2014.10.14【英译中】中国日报乐学-外国专家答网友问

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英式幽默VS美式幽默*
 网友提问:什么是英式幽默?英式幽默和美式幽默有什么不同?
 外专回复:
 It's been said that the US and the UK are two nations separated by a common language, and just as the intricacies of language are apparent when you are American or British, so too is our sense of humor. "British humor" to most Americans, means using understatement and restrained irony to make a joke. "Fawlty Towers" is a classic example of this. American humor, many would say, is broader, mixing slapstick and exaggeration to make you laugh. British actor Simon Pegg, who cowrote and starred in the hilarious Shaun of the Dead,  wrote apiece in The Guardian several years ago that said American and British humor really isn't all that different. While the Brits  do use irony a little more than Americans, "it's really not so much about having a different sense of humour as a different approach to life". Americans, for example, are more demonstrative in their emotions and it's reflected in their humor.你
 
人们说,美国和英国是被同一种语言分隔开的两个国家。当你是美国人或英国人时,这种语言的复杂性就会显现出来,幽默感也是如此。“英式幽默”对大多数美国人而言意味着用有保留的陈述和克制的讽刺讲笑话。《弗尔蒂旅馆》(英国喜剧,传说中,BBC评选出的十大最伟大的电视节目榜首)就是英式幽默的一个经典例子。美式幽默,很多人认为更宽泛,混合使用滑稽剧及夸张手法达到搞笑的目的。喜剧《僵尸肖恩》的联合编剧及主演英国演员西蒙。佩吉,几年前在《卫报》上撰文称美式幽默和英式幽默的区别其实并没有那么大。尽管英国人比美国人更喜欢用讽刺手法。“与其说是幽默感不同,不如说是生活方式的不同。”比如说美国人的情感更外露一些,这就反映在他们的幽默感中。
 
*美国人为何爱贷款*
 网友提问:美国人为什么喜欢过贷款生活?
 外专回复:
 Not all do this. For some people, it's because they genuinely have needs that their incomes can't meet and they get stuck in a vicious cycle of living in debt to make ends meet. But I think for many, it's because they don't know how to manage their money. A lot of people who live on credit don't know how to budget or how to live within their means – and some just don't care. They don't want to deny themselves or their families the things they want, so they charge away. It all adds up every month and people find themselves deeper in debt.  
 
并不是所有的美国人都是这样的。对某些人来说,这是因为他们的收入不足以承担他们的需求,只能靠贷款度日,最终陷入恶性循环。但是在我看来,他们这样是因为他们不懂如何理财。很多靠贷款度日的人不知道如何节省开支或量力而行---有些人根本不在乎。他们不知道如何克制他们或家人的需求,只管花钱。每个月都这样最终他们发现在债务中越陷越深。

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