2014.07.06【英译中】《Been there,Done that 此时彼方》(一)

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论坛改版有点不适应……一直找散的材料有点资源枯竭……就想着找本书来做连载……这本《Been there,Done that》是Katharine Wang(王文思)的自传体小说,这位华裔美国少女3岁半随父母移民美国,在一所美国私立高中,面临两种不同文化的冲撞,喜悦和泪水,得意和尴尬,青春期的迷茫和生命的反思,流畅的文字+细腻的刻画+生动的描述+亲笔手绘插图,Katharine Wang,三岁半随父母移居美国的哈尔滨女孩王文思带你走进一个18岁华裔美国高中生的真实生活……(以上摘自豆瓣……)

然后实体书我还没买到……电子书不好找……如果有哪位好心的同学有这本书的资源 ……求联系求分享……手生了……翻译的不好 还是一如既往的意译比较多……求拍……

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Part 1 Driving Down Another Road

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Chapter one Today and Tomorrow
 今天和明天



It wasthe last trip with my friends and it was at Disneyland ...the happiest place in Earth.Well ,for me ir was anxiety central.
这是我和朋友们最以后一次旅行了,还是在迪士尼乐园……世界上最幸福的地方。唔,好吧,也是我最牵挂的地方。


We saw the yellow school buses rounding up Fountain Middle School exactly at 8 a.m. with the rumbling engines sputtering uncontrollably.Of course,my class hardly noticed the noise due to the bursts of excitement.
我们看见黄色的校车伴着发动机的轰鸣声,在早上8点准时驶入方廷中学。当然,由于我们溢于言表的兴奋几乎没有人介意那刺耳的噪音。


I was a small Chinese girl grinningfrom ear to ear.it took fuve days to finally convince my parents that I was ,clearly,NOT going to be kidnapped ,beaten,or drugged while riding on the roller coaster.
那个笑的嘴角都咧到耳根的中国女孩就是我。我花了5天的时间终于说服了我父母,保证我不会被绑架,袭击,或者坐过山车的时候晕过去。


So here I was,breathing in the "nice" polluted air of Los Angeles .I watched as my friend,Tom,did a rendition of Michael Jackson.Okay ,so he didn't have any similarities with the self-claimed King of Pop.The guy had some kind of stupendous and unsuccessful nose job.
所以我站在这里,呼吸着洛杉矶“清新”的被污染过的空气。我看向我的朋友,Tom正身心投入的演绎迈克尔·杰克逊。好吧,他和那个号称流行音乐之王的家伙一点相似之出都没有。那家伙做过多少次惊人又失败的鼻子整形手术啊。(这里到底该怎么译……)


"Everybody!Listen up!"Mrs.Brown screeched at the top of her lungs.We all looked up after adjusting ourselves on the hard bus seats."I'm going to call each person's name .When you hear your name ,just wave your hand .That simple ."
“所有人听着!”布朗太太扯着喉咙喊道。我们把自己在座位上安置好。“我会叫每个人的名字。当你听到你的名字,就挥挥手。就这么简单。”


"Ben."


A kid that I didn't recognize stuck up a foot .So he was the class clown.Giggles erupted, but I just frowned .My friend ,Tiff ,nudged my arm and nodded her head towards Eric.
一个我没认出来的孩子伸出脚绊了他一下。他变成了滑稽的小丑。顿时哄堂大笑,但是我皱了皱眉。我的朋友,Tiff捅了捅我的胳膊,示意我看Eric。


My face burned and I quickly looked to the floor ,concentrating on my shoelaces with intent interest.
我脸上发烧,迅速低头盯住地板,装作兴趣浓厚的研究我的鞋带。


"Kelly!"


An arm shot up. She was the most popular girl in the 8th grade class:tanned,green-eyed,tall,atletic,pretty,and dangerously blonde.
一只胳膊举起来。她是八年级最受欢迎女孩:拥有麦色皮肤,绿色眼睛,身材高挑,竞技全能,漂亮又危险的金发美人。


I didn't like to be envious ,but no matter what I said to myself each morning,I couldn't and never would be like that girl .I was almost the exact opposite:shy ,nerly,short ,and had limp black hair.
我不想嫉妒,就像我每天早上对自己说的那样,我永远不会变成那样的女孩。我与她几乎是完全相反的:害羞,(这个nerly是什么……)矮个子,还有柔软的黑发。


Finally after almost 30 minutes of roll call,Mrs.Brown called my name."Katharine Wang." I was grateful that my last name didn't start with a Z like some other Asians or I would have had to wait forty minutes beforethey called me.
在经过将近30分钟的点名后,布朗夫人终于叫到我的名字。“Katharine Wang。”我很高兴我的名字不像一些亚洲人一样首字母是Z,否则被叫到名字前我至少要等40分钟。


I waved my hand and recrived a curt nod.The bus rules were dutifully given out.
我挥了挥手,收到点头的回应。然后开始将乘车规则。


"In the case of an emergency ,please do BOY use your partner as a floatation device," the plump african American (a politically correct expression for a black person) bus driver shouted.
“在紧急情况下,请不要把你的小伙伴当做救生设备,”一个胖胖的非裔美国司机(政治上对于黑人的称呼)喊道。


And the bus started.Sitting in the back of the bus ,I felt all the bumps.How I ever made it to Disneyland was still a great mystery to me.
终于开车了。我坐在车子后排感受着颠簸。不管去过多少次,迪士尼对我仍然充满巨大的诱惑。


"So Kat ,are you going to tell him?"Tiff always liked torturing me about ...my"secret crush".She smiled evilly,peering over at Eric every so often."Come on ,this is like ,your last chance .Then it's graduation and your parents will be there.So you KNOW you don't have a chance then ,so I would do it now maybe in between rides or something to go up to him and say EVERYTHING."Tiff exclaimed in a hushed whisper all in one breath.
“Kat,你不是要告诉他吗?”Tiff总是调侃我……我的“暗恋”。她笑的像个小恶魔,隔一会儿就看向Eric。“来吧,这是你最后额机会了。毕业的时候你父母会来。所以你懂的,你没那么有机会,如果是我会立刻创造机会和他表白一切。”Tiff在我耳边小声的说。


I hesitantly looked over ,but ,to my dismay ,I met his eyes .Stupid,stupid me ,I thought to myself ,mentally head-bashing the window.
我迟疑的看过去,但是居然对上了他的目光。笨蛋,真是个大傻瓜,我在心里数落自己,头靠在窗子上。


Eric had thick black ,pale skin ,hazel eyes and freckles .And I was completely head-over-heels for him at that point .Reason? He made me think of some rebellious teenager wearing a leather jacket on a Harley .Well ,maybe not on the motorcycle because we were all thirteen.But nevertheless,he acted liked one ,and wore only black. Sweet heavens,he was a mysterious type.
Eric有浓密的头发,苍白的皮肤,褐色的眼睛还有雀斑。我完全为他神魂颠倒了。为什么?他给我的感觉像穿着皮夹克骑哈雷的叛逆少年。唔,也许不骑摩托毕竟我们还只是13岁。但是不管怎么说,他的举止和只穿黑色的习惯。他是少女幻想中的神秘类型。


I never told this puppy love to anybody except for my friend,Tiff.My parents would off-handily disapprove because I was too young and I shouldn't be having these things in my head.
这样的恋爱小心思除了我的朋友Tiff我没和任何人说过。我父母肯定会反对,因为我年纪还小,脑袋里不应该想着这些东西。


I was thirteen years old! You can't expect a thirteen-year-old to relinquish all ideas of love ,can you ?
我13岁了!你不能要求一个13岁的人远离爱情(断情绝爱……看破红尘……我抽了……),你怎么可以?!


So this little longing lasted for two years...no ,three years counting sixth grade.This was the last chance I could have said anything to him.
这样的感情持续了两年……不,算上6年级有3年了。这是我最后的机会,我必须和他说点什么。


Turned out ,I never said anything ,absolutely anything .I had fun all right: racing around the amusement park to jump in different roller coasters ,eating a funnel cake,buying taffies and wands ,drinking sodas ,eating pizza, and hanging out without parent restrictions.
转过身,我什么都没说,完全没说。我很开心:在娱乐区赛车,跳上各类过山车,吃蛋卷蛋糕,买taffies(搜这个的时候搜到了Laffy Taffies ……嗨~Wreck-It Ralph~)和魔杖,喝汽水吃披萨,没有父母限制的自在闲逛。


At one point I wanted to scram out my happiness and freedom.
这一刻,我真想为了幸福和自由放声尖叫。


the only thing that kept me back from spilling out everything to Eric was my consciousness:what's the point if you say anything now?It bickered at me like a nagging mother .But even if I had the chance ,Eric would be to involved with my friend Laura to notice me .So I kept my tongue to myself and tried throwing away the feeling of disappointment and sadness in my gut.
只有与Eric有关的事才能让我恢复常态:现在说什么有意义吗?这个想法就像老妈一直对我唠叨让我心烦。但是我现在有机会,他会通过我的朋友Laura注意到我。所以我一直试着控制我的舌头,把失望和悲伤吞下肚子里。



Author's note: You can't change what you see in the mirror .I wake up every morning ,brush my teeth, and then stare at my reflection .Yes ,I can dye my hair blonde ,buy contacts to change my eye color ,wear five-inch high heels ,and talk in a Valley accent .However ,at the end of the day,I'm still going to be old Katharine if I like it or not;an Asian with a quirky personality ,quiet ,pleasing and pleasant .I'll tell you the truth;it's easier to be somebody you want to be .But can you righteously say that ten years from now you'll still be that idealistic person?
作者注:你无法改变镜子里的人。每天早上醒来,刷牙,然后盯着自己的倒影。是的,我可以把头发染成金色,用美瞳改变我眼睛的颜色,穿着5英寸的高跟鞋,用瓦利口音说话。然而,在一天结束时,不管我愿不愿意,我还是会变成原来的Katharine;性格古怪,安静,也让人放松愉快。我会告诉你真相;成为你向往的人很容易。但是你能理直气壮的说从现在开始到十年后你始终都能扮演你理想中的人吗?


On graduation day for the class of 1999,I received my "diploma" and realized this was just the beginning of another phase of my life .High school loomed ahead and there were possibilities even greater .Wow ,even greater than middle school !
1999年毕业那一天,我收到了我的“文凭”,然后意识到这是我生活另一个阶段的开始。高中就在前方,而且有可能更棒,比初中还要更棒的高中!


As I said my goodbyes to my friends,I looked at my school for onr last time .This was it .One part of life had shut its doors and I was hitching my duffle bag to travel another mile...another long, looonnnggg...mile. I scrunched my nose at the thought ,but was interrupted by my friend who said the words I would never forget:
当我告别我的朋友,最后一次看我的学校。没错,就是这样。生活的一部分关闭了大门,我裹着行李走出了一英里……几英里,然后是更长的路。我揉揉鼻子,被朋友的话打断了思考。


"Today and Tomorrow,huh Kat ?"
“今天和明天,Kat?”(这里怎么说?……)


Yes,we can stop today and rest our heads ,but we'll wake up tomorrow under the same Sun.
没错,我们可以结束今天,放松身心,但是明天我们仍旧会在阳光下醒来。


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