2014.07.15【英译中】一顿晚餐 (11)3.2

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发表于:2014-07-16 04:02 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

The Dinner 

Herman Koch

Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett


It was only a few steps to his desk in front of the window. If I leaned forward, I would be able to see him in the garden, on the flagstone terrace in front of the kitchen door, where he was fixing his inner tube—and if Michel looked up, he would see his father standing at the window of his room.

我离他窗前的桌子只有几步远。如果我靠前一点,就会看到他在花园里,厨房门前的石板路上,修理他自行车的内胎——而如果麦克抬头看,他就会看见他的父亲在他房间的窗户前站着。


I picked up his cell phone, a brand-new black Samsung, and slide it open. I didn’t know his pin code; if the phone was locked I wouldn’t be able to do a thing, but the screen lit up almost right away with a fuzzy photo of the Nike swoosh, probably on one of his own clothes, his shoes, or the black knit cap he always wore, even at summertime temperatures and indoors, pulled down just above his eyes.

我拿起他的手机,一部崭新的黑色三星,然后打开滑盖。我并不知道他的密码;如果手机锁着,我什么都不能做,但是屏幕灯几乎马上亮了起来,显示出一张模糊的耐克旋风的图片,大概在他的衣服上,他的鞋子上, 或者在他经常戴的黑色针织帽子上。他甚至会在夏天的温度下在室内刚好戴在眼睛上面。把帽子[刚好]拽到眼睛上面一点的位置。


I scrolled down through the menu, which was roughly the same as the one on my own phone, a Samsung too, but six months old and therefore already hopelessly obsolete. I clicked on My Files and then on Videos. Sooner than expected, I found what I was looking for.

我下拉菜单。大致和我自己的手机差不多。我的也是一部三星,但是有六个月了,因此早就无可救要的该淘汰了。我点击进入了我的文挡,然后视频。比预料的还快,我找到了我想要找的东西。(但是这部手机买来才半年,所以离过时淘汰还早着呢)


I looked and felt my head gradually grow cold. It was the sort of coldness you feel when you take too big a bite from an ice-cream cone or sip too greedily from an ice-cold drink.

我看着,然后感觉自己的脑袋慢慢变冷。是那种当你吃冰淇淋一大口咬太多或者和冷饮一口气吸太多的那种冰冷。

(那是一种你吃冰激凌的时候一口咬的太多,或者和冷饮的时候一口气吸多了的感觉)


The kind of coldness that hurt—from the inside out.

那种从头到脚冷彻全身心的冰冷。


I looked again, and then I kept looking: there was more, I saw, but how much more was hard to say.

我又看了一边,然后我继续查找:我看到,下面还有更多,很难说还有多少。


“Dad?”

“爸爸?”


Michel’s voice came from downstairs, but then I heard him coming up the stairs. I snapped shut the slide on the phone and put it back on his desk.

麦克的声音从楼底下传来,但是然后我又听到他上楼的声音。我啪的关上手机滑盖然后把他放回他的书桌上。


“Dad?”

“爸爸?”


It was too late to hurry into our bedroom, to take a shirt or jacket out of the closet and pose with it in front of the mirror; my only option was to come out of Michel’s own room as causally and believably as possible—as though I’d been looking for something.

那时跑回我们的卧室、从衣橱里拿出一件衬衣或者夹克衫在镜子前比划都已经太迟了;我唯一的出路就是从麦克的屋子里尽可能随意地出来——好像我在找什么东西。


As though I’d been looking for him. 

好像我在找他。





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