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  • Audio host :    心涛&洋洋
  • Published :     09/08/2014
  • Category :     LifeStyle
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Title
选家具
Summary
心涛的家装修好了,要买家具。洋洋陪着心涛去买家具,他们选的家具风格一样么?请听一下课文。
Content
洋洋:等你的房子里摆上新家具,它就焕然一新了。
心涛:是啊,真的很感谢你能抽出时间帮我选家具。我想选些样式传统、保守一点的。
洋洋:啊?可是你的房子刚刚装修过,当然得配一些现代感强、样式新颖的家具了!快看这个椭圆的穿衣镜,放在客厅里肯定美呆了!
心涛:这个镜子太大了!并非每样东西都是大的才好。你看这个长方形的怎么样?
洋洋:这个太中规中矩了,和你的客厅不搭调。嘿,过来看看这个三角形的书柜。我觉得它和你书房的那幅挂画相得益彰。
心涛:这个书柜不实用。书架间距太狭小了,而且形状也很奇怪。虽然它看起来确实不错,但我需要一个更实用的书架。相比之下,我更倾向于这个。
洋洋:这个看起来乏善可陈!你得来点儿为你装点门面的东西。这椅子怎么样?看起来不错吧!
心涛:这未免太笨拙了,没人愿意坐这种椅子的。
洋洋:但从设计的角度而言,外观比实用性重要得多。
心涛:别忘了,屋子里的桌椅板凳,我可是以后每天都要用,而且还需要我自己打扫卫生的啊!
Average Rank: ★★★★★ by dhr    
Lesson Title:
Choosing furniture
Lesson Summary:
Now that Xintao's home is decorated*, he needs to buy furniture. With Yangyang accompanying him, Xintao goes to buy furniture. Is the style of the furniture they choose the same? Come listen to the text to find out.

(*note: "decorated" is not the best translation, and you might wonder why you would need to buy furniture after the home had been decorated. Here 装修 refers to the process of adding necessary fixtures such as flooring, wall panels, lighting, insulation, ventilation, etc. to the house or apartment's basic structural components.)
Lesson Content:
Yangyang: Once some new furniture is arranged in your house, it'll look completely new.
Xintao: Yeah, I'm really so grateful you could take some time to help me choose new furniture. I want to choose some traditional style, a little conservative.
Yangyang: What? But your house has just been renovated! Of course you must match some contemporary, new and original style of furniture! Look at this oval dressing mirror, it's sure to be extremely beautiful in your living room!
Xintao: This mirror is too big! Just because something is big doesn't mean it's good. Look at this rectangular one, what do you think?
Yangyang: This one is too conventional (lit. complying with the rules), it's not in tune with your living room. Come look at this triangular bookcase. I think it complements that painting in your study very well.
Xintao: This bookcase isn't practical. The gap between the bookshelves is too narrow, furthermore the shape is very strange. Even though it really looks okay, I need a more useful bookshelf. In contrast, I more prefer this one.
Yangyang: This one looks like nothing worth mentioning. You need to get something to put up a front (lit. decorate the front). What do you think about this chair? Looks alright, doesn't it?
Xintao: This is really too clumsy, nobody would sit in this kind of chair.
Yangyang: But with regard to the design's point of view, the appearance is much more important than the functionality.
Xintao: But don't forget, the chairs and tables in the house are something I will use everyday, and also I need to clean them myself!
Translated by: dhr   At 9/27/2014 5:25:00 PM            
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