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四十大寿? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-11-1 11:35:32 |Display all floors
昨天是AA的四十大寿
(C---E)Yesterday was AA's 40 years' birthday.?

我能做什么?

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Post time 2007-11-1 14:53:28 |Display all floors
Hi:


I think you can say "BIG 40th  Birthday"


Concise Oxford English Dictionary     

•  big  

■  adjective (bigger, biggest)
    of considerable size, power, or extent. ▶larger than others of the same kind. ▶informal exciting great interest or popularity.
    of considerable importance or seriousness.
    informal, often ironic generous.
■  verb (big someone/thing up) black slang praise or recommend someone or something highly.

Here's an example from BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/C35002?s_view=noticeboard

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Post time 2007-11-1 18:00:20 |Display all floors
big实在是没有必要

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Post time 2007-12-2 17:56:01 |Display all floors

another

Milestone 40th Birthday
:-)


[ Last edited by hly_123 at 2007-12-2 07:10 PM ]

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Post time 2007-12-2 18:02:34 |Display all floors
翻给中国人看的话就加个big
给外国人的话,偶觉得可以省点事

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Post time 2007-12-2 22:45:50 |Display all floors
Yesterday is AA's fortieth birthday.
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Post time 2007-12-3 10:13:44 |Display all floors
“大寿”,显然是指整数年。英美似乎没有这种特别的表达法。一般场合下说 fortieth birthday 确实就可以了。但是,为了将中国文化翻译给西方人,有必要将“大寿”与一般的生日区别开。我想,不知道用 special 行不行?sb's special fortieth birthday

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