2014.07.25【英译中】《精灵鼠小弟》第二章(1)

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Chapter Two Home Problems

第二章 家庭难题

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Stuart was also helpful when it came to Ping-pong. The Littles liked Ping-pong, but the balls had away of rolling under chairs, sofas, and radiators, and this meant that the players were forever stooping down and reaching under things. 

斯图亚特在打乒乓球时也很有帮助。利特尔一家人喜欢打乒乓球,可是球总是会滚到椅子、沙发和暖气炉的下面,这时打球的人总得弯腰钻到这些地方的下面去拣球。

Stuart soon learned to chase balls, and it was a great sight to see him come out from under a hot radiator, pushing a Ping-pong ball with all his might, the perspiration rolling down his cheeks. 

斯图亚特不久就学会了拣球。你会经常看到他从暖气炉底下把一个乒乓球用尽全力推出来,汗水挂满他的脸颊

The ball, of course, was almost as high as he was, and he had to throw his whole weight against it in order to keep it rolling. 

当然,这个球几乎和他一样高。为了让它一直往前滚,他不得不把全部力气都使出来。

The Littles had a grand piano in their living room, which was all right except that one of the keys was a sticky key and didn't work properly. 

利特尔家的起居室里有一架三角平台式钢琴。它其他方面都不错,只是有一个琴键有些粘滞,不能弹出正确的音来。(不懂钢琴,a sticky key 是要译成“粘滞键”吗?

Mrs. Little said she thought it must be the damp weather, but she doesn't see how it could be the damp weather, for the key had been sticking for about four years, during which time there had been many bright clear days. 

利特尔夫人认为,一定是潮湿的天气造成的,但是她不明白它是怎么受潮的,因为那个琴键已经大约有四年音色不对劲了,而且在这四年里,很多时候都是明亮的晴天。

But anyway, the key stuck, and was a great inconvenience to anyone trying to play the piano. It bothered George particularly when he was playing the "Scarf Dance," which was rather lively. 

不管怎么说,反正那个琴键是滞住了,对于任何一个要来好好弹这架钢琴的人来说都非常不便。当乔治弹奏“Scarf  Dance”这首相当活泼的乐曲时,这个琴键就格外给他找麻烦。

It was George who had the idea of stationing Stuart inside the piano to push the key up the second it was played. This was no easy job for Stuart, as he had to crouch down between the felt hammers so that he wouldn't get hit on the head. 

对此乔治出了一个主意,就是让斯图亚特站在这架钢琴里。当他要弹这个键时,就让斯图亚特去推它。这个工作对于斯图亚特来说可不轻松,因为他不得不蹲在裹着绒布的小木槌中间才不会被打到脑袋。


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