2014.4.10【英译中】暮光之城FIRST SIGHT (3)

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发表于:2014-04-10 22:03 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

"I found a good car for you, really cheap," he announced when we were strapped in. 

“我找了辆适合你的车,真的很便宜。”当他放好行李后,这样宣布。


"What kind of car?" I was suspicious of the way he said "good car for you" as opposed to just "good car." 

“怎样的车?”我真怀疑他说“适合你的车”与“好车”是恰恰相反的。


"Well, it's a truck actually, a Chevy." 

“好吧,准确来说是一辆卡车,一辆雪佛兰。”


"Where did you find it?" 

“你怎么找到的?”


"Do you remember Billy Black down at La Push?" La Push is the tiny Indian reservation on the coast. 

“你还记得拉普什的比利 布莱克吗?”拉普什是海边的一个小小的印第安保留地。


"No." 

“不记得。”


"He used to go fishing with us during the summer," Charlie prompted. 

“他以前经常夏天就跟我们去钓鱼啊,”查理提示我。


That would explain why I didn't remember him. I do a good job of blocking painful, unnecessary things from my memory. 

难怪我不记得他了。我一向擅长于把那些痛苦的,不必要的东西隔绝在我的回忆之外。


"He's in a wheelchair now," Charlie continued when I didn't respond, "so he can't drive anymore, and he offered to sell me his truck cheap." 

“他现在坐在轮椅上,”我不说话的时候查理继续说。“所以他再也不能开车了,于是他就主动提出要把他的车便宜点卖给我。”


"What year is it?" I could see from his change of expression that this was the question he was hoping I wouldn't ask. 

“那辆车是几年出的?”我看见他脸色都变了,这显然是一个他不希望我问的问题。


"Well, Billy's done a lot of work on the engine — it's only a few years old, really." 

“嗯,比利在那个引擎上下了很多功夫。它只用了几年,真的。”


I hoped he didn't think so little of me as to believe I would give up that easily. "When did he buy it?" 

我希望他不要这样小看我,以为我会这么容易就放弃这个问题。“他什么时候买的?”


"He bought it in 1984, I think." 

“我觉得,他是在1984年买的。”


"Did he buy it new?" 

“这车买回来就是新的吗?”


"Well, no. I think it was new in the early sixties — or late fifties at the earliest," he admitted sheepishly. 

“额,不。我觉得这车在60年代早期或者50年代后期的前段时间是新的。”他胆怯地回答。


"Ch — Dad, I don't really know anything about cars. I wouldn't be able to fix it if anything went wrong, and I couldn't afford a mechanic…" 

“查--爸,我对汽车真的一窍不通,如果车有什么问题我也不会修理,而且我也付不起修理费···”


"Really, Bella, the thing runs great. They don't build them like that anymore." 

“贝拉,那家伙真的很好。他们再也不会造出这么好的车了。“


The thing, I thought to myself… it had possibilities — as a nickname, at the very least. 

那家伙,我想······它有很多可能性,最起码是一个花名。


"How cheap is cheap?" After all, that was the part I couldn't compromise on. 

“有多便宜?”毕竟这才是我不能妥协的地方。


"Well, honey, I kind of already bought it for you. As a homecoming gift." Charlie peeked sideways at me with a hopeful expression. 

“宝贝,这是我买给你的,就当是你回家的礼物。”查理满怀希望地偷看了我一眼


Wow. Free. 

哇,免费哦。

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