2014.07.02【英译中】一顿晚餐 (6)

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So Claire is smarter than I am, but on evenings like this, she still asks my opinion about what she should wear, which earrings, whether to wear her hair up or leave it down. For women, earrings are sort of what shaving is for men: the bigger the earrings, the more significant, the more festive, the evening. Claire has earrings for every occasion. Some people might say it’s not smart to be insecure about what you wear. But that’s not how I see it. The stupid woman is the one who thinks she doesn’t need any help. What does a man know about things like that? The stupid woman thinks, and proceeds to make the wrong choice. 

但是即使克莱儿比我聪明,在这样的夜晚,她始终会向我询问我对她穿着的意见。应该把她的头发盘起来呢还是放下来呢。耳环的重要性对于女人来说就跟男人刮不刮胡子一样:耳环越大,这个夜晚场合越隆重,越喜庆。克莱儿对于任何场合都有一对不同的耳环。有些人可能会说,你需要对自己的着装有自信/太注重你的穿着不太好。但是我不这么认为。笨女人才会觉得人不需要衣装/不需要打扮。笨女人这么想着:这种事男人知道什么?然后继续做出错误的选择。


I’ve sometimes tried to imagine Babette asking Serge whether she’s wearing the right dress. Whether her hair isn’t too long. What Serge thinks of these shoes. The heels aren’t too flat, are they? Or maybe too high?

有时候我会试图想像芭贝特问泽格她今天穿的这身合不合适、她的头发是不是太短了。或者那双鞋子怎么样,跟太矮了还是太高了?


But whenever I do I realize there’s something wrong with the picture, something that seems unimaginable: “No, it’s fine, its absolutely fine,” I hear Serge say. But he’s not really paying attention. It doesn’t actually interest him, and besides, even if his wife were to wear the wrong dress, all the men would still turn their heads as she walked by. Everything looks good on her. So what’s she moaning about?

但是每当我这么做的时候,我就会觉得这画面有点不对,有点不合常理:“不,挺好的,非常好。”我听到泽格这么说。但是他根本没留心。其实他根本不感兴趣。再说了,即使他老婆穿错了衣服,当她经过时,所有的男人依旧会扭头看她。她穿什么都好看/什么衣服穿在她身上都好看。那她还有什么好抱怨的?


Just then the door to the men’s room opened and we had to step to one side, pressed even closer together. I felt Claire’s beer glass clink against mine.

就在这时,男洗手间的门打开了,我们得退到另一边, 互相紧贴在一起。我听到了克莱儿的啤酒杯碰到我的杯子。


“Do you think it has something to do with girls?” she asked again.

“你觉得跟女孩子有关吗?”她又问。


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