2017年12月大学英语六级翻译练习:中国玉

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2017-8-10 14:55

翻译是英语学习的基本功,那么如何学好翻译呢?可以在平时积累一些词汇并进行不断的练习,那么请跟随小编从基本的翻译练习学起吧,这次的主题是中国玉,玉一直深受中国人民的喜爱,更有古诗曾云:“蓝田玉暖日生烟“,让我们来共同学习关于中国玉的翻译! 

请将下面这段话翻译成英文:

中国人对玉(jade) —向有着特殊的尊爱之情,从而延伸发展出一种优秀而古老的玉石文化。作为配饰供人赏玩是玉器的原始功能之一,也是玉器最广泛的一种用途。玉器作为一种文物,它也是历史的见证,有着不可复制的唯一性,更为当今世人所器重。玉器从一种美化生活的装饰品,到简单的生产工具,然后被融入各种礼节(ritual)内容,被人格化、道德化,继而被看成是财富的象征、宗教图 腾(totem)的崇拜……这些无不反映出中国传统文化和中华民族爱玉的心理。

参考译文:

Chinese people always show special respect and love for jade, thus deriving and excellent and ancient jade culture. Being used for decoration and admiration is one of the original functions of jade, and is also the most widely used one. As a cultural relic,jade is also the witness of history,the uniqueness of which cannot be copied,making it valued more by people around the world today. From ornaments that beautify our life,to simple instrument of production, and then being integrated into a variety of rituals, jade has been personified, moralized and further regarded as a symbol of wealth and worship for religious totems…All of these reflect Chinese traditional culture and Chinese people s love for jade.

词句点拨

1.延伸发展出:即“衍生出“,翻译时可以使用derive—词来表达。

2.配饰供人赏玩:“配饰“可译为decoration, “赏玩“可译为admiration。

3.历史的见证:可译为the witness of history。

4.美化生活的装饰品:可译为ornaments that beautify our life。

5.融入:可译为integrate into或blend into。

6.被人格化、道德化:可译为be personified and moralized。

7.宗教图腾的崇拜:可译为worship for religioiis totems。

8.反映出:可译为reflect,或者使用mirror—词来表达。