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英文珠玑

(2010-10-09 07:08:30)
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朋友分享一组袖珍、隽永的英谚,读后觉得耳目一新。仿佛打开一扇窗子,一阵清风拂面;又仿佛咀嚼一粒橄榄,一口余香萦绕。。。


为方便朋友们欣赏,笔者粗略将其译成中文。因英文如同中文,很多词语是一词多义。故同一单词在前后转承时表不同之义,读来颇似中文的一语双关,兴味盎然。译文只期简单达意,故仅供参考。如有可能,建议朋友们忽略笔者译文,直接品读原文。


英文珠玑


 

“Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.”

请勿开店,除非你知道如何微笑。

 

“The shorter way to do many things is to do one thing at a time.”

成就很多事情的捷径是一次做一件事。

 

“When the power of LOVE overcomes the Love of Power, the world will know peace.”

的力量克服了对权力的爱,世界将懂得和平。

 

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”

一个成功人士是能用他人掷向自己的砖石打下坚实基础的人。

 

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

运气发生在当准备遇到机会时。

 

“Books are useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.”

书之于愚人如同镜子之于盲人。

 

“Without your involvement you can’t succeed.

With your involvement you can’t fail.”

你不涉入某事就无法成功;你专注于某事就不会失败。

 

“Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, JUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP.”

确实地迈出第一步。你不必看到整个楼梯,只须迈出第一步

 

“Compliment somebody behind their back.  Compliments heard second-hand have more credibility within the intended recipient.”

请在人们背后赞美他们。二手赞美比刻意在人前奉承更能取信于人。

 

“It’s better to lose your Ego to the one you LOVE.

Than to lose the one you Love because of EGO.”

为你所爱的人失去自我好过因自我而失去你所爱之人。

 

“Write your Sad times on Sand. Write your Good times on Stone.”

请将你的哀伤时刻写在沙子上。将你的美好时光刻在石头上。

 

“A man is lucky if he is the first love of a WOMAN. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a MAN.”

作为一个女人的初恋,那个男人是幸运的;作为一个男人的最终之恋,那个女人是幸运的。

 

“You are not responsible for what people think about you.  But you are responsible for what you give them to think about you.”

你不必对人们怎么看你而负责。但你需要对你给予人们看待你之理由负责。

 

“Don’t make decisions when you are Angry.”

“Don’t make promises when you are in Joy.”

“Don’t reply when you are Sad.”

“THINK TWICE, ACT WISE.”

请不要在愤怒时作出决定。

请不要在快乐时作出承诺。

请不要在悲伤时作出回答。

思考两次,行动明智。

 

What is the Secret of SUCCESS? “RIGHT DECISIONS”

How do you make Right Decisions? “EXPERIENCE”

How do you get Experience..? “WRONG DECISIONS”

什么是成功的秘诀? 正确的决定

你如何作出正确的决定? "源于经验

你如何获得经验? "从错误的决定

 

“Birds sing after a storm, why shouldn’t we?”

鸟儿们在暴风雨后歌唱,我们为什么不呢?

 

“Love cures people, both the ones who give it, and the ones who receive it.”

爱既可治愈爱的付出者,也会治愈爱的承受者。

 

“Easy to judge the errors of others,  Difficult to recognize our own errors.”

评判他人的错误是容易的;难的是识别我们自身的错误。

 

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

生活中的许多失败者是那些没有认识到他们距成功是何等接近而放弃了的人。

 

“One never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”

当人们感到高飞的冲动时绝不会同意徐进。

 

“Easy to say we love… Difficult to demonstrate it every day.”

我们很容易说爱。。。难的是每天用行动证实爱。

 

“Behind every successful man, there is an untold pain in his heart…”

每个成功男人的背后都有一段未曾说出的心痛

 

“Love doesn’t require two people look at each other, but that they look together in the same direction.”

爱不要求两个人相互对望,而是他们都望向同一方向。

 

“Go often to the house of your friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.”

请经常去拜访你的朋友;否则野草很快就会填塞不常使用的小径。

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

请做你自己并说你所感。因为介意的人无关紧要,而要紧的人不会介意。

 

“We seldom think of what we have, but always think of what we miss.”

我们很少去想我们所拥有的,但总在想我们错过的。

 


 



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