這句英文是什麼意思呢?

這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週六 4月 07, 2012 5:30 am

I checked out an English book from the library. This book is about some notes made by President Ronald Reagan

There is a classic quote said by him in the book. "Flattery is what makes husbands out of bachelors"

In the beginnings, I could not get what it means, but I thought over and over again and finally grasped its meaning a little bit.

However, I am not very sure about it. How would you translate this quote into Chinese? ( Let's make it as a translation contest, don't cheat, though, don't google it )

Maybe this quote would be a good tip for the bachelors in our club......hahaha :D
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章wenhan1122 » 週六 4月 07, 2012 12:49 pm

Indeed, girls like sweets.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Rock » 週六 4月 07, 2012 5:50 pm

嘴甜才找得到老婆。
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週日 4月 08, 2012 1:56 am

Rock, 你翻得很白話且通順易懂, good job!

There are some other quotes I don't quite understand in the book

"Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar."

"Never concede to a friend any more power over the lives of others than you would to your worst enemy"
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週一 4月 09, 2012 12:02 pm

"Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar."

"Never concede to a friend any more power over the lives of others than you would to your worst enemy"

上面這兩句英文是甚麼意思? 懂得人可以解釋一下嘛?
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章technobabel » 週一 4月 09, 2012 1:06 pm

"Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar." = 偷一分錢的不誠實等於偷一塊錢的不誠實

"Never concede to a friend any more power over the lives of others than you would to your worst enemy" = 不要輕易的把權力分發出去.

Roughly translated, feel free to refine it.
I am not abandoning Yoyo, I am just dancing slowly away from it.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章jimdandy » 週一 4月 09, 2012 1:13 pm

後面這兩句粉深,實在要再好好想一想;但第一句Rock實在翻的太妙了!
"Flattery is what makes husbands out of bachelors"
我本來還以為是:嘴甜的女人才能讓單身漢得到救贖.......Haaa......太可笑了.....
Forgive my insanity.......I should go back to school to retake my translation credit......
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Rock » 週一 4月 09, 2012 6:14 pm

To J.D.
Thank you so much. You are so nice. No wonder you are married. :lol:

To Wayne,
Great translation. No wonder you are the best.

To Michael,
This book must be from Ming Dynasty. No wonder you are getting senior. :lol:
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週二 4月 10, 2012 2:44 am

To Wayne

第一句經過你的翻譯, 就完全懂了, Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as (by the theft ) of a dollar. 同級比較句型=> A is as much .......as B

To Rock

This book is from Reagan Dynasty, not Ming Dynasty...hahaha....Anyway, 第二句還是不太懂, please help get to the bottom of it.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章jimdandy » 週二 4月 10, 2012 9:59 am

"Get to the bottom of "---- It's a good one! Thanks to Michael, I got a new one to learn and use.
Ex:1.The police are eager to get to the bottom of this mystery. ---Frome Dr.eye

As for the second sentence, I don't know if I can rewrite it this way or not.
"Never concede any power over the lives of others to a friend more than you would (concede it) to your worst enemy"
即便是朋友,在重要問題上也不可讓予過大的權力.

I've racked my brain here......Haa.......
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週二 4月 10, 2012 12:08 pm

Hey, JD, 經過你的改寫與翻譯, 也完全懂了

"Never concede any power over the lives of others to a friend more than you would (concede it) to your worst enemy"
即便是朋友,在關乎人命的重要問題上也不可讓予過大的權力.( Ex. 發動戰爭, 或執行死刑等關乎人命的重大決定)

"rack your brain" => 絞盡腦汁 this is a good one too!
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Rock » 週五 4月 13, 2012 10:56 pm

:lol:
You guys are great. I guess now I know a bit more about the late President Reagan.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章sophie3333 » 週六 4月 14, 2012 12:46 pm

:sun: Reagan 講話真得很繞舌. What's the book tille that you borrow from the libarary, Michael?
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章sophie3333 » 週六 4月 14, 2012 12:55 pm

"Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar." 意思-- 當你說了謊.誠實的美德也就不在--- :roll:

至於連接的下句.或許看看有沒有實例. 不然筆者是基於哪些事而後寫出有感而發的名言.
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Re: 這句英文是什麼意思呢?

文章Michael-liu » 週六 4月 14, 2012 11:17 pm

sophie3333 寫:"Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar." 意思-- 當你說了謊.誠實的美德也就不在--- :roll:

至於連接的下句.或許看看有沒有實例. 不然筆者是基於哪些事而後寫出有感而發的名言.
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Hi, Sophie

1. The title of the book is "The Notes - Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom" Thus, President Reagan collected these quotes. These words are not said by him

2. "Honesty is as much abandoned by the theft of a dime as of a dollar." => 句中沒有提到"說謊"呀.....
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