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2022.01.12
カナダ留学だより
カナダに留学中のSさんからメイプル便りが届きました。
バンクーバーにも雪です(ここ静岡でも雪が降ったくらいですものね。)。雪かきを済ませていない道路は歩くのが大変。さすがに英和の近辺では積もった雪で歩きにくいなどということはありませんね。

It's December and it's very cold in Victoria. Recently, there has been a lot of snow on the ground and even the sidewalks are not shoveled in many places, making it difficult to walk.
On the last day before the winter break, each tag class made gingerbread houses and decorated the classroom doors. We didn't have any kind of closing ceremony, which was new experience to me and made me happy.I was surprised that I didn't have any assignments for the winter break, but my friends said that they did, so it was interesting to see the differences in the amount of assignments depending on the class you are taking.

クリスマス休暇前の学校には「終業式」のようなものは無く、また選択したクラスによって宿題が出される場合と出されないケースがあるようです。ラッキーなSさんは「宿題無し」ですって。

The other day, my host family and I went to Butchart Gardens, a famous garden in Victoria. We went there at night, so the Christmas lights were very beautiful, but it was so cold that I lost feeling in my hands and feet.

ホストファミリーと一緒に有名なバチャード・ガーデンズへ。クリスマスの電飾が美しいです。ほんの1時間程度でしたが、寒過ぎて手足の感覚がなくなったそうです。
There were many people. It only took an hour to see the Christmas lights.
Christmas is a day to spend with family in Canada. Most stores were closed on the 25th.I spent time with my host family and their friends.On the morning of the 25th, I opened presents with my host sisters. I was very happy to receive so many presents. In Japan, many people eat KFC’s chicken for Christmas, but I was surprised to hear that not many Canadians do. It was interesting to learn the differences in the way of thinking and spending Christmas between Japan and Canada.

クリスマスは日本のお正月と似た感覚なのでしょう。家族と過ごすのです。
カナダではKFCのチキンを食べないことに驚くSさんって、とても可愛いです。本当に所変われば、ですね。たくさんのプレゼントを頂いたそうです、良かったね。

The other day, I went shopping with my friends. December 26th was Boxing Day and all the stores were having sales and there were many people shopping in the mall. I bought a jacket.
When I hung out with the Canadian friend, I was very frustrated because my pronunciation was not good and there were many times I could not communicate well. I was especially frustrated when I couldn't get simple words across. For words I couldn't understand, I listened to the correct pronunciation and practiced over and over again.

26日のボクシングデイ(いつもお世話になっている方に箱、即ちプレゼントを渡す日)にショッピングに出かけてジャケットを購入。
でも一緒に出掛けた友達に言いたいことを上手く伝えられず悔しかった、とのこと。そうね、その悔しさをバネに練習練習ですね。

Because of the increase in the number of corona cases in BC, the winter vacation was extended by one week. I’m very sad that I won’t be able to go to school as many days,but I want to spend my time studying English and in a meaningful way.

コロナウイルスの蔓延によりお休みが長くなりました。でも嬉しくないのはもっと学校に行き、留学という貴重な機会を有意義なものにしたいから。 そうね、そのとおりね。
応援しています、頑張れ!
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