Sweet moment an awestruck two-year-old girl refuses to move from in front of the portrait of Michelle Obama
・Parker Curry, two, thinks Michelle Obama is ‘a queen’ and would like to be one too
・Tourist took a picture of Curry staring at portrait of former First Lady and the snap went viral
・Parker’s mom tried to get her to turn around, but she couldn’t turn away
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” feeling extremely impressed by something “というふうに記載されていますね。
an awestruck admirer/fan/visitor/tourist
I could tell she was impressed from the awestruck expression on her face.
When she unveiled her official portrait at the National Portrait Gallery on February 12th, Michelle Obama spoke of the future.
She said she thinks about what the portrait might mean to people who see it, ‘particularly girls and girls of color, who, in years ahead, will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution.’
Well, it didn’t take long.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a large organization such as a bank, hospital, university, or prison “というふうに記載されていますね。
a financial/educational/charitable institution
an institution of higher education
Harvard University is an internationally respected institution.
A tourist at the gallery in Washington DC snapped an adorable picture of a toddler, awestruck by the new portrait of Michelle Obama.
Little Parker Curry, 2, could not be moved from in front of the portrait of the former first lady, painted by Amy Sherald.
Ben Hines, 37, who was visiting from North Carolina snapped the picture of the little girl staring at the portrait, mouth open.
Hines was delighted to be in the right place at the right time, he told BuzzFeed that ‘It was so touching and uplifting for me to see this beautiful child looking at a beautiful portrait of a powerful woman’.
Curry was at the museum with her mom Jessica and sister Ava, one.
Jessica told CNN that she really wanted to get a picture of her daughter in front of the portrait, but ‘she was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated’.
Macmillan Dictionary によると” making you feel happier or more hopeful“というふうに記載されていますね。
an uplifting experience
For me it was a marvellously uplifting performance.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” not willing to work with or be helpful to other people: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I thought he was rude and uncooperative.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” very interested or attracted by someone or something “ と記載されていますね。
We are all fascinated by new technology.
I’d be fascinated to know what you really think.
I was fascinated to hear about his travels in Japan.
They were absolutely fascinated by the game.
As the image spread around the internet, even the artist Amy Sherald shared it with the caption ‘feeling all the feels‘.
Jessica didn’t realize that someone else had noticed, until a friend let her know that the picture had gone viral. She told CNN that the little girl thinks Michelle Obama is a queen.
She said ‘she wants to be a queen as well.’
Echoing the former first lady, Jessica, a small business owner said, ‘as a female and as a girl of color, It’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it’.
feeling all the feels (phrase)
Free Dictionaryによると ” To experience a range of strong emotions. “ という風に記載されていますね。
Oh man, that video for the animal shelter made me feel all the feels. I want to adopt 10 puppies now!
of colour (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used for describing someone who is not white “ と記載されていますね。
Half of the short-listed novels are by women of colour.
I am the only person of colour in the department.
We need to protect the rights of people of colour.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）