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Visiting an Aboriginal Festival

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ID: 2974 Upper Intermediate
In today's lesson, we hear someone convince their colleague to go to a local aboriginal festival. Photo by 林展群
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
丰年祭 fēngniánjì The Ilisin harvest festival
车程 chēchéng journey by car
原住民 yuánzhùmín aboriginal or indigenous people
传统舞蹈 chuántǒng wǔdǎo traditional dance
你想不想去参加丰年祭?就在这个星期五,从公司出发只要一个小时车程。
nǐ xiǎng bù xiǎng qù cānjiā fēngniánjì ?jiù zài zhè ge lǐbàiwǔ ,cóng gōngsī chūfā zhǐyào yī gè xiǎoshí chēchéng 。
Do you want to go to the Amis Tribe Harvest Festival (Ilisin)? It's this Friday. It's just an hour in the car from our office.
哦?我没去过耶,丰年祭不是原住民的活动吗?一般人可以参加吗?有什么活动啊?
ò ?wǒ méi qù guò yē ,fēngniánjì bùshì yuánzhùmín de huódòng ma ?yībānrén kěyǐ cānjiā ma ?yǒu shénme huódòng ā ?
Huh? I've never been, isn't it an aboriginal event? Can ordinary people attend? What activities are there?
我去年参加的时候,大部分都是看原住民表演传统舞蹈、唱歌,或是祈福,以及跟原住民长老讲话。
wǒ qùnián cānjiā de shíhou ,dàbùfēn dōu shì kàn yuánzhùmín biǎoyǎn chuántǒng wǔdǎo 、chànggē ,huòshì qífú ,yǐjí gēn yuánzhùmín zhǎnglǎo jiǎnghuà 。
When I went last year, it was mostly watching aboriginal people perform traditional dances, songs or blessings and talking with the elders.
就这样而已吗?我又不懂原住民文化,也听不懂原住民语,不会很无聊吗?
jiù zhèyàngéryǐ ma ?wǒ yòu bù dǒng yuánzhùmín wénhuà ,yě tīng bù dǒng yuánzhùmínyǔ ,bùhuì hěn wúliáo ma ?
That's it? But I don't even understand aboriginal culture and don't understand aboriginal languages, so won't it be quite boring?
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