世界上最快乐的人。参加调查的27万冰岛人中,82%都对自
    己的生活很满意。
    To answer this question, an American investigation team, investigated people
    in 18 countries, the outcome was that the Icelanders where the happy people.

    Among the 270000 Icelanders 82% consider their lives as satisfied.

    知道吗?冰岛人长寿的秘诀就是快乐,快乐是人们心里的阳光。
    Do you know? The secret of the longevity of the people of Iceland is happiness
    is the sunlight in the hearts of the people.

    1. Hi Lulanke,
      Thanks for your translation.
      I think you are right. Each night last 20 hours each day during the winter in Iceland.

      Anyone from Iceland here?

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