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Post time 2007-4-29 10:07:55 |Display all floors
a XXX symbol of national sovereignty ?

用哪个词好呢?sacrosanct太重了,英语中对“神圣不可侵犯”有没有习惯性的表达法?

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Post time 2007-4-29 10:13:53 |Display all floors

FYI

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what about "inviolable"?

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Post time 2007-4-29 10:34:27 |Display all floors
symbol of the inviolability of national (or state) sovereignty

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Post time 2007-4-29 10:59:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jl2315 at 2007-4-29 10:34
symbol of the inviolability of national (or state) sovereignty


piaolingyan

what about "inviolable"?



I think Piaolingyan's version is better than JL's.

JL, I don't think it is a symbol of the inviolability of national sovereignty. It is an inviolable symbol of national sovereignty.

(Or maybe I understood the Chinese sentence wrong?)

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Post time 2007-4-29 11:10:22 |Display all floors
But what should be inviolable is national sovereignty, not its symbol, whatever that is.

I think we need a clarification from workout.

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Post time 2007-4-29 11:12:44 |Display all floors
We can say "XYZ state owned enterprise is an inviolable symbol of national sovereignty"

We can also say "The reaction of the Government symbolises the inviolability of state sovereignty"

Both are correct, meanings, context, different.
(Oh no, I forgot, should not use the word context in this thread!)

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Post time 2007-4-29 11:28:00 |Display all floors
My translation is based on my reading of the phrase in Chinese as meaning “a 象征 of (the principle of) 国家主权神圣不可侵犯”.  But the phrase as it is can of course be interpreted in a different way, i.e., 神圣不可侵犯的象征 of 国家主权.

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