小斐 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

可以幫忙翻譯一篇演講稿嗎?

這是柴契爾夫人的演講稿,可以幫忙一下嗎?

因為總是碰到翻譯語意不流暢的問題!

謝謝!!!

A Battle of Ideas

When we look back over the recorded history of the world we are inclined to be dazzled and appalled.

Dazzled by so much beauty; appalled by so much suffering. Countries and empires rise and disintegrate, re-form and are then turned (by some secret life-giving principle, for which the historian will seek in vain) into something new.

In the West we might place a higher importance on the contribution of particular individuals to the historical process: it has even been said by one of our historians that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men".

In those days they didn't think about women.

In this part of the world I believe that your instincts would be to take a longer view in which it is the collective contribution of the passing generations which weighs more heavily.

But on this point we ought all to be able to agree — the importance of ideas.

Time and again, our own century has seen victory go, not so much to the most powerful or most wealthy player in the great political game, as to the side which believes in its cause and seeks converts to that belief. When the historians come to write the definitive history of Communism's fall, it will not be with the succession of Mr Gorbachev, nor with the drawing back of the Iron Curtain, nor with the break-up of the Soviet Union that the story's climax will be reached.

The crucial point will be seen to be that obscure moment — perhaps in the 1960s, perhaps earlier — when Soviet Communists turned from being zealous revolutionaries into corrupt and comfortable bureaucrats.

There is a lesson for us too in this: we shall only live in peace and freedom if we believe in our cause, nourish that belief in others — and defend it whenever it is challenged.

For the battle of ideas must be fought and refought every day. In South Korea you know this. So do I.

Let us remind the world of it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    理念的戰爭

    當我們回顧世界的歷史時,不禁感到目眩神移與驚嘆訝異。

    因如此多樣的美麗事物而目眩神移,又因如此多種的苦難而驚嘆訝異。無數的國家興起又瓦解,改革又轉變成新鮮的事物 ( 經由一些來自生活的、歷史學家所尋找不到的神祕原則 )。

    在西方,我們會將特定的單獨事件或個人看做比整個歷史來得重要,曾經有一位歷史學家說過:“整個世界的歷史只不過是偉人的傳記。“

    在從前,女人從來不會被關注與提起。

    在世界的這個部分--女人,我相信你自然能用更宏觀的視野來看待。關注女人這件事,是聚集人類過去幾世代以來的貢獻,而在人類歷史上,這幾個世代佔了比較重要的份量。

    但就這一點,我們都應會同意 -- 理念的重要性。

    在這一世紀中,雖不是很多次,但好幾次我們已經看到在巨大的政治遊戲中,勝利屬於最有權力與財富的玩家,同時也屬於相信自己目標並力求改變以達成的人。當歷史學家要來寫下有關共產主義失敗的可靠歷史時,它將不會是戈巴契夫先生的成功,也不會是鐵幕的拉下,也不會是接近巔峰時期,蘇維埃聯合政府的崩潰。

    最重要的時間點會是那個不明朗的時期 -- 也許在1960年代,或者更早些 -- 當蘇維埃共產主義者從熱情的改革者轉變成又貪腐又追逐安逸的官僚時。

    我們從這裡也可以學到一課:如果我們相信我們的目標,我們應只活在和平與自由中,並滋養別人的信仰 -- 不管如何變化,捍衛這個目標。

    我們每天都應為了理念的戰爭抗爭到底。在南韓的你知道這件事,我也一樣。

    讓我們提醒這個世界關於這件事。

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    翻完之後,覺得原文似乎少了些什麼,為什麼中間插入"女人"?後來又變成共產主義?

    Source(s): 我自己+Dr Eye
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  • 1 decade ago

    我翻出來了

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    智慧挑戰

    當你去7-11買了一杯綠查

    花了25元

    那.....你去7-11花了25元...是買了什麼呢?

    這就是戰爭!

    Source(s): 全民英檢高級的我
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