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白宫准备过圣诞了!这些图一定不能错过

2018-11-29    来源:Insider    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

First lady Melania Trump, staff, and volunteers have been planning what the White House will look like for Christmas since the summer.

美国第一夫人、白宫工作人员和志愿者们从夏天就开始准备白宫的圣诞节装饰了。
 
The week of Thanksgiving, the decorating has finally begun to transform the "People's House" for the holiday season.
装饰工作终于在感恩节那一周开始了,白宫也准备变得有节日气氛了。
 
President Donald Trump joined his wife to receive the White House Christmas tree on Monday:
特朗普总统周一也跟妻子一起等待圣诞树的到来:


The official White House Christmas tree is still delivered in a horse-drawn carriage with drivers in top hats and tuxes.
白宫的官方圣诞树仍然是用马车运送的,马车司机们戴着高脚帽,身着燕尾服。


This year's tree comes from the Smith family of the Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm in Newland, North Carolina.
今年的圣诞树是来自美国北卡罗来纳州纽兰的山顶弗雷泽杉木农场史密斯一家的。


Larry Smith also grew a tree for the vice president's residence in 2001.
Larry Smith还在2001年的时候为副总统官邸种过一棵圣诞树。


The Trumps inspected the tree when it arrived.
刚运到的时候,特朗普还携夫人一起检查了这棵树。


North Carolina has produced more White House Christmas trees than any other state. This is the 14th.
北卡罗莱纳州为白宫种的圣诞树比其他任何州都要多。这已经是第14棵了。


The tree has to be 18 to 19 feet tall in order to fit in the Blue Room.
为了适应“蓝色房间”(the Blue Room)的大小,这棵树的的高度必须在18到19英尺之间(约5.4到5.8米)


It took a dozen National Park Service staff to haul the massive tree inside.
十几个国家公园管理局的工作人员花了还一会儿才把它给拖进去。


This year's Fraser Fir is 19 1/2 feet tall.
这次的圣诞树是19.5英尺高(约5.9米)。


Every year, they have to remove the chandelier from the Blue Room so the tree can fit.
每年,他们都需要把“蓝色房间”里的吊灯给搬走,这样从有足够的空间留给圣诞树


President William H. Taft's children put the first Christmas tree in the Blue Room in 1912.
1912年,前美国总统威廉·霍华德·塔夫脱的孩子们第一次把圣诞树放在“蓝色房间”里。


The tree is just the first, big step in holiday decorating. Thousands of volunteers will transform the White House over the coming days for visitors, staff, and the first family to enjoy.
搬运圣诞树只是白宫节日装饰的第一大步。在接下来的几天里,成千上万的志愿者将会为白宫进行节日装饰,以供游客、工作人员和总统及其家人欣赏和享受。




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