2014.09.06【英译中】How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple(2)

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发表于:2014-09-06 22:58 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Back home, intrigued by the idea of acquiring life experiences over objects, we found other ways to adjust our spending habits. 

回家后,从其他对象中获得生活的经验的想法油然而生(求这里正确的翻译,其实这么翻,我自己也不能理解),我们发现了其他方法来调整我们的消费习惯


We cut back on items for our apartment, clothes and eating and drinking out. 

我们缩减了公寓房租,衣服,和吃喝的用度。


Our goal: to save up for a 12- to 18-month sabbatical that would let us both travel the world and develop skills that could transition us each into alternate professions – and into the next stage of our lives together.

我们的目标:为12-18个月的休假存钱,这样我们就能周游世界,培养技能,转变我们每个备选职业(这边感觉翻得也不好,求指教),让我们的生活一起进入到下一个阶段


The major mitigating factor? We are two people. When you act alone, you can just pick up and go. 

最主要的因素是,我们是两个人。(mitigating这个单词查出来的意思是缓和,减轻,但那样就不会翻了)只有你一个人行动时,你只需整理好行李就可以出发了。


As a couple you must constantly communicate to make sure you’re still aligned in your goals and needs. 

作为夫妇,你们必须不断地交流来确保你们在目标和需求上始终是一致的。


It’s something we call “checking in”, a process we’d used somewhat informally in our daily lives, but now approached more deliberately given the major life decisions ahead of us. 

“Checking in”,是一个过程,我们过去用在是在日常生活中的非正式场合,但是,现在,主要用于我们的重大生活决定前(这句我不会翻,好虐心)


The decisive check-in happened one night as we sat together at the edge of our bed in Prague, probing possible reasons for making the leap – or not.

做出重大决定的那一晚,在布拉格,我们一起坐在床沿上,思考要不要做这次飞跃的理由。


“Are we really ready to do this?” I asked.

“我们准备好去做这件事了吗” 我问道。


“Well… maybe we can put it off just a little while longer?” Audrey responded, echoing my own ambivalence.

“嗯, 也许我们应该把这件事推迟的久一点?”奥黛丽说道,回应我矛盾的心理。


“But one year becomes five, five becomes 10. The next thing you know you are looking back and wondering ‘What if?’” I said.

 “但是一年拖成五年,五年拖到十年。当你回首的时候,你就会疑问“假如当时……会怎样?”我说到。


We looked at one another, knowing what we were about to do.

我们看了看对方,知道了我们要做什么。

(跪求大神指点,有些地方由于本人的水平有限,实在无能为力了T.T)



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