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English LingQ Podcast 1.0, Forty-five: Summer Time

Forty-five: Summer Time

Steve: Hi Jill.

Jill: Hello again.

Steve: Um, gee, it's been warm the last little while. It was very warm the other night.

Jill: Well, yeah, Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Wednesday night in particular though, very hot all day, all night. It didn't really cool down. I think it was still 20 degrees overnight. Not a lot of breeze, very hot in Vancouver.

Steve: Of course, we're spoiled here. Normally even if it's 25 degrees or 28 degrees which is considered warm here it'll be down to 16, 17 at night which is very comfortable. Do you have air conditioning at home?

Jill: Oh no, and, and even 17 overnight is not very comfortable in our condo. Um, condos are very hot and they're not, it's not like house where you have doors and windows at each end that you can open and get a breeze going through so ours is better than most because we've got a rooftop deck and we can leave that open and windows open but in general even if it's 20 degrees outside it will be quite warm in the condo.

Steve: But, and of course we are spoiled because I've lived in places where it can be 30 degrees at night and there is no relief. No relief, so yeah. I remember once in was in China, I was in Hangzhou, China at the end of June and Hangzhou is meant to be one of the hot places in the summer and they have an artificial lake there which is not very deep and that artificial lake absorbs the heat during the day and it sends it back at night.

I can remember that I was in this hotel and this is in the 70's; they didn't have air conditioning, and I filled up the bath tub with cold water and I literally got up every two hours and lay in the cold water to cool my body down, lay back to sleep and within an hour or two I was sopping wet, sweating like a pig and I'd go back into the bathtub. I mean it was just so, so hot.

So we're lucky here.

Jill: Very lucky, yeah. And, we can, most people here don't have air conditioning in their homes because it's not usually so hot that you need it but I notice the last few summer when we had two, three week periods of really warm weather people have been buying the air conditioners. You know the little, three, four, five hundred dollar portable air conditioners and they've actually been selling out of them at some of the bigger home stores.

Steve: And, what so you like to do in the summer?

Jill: I like to be outside except for when it's too hot like it was a few days ago. I like to, to run and hike and just spend time outdoors.

Steve: You were telling me that you were in a houseboat? What was that like?

Jill: That was great. We went for just a couple of days on a houseboat on a big lake about five and a half hours from Vancouver and you just, you bring food. There's a barbeque on the boat, bedrooms, bathrooms, full kitchen and a big top deck that's out in the sun and you can jump off of it into a lake and you can slide down - there's a little slide that goes into the lake - and you just hang out listening to music, eating all day, drinking and swimming in the lake. It's great.

Steve: You know, I don't think, I think I'd get stir crazy. But no.

Jill: You know if Chris and I don't, and we're people that don't really like to stay in one place for very long, but the two days wasn't enough. We would have been happy with a couple more days because we're constantly in the water. You know you're always making drinks for people and you're always making a snack or lunch or dinner so you just, or you're playing cards or you're reading a book. I mean there just seems to be stuff to do and it's so beautiful there.

Steve: It is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. What was the water temperature like?

Jill: It's quite cool actually. It's a very deep lake so you know, I find it very cold. It takes me a while to get used to it.

Steve: Is it as cold as the ocean here?

Jill: No, no It's not. No, definitely not as cold. Once you're in you can stay in for a long time whereas the ocean I find is, I can't stay in very long so it's warmer.

Steve: Well, yeah, I know. I like swimming in the ocean here, not all year mind you but sort of late May, early June on through early September but, and the temperature varies. Sometimes it's warmer than others. So, alright.

Well look, we've talked a little bit about summer and summer activities. Yeah. What else can we talk about.

Jill: What do you like to do in the summer?

Steve: What do I like to do? I like to be in Vancouver. I don't go anywhere in the summer. I like to swim in the ocean. I still go for my run even if it's hot and then I get nice and warm so that I can come home and then I might do a few things in the garden just to feel better and then I just go into the ocean and I just feel great. Very, very good.

And, we have seals in the ocean so, I was quite surprised the first time I saw one. I was doing a crawl, swimming and I stopped and normally when you're doing a crawl of course you don't look up. Your head is in the water and then I finished my crawl and looked and there was a seal about three feet in front of my face looking at me. So, I hadn't realized that there were seals there.

At first I was a little, I was, I can't say I was happy to see the seal. I didn't quite know what the seal was going to do so I sort of turned around and started swimming back towards shore, just, you know, but he wasn't interested in me. I didn't look like his dinner.

Jill: No.

Steve: No. So.

Steve:They eat small fish, yeah. So that was okay. Alright.

Jill: Well, we did great. Thank you.

Steve: Let's go and enjoy the rest of the summer. Okay? Once again this is EnglishLingQ. Jill and I, sometimes we talk about language, sometimes we just talk about what we're doing. Jill talked about hanging out on the lake and I talked about swimming in the ocean and the whole idea is to create some natural conversation so that you can get some sense of rhythm and we do transcribe these. We have them available at EnglishLingQ.com, LingQ.com. We would like people to use this content with the Linguist or eventually with LingQ where they can save words and phrases and use this as natural learning material so that they can get a sense for the natural rhythm of the language which helps them in pronunciation and then also accumulate vocabulary.

Okay then. Bye Jill.

Jill: Bye, bye.


Forty-five: Summer Time

Steve: Hi Jill.

Jill: Hello again.

Steve: Um, gee, it's been warm the last little while. Steve: Ähm, meine Güte, es war die letzte Zeit warm. Steve : Um, bon sang, il faisait chaud ces derniers temps. Steve: Um, gee, son bir süre içinde sıcak oldu. It was very warm the other night. Es war neulich sehr warm. Il faisait très chaud l'autre soir.

Jill: Well, yeah, Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Jill: Ja, Dienstagabend und Mittwochabend. Wednesday night in particular though, very hot all day, all night. Vor allem Mittwochabend, den ganzen Tag sehr heiß, die ganze Nacht. Özellikle de Çarşamba gecesi, bütün gün çok sıcak, bütün gece. It didn't really cool down. Es hat sich nicht wirklich abgekühlt. Ça ne s'est pas vraiment refroidi. Gerçekten soğumadı. I think it was still 20 degrees overnight. Ich denke, es war noch 20 Grad über Nacht. Sanırım gece boyunca 20 derece oldu. Not a lot of breeze, very hot in Vancouver. Nicht viel Wind, sehr heiß in Vancouver.

Steve: Of course, we're spoiled here. Steve: Natürlich sind wir hier verwöhnt. Steve: Tabii, burada şımartıldık. Normally even if it's 25 degrees or 28 degrees which is considered warm here it'll be down to 16, 17 at night which is very comfortable. Selbst wenn es 25 Grad oder 28 Grad sind, was hier als warm angesehen wird, sind es normalerweise bis 16, 17 Uhr nachts, was sehr angenehm ist. Normalement, même s'il fait 25 degrés ou 28 degrés, ce qui est considéré comme chaud ici, il descendra à 16, 17 la nuit, ce qui est très confortable. Do you have air conditioning at home?

Jill: Oh no, and, and even 17 overnight is not very comfortable in our condo. Jill : Oh non, et, et même 17 nuits, ce n'est pas très confortable dans notre appartement. Um, condos are very hot and they're not, it's not like house where you have doors and windows at each end that you can open and get a breeze going through so ours is better than most because we've got a rooftop deck and we can leave that open and windows open but in general even if it's 20 degrees outside it will be quite warm in the condo. Ähm, Eigentumswohnungen sind sehr heiß und sie sind es nicht. Es ist nicht wie in einem Haus, in dem Sie an jedem Ende Türen und Fenster haben, die Sie öffnen und durchbrennen können. Unsere ist also besser als die meisten anderen, weil wir eine Dachterrasse haben und Wir können das offen lassen und die Fenster offen lassen, aber im Allgemeinen ist es in der Wohnung ziemlich warm, selbst wenn es 20 Grad draußen ist. Um, les condos sont très chauds et ils ne le sont pas, ce n'est pas comme une maison où vous avez des portes et des fenêtres à chaque extrémité que vous pouvez ouvrir et laisser passer une brise, donc le nôtre est meilleur que la plupart parce que nous avons une terrasse sur le toit et Nous pouvons laisser cela ouvert et les fenêtres ouvertes, mais en général, même s'il fait 20 degrés à l'extérieur, il fera assez chaud dans le condo.

Steve: But, and of course we are spoiled because I've lived in places where it can be 30 degrees at night and there is no relief. Steve: Aber und natürlich sind wir verwöhnt, weil ich an Orten gelebt habe, an denen es nachts 30 Grad sein kann und es keine Erleichterung gibt. Steve : Mais, et bien sûr nous sommes gâtés car j'ai vécu dans des endroits où il peut faire 30 degrés la nuit et il n'y a aucun soulagement. Steve: Ama tabi ki şımarıkız çünkü geceleri 30 derece olabileceği yerlerde yaşadım ve hiçbir rahatlama yok. No relief, so yeah. Keine Erleichterung, also ja. Rahatsızlık yok, evet. I remember once in was in China, I was in Hangzhou, China at the end of June and Hangzhou is meant to be one of the hot places in the summer and they have an artificial lake there which is not very deep and that artificial lake absorbs the heat during the day and it sends it back at night. Ich erinnere mich, dass ich Ende Juni in China war, Ende Juni in Hangzhou, China, und Hangzhou soll einer der heißesten Orte im Sommer sein, und dort gibt es einen künstlichen See, der nicht sehr tief ist und den der künstliche See absorbiert die Hitze während des Tages und es schickt es nachts zurück. Je me souviens qu'une fois j'étais en Chine, j'étais à Hangzhou, en Chine, fin juin et Hangzhou est censé être l'un des endroits chauds en été et ils ont un lac artificiel là-bas qui n'est pas très profond et ce lac artificiel absorbe la chaleur pendant la journée et il la renvoie la nuit. Bir zamanlar Çin'de olduğunu hatırlıyorum, Haziran sonunda Hangzhou, Çin'deydim ve Hangzhou, yaz aylarında sıcak yerlerden biri olması ve çok derin olmayan yapay bir gölü ve yapay gölü emer gün boyunca ısı ve gece geri gönderir.

I can remember that I was in this hotel and this is in the 70's; they didn't have air conditioning, and I filled up the bath tub with cold water and I literally got up every two hours and lay in the cold water to cool my body down, lay back to sleep and within an hour or two I was sopping wet, sweating like a pig and I'd go back into the bathtub. Ich kann mich erinnern, dass ich in diesem Hotel war und dies in den 70ern war; Sie hatten keine Klimaanlage und ich füllte die Badewanne mit kaltem Wasser und stand buchstäblich alle zwei Stunden auf und legte mich ins kalte Wasser, um meinen Körper abzukühlen, legte mich wieder in den Schlaf und innerhalb von ein oder zwei Stunden war ich es klatschnass, schwitzend wie ein Schwein und ich würde zurück in die Badewanne gehen. Bu otelde olduğumu hatırlıyorum ve 70'lerde bu; Klima yoktu, banyo küvetini soğuk suyla doldurdum ve her iki saatte tam anlamıyla kalktım ve vücudumu soğutmak için soğuk suya daldım, uykuya daldım ve bir iki saat içinde ıslak bir şekilde ıslanmak, bir domuz gibi terlemek ve küvete geri dönmek istiyorum. I mean it was just so, so hot.

So we're lucky here. Wir haben hier also Glück.

Jill: Very lucky, yeah. And, we can, most people here don't have air conditioning in their homes because it's not usually so hot that you need it but I notice the last few summer when we had two, three week periods of really warm weather people have been buying the air conditioners. Und wir können, die meisten Leute hier haben keine Klimaanlage in ihren Häusern, weil es normalerweise nicht so heiß ist, dass man sie braucht, aber ich bemerke die letzten Sommer, als wir zwei, drei Wochen lang wirklich warmes Wetter hatten, das die Leute gekauft haben die Klimaanlagen. Et, nous le pouvons, la plupart des gens ici n'ont pas de climatisation chez eux parce qu'il ne fait généralement pas si chaud que vous en avez besoin, mais je remarque que l'été dernier, lorsque nous avons eu deux ou trois semaines de temps très chaud, les gens ont acheté les climatiseurs. You know the little, three, four, five hundred dollar portable air conditioners and they've actually been selling out of them at some of the bigger home stores. Sie kennen die kleinen, drei, vier, fünfhundert Dollar teuren tragbaren Klimaanlagen, die sie in einigen der größeren Läden verkauft haben. Vous savez, les petits climatiseurs portables à trois, quatre ou cinq cents dollars et ils se sont en fait vendus dans certains des plus grands magasins de bricolage.

Steve: And, what so you like to do in the summer? Steve: Und was machst du so gerne im Sommer? Steve: Peki, yaz aylarında ne yapmayı seviyorsun?

Jill: I like to be outside except for when it's too hot like it was a few days ago. Jill: Ich bin gerne draußen, außer wenn es zu heiß ist wie vor ein paar Tagen. I like to, to run and hike and just spend time outdoors. Ich mag, laufen und wandern und verbringe einfach Zeit im Freien.

Steve: You were telling me that you were in a houseboat? Steve: Du hast mir gesagt, dass du in einem Hausboot bist? Steve : Tu me disais que tu étais dans une péniche ? Steve: Je vertelde me dat je in een woonboot zat? Steve: Bana bir ev teknesinde olduğunu mu söylüyordun? What was that like? Wie war das?

Jill: That was great. Jill: Das war großartig. We went for just a couple of days on a houseboat on a big lake about five and a half hours from Vancouver and you just, you bring food. Wir waren nur ein paar Tage auf einem Hausboot auf einem großen See, ungefähr fünfeinhalb Stunden von Vancouver entfernt, und Sie bringen einfach Essen mit. Nous ne sommes allés que quelques jours sur une péniche sur un grand lac à environ cinq heures et demie de Vancouver et vous apportez de la nourriture. Vancouver'dan beş buçuk saat sonra büyük bir gölde bir ev teknesinde birkaç günlüğüne gittik ve siz sadece yiyecek getirdiniz. There's a barbeque on the boat, bedrooms, bathrooms, full kitchen and a big top deck that's out in the sun and you can jump off of it into a lake and you can slide down - there's a little slide that goes into the lake - and you just hang out listening to music, eating all day, drinking and swimming in the lake. Il y a un barbecue sur le bateau, des chambres, des salles de bains, une cuisine complète et un grand pont supérieur qui est au soleil et vous pouvez en sauter dans un lac et vous pouvez glisser - il y a un petit toboggan qui va dans le lac - et vous passez juste du temps à écouter de la musique, à manger toute la journée, à boire et à nager dans le lac. It's great.

Steve: You know, I don't think, I think I'd get stir crazy. Steve : Vous savez, je ne pense pas, je pense que je deviendrais fou. Steve: Weet je, ik denk niet dat ik gek zou worden. Steve: Biliyor musun, sanmıyorum, çıldırırdım. But no.

Jill: You know if Chris and I don't, and we're people that don't really like to stay in one place for very long, but the two days wasn't enough. Jill : Vous savez si Chris et moi ne le faisons pas, et nous sommes des gens qui n'aiment pas vraiment rester au même endroit très longtemps, mais les deux jours n'ont pas suffi. Jill: Biliyorsun Chris ve ben yapmıyoruz, ve bizler gerçekten çok uzun bir yerde kalmayı sevmeyen insanlarız, ama iki gün yeterli değildi. We would have been happy with a couple more days because we're constantly in the water. Bir kaç gün daha mutlu oluruz çünkü sürekli sudayız. You know you're always making drinks for people and you're always making a snack or lunch or dinner so you just, or you're playing cards or you're reading a book. Vous savez que vous préparez toujours des boissons pour les gens et que vous préparez toujours une collation, un déjeuner ou un dîner, alors vous jouez aux cartes ou vous lisez un livre. I mean there just seems to be stuff to do and it's so beautiful there. Je veux dire qu'il semble juste y avoir des choses à faire et c'est tellement beau là-bas.

Steve: It is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. What was the water temperature like? Su sıcaklığı nasıldı?

Jill: It's quite cool actually. It's a very deep lake so you know, I find it very cold. It takes me a while to get used to it. Il me faut du temps pour m'y habituer. Buna alışmak biraz zaman alır.

Steve: Is it as cold as the ocean here? Steve: Buradaki okyanus kadar soğuk mu?

Jill: No, no It's not. No, definitely not as cold. Non, certainement pas aussi froid. Once you're in you can stay in for a long time whereas the ocean I find is, I can't stay in very long so it's warmer. Une fois que vous êtes à l'intérieur, vous pouvez rester longtemps alors que l'océan que je trouve est, je ne peux pas rester très longtemps, donc il fait plus chaud.

Steve: Well, yeah, I know. I like swimming in the ocean here, not all year mind you but sort of late May, early June on through early September but, and the temperature varies. J'aime nager dans l'océan ici, pas toute l'année mais en quelque sorte fin mai, début juin jusqu'à début septembre mais, et la température varie. Sometimes it's warmer than others. So, alright.

Well look, we've talked a little bit about summer and summer activities. Yeah. What else can we talk about.

Jill: What do you like to do in the summer?

Steve: What do I like to do? I like to be in Vancouver. I don't go anywhere in the summer. I like to swim in the ocean. I still go for my run even if it's hot and then I get nice and warm so that I can come home and then I might do a few things in the garden just to feel better and then I just go into the ocean and I just feel great. Je vais toujours courir même s'il fait chaud et puis je me réchauffe pour pouvoir rentrer à la maison et ensuite je pourrais faire quelques choses dans le jardin juste pour me sentir mieux et ensuite je vais juste dans l'océan et je me sens juste génial. Very, very good.

And, we have seals in the ocean so, I was quite surprised the first time I saw one. Ve okyanusta mühürler var, ilk gördüğümde çok şaşırdım. I was doing a crawl, swimming and I stopped and normally when you're doing a crawl of course you don't look up. Bir tarama yapıyordum, yüzüyordum ve durdum ve normalde bir taramayı yaparken tabiki bakmıyorsun. Your head is in the water and then I finished my crawl and looked and there was a seal about three feet in front of my face looking at me. Votre tête est dans l'eau et puis j'ai fini mon crawl et j'ai regardé et il y avait un phoque à environ trois pieds devant mon visage qui me regardait. Kafan suda ve sonra sürünümü bitirdim ve baktım ve yüzümün önünde üç metre kadar bir mühür vardı bana bakıyordu. So, I hadn't realized that there were seals there.

At first I was a little, I was, I can't say I was happy to see the seal. Au début j'étais un peu, j'étais, je ne peux pas dire que j'étais content de voir le phoque. I didn't quite know what the seal was going to do so I sort of turned around and started swimming back towards shore, just, you know, but he wasn't interested in me. Je ne savais pas trop ce que le phoque allait faire alors je me suis en quelque sorte retourné et j'ai commencé à nager vers le rivage, juste, vous savez, mais il ne s'intéressait pas à moi. I didn't look like his dinner.

Jill: No.

Steve: No. So.

Steve:They eat small fish, yeah. So that was okay. Alright.

Jill: Well, we did great. Thank you.

Steve: Let's go and enjoy the rest of the summer. Okay? Once again this is EnglishLingQ. Jill and I, sometimes we talk about language, sometimes we just talk about what we're doing. Jill talked about hanging out on the lake and I talked about swimming in the ocean and the whole idea is to create some natural conversation so that you can get some sense of rhythm and we do transcribe these. We have them available at EnglishLingQ.com, LingQ.com. We would like people to use this content with the Linguist or eventually with LingQ where they can save words and phrases and use this as natural learning material so that they can get a sense for the natural rhythm of the language which helps them in pronunciation and then also accumulate vocabulary.

Okay then. Bye Jill.

Jill: Bye, bye.