2014.05.18【英译汉】The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time⑦

猫四狗八 (ho) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-05-18 15:06 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Previously:警察盘问我,我跪在地上不作答,他试图让我站起来,于是我就把警察给打了。

 17.  The policeman looked at me for a while without speaking. Then he said, “I am arresting you for assaulting a police officer.”
This made me feel a lot calmer because it is what policemen say on television and in films.
Then he said, “I strongly advise you to get into the back of the police car, because if you try any of that monkey business again, you little shit, I will seriously lose my rag. Is that understood?”
男警沉默着看了我一会儿,呵斥到:“现在我要因袭警逮捕你。” 这反倒让我冷静下来了,因为经常能见到警察在电影电视上说这话。他又呵到:“你最给我好乖乖坐到警车后座,你要是再敢给我乱来,我绝不会对你客气了,明白了吗,小杂毛?”


I walked over to the police car, which was parked just outside the gate. He opened the back door and I got inside. He climbed into the driver’s seat and made a call on his radio to the policewoman, who was still inside the house. He said, “The little bugger just had a pop at me, Kate. Can you hang on with Mrs. S. while I drop him off at the station? I'll get Tony to swing by and pick you up.”
我朝院子外的警车走去,他把后排车门打开让我进去,随后坐到驾驶坐上,用对讲机给还在屋内的女警说:“凯特,那个小杂毛刚才袭击了我,现在我要把他送去警局,S太太那边交给你处理咯?,一会我顺便去看一下托尼再来接你好吗?”
And she said, “Sure. I'll catch you later.”
The policeman said, “Okeydoke,” and we drove off.
对讲机那边回答到:“没事,我在这等一会。”
男警回到:“好的。”说着就把车子开走了。


The police car smelled of hot plastic and aftershave and take-away chips.
I watched the sky as we drove toward the town center. It was a clear night and you could see the Milky Way.
警车里混杂着热塑,须后水和外卖薯条的味道。车子开到市区时我望向天空,没有一丝云翳,能看见银河。


Some people think the Milky Way is a long line of stars, but it isn’t. Our galaxy is a huge disk of stars millions of light-years across, and the solar system is somewhere near the outside edge of the disk.
一些人以为银河就是一条长长的星带,事实却不是这样的。我们的银河系由一个隔着上万光年巨大的恒星盘组成的,而太阳系只在这个星盘的边缘。


When you look in one direction, at 90° to the disk, you don’t see many stars. But when you look in another direction, you see lots more stars because you are looking into the main body of the galaxy, and because the galaxy is a disk you see a stripe of stars.
当你以一个垂直的角度望向天空时,可能不会看到什么星星。而当你从另一个角度看去,却能看到很多,这是因为你看到的是银河系的主体,又因为银河系是一个大盘盘,所以你看到的只是一条星带。


And then I thought about how for a long time scientists were puzzled by the fact that the sky is dark at night, even though there are billions of stars in the universe and there must be stars in every direction you look, so that the sky should be full of starlight because there is very little in the way to stop the light from reaching earth.
然后我开始思考为什么天文学者长时间因天空在夜晚时是黑的而困惑,在他们看来,宇宙中有数不尽的恒星,因此不管从哪个方向看总会有星星,它们的光亮照射到地球上几乎没什么阻碍,天空应该满是星光。


Then they worked out that the universe was expanding, that the stars were all rushing away from one another after the Big Bang, and that  the further the stars were away from us the faster they were moving, some of them nearly as fast as the speed of light, which was why their light never reached us.
后来他们发现宇宙在膨胀,大爆炸后恒星都在不断远离,它们离我们越远远离的速度也就更快,其中一些甚至达到了光速,这就是它们的光亮不能到达地球的原因。
I like this fact. It is something you can work out in your own mind just by looking at the sky above your head at night and thinking without having to ask anyone.
我很喜欢这个事实。因为只要在晚上看着天用脑袋想都能想出来,完全不用问别人。


And when the universe has finished exploding, all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will all begin to fall toward the center of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop us from seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving toward us, gradually faster and faster, and we will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky at night there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling.
Except that no one will see this because there will be no people left on the earth to see it. They will probably have become extinct by then. And even if there are people still in existence, they will not see it because the light will be so bright and hot that everyone will be burned to death, even if they live in tunnels.
当宇宙膨胀完成以后,所有恒星速度都会下降,就像抛往空中的球,最终停下来,然后再回到宇宙的中心。到那时我们就能看见所有的恒星了,因为它们会越来越快地朝我们而来,同时世界也面临着终结,因为当我们再次在夜晚望向天空将不再有黑暗,天空只剩下无穷无尽发出强烈光亮的恒星,即将陨落。但没有人能活着看到这一切,到那时地球上已经没有人类了,人类或许已经绝迹。即使有,他们也不能亲眼见证了,因为就算他们住在地下,这强烈而炽热的光亮也会把他们烧死。

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