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Roller-skating making a comeback 轮滑运动再度流行 掀起健身新风尚

 

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Roller-skating making a comeback 轮滑运动再度流行 掀起健身新风尚

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有关 “new hobbies(新爱好)” 的词汇

边看边答

How many views did Oumi Janta get for her roller-skating video?

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From total beginners, to making a career out of it.

从完全的轮滑初学者,到以它为职业。

The challenge, the joy and the frustration: as plotted on social media by newly qualified doctor and new skater, Kelsey Loveday.

这一过程充满了挑战、喜悦与挫折,正如新进医生兼轮滑新手凯尔西·洛夫迪在社交媒体上讲述的那样。

Kelsey Loveday, Roller-skater
This is a hobby that gets me out. Moving my body, getting all those feel-good endorphins of active exercise – so I can almost switch off my medical brain, skate around and just let the, sort of, trauma of the pandemic and what I deal with at work, just glide away.

凯尔西·洛夫迪     轮滑者
“这是个能让我迈出家门的爱好。让身体动起来,分泌积极运动时让人感觉很棒的内啡呔,这样我几乎可以不再去想医学上的事情,而是玩起轮滑,让新冠疫情带来的创伤和在我工作中要处理的事情不知不觉地溜走。”

Roller-skating Google searches doubled in recent months. Thanks, in part, to viral skaters like Oumi Janta from Berlin. Last June, she posted this.

最近几个月,关键词 “轮滑” 在谷歌上的搜索量翻了一番。这在一定程度上要感谢像来自柏林的乌米·詹塔这样的人气溜冰者。去年六月,她发布了这段视频。

Almost three million views later, she's given up her job and made freestyle roller-skating her career.

在视频获得了近300万次的观看量之后,她辞掉了工作,改行以自由式轮滑为职业。

Oumi Janta, Freestyle roller-skater
Everything is… has no importance any more when it comes to skating, so you don't think about work, you don't think about money or whatever – you just skate. So this moment has such more [so much] power, it’s just that moment is you and skating. It's amazing.

乌米·詹塔     自由式轮滑者
“在玩轮滑时,一切都不再重要了,所以你不会去想工作,也不会去想钱或者别的什么事情,只会沉浸在轮滑运动中。所以只有你和滑轮的时刻是一个有如巨大力量的时刻。这很神奇。”

But it's not just a millennial craze. For Mel Blackwood, a small business at home in Leeds with skate lessons from the kitchen, is now a full-time job with a shop and staff.

但这不仅仅是千禧一代所追求的流行热潮。梅尔·布莱克伍德在英国利兹家中经营着一个小生意,在厨房里教轮滑课,现在这个小生意已经发展成拥有门店和员工的全职工作。

Mel Blackwood, Roller Girl Gang
This time last year, we had a great week if we sold two or three pairs of skates, and now we can be doing ten pairs a day. We're finding our customers are often in their mid to late thirties, forties and beyond. And they're coming and saying, “I used to do this as a child, but I've decided life's too short, and I want to have another go.”

梅尔·布莱克伍德     轮滑女孩帮公司(Roller Girl Gang)
“去年的这个时候,如果我们一周能卖出了两到三双轮滑鞋,那一周的生意就算很好了,而现在我们一天就能卖出十双轮滑鞋。我们顾客的年龄段通常在35岁以上,40岁、甚至更大。常有顾客来店里说:‘我小时候经常玩轮滑,但现在我觉得人生太短暂,要活在当下,所以我想再试着玩一次。’ ”

Huge demand for some brands of skate now means long waiting lists. The freedom of roller-skating has captivated so many in these restricted months.

目前,对一些轮滑品牌的大量需求意味着长长的等待名单。在活动受限的这些月份里,轮滑运动带来的自由感使许多人为之着迷

词汇

challenge 挑战,考验

switch off 不再考虑,停下来不想

craze 流行热潮,流行风尚

life's too short 人生短暂,要活在当下

captivated 吸引了,迷住了

问题答案

Oumi Janta's roller-skating video got almost three million views.

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