英会話ブログ その528     The Seven Headed Palm (4)

2014/11/25

"The Seven Headed Palm" was considered a sacred tree by the Tongans who inhabited Eua.

Every Tongan we talked to wore a wrist watch.  And every Tongan pointed in a different direction and would look at their watches before answering, "5 minutes".

We had been walking in circles, or in zig-zag lines, for hours.  They had all said, "5 minutes."  Something wasn't right.  They had all said the same thing.

Turns out that Tongans on Eua didn't really care about time.  The watches they wore were only decorations.  None of them had set the time at all, but we eventually got lucky and found "The Seven Headed Palm".                                (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語 
considered  a sacred tree        神聖な木と見なされる
inhabit                          住む
point in a different direction   別の方向を指さす
zig-zag lines                    ジグザグに曲がった線
Turns out that 〜        〜ということが分かる

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