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English LingQ 2.0 Podcast, EnglishLingQ 2.0 Podcast #4: Steve Kaufmann Talks 2021 Language Goals

EnglishLingQ 2.0 Podcast #4: Steve Kaufmann Talks 2021 Language Goals

Elle: Hi, everyone. It's me Elle and welcome to episode four of the English LingQ podcast.

Remember if you want to study this video as a lesson on LingQ, the link to the lesson is in the description. So today I'm joined again by Steve Kaufmann. Steve, how are you?

Steve: I'm fine. Thank you Elle. How are you?

Elle: I'm great. Thank you. How was your Christmas?

Steve: Well, it was a more limited than normal, um, because of the COVID restrictions.

Um, but, uh, it was pleasant. Um, we were able to meet with, uh, with Mark and his family sort of outside and exchange gifts and stuff. The rules were, uh, no, Christmas dinner. Uh, you know, it was like everyone under one roof. So if you've been living under one roof with someone, you are allowed to get together with them, otherwise,

even your bubble was, it was not allowed theoretically, although I'm sure a lot of people didn't necessarily follow that, but yeah, we're past that now looking forward to the new year.

Elle: Excellent. Excellent. Um, yeah, I also had Christmas with uh bubble, I guess it's not really breaking the rules because my husband's parents, who live next door, to us, uh, look after our son.

So it's yeah, the guidelines were kind of unclear, but, but in that sense, clear, I guess if your caregiver is having your child on christmas Eve, I think it's okay christmas day to also... but anyway.

Steve: And when we consider when we consider that the premier of the province was going to break his own rules until he was caught.

And then he said, Oh, I'm sorry. Okay.

I won't do that. So. Yeah, I think we just have to be a little bit reasonable. I didn't go to a sports bar and shout and do karaoke with a bunch of people. I don't know. So...

Elle: Exactly. Yeah.

I think these restrictions help stop the 50-person Christmas party. Yeah.

So that's good.

Yeah.

But, um, yeah..

Steve: You, you were telling me that, uh, that, uh, your husband and your father-in-law have a tradition of, uh, going crabbing and, and, and prawning, uh, every, uh, 24th of December, then they bring home a big catch and, and you guys have a big, uh, seafood feast. How was that?

Elle: Yeah, it was delicious. Yeah.

They go out every Christmas Eve they drop a trap for prawns, a trap trap for crabs, just off West Vancouver, around where you live and yeah, great haul, I think eight crabs and around 50 prawns this year so....

What, what

Steve: percent, I mean, I've been crabbing there and, and, uh, depending on the time of year, you get a lot of small crabs.

You get a lot of females which have to go back. What percentage of the crabs were legal size males that they could take home? Have you any idea?

Elle: Uh, I think it's usually, I mean, I've been many times I didn't go on Christmas Eve, but. It's usually like even 50% are thrown back. Yeah.

Thrown back. Yeah.

Steve: Yeah.

Easily, easily. 50% are thrown back. Yep.

Elle: We're really strict because we have this measuring device, this plastic

Steve: I think most people

Elle: are.

Yeah, you have to be, if we want people to be able to do this, you know, forever, then we have to have to go by the rules. But yeah, it's really sweet this time of year too, the meat, and the prawns in the winter and the crabs

shell is very soft, so yeah, it's just delicious.

Steve: Wow. Okay, good.

Elle: But, um, yeah, I wanted to get you on today to talk about your goals, language learning, and otherwise for 2021. Um, yeah. What are you up to?

Steve: Uh, well, I have, let's say I have two sets of goals. I have goals with regard to my own language learning. And then I also have a goal with regards to sort of language learning content.

So right now I'm in my Middle Eastern period. So I had my three month challenge with Arabic, where I feel that I improved, my comprehension improved. I feel that in the livestream that I did, I spoke better than I have before. Now. I'm on Persian. Persian is easier than Arabic because it's an Indo-European language and the structure is more like things that we're familiar with.

Uh, and Turkish is difficult because it's a different language family, but it's easier because it's written in the Latin alphabet. So I'm, I've decided to leave Turkish on the back burner and totally try to get used to this, uh, Arabic writing system. Um, so my immediate goals would be to stay with Persian for another couple of months.

Probably go back to Arabic and at some point introduce Turkish again. So those would be my language learning goals, uh, during the year. Um, yeah, the other thing is, um, I'm very interested in the whole subject of, of creating content. Uh, the person that works with us, she lives in Iran. Sahra creates tremendous content

in...in, in Persian. Uh, she sent one yesterday about, uh, Persian soup.... Uh, so I mean, it's just fun. And she had a number of them on Persian cuisine on, uh, she's done them on Persian history. Uh, we've got a series of Persians or Iranians talking about themselves, their lives, what they do, uh, you know, uh, Coronavirus, whatever it might be.

And I would love to see some way that we can get people in all or their various native languages to kind of contribute a monologues, dialogues, talking about their countries, talking with their friends. Uh, and if we can get it transcribed, uh, either they transcribe it or they use automatic transcription.

I, I would like to see us get more of this kind of casual content going. I don't know how I, how I go about doing that, but that's something that I, I would like to see if there's some way we can make that happen, but in terms of the things that I can control, uh, I'm going to be staying with my, uh, Middle Eastern languages and, and, and learning about the history at the same time.

Hmm. And

Elle: so you didn't have that kind of content for Arabic then? Is this...

Steve: No, that's I it's, uh, I know I wasn't able to generate that. It's not so easy to do. And I, I went to Upwork and tried to find people to do that, but people have to understand like this Sahra in Iran, she really understands it.

She really understands it.

She creates. She has a voice that's pleasant to listen to, which is important, good quality audio. And, uh, she creates a, she has these 26 episodes on the history of Iran followed by circling questions. She has a thing on Persian food followed by circling questions. She really understands it.

Uh, I got a good series of Ukrainians talking about themselves, uh, but the key is it's not everyone who can do it. And with Arabic, I'm sort of stuck between, uh, you know, the mini stories on the one hand and the Al-Jazeera podcasts at the other end, which are difficult. Uh, I would love to have content in Arabic where someone say, we could have a series called the Egyptians, have another one called the, the, the Moroccans and another one called the Lebanese or the Syrians.

The problem is of course that the natural language that those people speak in their everyday lives is not the standard Arabic that I'm learning, but they could, they could do it. I mean, we have Egyptian and Leventine Arabic at LingQ, so they could do it in thos uh, you know, forms of Arabic as well, or they do it in, in standard Arabic.

Uh, but the key thing is to get people who can just talk casually on subjects of interest, not too difficult and somehow, uh, arrange for the transcript. And, uh, but I like to see it in other languages in French. I mean, we have Francais Authentique, I think there's more of that intermediate content available in some of those other languages, Polish, for example, Piotr, whom I know.

Uh, but I would like to see more of that kind of content because it's easy to find beginner content. Although, I believe that our mini stories are better because there's so much repetition. Your typical minis, your typical beginner content just moves you from the train station to the customs, to the hospital, to whatever.

And it's not a lot of, not a lot of repetition, uh, but there's a lot of beginner material and there's a lot of advanced material. And I would like to see more of this intermediate. Yeah.

But genuinely interesting intermediate material develop. Yeah.

Elle: And what exactly is your history then sticking with Persian?

I know you've said you've studied it a little before. Did you, do you did a 90 day challenge in Persian? So what would you say your level is?

Steve: Yeah.

Okay.

So my level in, I would say that I've spent far more time... Like if I studied my statistics at LingQ, I will see that I started into Arabic Persian two years ago. And I've spent most of the time on Arabic.

I've spent, uh, maybe four or five months on Persian, three months on Turkish. Uh, but my Persian is, I would say. It's difficult to compare. I think I know have a bigger vocabulary in Arabic, but I find it easier to speak in Persian. Uh, and, and if I were to spend another two months, like I had three months, full-time on Arabic.

If I not go three months, full-time on Persian, I'll be ahead in my Persian, uh, simply because it's easier. Um, but, but I I'm concentrating on those two because I want to get better at reading and I'm a lot better at reading. One of the biggest problems with Persian and Arabic is that the people who produce books, their font is so small.

And it's so difficult to read that script. And the font is so small. Uh, but now I find that I'm starting to be able to read in books, even with a small font, to some extent, to some extent. So I'm getting there. But it's a long road. It's a long road.

Elle: And of course, uh, as a Vancouverite, um, there there's huge, uh, Persian community, especially in North Vancouver.

I don't know about, uh, West Vancouver, I guess, too. Yeah.

Excellent. And so have you chatted with anyone?

Steve: Oh of course, I never, never miss an opportunity. Never miss an opportunity. Yeah.

There's so many Iranians here and you go to a store, you go to a pharmacy and wherever you go and you go to, if I want to have a good conversation in Farsi or Persian, I just go to Best Buy,

because half the sales staff, there are Persians, but, um, Of course nowadays with COVID I'm not so anxious to go out and interact with people, random people in stores. Uh, but that was one of my motivations. Like I started with Arabic and then there's hardly any Arabic speakers in Vancouver, but there's lots of, uh, Persian speakers.

So I said, well, I may as well learn Persian. But any opportunity and different language communities react differently when you speak to them in their language, uh, the Persians react very positively if you speak to them. You know, some people say, well, what's the matter, you think I can't speak English? You know, you get sometimes get the kind of reaction, like, not necessarily, but the Persians generally speaking are just, Oh, and I had a very nice, uh, interaction at the supermarket here because there is the occasional Iranian there.

Uh, say checkout clerk. So I arrive and there's this, uh, checkout clerk and she has some kind of a Muslim name. So I'm assuming, I assume that she's a Iranian. So I greet her in Persian and she says, no, no, I'm not Persian. I'm Arab. So I said, that's fine. So I switched to Arabic. She was so happy. I don't know who was happier.

Was she happier? Was I happier? I don't know, but it was fun.

And actually

Elle: something that just... that I've always wanted to ask you that is not so relevant to goals, but when you're learning languages, do you, do you ever dream in the language? Maybe you've been asked this before.

Steve: I don't dream in the language that I'm learning.

If I'm going to dream in another language, I'll dream in a language that I speak well. So depending on what the dream is about. If the dream is taking place in Japan or in France or Spain or something, then I'll speak those languages... chinese. I'm not going to dream... and the dream, it means that that a character in my dream will speak in those languages and I'll answer in those languages in my dream.

But I can hardly remember. I can hardly remember what the dream was about, except that I do remember that there was some other language there.

Elle: Right, right. It's a good idea to... I'm really into dreams... write it down in the morning. If you have a very strange one. Cause it's crazy how you can wake up and think that was an amazing dream and then just forget it.

Steve: Yeah.

Yeah.

The amazing thing about dreams is how creative we are in our dreams. Like just like going from one thing to something totally unconnected. And it's all very clever how it all fits together and in the morning it's gone.

Yeah.

Elle: Um, so with, of course, COVID this question, this is something maybe you'd be doing a long ways off, but I know that when you learn a language, you are really interested in traveling to the country.

Steve: Right.

Elle: So with that, have you ever been to Iran? I don't

think so, eh.

Steve: I've never

been to... oh, actually in 1967, I visited Tehran for two or three days because I was assigned to Hong Kong. So I went out and I stopped at a number of places along the way. Uh, New Delhi and, and, but Tehran and, uh, I stopped there for three days.

I have a vague recollection, 1967 in Tehran, but definitely would like to go back and I'm reading about the history of Iran and, uh, about Isfahan and Shiraz and all these places. And, uh, certainly would like to go there. And, uh, it's not ideal right now that a, because of COVID and even the political situation there is, is not the best.

I don't like being in countries where. You know, people are hauled off to jail and executed and stuff like that in general. Not so much fun.

Elle: UM, and in terms of goals then too, of course, you're a language learner, but you're a YouTuber, famous polyglot Youtuber. Um, are there any plans for specific content this year?

Is there anything you'd like to do on your channel?

Steve: You know,

again, so if I get back to this issue of something that we should discuss, um, I mean this whole idea of, I understand that a lot of my videos are used by people who are learning English, which is a good thing to do. And most of my videos appear as lessons in LingQ with the closed captions.

It's easy to follow. The learners can import those lessons into those videos, into LingQ as, as lessons and so forth. I've often thought, you know, not everybody wants to watch a video. Uh, I, some, I feel I should be doing more podcasting with the goal of just like this LingQ podcast here is providing people with more sort of casually spoken English, uh, which they can use as learning material.

If it's just a podcast it's more difficult in fact, to get at the transcript. We have some background fans in the background.

Elle: That's my son.

Steve: Um, so I don't know if it, no problem. No problem. It's good. Um, yeah, if we just make podcasts, how do they get the transcripts? So, but I would like to do podcasts. I might even want to talk a bit about yeah,

whatever and encourage other people to do the same. I, I, I'm just, I don't know how to go about this, but trying to create a bit of a, of a movement where people are putting out podcasts, which can on a variety of different subjects that are just casual learning material in their native language, the issue always is transcripts.

So on YouTube, we have the closed captions automatically. But if it's a podcast, I don't know how, I mean automatic transcription, but that's like 10 bucks a month that I'm paying. Not everybody wants to do that. And then there's issues of punctuation and stuff. So I don't know how we do that. Maybe we can get members of LingQ to work together in some way that help each other with the punctuation correcting these automatic trends.

I don't know. I don't know. It's just a vague, vague thing I'd like to get at in the new year.

Elle: Great. I actually just...

Steve: yeah.

Elle: Yeah. I actually just started a podcast for intermediate English learners, as a little segway into that. It's called What the English?! There is, there are transcripts for that two, three, I've only done three episodes.

Steve: So do we get the transcripts?

Elle: I it's actually a scripted podcast, so I present, um, just weird topics and, um, with vocabulary and...

Steve: Ok, very good.

Elle: About 15 minutes. I think I've done Halloween, Bigfoot. Now the next episode is on flat earth, the flat earth inspired by our conversation on conspiracy theories. Yeah.

It's uh, yeah, it's tough.

Like you say, it is tough to get the transcripts, but, um, but these episodes, I edit the transcripts and then also, so that they're good in terms of punctuation, but yeah, it's. It's a struggle for sure. The auto-generated and not always great. So...

Steve: No

Elle: Excellent. And any other goals for 2021? Any other, um, thing you want to achieve.

No. I mean,

Steve: hopefully we'll be able to start traveling again, my wife and I, and, um, but other than that, I try to stay active, you know,

Elle: Are you still playing hockey?

No, I stopped.

Steve: Well, I stopped the hockey when we started going down to Palm Springs. Cause I'm never up here and now I could be playing, but they've suspended the, you know, indoor sports activities. So that's not happening right now. But if they opened that up again, certainly, I'll go and play hockey again. Uh, But, um, realistically I just, I think we're going to be another three months is going to be worse.

And then hopefully in the spring, more and more people will be vaccinated and things will improve. Yeah.

Yeah.

I don't see it getting better. Yeah.

Unfortunately.

Elle: No. I Guess they're going to do it in tiers, age and vulnerability and all that.

Steve: Yeah, fair enough. But they seem to be very slow in getting started.

I don't know why. I don't know why. I don't know what they're doing. I presume. I mean, you, you can't worry about things that you have no control over, and I'm sure there are people there who know what they're doing and who are. Doing the best they can. But when I look at the numbers in other countries like Israel has, is, is vaccinating, ah, you know, a million people a day or something or some tremendous number and we've hardly done any.

Yeah.

And in the... on American TV, they're all complaining about how poorly they're doing there, but they're doing a lot better than Canada. Canada's not doing much of anything. I don't know whether we didn't get delivery of the vaccine or we're just slow in putting it out. But. Again, this is not a sprint.

So the, the issue is how many people will be vaccinated by the end of January, end of February. So there's no point in worrying about these things, but realistically, it's going to be the summer before we, uh, get back to any kind of normal life.

Elle: My mum actually has COVID right now.

Steve: Oh Really? Where does your mum live?

Elle: She's in the UK. She's in Wales. Fortunately. She's she's doing well. She has, she has the loss of smell and taste and, uh, just awful, awful headache. But it was over Christmas, so she had to spend Christmas alone and sick, which is awful, but she's yeah, I'm very grateful. I'm very happy that she's doing well.

And she will be fine.

Steve: Well, I hope she quickly improves

Elle: The UK is a mess. It really is.

Steve: It looks that way, but, uh, the thing is it's an opportunity to learn languages. You gotta look on the bright side.

Elle: Exactly, stay home. Study a language on LingQ.

Steve: Right.

Does your mum live in, in Wales or in, in, uh, England?

Elle: She lives in Wales. Yeah.

All of my family live in Wales.

Yeah.

Well,

Steve: you know, if we get people to create the mini stories in Welsh, we'll put Welsh up on LingQ.

That would

Elle: be fantastic. I know.

I get emails. I used to get them quite often. I'm surprised at how many people are interested in learning Welsh, uh, it is, it's a cool language. How about you Steve? One day?

Steve: Who knows. I mean, I can't do everything. People say, why don't you learn Finnish? Why don't you learn... I don't know Mongolian? I mean, you can't. Can't learn them all. If you go to a buffet and they have the beautiful steaks and salmon and you can't eat it all, you have to choose which dish you're going to eat.

Right.

So. Yeah.

Yeah.

And I go one step at a time right now I'm in the Middle East. So I'm staying here for awhile.

Elle: Well, it's been a pleasure, Steve, as always. Thank you so much.

Steve: Okay. Thank you. All right. Stay safe.

Elle: Yeah, you too.

Steve: Bye. Bye. Yeah.


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Elle: Hi, everyone. It's me Elle  and welcome to episode four of the English LingQ podcast. 私はエルです。英語のLingQポッドキャストのエピソード4へようこそ。 Sou eu Elle e bem-vinda ao episódio quatro do podcast LingQ em inglês.

Remember if you want to study this video as a lesson on LingQ, the link to the lesson is in the description. Lembre-se se você quiser estudar este vídeo como uma aula no LingQ, o link para a aula está na descrição. So today I'm joined again by Então, hoje estou acompanhado novamente por Steve Kaufmann. Steve, how Steve, como are you?

Steve: I'm fine. Thank you Elle. How are you?

Elle: I'm great. Thank you. How was your Christmas? Como foi seu natal?

Steve: Well, it was a more limited than normal, um, because of the COVID restrictions.

Um, but, uh, it was pleasant. ええと、でも、ええと、それは楽しかったです。 Hum, mas, uh, foi agradável. Um, we were able to meet with, uh, with Mark and his family sort of outside and exchange gifts and stuff. ええと、私たちはマークと彼の家族のような外で会い、贈り物やものを交換することができました。 Hum, pudemos nos encontrar com, uh, com Mark e sua família meio que do lado de fora e trocar presentes e outras coisas. The rules were, uh, no, Christmas dinner. ルールは、ええと、いや、クリスマスディナーでした。 As regras eram, uh, não, ceia de Natal. Uh, you know, it was like everyone under one roof. ええと、あなたが知っている、それは一つの屋根の下のみんなのようでした。 Wiesz, to było jak wszyscy pod jednym dachem. Uh, você sabe, era como se todos estivessem sob o mesmo teto. So if you've been living under one roof with someone, you are allowed to get together with them, otherwise, したがって、誰かと1つの屋根の下で生活している場合は、一緒に暮らすことができます。 Então, se você está vivendo sob o mesmo teto com alguém, você tem permissão para se reunir com eles, caso contrário,

even your bubble was, it was not allowed theoretically, although I'm sure a lot of people didn't necessarily follow that, but yeah, we're past that now looking forward to the new year. あなたのバブルでさえ、理論的には許されませんでしたが、多くの人が必ずしもそれに従わなかったと思いますが、ええ、私たちはそれを過ぎて、新年を楽しみにしています。 mesmo sua bolha foi, não era permitida teoricamente, embora eu tenha certeza que muitas pessoas não necessariamente seguiram isso, mas sim, nós passamos disso agora olhando para o ano novo.

Elle: Excellent. Excellent. Um, yeah, I also had Christmas with uh  bubble, I guess it's not really breaking the rules because my husband's parents, who live next door, to us, uh, look after our son. ええと、ええ、私もええとバブルでクリスマスを過ごしました、私たちの隣に住んでいる私の夫の両親が私たちの息子の世話をしているので、それは本当に規則を破っていないと思います。 Hum, sim, eu também tive o Natal com uh bubble, eu acho que não é realmente quebrar as regras porque os pais do meu marido, que moram na casa ao lado, cuidam do nosso filho.

So it's yeah, the guidelines were kind of unclear, but, but in that sense, clear, I guess if your caregiver is having your child on christmas Eve, I think it's okay christmas day to also... but anyway. そうですね、ガイドラインはちょっと不明確でしたが、その意味では、あなたの介護者がクリスマスイブに子供を産んでいるのなら、クリスマスの日も大丈夫だと思います...しかしとにかく。 Então é sim, as diretrizes não eram claras, mas, nesse sentido, claro, acho que se o seu cuidador vai ter seu filho na véspera de natal, acho que o dia de natal também está bom ... mas enfim.

Steve: And when we consider when we consider that the premier of the province was going to break his own rules until he was caught. スティーブ:そして、州の首相が捕まるまで彼自身の規則を破ろうとしていたことを考えるとき、私たちは考えます。 Steve: A kiedy weźmiemy pod uwagę, kiedy weźmiemy pod uwagę, że premier prowincji miał łamać własne zasady, dopóki nie zostanie złapany. Steve: E quando consideramos quando consideramos que o primeiro-ministro da província iria quebrar suas próprias regras até ser pego.

And then he said, Oh, I'm sorry. Okay.

I won't do that. 私はそれをしません。 So. Yeah, I think we just have to be a little bit reasonable. ええ、私たちは少し合理的でなければならないと思います。 I didn't go to a sports bar and shout and do karaoke with a bunch of people. 私はスポーツバーに行って大声で叫んだり、たくさんの人とカラオケをしたりしませんでした。 Não fui a um bar de esportes gritar e fazer karaokê com um monte de gente. I don't know. So...

Elle: Exactly. Yeah.

I think these restrictions help stop the 50-person Christmas party. これらの制限は、50人のクリスマスパーティーを止めるのに役立つと思います。 Acho que essas restrições ajudam a impedir a festa de Natal de 50 pessoas. Yeah.

So that's good.

Yeah.

But, um, yeah..

Steve: You, you were telling me that, uh, that, uh, your husband and your father-in-law have a tradition of, uh, going crabbing and, and, and prawning, uh, every, uh, 24th of December, then they bring home a big catch and, and you guys have a big, uh, seafood feast. استیو: تو ، داشتی به من می گفتی ، اوه ، شوهرت و پدر شوهرت رسم دارند ، اوه ، رفتن به خرچنگ و ، و ، و میگو ، هر ، اوه ، 24 دسامبر ، و سپس آنها یک صید بزرگ به خانه می آورند ، و شما بچه ها یک جشن بزرگ ، غذاهای دریایی دارید. スティーブ:あなたは、ええと、ええと、あなたの夫とあなたの義父は、ええと、かじりに行く、そして、そして、ええと、ええと、ええと、ええと、12月24日の伝統を持っていると私に言っていました、それから彼らは大きな漁獲量を家に持ち帰ります、そしてあなたたちは大きな、ええと、シーフードの饗宴を持っています。 Steve: Mówiłeś mi, że twój mąż i twój teść mają tradycję chodzenia na kraba i krewetki każdego 24 grudnia , potem przynoszą do domu wielki połów, a wy macie wielką ucztę z owoców morza. Steve: Você, você estava me dizendo que, uh, que, uh, seu marido e seu sogro têm uma tradição de, uh, comer caranguejo e, e, e camarar, uh, todo, uh, 24 de dezembro , então eles trazem para casa uma grande pescaria e vocês têm um grande banquete de frutos do mar. How was that? Como foi isso?

Elle: Yeah, it was delicious. Yeah.

They go out every Christmas Eve they drop a trap for prawns, a trap trap for crabs, just off West Vancouver, around where you live and yeah, great haul, I think eight crabs and around 50 prawns this year so.... 彼らは毎年クリスマスイブに出かけます。彼らはエビの罠、カニの罠を、ウエストバンクーバーのすぐそば、あなたが住んでいる場所の周りに落とします。 Wychodzą w każdą wigilię, zrzucają pułapkę na krewetki, pułapkę na kraby, tuż przy zachodnim Vancouver, w okolicy, w której mieszkasz, i tak, świetny transport, myślę, że w tym roku osiem krabów i około 50 krewetek. Eles saem todas as vésperas de Natal e deixam cair uma armadilha para camarões, uma armadilha para caranguejos, perto de West Vancouver, perto de onde você mora e sim, ótimo resultado, acho que oito caranguejos e cerca de 50 camarões este ano, então ....

What, what

Steve: percent, I mean, I've been crabbing there and, and, uh, depending on the time of year, you get a lot of small crabs. スティーブ:パーセント、つまり、私はそこでカニを食べてきました、そして、ええと、時期によっては、あなたはたくさんの小さなカニを手に入れます。 Steve: por cento, quero dizer, eu andei caranguejo lá e, uh, dependendo da época do ano, você consegue muitos pequenos caranguejos.

You get a lot of females which have to go back. あなたは戻らなければならない多くの女性を手に入れます。 Você tem um monte de mulheres que precisam voltar. What percentage of the crabs were legal size males that they could take home? カニの何パーセントが彼らが家に持ち帰ることができる合法的なサイズの男性でしたか? Que porcentagem dos caranguejos eram machos de tamanho legal que eles poderiam levar para casa? Have you any idea? 何か考えがありますか?

Elle: Uh, I think it's usually, I mean, I've been many times I didn't go on Christmas Eve, but. エル:ええと、私はそれが通常だと思います、つまり、私はクリスマスイブに何度も行かなかったのですが。 Elle: Uh, myślę, że zwykle, to znaczy, byłam wiele razy, że nie byłam w Wigilię, ale. Elle: Uh, acho que normalmente é, quero dizer, já estive muitas vezes em que não fui na véspera de Natal, mas. It's usually like even 50% are thrown back. 通常、50%でもスローバックされるようなものです。 Geralmente é como se 50% fossem jogados para trás. Yeah.

Thrown back. Yeah.

Steve: Yeah.

Easily, easily. 50% are thrown back. 50%がスローバックされます。 Yep.

Elle: We're really strict because we have this measuring device, this plastic エル:私たちはこの測定装置、このプラスチックを持っているので本当に厳しいです Elle: Somos muito rígidos porque temos esse dispositivo de medição, esse plástico

Steve: I think most people

Elle: are.

Yeah, you have to be, if we want people to be able to do this, you know, forever, then we have to have to go by the rules. ええ、あなたはそうしなければなりません、私たちが人々にこれをできるようにしたいのなら、あなたは知っています、永遠に、そして私たちは規則に従わなければなりません。 Sim, você tem que ser, se queremos que as pessoas sejam capazes de fazer isso, você sabe, para sempre, então temos que seguir as regras. But yeah, it's really sweet this time of year too, the meat, and the prawns in the winter and the crabs Mas sim, é muito doce nesta época do ano também, a carne e os camarões no inverno e os caranguejos

shell is very soft, so yeah, it's just delicious. a casca é muito macia, então sim, é simplesmente deliciosa.

Steve: Wow. Okay, good.

Elle: But, um, yeah, I wanted to get you on today to talk about your goals, language learning, and otherwise for 2021. エル:でも、ええと、ええと、今日はあなたの目標、語学学習、その他2021年について話してもらいたいと思いました。 Elle: Mas, hum, sim, queria que você falasse hoje sobre seus objetivos, aprendizado de idiomas e outros aspectos para 2021. Um, yeah. What are you up to? 何を企んでるんだ? O que você está fazendo?

Steve: Uh, well, I have, let's say I have two sets of goals. スティーブ:ええと、ええと、私には2つの目標があるとしましょう。 Steve: Uh, bem, eu tenho, digamos que tenho dois conjuntos de metas. I have goals with regard to my own language learning. 私は自分の語学学習に関して目標を持っています。 Tenho objetivos em relação ao meu próprio aprendizado de línguas. And then I also have a goal with regards to sort of language learning content. そして、ある種の語学学習コンテンツに関しても目標があります。 E também tenho um objetivo com relação ao tipo de conteúdo de aprendizagem de línguas.

So right now I'm in my Middle Eastern period. だから今、私は中東の時代にいます。 Então, agora estou no meu período no Oriente Médio. So I had my three month challenge with Arabic, where I feel that I improved, my comprehension improved. それで、アラビア語で3か月間チャレンジしました。そこでは、自分が向上したと感じ、理解力が向上しました。 Então tive meu desafio de três meses com o árabe, onde sinto que melhorei, minha compreensão melhorou. I feel that  in the livestream that I did, I spoke better than I have before. 私が行ったライブストリームでは、以前よりも上手に話したと感じています。 Sinto que na transmissão ao vivo que fiz, falei melhor do que antes. Now. I'm on Persian. 私はペルシア語です。 Persian is easier than Arabic because it's an Indo-European language and the structure is more like things that we're familiar with. Persa é mais fácil do que árabe porque é uma língua indo-europeia e a estrutura é mais parecida com coisas com as quais estamos familiarizados.

Uh, and Turkish is difficult because it's a different language family, but it's easier because it's written in the Latin alphabet. ええと、トルコ語は異なる言語族であるため難しいですが、ラテンアルファベットで書かれているので簡単です。 Uh, e turco é difícil porque é uma família de línguas diferentes, mas é mais fácil porque é escrito no alfabeto latino. So I'm, I've decided to leave Turkish on the back burner and totally try to get used to this, uh, Arabic writing system. だから私は、トルコ語をバックバーナーに残して、これ、ええと、アラビア語の書記体系に完全に慣れようと決心しました。 Então, decidi deixar o turco em banho-maria e tentar me acostumar totalmente com esse, uh, sistema de escrita árabe. Um, so my immediate goals would be to stay with Persian for another couple of months. ええと、私の当面の目標は、ペルシャにもう2、3か月滞在することです。 Hum, então meu objetivo imediato seria ficar com Persa por mais alguns meses.

Probably go back to Arabic and at some point introduce Turkish again. おそらくアラビア語に戻り、ある時点で再びトルコ語を紹介します。 Provavelmente volte ao árabe e em algum momento introduza o turco novamente. So those would be my language learning goals, uh, during the year. ですから、それが私の語学学習の目標です。 Então esses seriam meus objetivos de aprendizagem de línguas, uh, durante o ano. Um, yeah, the other thing is, um, I'm very interested in the whole subject of, of creating content. ええと、ええ、他のことは、ええと、私はコンテンツを作成するという主題全体に非常に興味があります。 Hum, sim, a outra coisa é, hum, estou muito interessado em todo o assunto de criação de conteúdo. Uh, the person that works with us, she lives in Iran. Uh, a pessoa que trabalha conosco, ela mora no Irã. Sahra creates tremendous content

in...in, in Persian. Uh, she sent one yesterday about, uh, Persian soup.... Uh, so I mean, it's just fun. ええと、彼女は昨日、ペルシャのスープについて送った…ええと、つまり、それはただ楽しいです。 Uh, ela mandou um ontem sobre, uh, sopa persa ... Uh, então quero dizer, é apenas divertido. And she had a number of them on Persian cuisine on, uh, she's done them on Persian history. そして、彼女はペルシャ料理でそれらの数を持っていました、ええと、彼女はペルシャの歴史でそれらをしました。 I miała ich kilka na temat kuchni perskiej, uh, zrobiła je z historii Persji. E ela tinha vários deles na culinária persa, uh, ela os fez na história persa. Uh, we've got a series of Persians or Iranians talking about themselves, their lives, what they do, uh, you know, uh, Coronavirus, whatever it might be. ええと、私たちは一連のペルシャ人またはイラン人が彼ら自身、彼らの生活、彼らが何をしているのかについて話している、ええと、あなたが知っている、ええと、コロナウイルス、それが何であれ。 Uh, temos uma série de persas ou iranianos falando sobre si mesmos, suas vidas, o que eles fazem, uh, você sabe, uh, Coronavírus, seja o que for.

And I would love to see some way that we can get people in all or their various native languages to kind of contribute a monologues, dialogues, talking about their countries, talking with their friends. そして、私は、すべての言語またはさまざまな母国語の人々に、独白、対話、国についての話、友人との話を提供してもらうことができる方法を見つけたいと思っています。 E eu adoraria ver uma maneira de fazermos com que as pessoas em todas as suas várias línguas nativas contribuíssem com monólogos, diálogos, falando sobre seus países, conversando com seus amigos. Uh, and if we can get it transcribed, uh, either they transcribe it or they use automatic transcription. ええと、私たちがそれを転写することができれば、ええと、彼らはそれを転写するか、自動転写を使用します。 Uh, e se conseguirmos transcrevê-lo, uh, eles transcrevem ou usam a transcrição automática.

I, I would like to see us get more of this kind of casual content going. 私は、このようなカジュアルなコンテンツをもっと増やしてほしいと思っています。 Eu, eu gostaria de ver mais desse tipo de conteúdo casual acontecendo. I don't know how I, how I go about doing that, but that's something that I, I would like to see if there's some way we can make that happen, but in terms of the things that I can control, uh, I'm going to be staying with my, uh, Middle Eastern languages and, and, and learning about the history at the same time. どうやってやるのかわからないけど、それを実現する方法があるかどうか見てみたいけど、コントロールできることというと、えーと、私の、ええと、中東の言語と、そして、そして、そして同時に歴史について学ぶつもりです。 Eu não sei como eu, como faço para fazer isso, mas é algo que eu gostaria de ver se há alguma maneira de fazermos isso acontecer, mas em termos das coisas que eu posso controlar, uh, eu vou ficar com minhas, uh, línguas do Oriente Médio e, e, e aprender sobre a história ao mesmo tempo.

Hmm. And

Elle: so you didn't have that kind of content for Arabic then? エル:それで、あなたはアラビア語のためのそのようなコンテンツを持っていなかったのですか? Elle: então você não tinha esse tipo de conteúdo em árabe? Is this...

Steve: No, that's I it's, uh, I know I wasn't able to generate that. スティーブ:いいえ、それは私です、ええと、私はそれを生成することができなかったことを知っています。 Steve: Não, sou eu, sei que não fui capaz de gerar isso. It's not so easy to do. そんなに簡単なことではありません。 Não é tão fácil de fazer. And I, I went to Upwork and tried to find people to do that, but people have to understand like this Sahra in Iran, she really understands it. そして私はUpworkに行き、それを行う人を見つけようとしましたが、人々はイランのこのSahraのように理解する必要があり、彼女はそれを本当に理解しています。 En ik, ik ging naar Upwork en probeerde mensen te vinden om dat te doen, maar mensen moeten deze Sahra in Iran begrijpen, zij begrijpt het echt. E eu, eu fui para Upwork e tentei encontrar pessoas para fazer isso, mas as pessoas têm que entender como esta Sahra no Irã, ela realmente entende.

She really understands it.

She creates. She has a voice that's pleasant to listen to, which is important, good quality audio. 彼女は聞き心地の良い声を持っています。これは重要な、高品質のオーディオです。 And, uh, she creates a, she has these 26 episodes on the history of Iran followed by circling questions. そして、ええと、彼女は作成します、彼女はイランの歴史に関するこれらの26のエピソードを持ち、その後に質問を回します。 E, uh, ela cria um, ela tem esses 26 episódios sobre a história do Irã seguidos por perguntas circulantes. She has a thing on Persian food followed by circling questions. 彼女はペルシャ料理に続いて質問を回っています。 Ela tem uma queda por comida persa, seguida de perguntas circulantes. She really understands it.

Uh, I got a good series of Ukrainians talking about themselves, uh, but the key is it's not everyone who can do it. ええと、私は彼ら自身について話しているウクライナ人の良いシリーズを手に入れました、ええと、しかし重要なのはそれをすることができるのはすべての人ではないということです。 Uh, eu tenho uma boa série de ucranianos falando sobre si mesmos, uh, mas o segredo é que nem todos podem fazer isso. And with Arabic, I'm sort of stuck between, uh, you know, the mini stories on the one hand and the Al-Jazeera podcasts at the other end, which are difficult. アラビア語の場合、私は、一方ではミニストーリーと、もう一方では難しいアルジャジーラのポッドキャストの間に立ち往生しています。 E com o árabe, estou meio que preso entre, uh, você sabe, as mini histórias de um lado e os podcasts da Al-Jazeera do outro lado, que são difíceis. Uh, I would love to have content in Arabic where someone say, we could have a series called the Egyptians, have another one called the, the, the Moroccans and another one called the Lebanese or the Syrians. ええと、誰かが言うアラビア語のコンテンツが欲しいです。エジプト人と呼ばれるシリーズ、モロッコ人と呼ばれるシリーズ、レバノン人またはシリア人と呼ばれるシリーズがあります。 Uh, eu adoraria ter conteúdo em árabe onde alguém dissesse, nós poderíamos ter uma série chamada os egípcios, ter outra chamada the, the, the Moroccan e outra chamada os libaneses ou sírios.

The problem is of course that the natural language that those people speak in their everyday lives is not the standard Arabic that I'm learning, but they could, they could do it. 問題はもちろん、それらの人々が日常生活で話す自然言語は、私が学んでいる標準的なアラビア語ではないということですが、彼らはそれを行うことができました。 O problema, claro, é que a língua natural que essas pessoas falam em suas vidas cotidianas não é o árabe padrão que estou aprendendo, mas elas poderiam, poderiam fazê-lo. I mean, we have Egyptian and Leventine Arabic at LingQ, so they could do it in thos uh, you know, forms of Arabic as well, or they do it in, in standard Arabic. つまり、LingQにはエジプト語とレベンティナ谷語のアラビア語があるので、アラビア語の形式でも、または標準のアラビア語でそれを行うことができます。 Ik bedoel, we hebben Egyptisch en Leventijns Arabisch bij LingQ, dus ze konden het ook in die eh, weet je, vormen van Arabisch doen, of ze doen het in standaard Arabisch. Quer dizer, nós temos árabe egípcio e leventino no LingQ, então eles poderiam fazer isso nessas formas, uh, você sabe, também em árabe, ou em árabe padrão.

Uh, but the key thing is to get people who can just talk casually on subjects of interest, not too difficult and somehow, uh, arrange for the transcript. ええと、でも重要なのは、興味のあるテーマについて気軽に話せる人に、それほど難しくなく、どういうわけか、トランスクリプトを手配してもらうことです。 Uh, mas o principal é conseguir pessoas que podem apenas falar casualmente sobre assuntos de interesse, não muito difícil e de alguma forma, uh, providenciar a transcrição. And, uh, but I like to see it in other languages in French. そして、ええと、でも私はそれをフランス語の他の言語で見るのが好きです。 E, uh, mas eu gosto de ver em outras línguas em francês. I mean, we have Francais Authentique, I think there's more of that intermediate content available in some of those other languages, Polish, for example,  Piotr, whom I know. つまり、Francais Authentiqueがあります。私が知っているポーランド語、たとえばPiotrなど、他のいくつかの言語で利用できる中間コンテンツは他にもあると思います。 Quer dizer, temos Francais Authentique, acho que tem mais desse conteúdo intermediário disponível em algumas dessas outras línguas, polonês, por exemplo, Piotr, que eu conheço.

Uh, but I would like to see more of that kind of content because it's easy to find beginner content. えーと、でも初心者の方が見つけやすいので、もっと見たいです。 Although, I believe that our mini stories are better because there's so much repetition. とはいえ、繰り返しが多いので、ミニストーリーの方がいいと思います。 Embora, eu acredite que nossas mini histórias são melhores porque há muita repetição. Your typical minis, your typical beginner content just moves you from the train station to the customs, to the hospital, to whatever. Seus minis típicos, seu conteúdo típico de iniciante apenas leva você da estação de trem para a alfândega, para o hospital, para qualquer coisa.

And it's not a lot of, not a lot of repetition, uh, but there's a lot of beginner material and there's a lot of advanced material. And I would like to see more of this intermediate. E eu gostaria de ver mais desse intermediário. Yeah.

But genuinely interesting intermediate material develop. Yeah.

Elle: And what exactly is your history then sticking with Persian? エル:そして、あなたの歴史は正確にペルシア語に固執しているのですか? Elle: E qual é exatamente a sua história depois de ficar com o persa?

I know you've said you've studied it a little before. Did you, do you did a 90 day challenge in Persian? ペルシア語で90日間のチャレンジをしましたか? So what would you say your level is? それで、あなたのレベルは何だと思いますか?

Steve: Yeah.

Okay.

So my level in, I would say that I've spent far more time... Like if I studied my statistics at LingQ, I will see that I started into Arabic Persian two years ago. ですから、私のレベルでは、はるかに多くの時間を費やしたと言えます... LingQで統計を勉強した場合のように、2年前にアラビア語のペルシア語を始めたことがわかります。 And I've spent most of the time on Arabic.

I've spent, uh, maybe four or five months on Persian, three months on Turkish. Uh, but my Persian is, I would say. It's difficult to compare. I think I know have a bigger vocabulary in Arabic, but I find it easier to speak in Persian. アラビア語の語彙が多いことは知っていると思いますが、ペルシア語の方が話しやすいと思います。 Acho que sei que tenho um vocabulário maior em árabe, mas acho mais fácil falar em persa. Uh, and, and if I were to spend another two months, like I had three months, full-time on Arabic. ええと、そして、もし私が3か月だったように、さらに2か月をアラビア語でフルタイムで過ごすとしたら、 Uh, e, e se eu fosse passar mais dois meses, como eu tive três meses, em tempo integral em árabe.

If I not go three months, full-time on Persian, I'll be ahead in my Persian, uh, simply because it's easier. ペルシア語でフルタイムで3か月間行かなければ、ペルシア語で先行します。簡単だからです。 Se eu não passar três meses, em tempo integral no persa, estarei à frente no meu persa, uh, simplesmente porque é mais fácil. Um, but, but I I'm concentrating on those two because I want to get better at reading and I'm a lot better at reading. ええと、でも、私は読書が上手になりたいので、私はこれらの2つに集中しています。 Hum, mas, mas estou me concentrando nesses dois porque quero melhorar em leitura e estou muito melhor em leitura. One of the biggest problems with Persian and Arabic is that the people who produce books, their font is so small. یکی از بزرگترین مشکلات فارسی و عربی این است که افرادی که کتاب تولید می کنند ، قلم آنها بسیار کم است. ペルシア語とアラビア語の最大の問題の1つは、本を作成する人々のフォントが非常に小さいことです。 Um dos maiores problemas com persa e árabe é que as pessoas que produzem livros, a fonte deles é muito pequena.

And it's so difficult to read that script. そして、そのスクリプトを読むのはとても難しいです。 And the font is so small. そして、フォントはとても小さいです。 Uh, but now I find that I'm starting to be able to read in books, even with a small font, to some extent, to some extent. ええと、でも今は、小さなフォントでも、ある程度、ある程度、本を読むことができるようになり始めています。 Uh, mas agora eu descobri que estou começando a ser capaz de ler em livros, mesmo com uma fonte pequena, até certo ponto, até certo ponto. So I'm getting there. だから私はそこに着きます。 Então estou chegando lá. But it's a long road. It's a long road.

Elle: And of course, uh, as a Vancouverite, um, there there's huge, uh, Persian community, especially in North Vancouver. Elle: E é claro, uh, como um Vancouverite, hum, há uma enorme, uh, comunidade persa, especialmente em North Vancouver.

I don't know about, uh, West Vancouver, I guess, too. Eu não sei sobre, uh, West Vancouver, eu acho também. Yeah.

Excellent. And so have you chatted with anyone? E então você conversou com alguém?

Steve: Oh of course, I never, never miss an opportunity. Steve: Claro, eu nunca, nunca perco uma oportunidade. Never miss an opportunity. 機会を逃さないでください。 Yeah.

There's so many Iranians here and you go to a store, you go to a pharmacy and wherever you go and you go to, if I want to have a good conversation in Farsi or Persian, I just go to Best Buy, Há tantos iranianos aqui e você vai a uma loja, vai a uma farmácia e onde quer que vá e vá, se eu quiser ter uma boa conversa em farsi ou persa, vou apenas na Best Buy,

because half the sales staff, there are Persians, but, um, Of course nowadays with COVID I'm not so anxious to go out and interact with people, random people in stores. 営業スタッフの半分はペルシャ人ですが、もちろん最近のCOVIDでは、外に出て人や店内のランダムな人と交流することをそれほど心配していません。 porque metade do pessoal de vendas, são persas, mas, hum, é claro que hoje em dia com a COVID não estou tão ansioso para sair e interagir com pessoas, pessoas aleatórias nas lojas. Uh, but that was one of my motivations. ええと、でもそれが私のモチベーションのひとつでした。 Uh, mas essa foi uma das minhas motivações. Like I started with Arabic and then there's hardly any Arabic speakers in Vancouver, but there's lots of, uh, Persian speakers. 私がアラビア語から始めて、バンクーバーにはアラビア語を話す人はほとんどいませんが、ペルシア語を話す人はたくさんいます。 Como eu comecei com o árabe e quase não há nenhum falante de árabe em Vancouver, mas há muitos, uh, falantes do persa.

So I said, well, I may as well learn Persian. だから私は、まあ、私はペルシア語を学ぶほうがよいと言いました。 But any opportunity and different language communities react differently when you speak to them in their language, uh, the Persians react very positively if you speak to them. しかし、あなたが彼らの言語で彼らと話すとき、どんな機会と異なる言語コミュニティも異なって反応します、ええと、あなたが彼らと話すならば、ペルシア人は非常に前向きに反応します。 Mas qualquer oportunidade e comunidades linguísticas diferentes reagem de maneira diferente quando você fala com eles em sua língua, uh, os persas reagem muito positivamente se você falar com eles. You know, some people say, well, what's the matter, you think I can't speak English? 何人かの人が言う、まあ、どうしたの、あなたは私が英語を話せないと思う? Sabe, algumas pessoas dizem, bem, qual é o problema, você acha que eu não falo inglês? You know, you get sometimes get the kind of reaction, like, not necessarily, but the Persians generally speaking are just, Oh, and I had a very nice, uh, interaction at the supermarket here because there is the occasional Iranian there. ご存知のように、必ずしもそうとは限りませんが、ペルシャ人は一般的に言って、ああ、私はここのスーパーマーケットで非常に素晴らしい交流をしました。イラン人が時々いるからです。 Você sabe, às vezes você consegue o tipo de reação, tipo, não necessariamente, mas os persas em geral são apenas, ah, e eu tive uma interação muito boa no supermercado aqui porque há um iraniano ocasional lá.

Uh, say checkout clerk. ええと、チェックアウト店員と言います。 Uh, diga balconista. So I arrive and there's this, uh, checkout clerk and she has some kind of a Muslim name. だから私が到着すると、これがチェックアウト店員で、彼女はある種のイスラム教徒の名前を持っています。 Então eu cheguei e havia uma, uh, balconista e ela tem algum tipo de nome muçulmano. So I'm assuming, I assume that she's a Iranian. だから私は、彼女がイラン人だと思います。 So I greet her in Persian and she says, no, no, I'm not Persian. Então eu a cumprimento em persa e ela diz, não, não, eu não sou persa. I'm Arab. So I said, that's fine. So I switched to Arabic. Então mudei para o árabe. She was so happy. 彼女はとても幸せでした。 Ela estava tão feliz. I don't know who was happier. 誰が幸せだったのかわかりません。

Was she happier? Was I happier? I don't know, but it was fun.

And actually そして実際に

Elle: something that just... that I've always wanted to ask you that is not so relevant to goals, but when you're learning languages, do you, do you ever dream in the language? エル:目標とはあまり関係のないことをいつもお聞きしたいのですが、言語を学んでいるとき、その言語で夢を見たことはありますか? Elle: algo que ... que eu sempre quis perguntar a você que não é tão relevante para os objetivos, mas quando você está aprendendo línguas, você sonha com a língua? Maybe you've been asked this before.

Steve: I don't dream in the language that I'm learning. スティーブ:私は自分が学んでいる言語で夢を見ていません。

If I'm going to dream in another language, I'll dream in a language that I speak well. 私が他の言語で夢を見るつもりなら、私は私が上手に話す言語で夢を見るでしょう。 Se vou sonhar em outro idioma, sonharei em um idioma que falo bem. So depending on what the dream is about. だから夢が何であるかに応じて。 Então, dependendo do que é o sonho. If the dream is taking place in Japan or in France or Spain or something, then I'll speak those languages... chinese. 夢が日本、フランス、スペインなどで起こっているのなら、私はそれらの言語を話します...中国語。 Se o sonho está acontecendo no Japão ou na França ou Espanha ou algo assim, então eu falarei essas línguas ... chinês. I'm not going to dream... and the dream, it means that that a character in my dream will speak in those languages and I'll answer in those languages in my dream. 私は夢を見るつもりはありません...そして夢、それは私の夢のキャラクターがそれらの言語で話すことを意味し、私は私の夢の中でそれらの言語で答えます。 Não vou sonhar ... e o sonho, significa que um personagem do meu sonho falará nessas línguas e eu responderei nessas línguas no meu sonho.

But I can hardly remember. しかし、私はほとんど覚えていません。 Mas mal consigo me lembrar. I can hardly remember what the dream was about, except that I do remember that there was some other language there. そこに他の言語があったことを覚えている以外は、夢が何であったかをほとんど思い出せません。 Mal consigo me lembrar do que era o sonho, exceto que me lembro de que havia alguma outra linguagem ali.

Elle: Right, right. It's a good idea to... I'm really into dreams... write it down in the morning. それは良い考えです...私は本当に夢に夢中です...朝にそれを書き留めてください。 É uma boa ideia ... Gosto muito de sonhos ... escrever de manhã. If you have a very strange one. あなたが非常に奇妙なものを持っている場合。 Se você tiver um muito estranho. Cause it's crazy how you can wake up and think that was an amazing dream and then just forget it. 目を覚ましてそれが素晴らしい夢だったと思って、それを忘れるのはおかしいから。 Porque é uma loucura como você pode acordar e pensar que foi um sonho incrível e depois esquecer.

Steve: Yeah.

Yeah.

The amazing thing about dreams is how creative we are in our dreams. 夢の素晴らしいところは、私たちが夢の中でどれほど創造的であるかということです。 Like just like going from one thing to something totally unconnected. あるものからまったくつながっていないものに移るようなものです。 Como ir de uma coisa para algo totalmente desconectado. And it's all very clever how it all fits together and in the morning it's gone. そして、それがすべてどのように組み合わされるかはすべて非常に賢く、朝にはそれはなくなりました。 E é tudo muito inteligente como tudo se encaixa e de manhã desaparece.

Yeah.

Elle: Um, so with, of course, COVID this question, this is something maybe you'd be doing a long ways off, but I know that when you learn a language, you are really interested in traveling to the country. エル:ええと、もちろん、この質問をCOVIDで、これはあなたが長い道のりをやっているかもしれない何かですが、あなたが言語を学ぶとき、あなたは本当に国への旅行に興味があることを私は知っています。 Elle: Hum, então com, é claro, COVID esta pergunta, isso é algo que talvez você estivesse fazendo muito longe, mas eu sei que quando você aprende um idioma, você fica realmente interessado em viajar para o país.

Steve: Right.

Elle: So with that, have you ever been to Iran? エル:それで、あなたはイランに行ったことがありますか? Elle: Então, com isso, você já foi ao Irã? I don't

think so, eh.

Steve: I've never

been to... oh, actually in 1967, I visited Tehran for two or three days because I was assigned to Hong Kong. 行ったことがある...ああ、実際には1967年に、私は香港に配属されていたので、2、3日間テヘランを訪れました。 estive em ... ah, na verdade, em 1967, visitei Teerã por dois ou três dias porque fui designado para Hong Kong. So I went out and I stopped at a number of places along the way. それで私は外に出て、途中でいくつかの場所に立ち寄りました。 Então saí e parei em vários lugares ao longo do caminho. Uh, New Delhi and, and, but Tehran and, uh, I stopped there for three days. ええと、ニューデリーと、そして、しかし、テヘランと、ええと、私はそこに3日間立ち寄りました。

I have a vague recollection, 1967 in Tehran, but definitely would like to go back and I'm reading about the history of Iran and, uh, about Isfahan  and Shiraz and all these places. Tenho uma vaga lembrança de 1967 em Teerã, mas definitivamente gostaria de voltar e estou lendo sobre a história do Irã e, uh, sobre Isfahan e Shiraz e todos esses lugares. And, uh, certainly would like to go there. And, uh, it's not ideal right now that a, because of COVID and even the political situation there is, is not the best.

I don't like being in countries where. 私はどこの国にいるのが好きではありません。 Não gosto de estar em países onde. You know, people are hauled off to jail and executed and stuff like that in general. می دانید ، مردم به زندان منتقل می شوند و به طور کلی مواردی از این قبیل اعدام می شوند. ご存知のように、人々は刑務所に連れて行かれ、処刑されます。 Você sabe, as pessoas são levadas para a prisão e executadas e coisas assim em geral. Not so much fun. خیلی سرگرم کننده نیست それほど楽しいことではありません。 Não é muito divertido.

Elle: UM, and in terms of goals then too, of course, you're a language learner, but you're a YouTuber, famous polyglot Youtuber. エル:ええと、そして目標に関しても、もちろん、あなたは言語学習者ですが、あなたはYouTuberであり、有名な多言語のYoutuberです。 Um, are there any plans for specific content this year? えーと、今年は具体的なコンテンツの予定はありますか? Hum, há planos para um conteúdo específico este ano?

Is there anything you'd like to do on your channel? 自分のチャンネルでやりたいことはありますか? Há algo que você gostaria de fazer em seu canal?

Steve: You know,

again, so if I get back to this issue of something that we should discuss, um, I mean this whole idea of, I understand that a lot of my videos are used by people who are learning English, which is a good thing to do. 繰り返しになりますが、私たちが話し合うべきことのこの問題に戻ると、ええと、私はこの全体的な考えを意味します、私は私のビデオの多くが英語を学んでいる人々によって使用されていることを理解しています、それは良いことです。 de novo, se eu voltar a essa questão de algo que devemos discutir, hum, quero dizer, toda essa ideia, entendo que muitos dos meus vídeos são usados por pessoas que estão aprendendo inglês, o que é uma boa coisa a se fazer . And most of my videos appear as lessons in LingQ with the closed captions. そして、私のビデオのほとんどは、クローズドキャプション付きのLingQのレッスンとして表示されます。 E a maioria dos meus vídeos aparecem como aulas no LingQ com legendas ocultas.

It's easy to follow. フォローするのは簡単です。 É fácil seguir. The learners can import those lessons into those videos, into LingQ as, as lessons and so forth. 学習者は、これらのレッスンをこれらのビデオ、LingQ as、レッスンなどにインポートできます。 Os alunos podem importar essas lições para esses vídeos, para o LingQ as, como lições e assim por diante. I've often thought, you know, not everybody wants to watch a video. 誰もがビデオを見たいとは限らないと私はよく思っていました。 Uh, I, some, I feel I should be doing more podcasting with the goal of just like this LingQ podcast here is providing people with more sort of casually spoken English, uh, which they can use as learning material. ええと、私、一部の人は、このLingQポッドキャストが人々にもっとカジュアルに話される英語を提供し、それを学習教材として使用できるようにすることを目標に、もっとポッドキャスティングを行うべきだと感じています。 Uh, eu, alguns, sinto que deveria fazer mais podcasting com o objetivo de, assim como este podcast LingQ aqui, fornecer às pessoas um inglês falado mais informalmente, uh, que elas possam usar como material de aprendizagem.

If it's just a podcast it's more difficult in fact, to get at the transcript. それが単なるポッドキャストである場合、実際には、トランスクリプトを取得することはより困難です。 Se for apenas um podcast, é mais difícil, na verdade, obter a transcrição. We have some background fans in the background. バックグラウンドにはバックグラウンドファンがいます。 Temos alguns fãs de fundo.

Elle: That's my son. エル:それは私の息子です。 Elle: Esse é meu filho.

Steve: Um, so I don't know if it, no problem. スティーブ:ええと、それかどうかはわかりませんが、問題ありません。 No problem. It's good. それは良いです。 Um, yeah, if we just make podcasts, how do they get the transcripts? ええと、ええ、ポッドキャストを作成するだけの場合、どのようにしてトランスクリプトを取得しますか? Sim, se apenas fizermos podcasts, como eles obtêm as transcrições? So, but I would like to do podcasts. I might even want to talk a bit about yeah, ええについて少し話したいかもしれません、

whatever and encourage other people to do the same. 何でも、他の人にも同じことをするように勧めます。 I, I, I'm just, I don't know how to go about this, but trying to create a bit of a, of a movement where people are putting out podcasts, which can on a variety of different subjects that are just casual learning material in their native language, the issue always is transcripts. 私、私、私はただ、これについてどうやって行くのかわからないが、人々がポッドキャストを出している動きの少しを作成しようとしています。母国語のカジュアルな学習教材であるため、問題は常にトランスクリプトです。 Eu, eu, eu só não sei como fazer isso, mas estou tentando criar um pouco de um movimento onde as pessoas estão lançando podcasts, que podem sobre uma variedade de assuntos diferentes que são apenas material de aprendizagem casual em sua língua nativa, o problema sempre são as transcrições.

So on YouTube, we have the closed captions automatically. そのため、YouTubeではクローズドキャプションが自動的に作成されます。 But if it's a podcast, I don't know how, I mean automatic transcription, but that's like 10 bucks a month that I'm paying. しかし、ポッドキャストの場合、方法はわかりません。自動文字起こしを意味しますが、それは私が支払っている月額10ドルのようなものです。 Mas se for um podcast, não sei como, quero dizer transcrição automática, mas isso dá cerca de 10 dólares por mês que estou pagando. Not everybody wants to do that. Nem todo mundo quer fazer isso. And then there's issues of punctuation and stuff. そして、句読点などの問題があります。 E então há problemas de pontuação e outras coisas. So I don't know how we do that. Maybe we can get members of LingQ to work together in some way that help each other with the punctuation correcting these automatic trends. おそらく、LingQのメンバーを何らかの方法で連携させて、句読点がこれらの自動トレンドを修正するのを助け合うことができます。 Talvez possamos fazer com que os membros do LingQ trabalhem juntos de alguma forma que ajudem uns aos outros com a pontuação corrigindo essas tendências automáticas.

I don't know. I don't know. It's just a vague, vague thing I'd like to get at in the new year. それは私が新年にやりたい漠然とした、漠然としたことです。 É apenas uma coisa vaga, vaga que eu gostaria de abordar no ano novo.

Elle: Great. I actually just... 私は実際にただ... Na verdade eu só ...

Steve: yeah.

Elle: Yeah. I actually just started a podcast for intermediate English learners, as a little segway into that. 私は実際、中級の英語学習者向けのポッドキャストを始めたばかりです。 Ik ben eigenlijk net begonnen met een podcast voor halfgevorderde Engelse studenten, als een kleine stap daarin. Na verdade, eu acabei de começar um podcast para alunos intermediários de inglês, como um pouco mais para isso. It's called What the English?! それは何英語と呼ばれていますか?! Chama-se What the English ?! There is, there are transcripts for that two, three, I've only done three episodes. あります、その2、3のトランスクリプトがあります、私は3つのエピソードだけをしました。

Steve: So do we get the transcripts? スティーブ:では、トランスクリプトを取得しますか? Steve: Então, recebemos as transcrições?

Elle: I it's actually a scripted podcast, so I present, um, just weird topics and, um, with vocabulary and... エル:私は実際にはスクリプト化されたポッドキャストなので、私は、ええと、ただ奇妙なトピックと、ええと、語彙と... Elle: Na verdade, é um podcast com script, então apresento, hum, tópicos estranhos e, hum, com vocabulário e ...

Steve: Ok, very good.

Elle: About 15 minutes. I think I've done Halloween, Bigfoot. Acho que fiz o Halloween, Pé Grande. Now the next episode is on flat earth, the flat earth inspired by our conversation on conspiracy theories. 次のエピソードは、陰謀論に関する私たちの会話に触発された地球平面説です。 Agora, o próximo episódio é na terra plana, a terra plana inspirada por nossa conversa sobre teorias da conspiração. Yeah.

It's uh, yeah, it's tough. ええと、ええ、それは難しいです。

Like you say, it is tough to get the transcripts, but, um, but these episodes, I edit the transcripts and then also, so that they're good in terms of punctuation, but yeah, it's. あなたが言うように、トランスクリプトを取得するのは難しいですが、ええと、しかし、これらのエピソードでは、トランスクリプトを編集してから、句読点の点で優れているように編集しますが、そうです。 Como você disse, é difícil conseguir as transcrições, mas, hum, mas esses episódios, eu edito as transcrições e depois também, para que sejam boas em termos de pontuação, mas sim, é. It's a struggle for sure. それは確かに闘争です。 É uma luta com certeza. The auto-generated and not always great. 自動生成され、常に優れているとは限りません。 O gerado automaticamente e nem sempre ótimo. So...

Steve: No

Elle: Excellent. And any other goals for 2021? そして2021年の他の目標はありますか? Any other, um, thing you want to achieve. 他の、ええと、あなたが達成したいこと。 Qualquer outra coisa que você queira alcançar.

No. I mean,

Steve: hopefully we'll be able to start traveling again, my wife and I, and, um, but other than that, I try to stay active, you know, スティーブ:うまくいけば、私たちは再び旅行を始めることができるでしょう、私の妻と私、そして、ええと、しかしそれ以外は、私はアクティブであり続けるようにしています、あなたが知っている、 Steve: espero que possamos começar a viajar novamente, minha esposa e eu, e, um, mas fora isso, eu tento me manter ativo, você sabe,

Elle: Are you still playing hockey? Elle: Você ainda está jogando hóquei?

No, I stopped.

Steve: Well, I stopped the hockey when we started going down to Palm Springs. スティーブ:ええと、パームスプリングスに行き始めたとき、私はホッケーを止めました。 Steve: Bem, eu parei o hóquei quando começamos a ir para Palm Springs. Cause I'm never up here and now I could be playing, but they've suspended the, you know, indoor sports activities. なぜなら、私はここにいることはなく、今はプレーすることができたのですが、彼らは屋内スポーツ活動を中断しました。 Porque eu nunca estou aqui e agora eu poderia estar jogando, mas eles suspenderam, você sabe, as atividades esportivas internas. So that's not happening right now. But if they opened that up again, certainly, I'll go and play hockey again. しかし、彼らが再びそれを開いた場合、確かに、私は再びホッケーに行きます。 Uh, But, um, realistically I just, I think we're going to be another three months is going to be worse. ええと、でも、ええと、現実的には、私はただ、あと3か月はもっと悪くなると思います。 Uh, mas, hum, realisticamente eu só, acho que vamos ficar mais três meses, vai ser pior.

And then hopefully in the spring, more and more people will be vaccinated and things will improve. そして、うまくいけば、春には、ますます多くの人々がワクチン接種を受け、状況が改善するでしょう。 Yeah.

Yeah.

I don't see it getting better. 私はそれが良くなるのを見ていません。 Não vejo como está melhorando. Yeah.

Unfortunately.

Elle: No. I Guess they're going to do it in tiers, age and vulnerability and all that. 私は彼らが層、年齢、脆弱性などでそれを行うだろうと思います。 Acho que eles vão fazer isso em níveis, idade e vulnerabilidade e tudo isso.

Steve: Yeah, fair enough. Steve: Sim, é justo. But they seem to be very slow in getting started. しかし、彼らは始めるのが非常に遅いようです。 Mas eles parecem demorar muito para começar.

I don't know why. I don't know why. I don't know what they're doing. I presume. I mean, you, you can't worry about things that you have no control over, and I'm sure there are people there who know what they're doing and who are. つまり、あなたは、自分がコントロールできないことについて心配することはできません。彼らが何をしているのか、そして誰であるのかを知っている人々がそこにいると確信しています。 Quer dizer, você não pode se preocupar com coisas sobre as quais não tem controle, e tenho certeza de que há pessoas lá que sabem o que estão fazendo e quem estão. Doing the best they can. But when I look at the numbers in other countries like Israel has, is, is vaccinating, ah, you know, a million people a day or something or some tremendous number and we've hardly done any. しかし、イスラエルのような他の国の数を見ると、予防接種を行っています。ああ、あなたが知っているように、1日100万人か何か、あるいは途方もない数で、私たちはほとんど何もしていません。 Mas quando eu olho para os números em outros países como Israel tem, está, está vacinando, ah, você sabe, um milhão de pessoas por dia ou algo assim ou algum número tremendo e nós quase não fizemos nada.

Yeah.

And in the... on American TV, they're all complaining about how poorly they're doing there, but they're doing a lot better than Canada. そして...アメリカのテレビでは、彼らは皆、彼らがそこでどれほどうまくやっていないかについて不平を言っていますが、彼らはカナダよりもはるかにうまくやっています。 E na ... na TV americana, todos eles estão reclamando de como estão indo mal lá, mas estão indo muito melhor do que o Canadá. Canada's not doing much of anything. カナダは何もしていません。 O Canadá não está fazendo muita coisa. I don't know whether we didn't get delivery of the vaccine or we're just slow in putting it out. ワクチンが届かなかったのか、出せなかったのかわかりません。 Não sei se não recebemos a vacina ou estamos apenas demorando em colocá-la para fora. But. Again, this is not a sprint. 繰り返しますが、これはスプリントではありません。

So the, the issue is how many people will be vaccinated by the end of January, end of February. したがって、問題は、1月末、2月末までに何人の人々が予防接種を受けるかということです。 Então, a questão é quantas pessoas serão vacinadas até o final de janeiro, final de fevereiro. So there's no point in worrying about these things, but realistically, it's going to be the summer before we, uh, get back to any kind of normal life. ですから、これらのことを心配する意味はありませんが、現実的には、私たちが通常の生活に戻る前の夏になるでしょう。 Então não há por que se preocupar com essas coisas, mas realisticamente, vai ser o verão antes de nós, uh, voltarmos a qualquer tipo de vida normal.

Elle: My mum actually has COVID right now. エル:私の母は実際に今COVIDを持っています。 Elle: Minha mãe está com COVID agora.

Steve: Oh Really? スティーブ:本当に? Where does your mum live? あなたのお母さんはどこに住んでいますか? Onde sua mãe mora?

Elle: She's in the UK. エル:彼女はイギリスにいます。 She's in Wales. 彼女はウェールズにいます。 Fortunately. 幸運なことに。 She's she's doing well. 彼女は元気です。 She has, she has the loss of smell and taste and, uh, just awful, awful headache. 彼女は、匂いと味が失われ、ひどい、ひどい頭痛がします。 Ela tem, ela tem a perda do olfato e do paladar e, uh, uma dor de cabeça horrível, horrível. But it was over Christmas, so she had to spend Christmas alone and sick, which is awful, but she's yeah, I'm very grateful. でも、クリスマスが終わったので、一人でクリスマスを過ごして病気になりました。それはひどいことですが、彼女はそうです、私はとても感謝しています。 Mas era no Natal, então ela teve que passar o Natal sozinha e doente, o que é horrível, mas ela é, estou muito grata. I'm very happy that she's doing well. 彼女が元気にやってくれてとてもうれしいです。

And she will be fine. そして彼女は元気になります。

Steve: Well, I hope she quickly improves スティーブ:まあ、彼女がすぐに改善することを願っています

Elle: The UK is a mess. エル:イギリスはめちゃくちゃです。 It really is. 本当にそうです。

Steve: It looks that way, but, uh, the thing is it's an opportunity to learn languages. スティーブ:そのように見えますが、ええと、それは言語を学ぶ機会です。 Steve: Parece que sim, mas, uh, o problema é que é uma oportunidade de aprender línguas. You gotta look on the bright side. あなたは明るい面を見なければならない。 Você tem que olhar pelo lado bom.

Elle: Exactly, stay home. エル:その通り、家にいて。 Elle: Exatamente, fique em casa. Study a language on LingQ. LingQで言語を勉強します。

Steve: Right.

Does your mum live in, in Wales or in, in, uh, England? あなたのお母さんはウェールズに住んでいますか、それともイギリスに住んでいますか?

Elle: She lives in Wales. Yeah.

All of my family live in Wales. 私の家族全員がウェールズに住んでいます。

Yeah.

Well,

Steve: you know, if we get people to create the mini stories in Welsh, we'll put Welsh up on LingQ. スティーブ:ウェールズでミニストーリーを作成してもらうと、ウェールズをLingQに載せます。 Steve: você sabe, se conseguirmos que as pessoas criem as mini histórias em galês, colocaremos o galês no LingQ.

That would

Elle: be fantastic. エル:素晴らしいこと。 I know.

I get emails. Eu recebo emails. I used to get them quite often. 私はそれらをかなり頻繁に入手していました。 I'm surprised at how many people are interested in learning Welsh, uh, it is, it's a cool language. ウェールズ語を学ぶことに興味を持っている人がたくさんいることに驚いています。ええと、それはクールな言語です。 How about you Steve? One day? ある日?

Steve: Who knows. スティーブ:誰が知っている。 I mean, I can't do everything. つまり、私はすべてを行うことはできません。 People say, why don't you learn Finnish? フィンランド語を学んでみませんか? Why don't you learn... I don't know Mongolian? 学んでみませんか…モンゴルを知らないのですか? I mean, you can't. つまり、できません。 Can't learn them all. それらすべてを学ぶことはできません。 If you go to a buffet and they have the beautiful steaks and salmon and you can't eat it all, you have to choose which dish you're going to eat. ビュッフェに行って、ステーキやサーモンが綺麗で全部食べられない場合は、どの料理を食べるかを選ぶ必要があります。 Se você vai a um bufê e tem os lindos bifes e salmão e não dá para comer tudo, tem que escolher o prato que vai comer.

Right. 正しい。

So. Yeah.

Yeah.

And I go one step at a time right now I'm in the Middle East. そして今、私は中東にいます。 E eu dou um passo de cada vez agora que estou no Oriente Médio. So I'm staying here for awhile. だから私はしばらくここにいます。 Então, vou ficar aqui por um tempo.

Elle: Well, it's been a pleasure, Steve, as always. エル:ええと、いつものように、それは喜びでした、スティーブ。 Elle: Bem, foi um prazer, Steve, como sempre. Thank you so much.

Steve: Okay. Thank you. All right. Stay safe. おげんきで。

Elle: Yeah, you too. エル:ええ、あなたも。

Steve: Bye. Bye. Yeah.