2014.07.22【英译中】荷兰人民与MH17:举国哀伤

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The Dutch and MH17
National heartbreak

荷兰人民与MH17:举国哀伤


LESS than two weeks ago, when they were contenders to win the World Cup, the Dutch dressed up in orange, painted their faces red-white-blue and euphorically waved their flags. 
不到两周前,荷兰队还在角逐世界杯,身穿橙色衣服的荷兰球迷们脸上涂着红白蓝相间的彩绘,激动地挥舞着他们手中的国旗。


On July 17th, as details of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 that killed all 298 aboard, including 80 children, began to emerge, flags dropped to half-mast and the football-induced euphoria gave way to national heartbreak. 
而就在7月17日,马来西亚航空公司的第17号航班突然失事,造成298名乘客在海外遇难,其中包括80名儿童。当这一事件的具体细节被陆续报道后,荷兰的国旗被降至半空,足球狂欢也转为举国哀悼


In a country of 16.8m, the crash, which killed 193 Dutch citizens, had (proportionally) 1.5 times the impact on the Dutch population of that of the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 on the American population.
此次坠机事件中,有193名荷兰公民遇难。该事故对仅有165万人口的荷兰所造成的人口损失是美国在2001年911恐怖袭击中损失的1.5倍。


 “Everyone knew of someone” was heard throughout the weekend as the Dutch gathered in schools, churches and sports clubs to come to terms with the shock.
本周末,荷兰民众在学校、教堂、和体育俱乐部聚首,一起接受这沉痛的现实。在这里,随处都能听到人们提起那些遇难者的名字。


As the rest of the world is building an increasingly strong case implicating Russia in the tragedy, the Dutch are focused primarily on bringing their loved ones home.

当世界其他国家不断拿出愈渐有力的证据,证明俄罗斯是这场悲剧的制造者时,荷兰人却一心想着把他们挚爱的人的遗体带回故乡。


 They read about their children, parents, friends and colleagues in the national and international press.
他们在国内外的报道中读到了他们亲朋好友及同仁们的消息。


 Graphic, detailed descriptions and pictures left little to the imagination about the recovered corpses, many remarkably intact. 
被找到的尸体中,很多都完好无损,通过图表照片和详细的描述就能被辨认出来。


The underwear that hadn’t been ripped off their bodies by the fall; the stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, duty-free whisky and glossy magazines found next to them; 
在这些照片中,有遇难者们坠落时未被剥离的内衣,毛绒玩具、芭比娃娃,还有免税的威士忌,以及在遇难者身旁找到的杂志。


the positioning of their limbs as they lay sprawled out on the clover field; their facial expressions.

还有照片拍到了四肢摊开在着三叶草中的遇难者们和他们的面部表情。


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