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双语:人生最幸福的50件小事

2015-04-21    来源:chinadaily    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

双语:人生最幸福的50件小事

Sleeping in a freshly made bed is the thing most likely to make people feel great, according to new research.
一项新的研究表明,睡在新铺好的床上最容易让人感觉美好。

Changing the bed sheets may feel like a chore to some, but the feeling of sleeping in a freshly made bed has topped a list of the 50 things that make us feel good, with nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) saying it is their favourite feel great moment.
更换床单对一些人来说可能是一件苦差事,但是睡在新铺的床上却位列“50件让我们感到很棒的小事”之首,近三分之二(62%)的受访者称,这是他们最喜欢、感觉最好的时刻。

The feeling of the sun on our face came second on the list (57 per cent) with people saying 'thank you' or a random act of kindness from a stranger completing the top three.
57%的人表示,阳光洒在脸上的感觉很舒服,此项位列第二。第三则是,人们说“谢谢”时或是陌生人一个善意的行为。

The survey of 2,000 people was conmissioned by Bupa to launch its Feel Great Britain campaign. Strictly come Dancing host Tess Daly is fronting the drive to encourage people to enjoy plenty of feel great moments to improve their overall health and well-being.
保柏集团(Bupa)发起了一项“让英国人享受美好”的活动,该活动对2000名英国人进行了调查。英国真人秀节目《舞动奇迹》主持人苔丝·达莉(Tess Daly)代言该活动并鼓励人们享受美好时刻,以提高整体健康水平和幸福感。

Finding a bargain in the sales (41 per cent) and a cup of tea (39 per cent) were also among the favourite feel great moments.
买到便宜货(41%的人投票)、喝一杯茶(39%的人投票)都是让英国人感觉美好的瞬间。

The top 50 also contained a number of more bizarre feel great moments including rainbows (23 per cent), popping bubble wrap (20 per cent), dancing like no-one is watching (19 per cent), new stationary (11 per cent), the 'pop' when you open a new jam jar (nine per cent) and cleaning wax from your ears (eight per cent).
前50项里面同样包括一些比较怪诞的但却令人感觉愉快的瞬间,例如:看到彩虹(23%)、挤包装袋的泡泡(20%)、旁若无人的跳舞(19%)、得到了新文具(11%)、打开果酱罐时“嘭”的一声(9%)、掏耳朵(8%)。

However, the survey also revealed a worrying trend for how rarely people feel great. Just one in eight (12.5 per cent) said they have a 'feel great' moment more than once a month and almost one in five lacked inspiration.
然而,调查也显示了一个令人担忧的趋势,人们很少会感觉很棒。只有八分之一(12.5%)的人称他们一个多月才会感觉到心情不错,近五分之一的人表示没有什么鼓舞人心的事情。

Stress (64 per cent), a lack of sleep (63 per cent), bad manners (51 per cent), financial pressures (50 per cent) and the weather (47 per cent) were the top reasons given for preventing people from feeling great.
人们感觉不好的原因多来自于:压力(64%)、睡眠不足(63%)、不礼貌行为(51%)、经济压力(50%)和天气(47%)。

The findings also suggest that feeling great occurs more often later in life, with 21 per cent of over 55s saying they have a feel great moment every day. However, 28 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds and 30 per cent of 45 to 54-year-olds only have a feel great moment once a week.
研究结果表明,感觉很棒的时刻多出现在中老年时期,21%的55岁以上的人每天都会有感觉很棒的时刻。然而,28%的年龄在25—34岁的人以及30%的45—54岁的人平均一周才会有一次这种感觉。

Tess Daly, Bupa's Feel Great Britain ambassador, said: "We all have those little things that make us feel great - for me it's feeling the sun on my face.
保柏“让英国人享受美好”这一活动的形象大使苔丝·达莉(Tess Daly)说道:“每个人都有能让心情变好的小招数,对于我来说,阳光照在脸上的感觉美极了。”

"With modern society being so busy people struggle to find the time and lack the inspiration to enjoy a feel great moment."
“现代社会的人们太匆忙,很难有时间也缺乏灵感来享受美好时刻。”

Dr Paula Franklin, UK Medical Director at Bupa, said: "People seem to find it easy to name the things that make them feel great, but unfortunately people don't report very many feel great moments.
保柏的医学总监保拉·富兰克林博士说:“人们似乎很容易就能说出使他们感觉美好的事情,但是不幸的是人们说不出多少这样的美好时刻。”

"Feeling great can really help people improve their health and well-being. As a nation, we could do a lot more for our mind, body and soul and that is why Bupa is launching Feel Great Britain, to provide inspiration and opportunities for Britons to enjoy their feel great moments."
“好的心情的确有益于提高人们的健康水平,增强幸福感。作为一位国民,我们可以为我们的身体、精神、心灵健康做很多的事情,保柏发起的这项‘享受美好’活动,旨在为英国人提供灵感与机会去享受生命中的美好时刻。”


“享受美好”的50件小事
Top 50 Things That Make Brits Feel Great:


Sleeping in a freshly made bed
1. 睡在新铺好的床上

Feeling the sun on your face
2. 阳光洒在脸上

People saying 'thank you' or a random act of kindness from a stranger
3. 人们说“谢谢”时或者陌生人的某个善意举动

Finding money in unexpected places
4. 在意想不到的地方找到钱

Having time to myself
5. 拥有属于自己的时间

Laughing so hard it hurts
6. 大声笑

Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one
7. 和爱的人依偎在沙发上

Freshly made bread
8. 享用新鲜的面包

Doing something for others
9. 为别人做些什么

The clean feeling after a shower
10. 沐浴后清爽的感觉

When your favourite song comes on the radio
11. 广播中播放你最喜欢的歌曲

Finding a bargain in the sales
12. 买到便宜货

Listening to the rainfall/thunderstorms when you're inside
13. 室内聆听下雨声或雷雨声

Freshly brewed tea / coffee
14. 来杯新沏的茶或咖啡

The thrill of personal achievement
15. 取得成就时的兴奋感

Having a long hot bath
16. 泡一个悠长的热水澡

Seeing a fresh coating of snow
17. 看到新结的雪层

Freshly cut grass
18. 新割的草坪

Chocolate melting in your mouth
19. 巧克力在口中融化

Doing something active outdoors (e.g. bike ride, run, country walk)
20. 户外运动(骑自行车、跑步、乡村漫步)

Bacon cooking in the morning
21. 早上烤培根

Talking to or playing with your pet
22. 和宠物说话、玩耍

A soothing massage
23. 舒缓按摩

That 'Friday feeling'
24. 那种“周五的感觉”

A perfectly cooked steak
25. 一份生熟恰到好处的牛排

Waking up before the alarm and realising there's more time to sleep
26. 在闹铃响前醒来,发现还可以多睡一会儿

Doing exercise
27. 做运动

Rainbows
28. 看到彩虹

Remembering the name of something/someone you thought you'd forgotten
29. 突然记起本以为忘记的人或事

Making a perfectly baked cake/pie
30. 做一个完美的烤蛋糕或馅饼

Stepping on crunchy autumn leaves
31. 踩在酥脆的落叶上

Popping bubble wrap
32. 挤包装袋上的泡泡

Swimming in the sea / lake
33. 在大海或湖里游泳

New car smell
34. 闻新车的味道

Dancing like no one is watching
35. 旁若无人的跳舞

The smell of new books/magazines
36. 闻新书或杂志的味道

Smell of a fine wine
37. 上好葡萄酒的味道

Putting your Out of Office on before going on holiday
38. 在度假前开启“不在办公室”模式

Putting on a brand new pair of socks
39. 穿一双新袜子

Watching your breath float away in cold air
40. 冷天看自己哈出的气变成了烟雾飘散

Getting new stationary
41. 得到新文具

Singing in the shower
42. 冲澡时唱歌

Getting a seat on the bus / train / tube
43. 乘公交车、火车、地铁时有座位

Picking an easy peel orange from the fruit bowl
44. 从果盘中拿到一个好剥皮的桔子

Loosening your jeans after you've eaten
45. 吃完饭,松松裤腰

The 'pop' when you open a new jar of jam
46. 打开新的果酱罐时“嘭”的一声

Squeezing a spot
47. 挤痘痘

Cleaning the wax from your ears
48. 掏耳朵

Cleaning the bathroom
49. 清洁浴室

The Royal Family
50. 本国有一个王室家庭


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