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It smells like the police 聞起來像警察

Ahmadabad policemen control a crowd of protesters, Sept. 18, 2006.
去年9月18日,亞瑪達巴德警方控制抗議群眾的場面。 (照片:美聯社)

PHOTO: AP

Soothing rose or tangy lemon? People in the Indian city of Ahmadabad will notice these two smells whenever they get close to a police officer's new uniform!

The uniforms aren't finished yet, but they should be done by the end of the year.

The Ahmadabad police department is making 8,000 new uniforms for their police officers. A team of clothing designers is helping them make the uniforms.

They will be made very lightweight so that the police sweat less. And they will also smell like either rose or lemon.

J. Mahapatra, the city's head policeman, said that by December, people will see a "new fresh look" when they run into or talk with a police officer.

Ahmadabad is nearly 30°C for half the year. Its policemen can spend as many as eight hours a day outdoors. The ones that direct traffic are outside the longest. The old uniforms could sometimes smell after a day like that.

(Jason Cox, Staff Writer with AP)

是令人心曠神怡的玫瑰還是香氣撲鼻的檸檬呢?印度亞瑪達巴德市的民眾只要一靠近警察的新制服,就會聞到這兩種香氣!

這批制服仍在製作中,不過年底前應可完工交貨。

亞瑪達巴德市警局打算為員警訂製八千套新制服,一群服裝設計師正幫他們設計制服。

這些新制服將採輕便設計,所以員警們比較不會汗流夾背。此外,新制服也會散發出玫瑰或檸檬的香味。

亞瑪達巴德市警長馬哈帕特拉表示,到了十二月,民眾遇到警察或跟警察交談時,就可看到他們「煥然一新的樣子」。

亞瑪達巴德的氣溫大半年都接近攝氏三十度,當地警察每天在戶外執勤的時間長達八個小時,其中指揮交通的員警待在戶外的時間最長,這樣一天下來,舊款制服有時就容易發出怪味。

(美聯社/翻譯:林倩如)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. tangy adj.

香氣撲鼻的 (xiang1 qi4 pu1 bi2 de5)

例: I like the tangy taste of fresh green apples.

(我喜歡新鮮青蘋果所散發的香氣。)

2. designer n.

設計師 (she4 ji4 shi1)

例: Ralph Lauren is my favorite clothing designer, though I also like Tommy Hilfiger.

(Ralph Lauren是我最愛的服裝設計師,不過我也喜歡Tommy Hilfiger。)

3. direct v.i. /v.t.

指點 (zhi2 dian3),指揮 (zhi3 hui1)

例: The nurse directed the family to the patient's room.

(那護士告訴病患家屬病房該怎麼走。)


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