- This is the 18th article from 中文天天读.
- If you can understand this article, try to write it in English at the comment section.
Words / Phrases:
语言点 Language Points
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.
In order to get the answer of this question, one research group from the US conducted a survey in 18 countries.
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.
Among the 270 thousand Icelanders participating in the survey, 82% of them were contented with their lives.
(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
6 thoughts on “中文天天读-18: 冰岛人为什么长寿？”
Do you know the country of Iceland? The people there live
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.
Living in such a cold place, the average life expectancy of Icelanders
is the world’s longest. Why?
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.
Do you know?The Icelanders’ secret of longevity is to be happy. Happiness
is the sunshine of people’s hearts
Thanks again for your translation.
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.”
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
20 hours each day( meaning each night last 20 hours each day?)
Live in such a cold place, the live span of Icelanders is the longest on
the world. Why?
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.
Do you know? The secret of the longevity of the people of Iceland is happiness
is the sunlight in the hearts of the people.
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?
Hi Min Min
word 9 is longevity (a noun)
word 10 English spelling
Hi Art Chen,
Thanks. I have correct them.