英会話ブログ その539     El Diablo (4)

2014/12/06

" This tells them that you are not an enemy.  These Indians are simple people, and they live and die, by simple rules.  Most of them have never seen a "gringo" (a white man from the North) up close.  Just make sure you smile.  And when you make it to the top, you need to make an offering to appease the "evil spirits" who reside up there.  Wrap some coins in your bandana and tie it in a knot, then say a prayer and throw it off one of the peaks.  Good luck, amigo ! "

I did as I was told, knowing damn well that the "evil spirits" were really the locals and that for a few coins and a smile my life would be spared by "El Diablo."                                    (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
up close                    近くで
make it to the top          頂上に着いたら
make an offering            ささげ物をする
appease                     なだめる、鎮める
reside up there             そこに住む
wrap some coins             硬貨を何枚か包む
tie it in a knot            結び目を作って結ぶ
say a prayer                祈りの言葉を言う
my life would be spared     私の命が救われる

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