《中英對照讀新聞》Dracula’s castle’ offers tourists Covid shots 「德古拉的城堡」提供觀光客武漢肺炎疫苗接種


2021/05/23 05:30

◎黃靖媗

Visitors to Romania’s forbidding Bran Castle are being jabbed with needles rather than vampiric fangs this weekend in a coronavirus vaccination drive.

造訪羅馬尼亞令人生畏的布蘭城堡的遊客,在本週末的冠狀病毒疫苗接種活動中,將會被針頭而不是吸血鬼的毒牙扎刺。

Those who take the jab are handed a certificate hailing their"boldness and responsibility"promising they will be welcome at the castle"for the coming 100 years" - as well as offered a free tour of the"torture chamber".

那些接受施打的人將拿到證書,為他們的「勇氣與責任」喝采,並承諾這座城堡在未來100年都歡迎他們,並提供一次「酷刑室」的免費導覽。

Nestled in a misty valley in the Carpathian mountains, Bran Castle is associated with the 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad Dracula.

布蘭城堡坐落於喀爾巴阡山迷霧籠罩的山谷,與15世紀羅馬尼亞王子弗拉德.德古拉有關。

Dracula author Bram Stoker is believed to have been inspired by Vlad and descriptions of Bran Castle when writing his 1897 novel that helped found the modern vampire genre.

德古拉的作者布拉姆.史托克在撰寫他的1897年的小說時,被認為受到弗拉德與布蘭城堡的描述的啟發,這本小說幫助他奠定現代吸血鬼體裁。

新聞辭典

nestle:動詞,位於、坐落於。例句:The wood cabin nestled between two stunning beaches.(這間小木屋坐落於兩個漂亮的海灘之間。)

misty:形容詞,多霧的、有霧的。例句:She waked up in the misty morning.(她在起霧的早晨中醒來。)

genre:名詞,體裁、風格、類型。例句:My favorite film genre is horror flick.(我最喜歡的電影類型是恐怖片。)

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