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英译汉技巧讲义 (一)

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发表于 2012-10-8 15:01:21 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
英译汉技巧讲义 (一)
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1.      Every state is the best judgeof what is required to safeguard its national securities.
2.      These three steps constitutedan epochal advance.
3.      Their strength lay only in thelack of consciousness on the part of the people.
4.      The film is a dramatictreatment of a threatened stoppage in a factory.
5.       And Betty said in her best party-manners.
6.      Didn’t she ever swear she’dnever again believe anything in trousers?
7.      There were several straws in thewind.
8.      The flower girl: Will you payme for them?
The daughter: Do nothing, of the sort,mother. The idea!
9.      Every family has a familyskeleton.
1. He walked at the head of the funeralprocession, and every now and then wiped away his hypocritical tears with a bighandkerchief.
2. “A gentleman uses his tongue, not hishands!” protested Ah Q, his head on one side.
3. You are looking for a needle in ahaystack!
4. He spent money like water.
5. I almost laughed my head off.
6. He’s all thumbs, not fit for the job.
7. Most athletes see the handwriting on thewall after they reach the age of thirty-five.
8. If you think of a pair of combatants as a heroicBritish St. Michael bringing the wrath of God upon a German Lucifer, then youmay exult in the victory of St. Michael if he kills Lucifer.
9. Don’t you think you are carrying coal toNewcastle?
10. His leisure interests were all midcult, watching theBaltimore Colts on television, listening to Mantovani and reading the sort ofprose the Reader’s Digest liked to condense.
11. As Joseph Wood Krutch has pointed out, thepopulation of the United  States has been steadily increasing despiteimproved education and widespread knowledge of methods of birth control.
12. “I bet you can’t spell my name,” say I.
“I bet you whatyou dare I can,” says he.
“All right,”say I, “go ahead.”
“G-o-r-g-eJ-a-x-o-n there now”, he says.
13. “Will you come to see us some time,William?”
“Jamais,” Isaid.
14. Americans who go to other countries expecting thesame air conditioning, ice water, and private baths found in hotels in the United Statesare often very poor ambassadors.
15. But then the dawn of bitter recollection thatsucceeded – the waking to find life a blank, and worse than a blank – teemingwith torment and misery – not a mere barren wilderness, but full of thorns andbriars – to find myself deceived, duped, hopeless, my affections trampled upon,my angel not an angel, and my friend a fiend incarnate – it was worse than if Ihad not slept at all.
16. “I love my love with an E, because she’s enticing, Ihate her with an E, because she’s engaged; I took her to the sign of theexquisite, and treated her with an elopement; her name’s Emily, and she livesin the east.”

发表于 2013-8-6 00:20:39 通过移动设备登陆发表 | 显示全部楼层
看不懂啊,能翻译成中文吗?
 楼主| 发表于 2013-8-6 00:23:04 | 显示全部楼层
杜娟 发表于 2013-8-6 00:20
看不懂啊,能翻译成中文吗?

这是练习翻译的习题啊。
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