2014.5.19【英译中】The Dinner 晚餐 1

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The Dinner 

Herman Koch

Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett


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We were going out to dinner. I won’t say which restaurant, because next time it might be full of people who’ve come to see whether we’re there. Serge made the reservation. He’s always the one who arranges it, the reservation. This particular restaurant is one where you have to call three months in advance –or six, or eight, don’t ask me. Personally, I’d never want to know three months in advance where I’m going to eat on any given evening, but apparently some people don’t mind. A few centuries from now, when historians want to know what kind of crazies people were at the start of the twenty-first century, all they’ll have to do is look at the computer files of the so-called “top” restaurants. That information is kept on file –I happen to know that. If Mr. L. was prepared to wait three months for a window seat last time, then this time he’ll wait for five months for a table beside the men’s room—that’s what restaurants call “customer relations management”.


我们正要去吃晚餐. 我不能不会说要去哪个餐厅,因为下次可能会有一帮人来看我门在不在那里. 是泽格 订的位子. 从来都是由他预定的餐馆的位子. 这餐馆是那种你必需提前三个月甚至六、八个月打电话预定的那种地方, 别问我我不清楚. 就我个人来说,我从来都不会想提前三个月之前就知道我会具体在哪个晚上去哪儿吃饭, 但是很明显有些人不介意/会这么做. 几个世纪以后, 当历史学家想知道二十一世纪初,人们有多疯狂的时候, 他们唯一要做的就是在电脑文挡里看排行”首位”的餐馆就可以了. 那信息是有存档的----我正好知道这点. 如果L先生上次已经有准备要等为了那个靠窗的位子三个月等三个月, 那这次他将会为男洗手间旁边的位子等上五个月----那是餐馆所谓的”顾客关系管理”.


Serge never serves a table three months in advance. Serge makes the reservation on the day itself--he says he thinks of it as a sport. You have restaurants that reserve a table for people like Serge Lohman, and this restaurant happens to be one of them. One of many, I should say. It makes you wonder whether there isn’t one restaurant in the whole country where they don’t go faint right away when they hear the name Serge Lohman on the phone. He doesn’t make the call himself, of course; he lets his secretary or one of his assistants do that. “Don’t worry about it,” he told me when I talked to him a few days ago. “They know me there; I can get us a table.” All I’d asked was whether it wasn’t a good idea to call, in case they were full, and where we would go if they were. At the other end of the line, I thought I heard something like pity in his voice. I could almost see him shake his head. It was a sport.


泽格从来不提前三个月预定桌子。 泽格当天预定--他说他觉得那是一种运动. 有那种餐厅, 他们为想泽格洛曼一样的人留位子,并且这家餐厅就是其中一家. 很多家之中的一家, 我应该说. 你会纳闷整个国家有没有一家餐厅在电话里听到泽格洛曼的时候不会立马惊慌失色. 当然,他不会自己打这通电话; 他让他的秘书或者他的一个助手来打. “不要担心”, 他几天前在我跟他谈话的时候说. “他们那儿知道我;我可以给我们订到一桌的.” 我只想问是否假使他们位子全坐满了, 打那通电话完全没有什么不好的, 如果他们真的没空位, 我们应该会去那里. 在电话的另一头,我觉得我在他的声音里听到了像是遗憾的口气. 我几乎可以看到他摇头. 对他来说那只是小事(那是一种运动)(这句真心不知道怎么翻译。运动啥的不懂。。。sport也有游戏的意思,我想是不是意思说对泽格来说是小case不值得一提这种意思。求大神帮忙~)





红字是修改的


第一次发帖,有点不知所措。楼下装修好吵,更加烦躁。刚开始看这本小说,觉得应该没有很多人看过,比起正在看的伟大的盖茨比,这本小说更有翻译的意义。相对也比较基础。盖茨比里的华丽辞藻太高难度了。

应该有太多不足,但是第一次翻,翻的很开心。希望大家多指教!谢谢!


再次翻之前刚来翻译社发的贴~ 修改了下~ 不知道还有没有需要做修正的地方

感觉这个学习方法挺好,开始发现自己的不足还有进步。


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