2014.7.26【英译汉】永不放弃梦想(一)

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        The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know.I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.I turned around to find a wrinkled,little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.She said,“Hi handsome.My name is Rose.I' m eighty-seven years old.Can I give you a hug?”I laughed and enthusiastically responded,“Of course you may.”and she gave me a giant squeeze.

   开学第一天,教授作了自我介绍,并要求我们去结识一个未曾了解的人。当一只温暖的手触及我的肩膀时,我正站在那儿四处观望。转过头来,我发现一个满脸皱纹的小老妇人面带微笑地看着我。她说:“你好,帅小伙,我名Rose,87岁了,可以抱一下你么?”我笑着并热情地回应她,“当然可以”。于是她给我了一个大大的拥抱。

  “Why are you in college at such a young,innocent age?”I asked. She jokingly replied,“I'm here to meet a rich husband,get married,have a couple of children,and then retire and travel.”“No,seriously?”I asked.I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

   我问道:“在如此天真烂漫的年纪,你为什么会在学校?”她玩笑道:“我想在这儿邂逅一个有钱的丈夫,结婚生子,并将他们抚育成人,然后退休,四处旅游。”“不是真的吧?”我问。我很好奇是什么激发她在这个年纪来上大学。  

      “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one.”she told me.After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milk shake We became instant friends.Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop.I was always mesmerized listening to this“time machine”as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

   她告诉我:我总是梦想受到大学教育,现在我实现了。”下课后我们一起去了学生协会大楼并分享了一盒巧克力味牛奶,然后我们成了朋友。接下来的三个月中,我们每天都一同离开教室,絮絮叨叨。我总是着迷地听着这“时间机器”分享她的智慧与经验。

   Over the course of the year,Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed up her from the other students.She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech,she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said,“I'm sorry I'm so jittery.I gave up beer for Lent and this whisky is killing me. I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just t ell you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began:“We do not stop playing because we are old;we grow old because we stop playing.There are only four secrets to staying young,being happy,and achieving success.”

      一年的课程结束后,Rose成了大学偶像,不论她去哪儿都很容易交到朋友。她喜欢精心打扮,陶醉于其他学生对她的注意。她尽情享受着这一切。在学期之末我们邀请Rose在足球盛宴上讲话。我永远不会忘记她告诉我们的东西。介绍完后走上乐队指挥台,当她开始发表准备好的演讲时,掉了三到五张卡片在地板上(three by five cards这里很疑惑,求解!)她有些不知所措,还有点尴尬,于是就靠近话筒干脆说了起来:“很抱歉我这么紧张。我为大斋节戒了啤酒,而这威士忌可是毁了我。按原先准备好了的讲是不可能了,还是把我所知道的说给你们听吧。”当我们大笑时她清了清喉咙说:“我们不停的玩闹因为我们老了,我们日渐衰老因为我们停止玩闹。要保持年轻,过得快乐并获得幸福仅有四个秘诀。

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