2014.06.07 【英译中】Eat, Pray, Love (1)

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Eat, Pray, Love (1)
Chapter 1 (1)


I wish Giovanni would kiss me.

我是多么希望乔瓦尼会吻我。


Oh, but there are so many reasons why this would be a terrible idea.  
哦,不过这是个糟糕的主意,你听了下面这些理由就会明白了。
To begin with, Giovanni is ten years younger than I am, and--like most Italian guys in their twenties--be still lives with his mother.
首先,乔瓦尼比我要小十岁;其次,乔瓦尼和大多数二十多岁的意大利小伙子一样,他还和他的母亲住在一起.
These facts alone make him an unlikely romantic partner for me, given that I am a professional American woman in my mid-thirties, who has just come through a failed marriage and a devastating, interminable divorce, followed immediately by a passionate love affair that ended in sickening heartbreak.
考虑到我是个30多岁的典型美国女人,刚刚经历了场失败的婚姻,打了场深恶痛绝、没玩没了的离婚官司。后来又立马陷入了一段激情,但最后却让我伤透了心。所有这些事实都只能使他做不成我的浪漫伴侣。
This loss upon loss has left me feeling sad and brittle and about seven thousand years old.
不停的失去爱情使我感到悲伤、感到脆弱,甚至感觉到自己像个千年老妖。
Purely as a matter of principle I wouldn't inflict my sorry, busted-up old self on the lovely, unsullied Giovanni.
纯粹是出于我的原则,我不会将曾经善感易怒的我强加给可爱无辜的乔瓦诺。
Not to mention that I have finally arrived at that age where a woman starts to question whether the wisest way to get over the loss of one beautiful brown-eyed young man is indeed to promptly invite another one into her bed.  
况且我已经到了这个年龄段了,作为一个女人,开始怀疑在失去一个帅气的长着棕色眼睛的男青年之后,立刻去找个别的男人上床是不是明智的选择。
This is why I have been alone for many months now.
这就是为什么我已经单身了好几个月了。
This is why, in fact, I have decided to spend this entire year in celibacy.
事实上,这也是我决定保持一整年独身的原因。


To which the savvy observer might inquire: "Then why did you come to Italy?"

而精明的人可能会问:“那你干嘛要来意大利呢?”



To which I can only reply--especially when looking across the table at handsome Giovanni--"Excellent question."
我只好回答:“这真是个好问题啊!”特别是当桌对面坐着的是帅气的乔瓦尼时,我的回答更是如此。






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