2014.07.06【英译中】一顿晚餐 (8):我和我老婆

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The Dinner 

Herman Koch

Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett


“I think it’s more like something with school,” I said. “He’s just done those exams; I think he’s tired. I think he underestimated it a little, how tough his sophomore year would be.”

“我觉得更像是学校里发生了什么事,”我说。“我觉得他只是刚考完事,有点累。我觉得他有点低估了这次的考试,低估了大二的难度。”


     Did that sound believable? And above all: did I look believable when I said it? Claire’s gaze shifted quickly back and forth between my right and my left eyes; then she raised her hand to my shirt collar, as though there were something out of place there that could be dealt with now, so I couldn’t look like an idiot when we got to the restaurant.

刚才那样听起来够让人信服吗?最主要的是:在我说话的时候我看起来像在说真话吗?克莱儿的视线快速的在我左右眼之间来回扫视;然后她抬起手整了整我的衣领,好像有什么现在就可以解决的不合适的地方,而当我们到餐厅时我不会像个傻瓜一样。


She smiled and placed the flat of her hand against my chest; I could feel two fingertips against my skin, right where the top button of my shirt was unbuttoned.

她笑着,手心贴着我的胸膛;我可以感觉到两根手指尖贴着我的皮肤上,正好在我没扣上的纽扣上面。

(这两句好多人翻译都不一样呢。。。过段时间再来看看琢磨琢磨)

“Maybe that’s it,” she said. “I just think we both have to be careful that at a certain point he doesn’t stop talking to us about things. That we’d get used to that, I mean.”

“可能就是这样,”她说。“我只是觉得我们两个都应该注意到某个时候他不再什么事都跟我们说了。我是说,我们得习惯这样。”


“No, of course. But at his age, he kind of has a right to his own secrets. We shouldn’t try to find out everything about him—then maybe he’d clam up altogether.”

“不,那是当然。但是在他这个年龄,从某方面来说他有权拥有他自己的秘密。我们不应该试图知道所有事情——那他可能更不愿意说话了。


I looked Claire in the eye. My wife, I thought at that moment. Why shouldn’t I call her my wife? My wife. I put my arm around her and pulled her close. Even if only for the duration of this evening. My wife and I, I said to myself. My wife and I would like to see the wine list.

我跟克莱儿对视着。我的妻子,我想。为什么我不能叫她我的妻子?我妻子。我用手臂搂住她,把她拉近一些。即使只是在这个夜晚。我和我的妻子,我这么对自己说。我和我妻子想要看看酒单。


“What are you laughing about?” Claire said. My wife said. I looked at our beer glasses. Mine was empty

“你在笑什么阿?”克莱儿说。我的妻子说。我看着我们的啤酒杯。我的已经空了。



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