TOMOMI asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

請問英文諺語的意思:It is a wise child

想問英文諺語It is a wise child that knows his own child.的意義。

因為它似乎不能照字面上翻譯。

在莎士比亞「威尼斯商人」2幕2景裡,有這樣的一句

"It is a wise father yhat knows his own child." 下面有注釋,說這句是脫胎自如上的諺語。我查過梁實秋的翻譯,是翻成「聰明的父親才能認得他自己的兒子呢。」

我很懷疑這樣的翻譯,因為這似乎不能用文法上的分裂句(cleft)來說明,這句應該屬於諺語的特殊用法。

不知道有沒有人能知道正確的意義。

Update:

我打錯了,第一句是"It is a wise child that knows his own father."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    這是原文: "It is a wise father that knows his own child." 聰明的父親才能認得他自己的兒子呢William Shakespeare quotes (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet. 1564-1616)Similar Quotes. About: Family quotes, Fathers quotes. For: Father's day quotes. "It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare quotes (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet. 1564-1616).也有 It is a wise child who knows his own father. 的說法http://sawai.blogspot.com/2005/08/it-is-wise-fathe...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    你不是外國人嗎?

  • 1 decade ago

    在英文文法上It is 好像是加強語氣用或是當個"虛主詞",好比說It is known to everyone that the earth goes around the sun.

    It 不要的話就變成That the earth goes around the sun is known to everyone.在文法上都是屬於名詞子句或是形容詞子句的變化。

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is a wise child that knows his own child.是一個聰明的孩子認識他自己的孩子。  

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