Teacher Beth
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Can you take a look at this sentence translation please. The mind is like a parachute, it wont work unless it's open. I have tried 2 ways, please can you correct them. 1:脑筋就像一个降落傘,只有打开,它才能运转。 2:脑筋就像一个降落傘,除非你打开它,它不能运转。The english is also sometimes written ' It doesn't work unless it's open.Oh one other I thought of is 脑筋就像一个降落傘,除非它是打开的,它不能运转。
Feb 15, 2012 11:35 AM
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February 15, 2012
The mind is like a parachute, it won't work unless it's open (It doesn't work unless it's open.). 1.脑筋就像一个降落傘,只有打开,它才能运转。 脑袋就像一把降落伞,只有打开它,它才能运转。 2.脑筋就像一个降落傘,除非你打开它,它不能运转。 脑袋就像一把降落伞,除非你打开它,否则它不会运转。 3.脑筋就像一个降落傘,除非它是打开的,它不能运转。 脑袋就像一把降落伞,除非它被打开,否则它不会运转。 I prefer to say - 思维(or 脑袋)正如降落伞,只有打开它(or 经常用),它才能运转。 I hope it helps. :)
February 15, 2012
第二种翻译可取! 但是, it is better to traslate "mind" into "思想"或“思维”, 这样才是更贴切的中文表达。 我的翻译是 “人的思想就像降落伞:不开则无用” this "open" in english should be traslated a little differently in chinese, because one word "open" in english can be explained in many ways as verb, so you should also ues different chinese charactor respectively to express precisely what you really want to say. as you can say "open your mind " and also "open the parachut" but, it is not very precise to say “打开思想” even though we usually say "打开降落伞","开放思想" will be better. and a more better and usual way is to say "解放思想"=”open your mind“ in china. 问题补充: Oh one other I thought of is 脑筋就像一个降落傘,除非它是打开的,它不能运转。 你漏了一个“否则”, 如果用“除非。。。”,后面一般接“否则。。。” “除非它是打开的,否则它不能运转”
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