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Post time 2007-8-4 20:03:05 |Display all floors
请教下面的英文译法是否对.

即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞。
if you take an umbrella, it won't rain.

[ Last edited by liubosong_zz at 2007-8-8 11:02 AM ]

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Post time 2007-8-4 20:22:30 |Display all floors
"If you take an umbrella, it won't rain" is a proverb meaning taking precaution for possible accident, because as they say, the accident will happen. And "即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞" is just not its counterpart for the simple reason that if fails to convey the intended meaning.

Be it E-C translation or C-E translation, it is wrong.
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Post time 2007-8-4 20:29:31 |Display all floors
即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞。
Take your umbrella even if it won't rain. (does not seem to make sense)

if you take an umbrella, it won't rain.   
准备于事前,防患于未然。
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Post time 2007-8-4 20:33:30 |Display all floors

fyi

Hi:
(1)Here is my try:
即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞
Even if it is not raining, you should take an umbrella with you.
Even if it is not believed to rain, you should take an umbrella with you.
Even if it does not seem to be going to raining,  you should take an umbrella with you.
(2)
Your subject title is too simple, please read forum rules.

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Post time 2007-8-4 21:35:31 |Display all floors
thanks for help.

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Post time 2007-8-6 14:31:12 |Display all floors

great!

Originally posted by linjian at 2007-8-4 20:29
即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞。
Take your umbrella even if it won't rain. (does not seem to make sense)

if you take an umbrella, it won't rain.   
准备于事前,防患于未然。




can't agree with you better.

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Post time 2007-8-7 11:00:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by liubosong_zz at 2007-8-4 08:03 AM
即使天不下雨,也应带上雨伞。

1. If you take an umbrella, it won't rain.  -- 如 linjian (#2) 指出,这样译是错的。

2. Take your umbrella even if it won't rain.  -- 如 linjian (#3) 指出,it does not seem to make sense.

3. “天不下雨”是什么意思?根据不同理解,至少有 hly (#4) 那几种译法。


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