shirleyeve
As an Australian myself, I am amazed that other Australians have the audacity to complain about our winters.

作為一名澳大利亞人,我對其他澳大利亞人抱怨我們的冬天而感到驚訝。

We don't even manage to get below 10 degrees sometimes, while other countries deal with day after day of -8 in winter, buried in 3 feet of snow, while some nights manage to get to -17! We have it pretty damn mild, yet I always hear from people who whinge about the so-called "cold". How about a better choice of words? "It's so mild today, or it's not very warm today" would be more suited to our climate. Even Melbourne, which has a reputation for being a very grey and "cold" city, has only ever reached a low of -2. Just measly. Compare that to the low of -33 in Chicago... what are we whinging about?

我們的氣溫有時甚至不低于10度,而其他國家卻在冬天日復一日地忍受著零下8度的嚴寒,被3英尺厚的積雪覆蓋,有些夜晚甚至降至零下17度!我們的氣候相當溫和,但我總是聽到一些人抱怨所謂的“寒冷”。為何不選擇更準確的用詞呢?說“今天真是溫暖”,或者“今天不太暖和”更符合我們的氣候。即使是以陰沉和“寒冷”而聞名的墨爾本,最低氣溫也只曾達到零下2度。與芝加哥零下33度的低溫相比真是微不足道。我們究竟在抱怨什么呢?

I also can't believe some Australians run their heater non stop in the winter months. Don't you feel guilty, considering it's generally still double figures outside? Where I live, we are lucky if we ever get anything below 14 degrees.

我也無法相信有些澳大利亞人在冬季月份會不停地使用暖氣。難道你們不覺得有點過分嘛,考慮到室外通常還是兩位數的氣溫嗎?在我所居住的地方,我們很幸運,如果氣溫降到14度以下,那就是個稀罕事。

On top of all of this, I'd rather a proper snowy winter. The heat waves that Australia has experienced this summer and the constant days above 35 degrees have made me wish even more for a colder than average winter. Unfortunately we have to resort to the Alpine regions to get that in this country.

在此之上,我更希望有一個下雪的冬天。澳大利亞今年夏天所經歷的熱浪和連續數日超過35度的高溫,讓我更加向往一個比平均溫度更低的冬季。不幸的是,要在這個國家體驗到這樣的冬季,我們只能去阿爾卑斯山地區。