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    原文: Picture-taking is a technique both for annexing the objective world and for expressing the singular self. Photographs depict objective realities that already exist, though only the camera can disclose them. And they depict an individual photographer’s temperament, discovering itself through the camera’s cropping of reality. That is, photography has two antithetical ideals: in the first, photography is about the world and the photographer is a mere observer who counts for little; but in the second, photography is the instrument of intrepid, questing subjectivity and the photographer is all.   参考译文: 照相是一种既兼并客观世界,又表达独特自我的技术。照片描绘业已存在的客观现实,不过只有造相机才能揭示这种客观现实。照片反映个别摄影者的气质,这种气质是通过照相机剪裁现实而显示出来的。那就是说,摄影术有两个相互对立的观念:第一,摄影术是反映世界的,摄影者只不过是无足轻重的观察者; 第二,摄影术是无畏探索的主观性的手段,摄影者决定一切。

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    seem also, on a hasty view, that the attainment of as much as possible was the one goal of man's contentious life. And yet, as regards the spirit, this is but a semblance.   译文:   在这充满联姻婚嫁、决战厮杀的世界里,每天特定时刻,我们都欣然而又迅速地把一份食物一去不返地吞入包裹我们的皮囊。这个世界看上去似乎有很多东西都是可以得到的。猛然看来,尽可能地获取也成为纷繁人生的唯一目标。然而,对于精神世界来说,这只不过是表面现象。 

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    原文: 朱红的帽结子发着光,青缎小帽发着光,帽檐上的一颗大珍珠发着光,二蓝团龙缎面的灰鼠袍子发着光,米色缎子坎肩发着光,雪青的褡包在身后发着光,粉底官靴发着光。众人把彩虹挡住,请安的请安,问候的问候,这才看清一张眉清目秀的圆胖白洁的脸,与漆黑含笑的一双眼珠,也都发着光,听不清楚他说了些什么,虽然他的嗓音很清亮。他的话每每被他的哈哈与啊啊啊扰乱;雪白的牙齿一闪一闪地发着光。 参考译文: The vermillion button on its cap was dazzling, the blue satin cap itself was dazzling, the giant pearl

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    原文: 长城,东起山海关,西至嘉峪关,横跨中国北部,全长六千多公里,号称“万里长城”,是中国古代劳动人民智慧的结晶,是世界伟大的建筑奇迹之一。 中国最早的长城,远在公元前七世纪就已经出现了。公元前221年,秦始皇统一六国后,把秦、赵、燕三国原有长城连接起来,绵延万余里,奠定今天长城的规模,以后历代均有修筑。现存长城,是明代修建的。 长城依山势蜿蜒起伏,宛如苍龙凌空飞舞,十分雄伟壮观,是无数中外游人的登临胜地。   参考译文: Starting at Shanhai Pass in the east and ending up at Jiayu Pass in the west

  • 专八翻译模拟(12):婚姻与肥胖

    谢了。) 刊登在《肥胖》(Obesity)杂志和《商业周刊》网站(BusinessWeek.com)的新研究发现,已婚夫妇变得肥胖的机率是正在恋爱但尚未结婚或同居的人的两倍。结婚时间越长,体重增加、变得肥胖的风险就越大。 北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)的研究人员说,两个人生活在一起就会一同行动,比如说一块儿吃饭看电视。科学家们还强调,婚姻会带来许多健康方面的好处,比如说少抽烟,死亡率也会降低。 译文: My husband and I have been married for five years and you can tell by our waistlines. While we're both naturally pretty slim and try to exercise somewhat regularly, we've definitely put on a few pounds since we exchanged vows (that's us

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    原文: 正是因为不停地追求进取,我们才感到生活幸福。一件事完成后,另一件随之而来,如此连绵不绝,永无止境。对于往前看的人来说,眼前总有一番新天地。虽然我们蜗居于这颗小行星上,整日忙于锁事且生命短暂,但我们生来就有不尽的希望,如天上繁星,遥不可及。只要生命犹在,希望便会不止。真正的幸福在于怎样开始,而不是如何结束,在于我们的希翼,而并非拥有。   参考译文: We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series. There is always

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    导师的资助,从此开始了艰难的求学旅程。   参考译文 : Like students from other Asian countries and regions, most Chinese students who come to pursue further education in the United States work on their studies most diligently and assiduously. Even on weekends, they would frequently spend one day, or even two days, to work

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    原文: It is a strange thing, to note the excess of this passion, and how it braves the nature, and value of things, by this; that the speaking in a perpetual hyperbole, is comely in nothing but in love. Neither is it merely in the phrase; for whereas it hath been well said, that the arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man`s self; certainly the lover is more. For there was never proud man thought so absurdly well of him self, as the lover doth of the person loved; and therefore it was well said, That it is impossible to love, and to be wise. Neither doth this weakness appear to others only, and not to the party loved; but to the loved most of all, except the love be reciproque. For it is a true rule, that love is ever rewarded, either with the reciproque, or with an inward and secret contempt.   参考译文: 过度的爱情追求,必然会降低人本身的价值。例如,只有在爱情中,才永远需要那种浮夸诌媚的词令。而在其他场合,同样的词令只能招人耻笑。古人有一句名言:“最大的奉承,人总是留给自己的”。--只有对情人的奉承要算例外。因为甚至最骄傲的人,也甘愿在情人面前自轻自贱。所以古人说得好:“就是神在爱情中也难保持聪明。”情人的这种弱点不仅在外人眼中是明显的,就是在被追求者的眼中也会很明显——除非她(他)也在追求他(她)。所以,爱情的代价就是如此,不能得到回爱,就会得到一种深藏于心的轻蔑,这是一条永真的定律。

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    原文: 比“文明”这个词还用得更不确切、更加无拘无束的词简直寥寥无几。文明是什么意思?它意指一个建立在平民百姓舆论基础上的社会。 它意味着暴力、武士和暴君的统治、战争冲突、暴动暴政为立法议会所取代,被法律得以长期维护的独立法庭所代替。这就是文明,在文明的土壤里,自由、舒适和文化不断发展壮大。如果文明在任何一个国家里占了支配地位,那么便可给人民群众提供一种更加宽松的较为平静的生活,过去的传统则受人珍重,英明伟人或勇士们留给我们的遗产则成为咱们大家共同享用的丰富的财产。   参考译文: There are few words which are used more loosely than

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    原文: 世界上第一代博物馆属于自然博物馆,它是通过化石、标本等向人们介绍地球和各种生物的演化历史。第二代属于工业技术博物馆,它所展示的是工业文明带来的各种阶段性结果。这两代博物馆虽然起到了传播科学知识的作用,但是,它们把参观者当成了被动的旁观者。 世界上第三代博物馆是充满全新理念的博物馆。在这里,观众可以自己去动手操作,自己细心体察。这样,他们可以更贴近先进的科学技术,去探索科学技术的奥妙。   参考译文: The first generation of museums are what might be called natural museums which, by means