英国五大特色元素 炸鱼薯条超越女王荣登榜首(图)

发布时间: 2015-10-23 11:13:17  |  来源: CRI英语环球广播  |  作者: 威廉·莎士比亚  |  责任编辑: 袁嫦静
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What comes to your mind if we talk about British? The queen? Fish and chips? Maybe Shakespeare? Here is a list of the things that are generally deemed very "British" and hope it resonates with your impression of the UK.

提起英国,你首先想到的是什么?是英国女王还是炸鱼薯条,抑或是文学巨匠莎士比亚?为此我们搜罗了5个最具英国特色的元素,快来看看是否与你心有灵犀。

1. Fish and Chips 炸鱼薯条

Three years ago that fish and chips-or fish ‘n’ chips - beat the queen in a poll and tops the list of 50 things deemed the most British by its nationals. The British are more affectionate toward this national‘delicacy', which can be found around almost every street corner in the UK, than they are their monarch.

据报道,早在三年前炸鱼薯条就取代了女王,成为了最能代表英国的元素,看来比起女王,英国人似乎更偏爱这个炸鱼薯条这一在英国街头随处可见的美食。

  2. The Queen 英国女王

Having ascended the throne in 1952, Elizabeth II is the world's oldest reigning monarch. What's more is that she is like a symbol of British culture.

现任女王伊丽莎白二世与1952年登基,是英国在位时间最长的君主,更是英国的精神象征。

3. Afternoon tea 下午茶

Tea has been a staple in Britain since the 1700s. But "afternoon tea" is more than just what is consumed; It is a great British tradition. It is basically a light meal in the late afternoon, and just tea is not enough, it is usually accompanied by scones, cupcakes, bread, butter and jam. The popularity of English afternoon tea is not restricted to Britain now, a lot of hotels and restaurants in other countries also feature the pleasant refreshment tailored to suit local tastes.

英国饮茶历史悠久,大约可追溯到英国18世纪时期,下午茶更是发展成为一种既定的文化形式。英国人最喜欢的下午茶时间,多在中午下午3-5点之间,除了茶还配有松饼、纸杯蛋糕、面包黄油和果酱。英式下午茶正逐渐变成现代人休闲的一种习惯,很多国家的酒店、餐厅都根据当地的口味,量身定制茶点。

  4. William Shakespeare 威廉·莎士比亚

Shakespeare was a literary figure who is widely considered the most important writer in Europe's Renaissance era and the greatest writer in the English language world. He was a poet and a playwright. His works, including plays, sonnets and poems are still the subject of literary research and widely adapted to varied artistic forms (theater, movies, TV dramas) around the world in many languages.

威廉·莎士比亚是欧洲文艺复兴时期英国最重要的作家,杰出的戏剧家和诗人。他创作的文学作品,包括戏剧,十四行诗和其他诗歌仍是文学研究的重要研究对象,根据其作品改编的影视作品,戏剧,电影,电视剧数不胜数,并不断被翻译成其他语言。

5. The Beatles 披头士乐队

Formed in 1960, the Beatles was considered the greatest and most influential band of the pop era. Although the band broke up in 1970, its fan base is so solid that "Beatlemania" continues today, and that is why a museum in Liverpool called "The Beatles Story" is a hot destination annually attracting numerous visitors from home and abroad.

披头士乐队成立于1961年,是全球最具影响力的乐队之一。尽管从成立到解散,披头士乐队仅存在了十年的时间,但是“披头士狂热”一直持续至今,时至今日,位于利物浦的披头士博物馆每年仍吸引了大量国内外游客。