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Engagement ring ends up gone with the wind
订婚戒指”随风而去“?
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Fri Mar 14, 8:49 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - It is the one moment every man wants to get right -- and which London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji could hardly have got more wrong.

  伦敦(路透社)--这是每位男人都希望一切进行顺利的时刻--而这位来自伦敦的地板装配工Lefkos Hajji却是把事情办地没有可能更糟糕。

The luckless 28 year-old's dreams of giving his sweetheart, Leanne, 26, the ultimate proposal have literally vanished into thin air.

  这位28岁不幸的人希望给自己26岁的女友Leanne带来一次终极求婚的梦想可以说”消失在空气中了“

Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a 6,000-pound engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.

  来自伦敦东部地区Hackney的Hajji将一枚价值6000英镑的订婚戒放在了一只氦气球中。 想法是当他提出那个请求时便把气球扎破。

But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.

"I couldn't believe it," he told The Sun newspaper.

  但是,当他离开商店,突然刮来一阵风把那只气球从手中刮走;他望着那枚戒指--以及很可能女友的感情--飘过屋顶。

  他告诉《太阳》报:”这简直让我难以置信“

"I just watched as it went further and further into the air.

  "我就那么看着气球一点点地升入空中”

"I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me."

  “我感觉就像是一位白痴。它花去了我大笔银子;我知道女友知道后会杀了我”

Hajji spent two hours in his car trying to chase and find the balloon, without success.

  Hajji两小时开车对那只气球进行跟踪,但却以失败告终。

"I thought I would give Leanne a pin so I could literally pop the question," he said.

  他说:"我还打算给Leanne一枚大头针把气球扎破;这样等于我就在用行动来求婚“

"But I had to tell her the story -- she went absolutely mad. Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."

  ”但是我却要去告诉她这个故事--她很生气。直到我能再给她买一枚戒指之前她拒绝搭理我"

He is hoping the ring will still turn up.

  他希望这枚戒指还是能出现。

"It would be amazing if someone found it," he added.

  他说:"如果有人找到了那真是奇迹“

(Reporting by Peter Apps. Editing by Steve Addison)


[ Last edited by hly_2009 at 2008-3-15 11:50 AM ]

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:02:54 |Display all floors
Haha, hly, I was just going to send you that one! :)

His girlfriend does not sound too sympathetic.

Well, I learned a new word: plonker. :)
中文我不会读也不会写。Really, I don't.

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:28:14 |Display all floors
thanks for the story and the translation
it is so funny and useful~~

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:29:24 |Display all floors
Thank you for your replies :-)
I am glad you like it.


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