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Post time 2006-10-17 10:00:57 |Display all floors
The findings, which were released in August but largely escaped public attention until now because of the large volume of data, indicated that marriage did not figure in nearly 55.8 million American family households, or 50.2 percent.

More than 14 million of them were headed by single women, another five million by single men, while 36.7 million belonged to a category described as "nonfamily households," a term that experts said referred primarily to gay or heterosexual couples cohabiting out of formal wedlock.


试译:
大约5580万美国家庭,占百分之50.2,并不算是婚姻家庭。

翻译出来很别扭啊!不结婚,也是家庭吗?那hosehold怎么翻译?

[ Last edited by copchen at 2006-10-17 10:02 AM ]

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Post time 2006-10-17 10:03:19 |Display all floors
To include, as in making an account:

e.g. figured in travel expenses.

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Post time 2006-10-17 10:05:22 |Display all floors
figure / in
这里的figure是不及物动词。

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Post time 2006-10-17 10:07:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by clearwater at 2006-10-17 10:05
figure / in
这里的figure是不及物动词。

Hm, only this understanding can make sense.

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Post time 2006-10-17 10:44:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by copchen at 2006-10-17 10:00
The findings, which were released in August but largely escaped public attention until now because of the large volume of data, indicated that marriage did not figure in [/co ...


一个人也可以构成一个household.
figure在这里指"起作用的, 被认为是重要的".译成中文大可以不管它, 只说"据...调查, 美国有...无婚家庭,占了..."
If winter comes, can spring be frozen ahead?

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Post time 2006-10-17 10:53:06 |Display all floors
是的,把figure看成matter即可。

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