2014.06.01【英译中】李开复写给女儿的一封信(6)

发表于:2014-06-01 11:51 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
 I told your mom I'm writing this letter, and asked what she wanted me to say. She thought and said: "just ask her to take care of herself." Simple but deeply caring – that is how your mother is, and that is why you love her so much. In this simple sentence is her hope that you will become independent in the way you take care of yourself – that you will remember to take your medicine, that you will get enough sleep, that you will have a balanced diet, that you will get some exercise, and that you will go see a doctor whenever you don't feel good. An ancient Chinese proverb says that the most important thing to be nice to your parents is to take care of yourself. This is because your parents love you so much, and that if you are well, they will have comfort. You will understand this one day when you become a mother. But in the meantime, please listen to your mother and take care of yourself.
我在写这封信时,问过你母亲她是否有想说的话需要我写在信里。她想了想然后回答:“让她照顾好自己就行了。”简单却又充满了浓浓的关心之情——这就是你母亲爱你的方式,同样也是你深爱她的原因。在一句这么简单的话中,她所希望的仅仅是你将独立长大,也能照顾好自己——你会记得按时吃药,保持充足的睡眠,饮食平衡,积极锻炼身体,感觉不舒服时会主动求医。中国有句古话:“对于你父母来说,最重要的事就是你能照顾好自己。”这就是你父母深爱你的原因。如果你一切都好,他们会感到很欣慰。当你有朝一日成为一位母亲时,你将会明白这点。但同时,请听从你母亲的话,照顾好你自己。


College is the four years where you have: 
•the greatest amount of free time
•the first chance to be independent
•the most flexibility to change
•the lowest risk for making mistakes
大学是这样的四年:
拥有大量闲暇时间的四年
第一次学会独立的四年
可塑性最强的四年
以最低代价犯错的四年


   So please treasure your college years – make the best of your free time, become an independent thinker in control of your destiny, evolve yourself into a bi-cultural talent, be bold to experiment, learn and grow through your successes and challenges.
所以请好好珍惜你的大学生活——充分利用好你的自由时间,掌控你的命运,成为一个独立的思考者,发展自己的多文化才能,大胆尝试,通过你的成功和挑战进行学习和成长。


   When I faced the greatest challenge and opportunity in my life in 2005, you gave me a big hug and said "bonne chance", which means "good luck" and "good courage". Now I do the same for you. Bonne chance, my angel and princess. May Columbia become the happiest four years in your life, and may you blossom into just what you dream to be.
当2005年我面临生命中最大的挑战和机会时,你给了我一个大大的拥抱,并祝我好运,这句话代表了运气和勇气。现在我重复你当时的做法,祝你好运,我的小天使和公主。希望哥伦比亚大学会成为你生命中最快乐的四年,也希望你能成长为你梦想中的自己。


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