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“土办法”如何说 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-10-11 16:30:30 |Display all floors
This “tradtional method”is efficient.
Am I right?

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Post time 2009-10-13 23:06:30 |Display all floors
alternative solution  or  " do it my grandma's way"

这里的“办法”侧重“解决方案”“良方”,而不是“方法”。

1. Alternative medicine uses traditional ways of curing people, such as medicines made from plants, massage, and acupuncture.
...alternative health care.


2 describes things that are considered to be unusual and which tend to have a small but enthusiastic group of people who support them:
alternative comedy


我觉得"alternative solutions"还比较合适,根据上面的第二个definition,alternative指的是往往不寻常,但是有小部分人买账的方法、解决办法、疗法等。土方、土法也是被当地人所接受,更适合当地人的情况、体制、环境,能为当地人的文化和道德观点接受的办法

而第一个释义大体意思是alternative在医药上,指的是比较传统的方式。 此义和alternative的“另类的,标新立异的,非主流”的意思相反,是因为traditional和modern是相反的,所以alternative在这里是指与现代相反的传统的,可能不被现代主流科学所认可的方法。

这种翻译要看语境,我只能说综合以上几点,并考虑到土办法的真实含义,“alternative solution"在一些语境下是可以让人明白的。

perhaps you can post a whole sentence next time, so we get a better understanding of the real meaning of the phrase and word.

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Post time 2009-10-14 16:17:45 |Display all floors
DO AS MY RULE

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Post time 2009-10-14 16:18:31 |Display all floors
MY NATIVE WAY

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