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Mát xa bằng dao chặt thịt ở Đài Loan

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

to chop (to cut into pieces): chặt, cắt (thành từng khúc)

massage parlour (a place where professional massages are given): tiệm mát xa (massage)

blunt (with a dull edge; not sharp): cùn (dao)

meditation (concentrating on a single thing in order to become calm): thiền

therapy (treatment): trị liệu, liệu pháp

Bài khóa - Transcript

It’s not food she wants to chop – it’s you.

This is a massage parlour in Taiwan. Trained specialists use blunt knives as well as meditation to help their customers relax.

Knife massages date back more than 2,000 years to China, where they were given by monks or nuns.

Now Taiwan is one of the few places where this type of therapy is still practised.

Bản dịch - Translation

Người phụ nữ này không chặt thức ăn đâu mà là chặt bạn ra đây.

Đây là một tiệm mát xa ở Đài Loan. Các chuyên viên được đào tạo sử dụng những con dao cùn và môn thiền để giúp khách hàng của họ thư giãn.

Mát xa bằng dao đã có tại Trung Quốc cách đây hơn 2000 năm và chúng được các nhà sư và ni cô sử dụng.

Nay Đài Loan là một trong vài nơi duy nhất vẫn còn sử dụng hình thức trị liệu này.

Bài tập - Exercise

Hãy dùng các từ và cụm từ dưới đây ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành những câu sau:

to chop / massage parlour / blunt / meditation / therapy

1. Lord Hutton released his findings in January 2004, reporting that the scientist had committed suicide by slashing his wrist with a __________ gardening knife.

2. The roasted guinea pig - called cuy in South America - was brought to our table whole before being __________ into five pieces - four leg portions and the head.

3. A disease which robs children of the ability to walk and talk has been cured by pioneering gene __________ to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.

4. Adam says that __________ is a crucial part of free-diving. "If you don't stay relaxed, you can't hold your breath," he tells BBC News.

5. Two men have been arrested and weapons have been seized after an armed robbery at a Brighton __________.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Lord Hutton released his findings in January 2004, reporting that the scientist had committed suicide by slashing his wrist with a blunt gardening knife.

Source: Dr David Kelly: Controversial death examined

2. The roasted guinea pig - called cuy in South America - was brought to our table whole before being chopped into five pieces - four leg portions and the head.

Source: Could I bring myself to eat a guinea pig?

3. A disease which robs children of the ability to walk and talk has been cured by pioneering gene therapy to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors GMT.

Source: Gene therapy trial 'cures children'

4. Adam says that meditation is a crucial part of free-diving. "If you don't stay relaxed, you can't hold your breath," he tells BBC News.

Source: Man v seal: How we compare with our marine cousins

5. Two men have been arrested and weapons have been seized after an armed robbery at a Brighton massage parlour.

Source: Two arrested over Brighton massage parlour raid