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    <汉译英> 追忆往事 中文原文: 老太太总以自家花园里那棵高大的玫瑰树为荣。她非常喜欢告诉别人,数年前她初次结婚时从罗马带回来的枝条,是如何长成如今这般高大的。那时,她与丈夫乘马车从罗马旅行归来(那时还没有火车),途经锡耶那南部的崎岖路段时,马车坏了,他们被迫就宿于路边的小屋里。住宿条件当然非常差;她一夜未能安眠,一早便起身穿好衣服,立于窗前,感译受着扑面而来的席席凉风,等待着黎明的到来。事隔多年,她仍然记得那情景。明月高悬在青山群峦之上,远处山峰上的小镇逐渐明亮起来,月亮慢慢消退,晨曦把群山涂得粉红。突然之间,一束阳光照亮了城镇。城里的窗户相继明亮起来,反射出耀眼的光芒。最后,整个小城宛若繁星,在天空中不停闪烁。 参考译文: The old lady had always been proud of the great rose-tree in her garden, and was fond of telling how it had grown from a cutting she had brought years before from Italy, when she was first married. She and her husband had been travelling back in their carriage from Rome ( it was before the time of railways ) and on a bad piece of road south of Siena thecarriage had broken down, and had been forced to pass the night in a little house by the road-side. The accommodation was wretched of course; she had spent a sleepless night, and rising early had stood, wrapped up, at her window, with the cool air blowing on her face, to watch the dawn. She could still, after all these years, remember the blue mountains with the bright moon above them, and how a far-off town on one of the peaks had gradually grown whiter and whiter, till the moon faded, the mountains were touched with the pink of the rising sun, and suddenly the town was lit as by an illumination, one window after another catching and reflecting the sun' beam, till at last the whole little city twinkled and sparkled up in the sky like a nest of stars. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <英译汉> 英文原文: Lehman shares dip in spite of earnings surge Lehman Brothers yesterday reported a 47 per cent jump in second-quarter earnings but its shares fell sharply amid investor fears that volatile markets and rising interest rates could cut into Wall Street's recent run of blockbuster profits. The Wall Street bank said it earned $1bn, or $1.69 a share, in the second quarter, up from $683m, or $1.13 a share, a year earlier. Strong fixed-income trading results offset a sharp drop in debt-underwriting revenue. 参考译文: 雷曼第2季度收益大增47% 雷曼兄弟(Lehman Brothers)昨日公布,公司第二季度收益大增47%,但其股价却大幅下挫,原因是投资者担心波动较大的市场和不断上升的利率,会中止华尔街投行近来利润大增的趋势。 这家华尔街投行表示,公司第二季度收益为 10 亿美元,合每股收益1.69 美元,而上年同期的收益为6.83 亿美元,合每股1.13 美元。该公司固定收益产品交易业务业绩强劲,抵消了债券承销收入大幅下降的负面影响。 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    到了美国马里兰州百万富翁越来越少。现在有消息说,英国的百万富翁人数减少了约一半。 这并不是因为富翁们移民或是避税去了,而是个人财务状况出了问题。 正如过去一年中我所写的,富人们在此次危机中遭受了重创,原因主译要是他们的投资和房地产的价值锐减。正因为如此,百万富翁(特别是富翁中的“贫困户”)的人数骤减。 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中国的文学 中文原文: 与舞蹈和音乐相伴的歌谣跟口头流传的神话,远在文字出现之前就已大量产生。中国的文学正是发端于此。不过歌谣本是人们在生活中随兴而发的东西,上古时代也没有保存和记载它们的手段,因之也就很快湮灭,不留痕迹。我们只能从一些古籍书中推断它们的存在。古书中记载了一些据称年代非常久远的歌谣,但是大多出于后人的伪托,能够断定朝代的歌谣要到《诗经》里才能看见。从这点来看,古代神话对中国文学的影响更为显著。 参考译文: Long before the emergence of the written word, ballads, accompanied by music and dance,and myths, passed around by word of mouth, were widely popular. Chinese literature finds its origins in these traditions. However, ballads were what people improvised out of daily life, and due to lack of means to record and preserve them in ancient times, they quickly disappeared without leaving much of a trace. Today, we can only deduce their existence from ancient books, which recorded some time-honored ballads, though most of these are belived to be derivatives of later generations. Ballads in the Book of Songs are the earliest writings that can be dated. From this point of view, ancient mythology obviously has had a great influence on Chinese literature. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中文原文: 止谤莫如自修 张恨水先生曾写过一篇《为人应当接受批评》,他说:“生平很少和人打笔墨官司,就是人家指出我的名姓来教训一顿,我也不曾回复一个字。这样做,我并非怯懦,也并非过分的容忍。我有个感想,我错了,止谤莫如自修。我不错,最好借事实来答复。这是一个办法,也许不适合他人,但至少我自己,在做人上纠正了不少错误。而三十年来的写作生涯,略有寸进,一大半也译就是根据别人的批评而得的。” 恨水先生对待批评的态度,很值得当今文化人学习。 参考译文: Mr.Zhang Henshui once wrote up A Man Should Accept Criticisms. In this article, he said, "I seldom deliver paper arguments with people and even write a single word in retort when someone launches a criticism by mentioning my name. Neither does this mean that I am weak, nor over tolerant. I think if I did something wrong, the better way to against defaming is to do self-examination; if it's not my fault, I'd rather air my opinions based on the fact. This may be not practical for other people, but at least it helps me a lot on behaving myself. During the life of my over thirty years writting, some progress I have made mostly benefits from others' criticisms." Mr.Zhang's attitude to criticism is well worthy of intellectuals’ following. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中文原文: 当生活中的不确定感向你袭来 我的一个好朋友最近接受了白血病测试。她对我说,最令人痛苦的折磨就是苦苦等待测试结果的那一周时间。我朋友说,她译可能会学着直面坏结果。但真正让人煎熬焦虑的是那种茫然的感觉。 孟克(Edvard Munch)的名画《呐喊》哈佛大学心理学家吉尔伯特(Daniel Gilbert)不久前在《纽约时报》(New York Times)的专栏中写道,不知道要发生什么坏事比知道什么坏事要发生的感觉更糟。我们大多数人之所以会夜不能寐、抽烟发泄,并不是因为道琼斯指数要再跌1000 点,而是因为我们不知道道指会不会下跌──不确定的感觉比不确定的事情本身更折磨人。 参考译文: Coping With the Certainty of Uncertainty A close friend of mine recently underwent tests for leukemia. The most agonizing part of the ordeal, she said, was the week-long wait for the test results. A bad outcome she could learn to cope with, my friend said. It was the not knowing, the uncertainty, that was so difficult. People feel worse when something bad might occur than when something bad will occur,' wrote Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a recent New York Times op-ed. 'Most of us aren't losing sleep and sucking down Marlboros because the Dow is going to fall another thousand points, but because we don't know whether it will fall or not ─ and human beings find uncertainty more painful than the things they're uncertain about. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

  • 英语专八考试翻译每天练(13)

    <汉译英> 中文原文: 传道者感叹到:“著书立说没有止境”,却没发觉他已高度评价了作家这一职业。的确,写作、旅行、积聚财富都是没有终结的。一个问题引发另外一个问题。我们不断学习,且永远达不到心中所渴望的那般学识渊博。我们永远雕刻不出自己心仪的塑像。当发现一个新大陆,或翻过一座山脉时,我们总会看到远方还有未曾涉足的海洋与陆地。宇宙浩渺,总会有供我们勤奋努力的东西,总会有供我们探索的空间。它不像卡莱尔的著作,可以读完。即使在其一角,在一个私人花园,或一个农庄附近,四季轮回,天气瞬息万变,哪怕在那里生译活了一辈子,也总会有让我们惊喜的事情。 参考译文: "Of making books there is no end," complained the Preacher; and did not perceive how highly he was praising letters as an occupation. There is no end, indeed, to making books or experiments, or to travel, or to gathering wealth. Problem gives rise to problem. We may study for ever, and we are never as learned as we would. We have never made a statue worthy of our dreams. And when we have discovered a continent, or crossed a chain of mountains, it is only to find another ocean or another plain upon the further side. In the infinite universe there is room for our swiftest diligence and to spare. It is not like the works of Carlyle, which can be read to an end. Even in a corner of it, in a private park, or in the neighbourhood of a single hamlet, the weather and the seasons keep so deftly changing that although we walk there for a lifetime there will be always something new to startle and delight us. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中文原文: 两只老虎 有两只老虎,一只在笼子里,一只在野地里。在笼子里的老虎三餐无忧,在外面的老虎自由自在。 笼子里的老虎总是羡慕外面老虎的自由,外面的老虎却羡慕笼子里的老虎安逸。一日,一只老虎对另一只老虎说:“咱们换一换。”另一只老虎同意了。 于是笼子里的老虎走进了大自然,野地里的老虎走译进了笼子。但不久,两只老虎都死了。一只是饥饿而死,一只是忧郁而死。 许多时候,人们往往对自己的幸福熟视无睹,而觉得别人的幸福很耀眼,却想不到别人的幸福也许对自己不合适。 参考译文: Two Tigers There were two tigers; one lived in a cage and the other in the wild. The caged one didn't have to worry about his meal while the one outside was unrestrained. The caged tiger was always envious of the freedom of the one in the wild, while the other one envied the caged one for his ease. One day, one tiger said to the other: "let's change places". The other one agreeded. There upon the caged one went back to nature while the other came into the cage. But before long both died, one of starvation, and the other, melancholy. Sometimes one is not conscious of his own happiness and always thinks the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but not think over that one man's meat is another man's poison. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中文原文: 一艘货轮卸货后在浩瀚的大海上返航时,突然遭遇了可怕的风暴。水手们惊慌失措,经验丰富的老船长果断地命令水手们立刻打开货舱,往里面灌水。“船长是不是疯了,往船舱里灌水只会增加船的压力,使船下沉,这不是自寻死路吗?”一个年轻的水手嘟哝着。 参考译文: Homeward bound after unloading its cargo, a ship ran into a violent storm in the middle of a vast ocean. The seamen were thrown into a panic. Without hesitation, the old but seasoned captain ordered water be poured into the hold immediately. "A mad man, isn't he? He is going to bring his own destruction by filling water into the hold and making the ship go down", grumbled a young sailor. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。

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    <汉译英> 中文原文: 一头驮着沉重货物的驴,气喘吁吁地请求仅驮了一点货物的马:“帮我驮点东西吧。对你来说,这不算什么;可对我来说,却可以减轻不少负担。” 马不高兴地回答:“你凭什么让我帮你驮东西,我乐得轻松呢。” 不久,驴累译死了。主人将驴背上的所有货物全部加在马背上,马懊悔不已。 膨胀的自我使我们忽略了一个基本事实,那就是:我们同在生活这条大船上,别人的好坏与我们休戚相关。别人的不幸不能给我们带来快乐,相反,在帮助别人的时候,其实也是在帮助我们自己。 参考译文: A donkey, heavily loaded down, panted to a horse that was lightly laden :"Can you help me carry some of my load ? It is nothing for you but is a big relief for me ." "Why should I do that for you ? I am happy with my light load," said the horse, scowlingly. Soon after, the donkey died of exhaustion. The master transferred everything from the back of the donkey onto the horse, which now deeply regretted its action. An inflated ego blinds us to the fact that we are all living together on the same boat. The fortunes of other affects our well-being. The misfortune of others does not bring us happiness. On the contrary, helping others is in fact, helping ourselves. 声明:沪江网高度重视知识产权保护,发现本网站发布的信息包含有侵犯其著作权的链接内容时,请联系我们,我们将做相应处理。