李總理答記者會上“神翻譯”例子賞析
    2013-03-19 10:32:52     China Daily       Web Editor: Han

李總理的記者會大白話多,但其實要用英語翻譯出漢語原文的韻味來也不容易,因為李總理特別喜歡“打比方”。

  比如說下面這幾個句子的現場翻譯,有直譯,比如“壯士斷腕”;也有意譯,比如“天大的事”,也有半直譯半意譯,如“打斷骨頭連著筋”:

  ——(政府削權)“我們要有壯士斷腕的決心”= We should have the determination to cut the wrist like brave warriors。

  ——“腐敗和我們政府的信譽應該說水火不容”= Corruption is incompatible to reputation of the government, like fire to water。

  ——(兩岸同胞)“打斷骨頭還連著筋”= Bones may be broken, but they are not split, because we are compatriots。

  ——(兩岸關係)“使其花團錦簇,我想花好總有月圓時”= ...so that it will be full of flowers. When flowers are in full blossom, there will be a time for the moon to be full again。

  ——“至於食品安全,那可以說是天大的事”= Food safety is of utmost importance。

  ——(查處)“假冒偽劣和黑心食品”= punish the heartless producers of substandard and fake food

  ——“綠水青山貧窮落後不行,但殷實富裕環境惡化也不行”= It is no good to be poor in a beautiful environment, nor is it good to be well-off and live with environmental degradation。

  ——“(改革貴在行動)喊破嗓子不如甩開膀子”= Talking the talk is not as good as walking the walk

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