2015.08.11【英译中】英语专八考试翻译每天练(5)

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语专八考每天5

 

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英文原文:

The secret of being a saint

成为圣人的秘诀

Once upon a time there lived in a country a do-gooder. The king was very appreciative of his deeds and decided to honour him as a saint by a decree. On the saint's eightieth birthday, the king was invited to his birthday celerbration. He brought with him a painter so as to do a picture of the kindly saint as a paragon for his countrymen.

很久很久以前,在一个国家里住着一个爱做好事的人。国王很欣赏他的行为于是决定颁布法令封他为圣人。在圣人八十岁大寿的时候,国王收到邀请参加他的庆生会。国王为他带来了一位画家来为善良的圣人作一副肖像画作为国民的榜样。

When the feast is over all the guests were asked to have a look at the picture. To their great surprise, when the picture was shown, what they saw was not a kind but a ruthless and cruel look. The king was very angry at seeing this and ordered his men to beat the painter.

狂欢结束后所有人都被邀请欣赏这幅肖像画。而让他们惊讶的是,当这副画像公众时,他们看到的却不是一个和蔼的人。取而代之的是一副无情残酷的面容。当国王看到这幅画的时候他非常生气,下令叫人痛打画家。

Upon hearing the noise, the saint rushed to the scene to have a look at the picture. After viewing it, the saint knelt down and said, "your majesty, the person in the picture is none other than me." Why?" said the king, dumbfounded. "This has been the very person whom I have never wanted to be."

这时圣人听到吵闹的圣人急忙赶到现场并去看画像。看了画像之后圣人跪下来说道,“陛下,画像中的人除了我没有别人。”“为什么?”国王目瞪口呆地说道。“这正是我尽量想要避免成为的人。”

In this world, there are no naturally born saints; only those who can do self-criticism and sel-examination, can become saints

在这个世界上,没有生来就是圣人的人;只有那些可以自我批判自我审视的人可以成为圣人。


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