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各路高人指点一下:幸福非必然 C-E [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-7-25 11:17:22 |Display all floors
最近常听到一句话:幸福非必然。
语境通常是:“看到医院的病人,我意识到幸福非必然。“或者,某某大亨要自己的孩子去做暑期工,说:”我希望他知道,幸福非必然。“
该怎么翻这句话呢?Happiness is not inherent in life?
我有一点怀疑这句话本来就是哪本英文的life coaching书上翻来的...
请各路高人指点一下:)

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Post time 2008-7-25 13:09:25 |Display all floors

幸福非必然

Happiness is not inevitable.
听起来有点曲折迂回,对吧? 意思是: 你要抛离幸福,也是很容易的。------天堂的大门是永远敞开的,但还是有人往地狱闯。

具体翻译还是要看语境。“幸福非必然”,从字面看,貌似可以导出“幸福是偶然的”。那么对于过了一辈子凄苦生活的人来说,他或许会这么总结人生:“ Happiness is an accident of life”。

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Post time 2008-7-25 14:26:20 |Display all floors
语境通常是:“看到医院的病人,我意识到幸福非必然。“或者,某某大亨要自己的孩子去做暑期工,说:”我希望他知道,幸福非必然。“

看起来似乎是说“幸福并非命中注定之事(所以是“非必然”),你得去拼去搏才可能获得”。我试译如下:

Happiness is not predestined (in life).
或者干脆就: Happiness isn't something right there for you to enjoy.

Cheers!

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Post time 2008-7-25 17:43:38 |Display all floors
happiness is not there for everybody

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Post time 2008-7-26 11:45:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by joylu003 at 2008-7-25 11:17
幸福非必然。


Happiness is never a sure thing!

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Post time 2008-7-26 20:14:12 |Display all floors

Happiness isn't inborn!

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Post time 2008-7-27 11:12:20 |Display all floors

The name of happiness is not Always

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