Erin asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

nor 的用法 (沒有neither)

為了說明清楚,

我先提供上下文一下,這出自Ernest Hemingway的Hills Like White

Elephants~~~

"I don't feel any way." the girl said. "I just know things."

" I don't want you to do anything that you don't want to do------"

"Nor that isn't good for me, " she said. " I know. Could we have another beer?"

這些對話相當口語

我對下面的句子很困惑:

Nor that isn't good for me.

我的問題是

女孩到底是說 那對我也不好 or 那對我也沒什麼不好

﹝指abortion )

希望了解情況的專家們給我ㄧ點解釋,謝謝! ^ ^

Update:

我懂你的意思~~所以刪節號後面是

Your explanation did make sense. Thank you.

我想補充的是,這兩個人是屬於couple的關係,因此那個男的不是醫生。The man was persuading the girl to do the operation, though not very successfully.

那麼女孩的那句話,是否等於

It isn't good for me, either.

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  • Elisa
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    1 decade ago
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    "I don't feel any way." the girl said. "I just know things."

    " I don't want you to do anything that you don't want to do------"

    "Nor that isn't good for me, " she said. " I know. Could we have another beer?"

    這些對話相當口語

    我對下面的句子很困惑:

    Nor that isn't good for me.

    我的問題是

    女孩到底是說 那對我也不好 or 那對我也沒什麼不好

    ﹝那對我也不好abortion )

    => 是說: “那對我也不好”

    She is continuing the words that weren’t spoken out by the doctor yet.

    I don’t want you to do anything that you don’t want to do, nor that isn’t good for you.

    2008-11-13 02:56:07 補充:

    = I don't want you to do anything that you don't want to do, nor anything that isn't good for you.

    2008-11-13 05:48:32 補充:

    A more accurate translation will be: 我不要你做你任何你不想要做的事物, 或任何對你不好的事.

    => 任何對我不好的事.

    2008-11-14 01:24:35 補充:

    Sorry I misunderstood the relationship.

    The boy was trying to say that he would never ask the girl to do anything that she didn't want to do.

    2008-11-14 01:25:03 補充:

    And the girl continued with saying that "nor that isn't good for me", which indicates that if the boy truly loved her and cared about her, he would not force her to do anything that was not good for her either.

    2008-11-14 01:25:54 補充:

    To her, abortion is not good for her.

    2008-11-14 01:29:10 補充:

    Even though he stated that he valued her opinion. He was indeed pushing her to make a decision against her own will.

    2008-11-14 01:30:25 補充:

    I went and read the book and this was what I understood. If you have any more question, please let me know.

    Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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