2016年大学英语四级考试翻译真题及解析——红色—中国教育在线

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  2016年12月大学英语四级考试已经落下帷幕,英语四级翻译真题及解析也新鲜出炉,具体如下:

  Part Ⅳ Translation (30 minutes)

  Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese to English. You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.

  在中国文化中,红色通常象征着好运、长寿和幸福,在春节和其他喜庆场合,红色到处可见。人们把现金作为礼物送给家人或亲密朋友时,通常放在红信封里。红色在中国流行的另一个原因是人们把它与中国革命和共产党相联系。然而,红色并不总是代表好运与快乐。因为从前死者的名字常用红色书写,用红墨水写中国人名被看成是一种冒犯行为。

  参考译文:

  In Chinese culture, red always symbolizes good luck, longevity and happiness. It’s seen everywhere on the Spring Festival and other joyous occasions. People put cash into red envelopes as presents for family members and close friends. Another reason for its popularity is that people usually link red with the Chinese revolution and the Communist Party. Nevertheless, red doesn’t signify good luck and happiness all the time. Because in the past, the names of the dead were written in red, it’s regarded a kind of offensive to write a Chinese’s name in red ink.

  解析:

  1. 注意用词多样化,相同意思的词采用不同的英文单词,避免重复,如:本题中“象征”就分别用了symbolize和signify两个词。

  2. 注意句式多样化,多采用一些关联词,如:all the time, nevertheless 等词的使用,可以让译文更地道。

  3. 意译与直译相结合,首先要保证译文忠于原文,不要一味追求辞藻华丽。

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