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我们怎么可以视而不见?又怎么可以随意处之? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-3-21 16:04:59 |Display all floors
由于时间所具有的独特性,时间在各种资源中又往往容易被我们忽略。在上面的“银行拨款”案例中,我们不难发现:每天我们有24小时,每小时由60分钟组成,每分钟由60秒组成,总计就是8.64万秒。拥有这样的一笔财富,我们怎么可以视而不见?又怎么可以随意处之?

Because of its unique characteristics, we often tend to overlook the importance of time among all kinds of resources.  In the above “bank account” case study, it is not difficult for us to find out that we have only 24 hours a day, and every hour is consisted of 60 minutes, and every minute is consisted of 60 seconds, and that is totally 86,400 seconds.  With such a fortune, how can we choose not to see?  How can we deal with it so carelessly?

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Post time 2005-3-21 19:30:31 |Display all floors

我们怎么可以视而不见

how can we choose not to see=how can we look but not see

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Post time 2005-3-21 20:53:25 |Display all floors

how come we show ignorant of it/them?

how come we do with them so rashly?

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我们怎么可以视而不见?又怎么可以随意处之?

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Post time 2005-3-22 16:30:56 |Display all floors

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Post time 2005-3-22 16:40:58 |Display all floors

I read the last two sentences of the original text.

I think you can combine them and express it as,

"How can you ignore such a big fortune that we own without making good use of it?"

Remember, when we do translation, it's always more important to menifest its true meaning than translating it word by word.

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Post time 2005-3-22 19:31:16 |Display all floors

...we have no excuse not to try to make a good use of it

okay, let's focus on what it tries to say rather than which words it uses.

because of its uniqueness, time, as one of many resources we should make better use of, is often overlooked. for instance, in the above bank account case study, it would not be difficult for us to see such a simple fact that if converted into seconds, the time of a day can be expressed as 86,400 seconds. this is certainly a big asset to everyone of us and we have no excuse not to try to make a good use of it.

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