2015.03.19 【英译中】三笔实务 Unit one 练习~ 【20天木有来~o(╯□╰)o】

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Delta

三角洲

        The large river best known to the ancient Greeks was the Nile of Egypt. They spoke of the river with admiration and called Egypt "the gift of the Nile". The reason for this was, first, that the Nile brought water to a rainless desert and, second, that once a year, the river overflowed its banks, leaving, as the water went back, a new layer of fertile soil.

        在古希腊时代,世界上最著名的大河就是埃及的尼罗河。人们在谈到这条河的时候都是非常惊叹的,他们称埃及是“尼罗河的礼物”。之所以这么说,首先是因为尼罗河给这片少雨的沙漠带来了水源;其次,曾经有一年,尼罗河洪水泛滥,当大水退去,留下了一片肥沃的土地。

        The flood waters carry in them soil (called silt) from the upper parts of the river valley to the lower parts, and so to the sea. But as the river meets the sea, the sea acts as a barrier and forces the river to drop the silt it is carrying.

       洪水给他们带来了土地(这被称为淤泥),从河谷的上游一直到下游,最后延伸到海边。但是当河水流入大海的时候,大海化身为一道屏障,阻挡了河水带来的淤泥。(或者是冲散了泥沙?求解~

        There are no tides in the Mediterranean to carry the silt away, so year after year it collects at the mouth of the Nile, and the river must find its way around islands of silt to the always more distant Mediterranean. In this way, a vast area of fertile soil has been built up at the mouth of the Nile and out into the sea. The river water splits up to form small branches winding across the area. To the ancient Greeks, the mouth of the Nile looked like the drawing.

       地中海没有浪潮会冲散淤泥,所以年复一年,这些泥沙都聚集在尼罗河的河口,河水在这个淤泥小岛附近流过,与地中海的距离越来越大。(绿色这句完全乱入了。)这样一来,在尼罗河河口就形成了大面积的肥沃土壤。河流分出了小的支流,在这片土地上蜿蜒流过。对于古希腊人来说,尼罗河的河口看起来就像是一幅画。

       Now we sometimes name things after the letters of the alphabet they resemble: a U-turn, an I-beam a T-square, an S-band, and so on. The Greeks did the same. The triangular area of land built up at the mouth of the Nile looked like the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet delta (△) and so this was the name they gave it. The word is now used for all areas of land formed at the mouth of rivers which flow into tideless seas, even when they are nor triangular in shape. The Mississippi delta, for example, is not shaped at all like the Greek delta, as you will see if you look at a map.

      如今我们命名事物的时候都是根据字母表上字母的形状:U--转弯,I--光线,T--直角,S--丝带等等。希腊人也是这么做的。尼罗河口的这片三角形土地看起来就像是希腊字母表上的第四个字母 “德尔塔”,所以他们给了它“三角洲”这个名字。现在,所有流入无潮海的河流,其河口处形成的土地区域都被称为三角洲,尽管它们不全是三角形的。举例来说,当你看地图的时候你会发现,密西西比三角洲的形状一点也不像希腊德尔塔。(不知道这样翻合适么?蓝色部分

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