교양영어 해석본,My Country해석
To a stranger, the land must seem endless. A herring gull, winging its way from St. John`s, Newfoundland, to Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, will travel as far as the distance from London to Baghdad. It is the vastness that startles the imagination of all who visit my country.
이방인에게 대륙은 끝이 없어 보일 게 틀림없다. 뉴파운드랜드의 세인트존스로부터 밴쿠버 섬의 최남단에 있는 빅토리아까지 자신의 길을 날개 짓 하는 재갈매기는 런던에서 바그다드까지의 거리처럼 먼 여행을 한다. 내 나라를 방문하는 모든 사람들의 생각(상상력)을 깜짝 놀라게 하는 것은 광활함이다.
Contrary to common belief, we do not live in snow-covered cabins far from civilization. Most of us inhabit cities that do not seem to differ greatly from those to the south of us. The observant visiter, however, will note some differences. The variety of our national makeup is, I believe, more pronounced than it is in the American melting pot. A newcomer in the United States quickly learns to cover up his or her origins and become an American. A newcomer to Canada manages to keep something of the culture and customs of his or her ethnic background.