2014.07.22【英译中】The Alchemist牧羊少年的奇幻之旅(5)

发表于:2014-07-22 13:52 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

我喜欢的牧羊少年又回归啦~~

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The jacket had a purpose, and so did the boy. His purpose in life was to travel, and, after two years of walking the Andalusian terrain, he knew all the cities of the region. He was planning, on this visit, to explain to the girl how it was that a simple shepherd knew how to read. That he had attended a seminary until he was sixteen. His parents had wanted him to become a priest, and thereby a source of pride for a simple farm family. They worked hard just to have food and water, like the sheep. He had studied Latin, Spanish, and theology. But ever since he had been a child, he had wanted to know the world, and this was much more important to him than knowing God and learning about man's sins. One afternoon, on a visit to his family, he had summoned up the courage to tell his father that he didn't want to become a priest. That he wanted to travel.

夹克衫和圣地亚哥都有自己的目标。圣地亚哥的人生目标就是去游历,在安达卢西亚平原上流浪了两年之后,他已经了解了这个地区所有的城市。这次去女孩的村子,他打算告诉那女孩他这样一个卑微的牧羊人是如何学会阅读的。在16岁之前,圣地亚哥都在学校读书,他的父母希望自己的儿子成为一名牧师,这对于一个农民家庭来说是一种荣誉。他们为了得到水和食物辛勤地劳作,好像跟羊没什么两样。圣地亚哥学过拉丁语,西班牙语和神学。但是从小时候开始,他就渴望认识世界,这比认识上帝和人类的罪过要重要得多。于是,一天下午,圣地亚哥回到家鼓起勇气告诉爸爸,他不想成为一名牧师。他要去游历。

"People from all over the world have passed through this village, son," said his father. "They come in search of new things, but when they leave they are basically the same people they were when they arrived. They climb the mountain to see the castle, and they wind up thinking that the past was better than what we have now. They have blond hair, or dark skin, but basically they're the same as the people who live right here."

“儿子,世界上其他地方的人来过我们村子”他爸爸说。“他们来这里寻找新的东西,但是他们离开的时候跟刚来的时候基本上没什么改变。他们攀爬高山为了去看城堡,他们认为过去比现在要好。他们有金色的头发或黑色的皮肤,但是他们和住在村子里的人完全一样。”

"But I'd like to see the castles in the towns where they live," the boy explained.

“但是我想看看那些城里的城堡。”圣地亚哥解释道。

"Those people, when they see our land, say that they would like to live here forever," his father continued.

“那些住在城堡里的人,看到我们的土地时,说他们愿意在这过一辈子,”爸爸继续说。

"Well, I'd like to see their land, and see how they live," said his son.

“那我也想看看他们的土地,看看他们是怎么生活的,”儿子说。

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