Afghan Fashion Designer Creates Dresses, Jobs
2013-06-09 00:30:04


Thanks for joining us again on “As It Is.” I’m Kelly Jean Kelly.(1)
谢谢你再次加入我们的"如是。我是凯莉吉恩凯利。

Today we are discussing one of my favorite topics: wedding dresses.(2)
Today we are discussing one of my favorite topics:婚纱礼服。

“Last year I made a beautiful huge ball gown for a lady who was actually from Lebanon. We used more than a hundred yards of tulle just for the skirt.”(3)
"去年我作巨大晚礼服,美丽的女士是其实从黎巴嫩。我们使用超过一百码的薄纱只是为这条裙子。

Roya Hashimi is a fashion designer from Afghanistan. She started a dressmaking business sixteen years ago. It is called Elegance by Roya, and it is Virginia, in the United States.(4)
Roya 希米是从阿富汗的时装设计师。十六年前,她开始缝纫业务。它由 Roya,调用的优雅和它是弗吉尼亚州,在美国。

VOA went to her shop recently to visit. The store is one long room. It is lined on both sides with white dresses. Many touch the floor.(5)
美国之音去她的店最近来参观。商店是一个很长的房间里。它被两边的白色礼服。许多触摸地板。

Every half hour or so, the doorbell rings, and a woman comes in. Usually she is with her mother, or her sister, or a friend, and they are trying on a gown Roya has made.(6)
每半个小时左右的时间里,门铃响了和一个女人进来。她与她的母亲或她的妹妹或一位朋友,通常都是和他们正在上 Roya 取得的长袍。

“Business is good, we are doing okay. I’m enjoying my work.”(7)
"生意很好,我们做的很好。我享受我的工作"。

Roya left Afghanistan when she was a teenager in the mid-1980s. Her family went to Germany. Roya studied fashion design there.(8)
Roya 离开的阿富汗时她是在上世纪 80 年代中期十几岁。她的家人去了德国。Roya 学习时装设计那里。

Eventually she married, and she and her husband Mustafa moved to America. He helps her with advertising and other parts of the business.(9)
最终她结婚的时候,她和她的丈夫穆斯塔法搬到美国。他帮助她与广告和其他部分的业务。

“This is a family business. We don’t think of it as the wife and husband. So we work it out as a business once we get here. So it’s all business, business, business, work.(10)
"这是一个家族企业。我们不认为它是妻子和丈夫。所以我们做出来作为业务一旦我们这儿。所以它是所有商务、 商业、 商务、 工作。

Then at six o’clock, come here, honey.”(11)
然后在 6 上午,来这里,亲爱的。

Roya says owning her own business is a great feeling, especially after all the hard work she did to achieve it. But she has never forgotten Afghanistan. She thinks especially of the women there.(12)
张向东说拥有她自己的生意很有感觉,尤其是后她为了实现这一目标所做的所有努力。但她从未忘记阿富汗。她认为特别是那里的妇女。

“It is so tough for them to find an, just an ordinary job, just make a little bit of money. It’s hard. Especially when you’re not educated, there’s no chance.”(13)
"很辛苦为他们找到的,只是普通的工作,只是让一点点钱。很难。尤其是当你没有受过教育,没有机会。

So a few years ago, Roya Hashimi returned to Afghanistan. She hired some women to help her with her American business.(14)
所以几年前,Roya 希米返回阿富汗。她雇了一些妇女帮助她与她的美国企业。

The women in Afghanistan focus on delicate details, like lace, or like the beads used for that Lebanese bride last year.(15)
妇女在阿富汗关注微妙的细节,喜欢花边,或喜欢去年用于黎巴嫩新娘的珠。

“We used more than a thousand of them on that dress.”(16)
"我们使用他们的一千多上那件衣服"。

Roya says the women in Afghanistan use the money they earn from sewing to support their families, or to buy a cell phone, or to buy nice clothes for special occasions.(17)
张向东说在阿富汗妇女使用他们从缝纫,支持他们的家庭,或要买一部手机,或特殊场合买漂亮的衣服赚的钱。

“They are going every day to weddings, the Afghan women.”(18)
"他们要去的每一天婚礼,阿富汗妇女。"

Roya says many also use the money for education. It pays for school, or for computer time to study English.(19)
张向东说: 许多人也把钱用在教育。它支付为学校,或计算机的时间学习英语。

She hopes eventually to create a factory in Afghanistan and hire even more people. And she would like to pay for a girls’ school there.(20)
她希望最终能在阿富汗创建一家工厂和雇用更多的人。她想付那里一所女校。

“Recently one lady bought a little belt and she was telling me, this is more than a belt. This is not just a belt, this is much more than that.”(21)
"最近一位女士买了一个小小的带,她告诉我,这更多比一条腰带。这不是只是一条腰带,这是远不止于此。

An American customer named Martha came in the shop to try on her dress. She says she loves Roya’s work.(22)
一个名叫玛莎的美国客户在店里试她的衣服来了。她说她喜欢张向东的工作。

“I have on a peach dress with a bit of an empire, mid-modified waist line, it has individual beautiful pink and white beading with a little silver.”(23)
「 我有一点的帝国,年年中修改的腰线桃裙子上,它有一个小银个人美丽粉红和白色翻边。

Martha also loves Roya’s mission.(24)
玛莎也爱张向东的使命。

“I knew that she was from Afghanistan, but I wasn’t quite as aware as how involved with the women of Afghanistan she is. And I’m hoping sometime to accompany her to Afghanistan.”(25)
"我就知道她是从阿富汗,但我并不完全像意识到如何参与的阿富汗她是妇女。我希望有空陪她到阿富汗。

“Well, at least you’ll have something to wear.”(26)
「 嗯,至少你会有话要穿"。

“Yes, maybe not these clothes, but certainly beautiful things nonetheless.”(27)
"是的也许不是这些衣服,当然美丽的东西但尽管如此。"

Women Are a Growing Force in the Afghan Economy(28)
妇女是在阿富汗的经济增长力量

Roya Hashimi has spent years building a business in the United States. Back in her homeland, there are now 1600 registered female-owned businesses.(29)
Roya 希米多年在美国经营业务。早在她的祖国现在有 1600年女性拥有企业注册。

Mario Ritter reports that women have become a growing force in the Afghan economy.(30)
欧瑞报告妇女已成为阿富汗的经济增长力量。

Nilofar Sakhi directs the International Center for Women’s Economic Development at the American University of Afghanistan.(31)
Nilofar 姊妹会指示国际中心为在美国大学的阿富汗妇女的经济发展。

She says half of the university’s first-year class are women.(32)
她说: 大学的第一年类的有一半是妇女。

Ms. Sakhi says one reason for increased female enrollment is because Afghan girls today have examples of successful, professional Afghan women.(33)
萨基女士说女性扩招的原因之一是因为阿富汗女孩今天有成功的、 专业的阿富汗妇女的例子。

“Looking at women talking about their political rights in parliament, looking at women entering into business and having trade in Malaysia and Dubai, and looking at women who are successful personalities internationally of raising Afghanistan voices. This gives an image.”(34)
"看着女人谈他们在议会中,看着妇女进入业务和有和贸易的马来西亚和迪拜,看看是提高阿富汗声音的国际上的成功人士的妇女的政治权利。这给图像"。

Ms. Sakhi says women in Afghanistan increasingly have international contacts and resources.(35)
萨基女士说,阿富汗妇女在越来越多的国际联系和资源。

Twenty-five-year-old Roya Mahboob is trying to make sure women also have access to information. She is the chief executive officer of a computer software company.(36)
二十岁 Roya 马赫布卜试,以确保妇女也有对信息的访问。她是一家计算机软件公司的首席执行官。

“We are always thinking how we can take advantage of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube by collecting good content and creating Web traffic.”(37)
"我们总是在思考如何我们可以利用 Facebook、 Twitter 和 YouTube 通过收集好的内容和创建 Web 流量"。

Ms. Mahboob’s company, called Afghan Citadel, also trains students in information technology.(38)
马赫布卜女士的公司,称为阿富汗的城堡,也训练学生的信息技术。

“It’s difficult, especially for females in the schools to go outside and learn IT in courses because most of the families do not pay for them to learn in the course.(39)
"它是困难的尤其对于学校中的女性,到外面去,并在课程学习,因为大多数家庭不支付他们在课程中学习。

Providing the free education and free IT centers in each school, when they graduate from high school, if they want to work, they can stay at home working online.”(40)
提供的免费教育和免费的 IT 中心,每个学校,当他们高中毕业,如果他们想要的工作,他们可以留在家里联机工作"。

Ms. Mahboob says using the Internet is one way for women to have a freedom that is still hard to find in some parts of Afghanistan.(41)
马赫布卜女士说,使用互联网是自由是仍难找到在阿富汗部分地区的妇女的一种方法。

“The IT and social media gives this power to women to be independent and have confidence to share their ideas because in social networks no one tells them ‘Why are you outside the home?’ ‘Why are you talking with the men?’ Because no one knows them.”(42)
"IT 和社交媒体将这种权力给妇女要独立,有信心,分享他们的想法,因为在社会网络中没有人告诉他们 '为什么你在家庭之外?'' 你为什么说话的人?'因为没有人知道他们。

Sharing ideas over the Internet only encourages women to learn even more.(43)
在互联网上分享的想法只是鼓励妇女学习甚至更多。

I'm Mario Ritter.(44)
我是马里奥里特尔。

And I’m Kelly Jean Kelly, and that’s our show for today.(45)
我是吉恩凯利凯利,,这就是我们今天的节目。

By the way, you may have noticed that several women in this story are named “Roya.” That is because Roya is common for girls and women in Afghanistan. It means “dream.”(46)
顺便说一句,你可能已经注意到在这个故事中的几个妇女被命名"张向东"。这是因为 Roya 是很常见的女孩和妇女的阿富汗。它意味着"梦"。

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你有一项业务的梦想吗?你为什么不要告诉我这件?向 special@voanews.com 发送一封电子邮件。或者去我们的网站: learningenglish.voanews.com,然后单击"联系我们"

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请记住,你可以在通用时间一小时开始时听美国之音世界新闻。


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