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Post time 2009-8-21 22:58:29 |Display all floors
IN JANUARY of 1996, the size of Jane’s universe was precisely defined. It was exactly 4.5 centimeters and located in her uterus. Her greatest fear was that her universe would expand as was already suspected. Apparently, it was expanding into her breasts, her lungs, her brain and her bone marrow. She took no comfort in the fact that the more it expanded the less she would weigh, like some kind of blimp. By now, this 4.5centimeter asymmetrical tumor was her entire universe: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She had no capacity
for pleasure. All she had left was this single dark center of consciousness.

红色这句话是什么意思,是说得了癌症,体重会下降,但身体会浮肿,肿得像软式飞艇么?

具体怎么表达合适呢?

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Post time 2009-8-21 23:08:00 |Display all floors
She took no comfort in the fact that the more it expanded the less she would weigh, like some kind of blimp.

随着肿瘤一日日变大,她的体重也会越来越轻,就像软式汽艇一样,不过从中她却得不到任何安慰。

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Post time 2009-8-21 23:10:04 |Display all floors
比喻而已,把浮肿的意思表达出来就行。

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Post time 2009-8-22 16:58:17 |Display all floors
She took no comfort in the fact ..

这里我觉得是understatement,  不仅是得不到安慰,   而是让她感到烦恼的意思.

谢谢linguini和jl.

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Post time 2009-8-22 17:37:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by littleboat at 2009-8-22 16:58
She took no comfort in the fact ..

这里我觉得是understatement,  不仅是得不到安慰,   而是让她感到烦恼的意思.

谢谢linguini和jl.


同意,确实是个反语,要把这个内涵适当传达出来,似乎可以把安慰和体重减轻的话靠近些,也就是把那个比喻提前:

随着肿瘤一天天变大,她的身体就像软式汽艇一样,越来越轻 - 只是这样的“瘦身”,不能给她带来一丁点儿安慰。

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Post time 2009-8-22 19:33:15 |Display all floors
有懂医的人给确认一下,癌症病人在体重减轻的情况下,会浮肿么?

就是看起来“胖”,其实体重却轻了。

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Post time 2009-8-22 19:46:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by littleboat at 2009-8-22 19:33
有懂医的人给确认一下,癌症病人在体重减轻的情况下,会浮肿么?

就是看起来“胖”,其实体重却轻了。


错了,不是它的身体像汽艇,而是那块肿瘤

肿瘤像汽艇越来越大,身体越来越虚弱,肯定越来越轻了

much ado about nothing, 但人的的心神,有时确实太容易开小差了,汗

句子本身,措辞,理解,翻译,应该都不成问题的

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