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纽约语言学家热衷于地铁站"摆摊"提供语法帮助

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纽约一名语言学家,在地铁站旁支桌为各方人士解答语法疑惑,除了英语外,她还懂西班牙语、意大利语、葡萄牙语、德语、法语、汉语、韩语和日语。
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New Yorkers Enjoy a Little Help with Grammar

纽约人热衷于为你提供语法帮助

The New York City train system has a new unofficial stop - for people who love grammar…or even just have questions about it.

纽约市的地铁系统有一个新的非官方停车站——给那些喜欢语法的人,或者只是对语法有问题的人。

English language expert Ellen Jovin has put together an unusual "classroom."There is a foldable table, books, a smile and a deep knowledge of grammar.She calls it Grammar Table.Jovin sits at the table in the subway and on city streets.

英语专家艾伦·乔文组装了一间与众不同的“教室”。“有一张可折叠的桌子,一些书,一个微笑,以及对语法的深刻认识。”她把它叫做语法桌。乔文坐在地铁和城市街道的桌子旁。

She smiles and waits for people to come by with grammar questions.Usually, she catches the interest of a lot of people.

她微笑着等着人们带着语法问题来。通常,她会吸引很多人的兴趣。

Hello! Welcome to Grammar Table!

“你好!欢迎来到语法桌!”

Grammar Table! I love it. I love it! It's hot.

“语法桌!我喜欢它。我喜欢!它很热情。”

More than one billion people in the world speak English.Another two billion are in the process of learning it - or trying to.

世界上有10多亿人会说英语。另外20亿人正在学习——或者在试着学习。

But English grammar rules frighten many - even native English speakers.Jovin's mission is to help people who find themselves afraid of or confused by the world of English.

但是英语语法规则让很多人感到害怕——甚至是母语是英语的人。乔文的使命是帮助那些发现自己害怕或被英语世界所困惑的人。

Jovin is a linguist.She has worked to spread her love for the English language for a long time.She has taught grammar to business professionals and writing at universities.She is also a published writer.

乔文是语言学家。她致力于传播自己对英语的热爱已经很久了。她在大学里教商业专业的语法和写作课。她也是一名出版作家。

Jovin also owns a business communication training company with her husband.Online and traditional classes are her life.But she decided to make things interesting and take her knowledge to the streets and subways of New York.

乔文还和她的丈夫经营着一家商业通讯培训公司。她的生活就是教授在线和传统课程。但她决定让事情变得有趣,把她的知识带到纽约的街道和地铁上。

I put the sign up and it took 30 seconds for someone to come up and ask me a question: How many words do I think Donald Trump knows?"

“我把登记表放在上面,花了30秒的时间才有人上来问我一个问题:我觉得唐纳德·特朗普词汇量有多大?”

Though that is more of a political question, Jovin believes understanding language structure rules will help people around the world understand each other better.

虽然这更多的是一个政治问题,但是乔文认为理解语言结构规则将帮助世界各地的人们更好地了解彼此。

On a recent day, a man came up to Jovin's Grammar Table with a question about nouns.

在最近的一天,一个男人带着一个关于名词的问题来到了乔文的语法桌。

But I have read that it's a collective noun. Is that what you're calling it?"

“但我读到这是一个集体名词。你怎么称它?”

Yeah. So, it's a special case.We can make special cases, right?Or do you want everything to be consistent?

“是啊。这是个特例。我们可以做特殊情况,对吧?或者你想让所有的都保持一致?”

The Grammar Table appeals to all kinds of people for whom English is filled with mysteries:students and older people, engineers and house cleaners, actors and even other language experts.

语法桌吸引了各种各样对英语充满了疑问的人:学生、老人、工程师、房屋清洁工、演员,甚至还有其他语言专家。

Some of the most popular questions, Jovin says, are about commas.

乔文说,一些最受欢迎的问题是关于逗号的。

For example, if I say, ‘He ordered salad, spaghetti and soda,' right before the ‘and,' you can put a comma if you want in English.And it's called the Oxford comma or sometimes the serial comma.

“例如,如果我说——他点了沙拉、意大利面和(and)苏打水,如果你想用英语的话,你在“and”之前,可以加一个逗号。它被称为牛津逗号有时被称作连续逗号。”

New York subway riders have accepted Jovin with warmth and interest. Musicians, policemen and even English teachers often stop by for a friendly chat.

纽约地铁里的骑手们以浓厚的兴趣和热情与乔文交流了起来。音乐家、警察、甚至英语老师都经常为了亲切的聊一下天停下来。

Walter Skrepnick is a teacher of English literature.He recently shared his thoughts about Grammar Table.

沃尔特·斯科普内克教授英语文学。他最近分享了他对语法桌的看法。

Things like that - that deal with language, that deal with culture - it's refreshing from some of the other things that go on.

“像那样的事情——处理语言,处理文化——从其他一些事情中恢复过来了。”

But not all questions are about English - or even in English.Jovin can speak and understand several languages: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.And she is trying to learn a few others, too.

但并不是所有问题都是关于英语——或者用英语来表述的。乔文会说和懂几种语言:西班牙语、意大利语、葡萄牙语、德语、法语、汉语、韩语和日语。她也在努力学习其他一些东西。

I'm Alice Bryant.

爱丽丝·布莱恩特报道。

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