2014.07.26【英译中】汉字测验只不过是昙花一现(306词)

碎了翅膀 (donna) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-08-03 19:34 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Word quiz nothing but a temporary fad

汉字测验只不过是昙花一现

A word quiz show has sparked an online guessing game on the pronunciation and meaning of rarely used words - one word per week. The program has made some archaic popular, and the director of the show says the game will contribute to the preservation of the Chinese language and culture. But this sudden popularity of outdated words based on people's curiosity is nothing but a flash in the pan as far as preservation of language is concerned, says a commentary in Southern Metropolis Daily. Excerpts:

一个汉字测验的节目(每周一词)点燃了猜生僻字读音和意思的网络游戏,.这个节目使得很多古汉语变得热门起来,而节目组导演说这个游戏有助于保存中国语言和文化.而过时文字的热潮不过是由于人们的好奇,就保存汉语而言只是昙花一现,南方都市报评论员称.节选:

Millions of people have signed up to "play" the weekly word game, which has made words found only in ancient Chinese literary works popular overnight. The initiator of the game says the interactions with netizens will help raise people's awareness of traditional Chinese culture.

数百万的人注册并”玩”了每周词汇游戏,这个游戏使得只有在中国古代文学中才会出现的字词一夜之间变得火热.游戏的创始人说网民们的互动将有助于提升人们的中国传统文化意识.

The truth is that, the word game is no different from other online games that come and go quickly. Words drop out of everyday use - and even from literary texts - as a society evolves. So, obsolete words don't necessarily represent the sophisticated side of Chinese culture, and their sudden popularity won't breathe life into them.

而事实却是,字词游戏和其它快速出现又消失了的网络游戏并没有区别.一些字词从日常生活中乃至文学文本中都消失了,是因为社会的进步.所以,被废弃了的字词不一定就代表着中国文化的精致,而且突然的流行并不能给这些词注入生机.

Internet users are a highly curious lot, but their attention span is short. They become interested in something new as easily as they abandon it. People have signed up to take part in the word game because they are curious to know what the uncommon words mean, not because they have suddenly become desperate to deepen their knowledge about ancient Chinese words. It's highly likely that the game will soon meet the fate of the archaic words that it is trying to popularize.

网络用户有很高的好奇心,但是他们注意力的持续时间却很短.他们对新鲜事物感兴趣的快抛弃的一样快.人们注册参与词汇游戏是因为他们好奇那些不常用的字词的意思,而不是因为他们突然就决心要加深他们对古汉语的知识程度了.很有可能,这个游戏的最终命运就像是奋力普及自己的古汉语的命运一样.

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