2014.09.19【英译中】Everyday is a gift.(1)

一杯可乐不加冰 (拿时间加技能点) 译坛小生
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发表于:2014-09-19 21:38 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

新人初来乍到,请多指教!(*^__^*) 


My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister's bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This", he said, "is not a slip. This is lingerie." He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip.

 姐夫打开了姐姐衣柜底层的抽屉,取出一个薄棉纸包着的包裹。“这个”,他说,“可不是一件衬裙。这是一件内衣。”他扔掉了薄棉纸,把那件衣服给我。(slip在这到底是什么呢?弄了半天也没弄清……)


It was exquisite, silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The price tag with an astronomical figure on it was still attached.

 它精致极了,是手工制作的丝绸品,镶饰着蕾丝花边。一张标着巨额数目的标牌还挂在上面。


"Jan bought this the first time we went to New York, at least 8 or 9 years ago. She never wore it. She was saving it for a special occasion.

 “在我们第一次去纽约的时候,简就把它买下了,至今已经八九年了。她从没穿过,只是一直保存着,期待着一个特别的时刻。”


Well, I guess this is the occasion.

我想,现在是时候了。


He took the slip from me and put it on the bed, with the other clothes we were taking to the mortician. His hands lingered on the soft material for a moment, then he slammed the drawer shut and turned to me, "Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you' re alive is a special occasion."

 他从我这拿回衣服放在床上,和其他要拿给殡葬员的衣服搁在一起。他的手摩挲着这些柔软的东西,片刻之后,他狠狠地关上了抽屉,转头对我说,“千万不要为了一个特别的时刻而保留什么东西。活着的每一天都是一个特别的时刻。


I remembered those words through the funeral and the days that followed when I helped him and my niece attend to all the sad chores that follow an unexpected death. I thought about them on the plane returning to California from the midwestern town where my sister's family lives. I thought about all the things that she hadn't seen or heard or done. I thought about the things that she had done without realizing that they were special.

 整个葬礼过程中,以及随后那些我帮他和我侄子料理这意外死亡带来的一切悲伤琐事的日子里,我始终记着这些话。坐在从姐姐一家生活的中西部小镇飞回加利福尼亚的飞机上,我还在思考。我想着那些她从未见过、听过或者做过的事情。我想着那些她做过、但是从未意识到其特别之处的事情。


感觉我的句子都翻译的好长啊……==、感觉要分开说才好呢……

谢谢指教~


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