2014.5.18 【英译中】Impressions of America _ Oscar Wilde ( episode 1)

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Impressions of America 1882——Oscar Wilde

 
美国印象(1882)——奥斯卡. 王尔德


 I fear I cannot pictureAmericaas altogether an Elysium—perhaps, from the ordinary standpoint I know but little about the country.

 
恐怕我无法将美国描绘成人向往之的伊甸园——或许,是由于我对这个国家本身所知甚少。


I cannot give its latitude or longitude; I cannot compute the value of its dry goods, and I have no very close acquaintance with its politics.

 
我说不出其经度纬度;我算不来其谷类价格;我也道不清其政治活动。


These are matters which may not interest you, and they certainly are not interesting to me.

 
这些可能你会觉得索然无味,当然,这也不是我兴趣所向。


The first thing that struck me on landing inAmericawas that if the Americans are not the most well-dressed people in the world, they are the most comfortably dressed.

 
第一次踏上美国这片国土,让我印象最为深刻的就是其服饰。如果说美国人的穿着不是世界上最为讲究的,起码也是最为舒适的。


Men are seen there with the dreadful chimney-pot hat, but there are very few hatless men; men wear the shocking swallow-tail coat, but few are to be seen with no coat at all.

 
大街小巷,会有些男人头顶不堪入目的烟囱式高顶礼帽,但很少有不带帽子的;会有些男人身穿惊世骇俗的 燕尾礼服,但很少有不穿外套的。





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