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双语美文:你尽力了,但仍然会出问题

2018-11-29 08:18:37  每日edf888壹定发手机官网

 

My favorite movie of all-time is Cool Runnings. It is loosely based on the true story about the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team who competed in the Calgary Winter Olympics.

我一直以来最喜爱的影片是《凉爽的跑道》。它基本上根据1988年牙买加雪橇队参加卡尔加里冬奥会的故事改编的。
 

I loved it as a 12 year old kid, and always kept it as my favorite movie.

当我还是12岁的小孩子的时候我就喜欢这部影片,而且一直把它当做我最喜爱的影片。
 

It is silly, but also inspirational.

这很蠢,但是很鼓舞人心。
 

When I watch the movie now, I look at it at a much deeper level.

现在当我观看这部影片的时候,我看得是更深层的东西。
 

Here’s what I mean. After they qualify for the Olympics, they get three runs, on three separate days.

我的意思是。他们获得奥运资格之后,他们分别在三天有三场比赛。
 

The first run is a disaster, the second run is incredible, and the third one is when they crash.

第一场是场灾难,第二场不可思议,第三场比赛他们坠落。
 

I am going to break these runs down for you and compare them to everyday life.

我将把这三场比赛为你们分开来讲述,并把它们和大家的生活做个对比。
 

Inspirational /??nsp??re???nl/ adj. 鼓舞人心的;给予灵感的

Qualify /?kw?l?fa?/ v.(使)具有资格;有权

Separate /?sepr?t/ v. 分开;(使)分离;区分;adj. 单独的;不同的;分开的

Disaster /d??za:st?(r)/ n. 灾难;彻底的失败

Incredible /?n?kred?bl/ adj. 难以置信的;不可思议的

 

美文

 

The driver of the 4-Man sled was obsessed with watching the Swiss team practice and compete.

四人雪橇的队长痴迷于观看瑞士队的训练和比赛。
 

Before the Jamaican’s first run, they copied the Swiss’ team style and technique and they weren’t true to themselves. Their first run was a bust, and they ended up in last place after the first day.

牙买加队的第一场比赛之前,他们复制了瑞士队的训练方式和技巧,他们没有忠于自己的风格。第一场比赛下来他们输惨了,第一天的比赛结束后他们排名倒水第一。
 

After some reflection and pep talks, the team went back to their roots. They were true to themselves, and they were 100% prepared for the second run. Everything clicked and they moved into 8th place.

一些反思和鼓舞之后,牙买加队回归他们的战术,忠于自己的风格,并且全力以赴准备第二场比赛。所有的努力都奏效了,他们挤进了前八名。
 

The final run they once again were true to themselves. They were pumped up, and more than prepared. Their starting push time was incredible and the announcer even went as far as calling them “champs” during that run.

最后一场比赛他们也一样忠于自己。他们热切期盼着,而且准备得更加充分。开始的一段他们表现得十分出色,观众们甚至大喊着称他们为“冠军” 。
 

Unfortunately, that rickety old sled they used couldn’t hold up and they crashed. Everyone knows what happened next. They picked up the sled and finished the race.

不幸的是,他们摇摇晃晃的旧雪橇没能撑住,他们坠落了。接下来发生的事大家都清楚。他们捡起雪橇,完成了比赛。
 

Now, why am I breaking down Cool Runnings? I think you can use the three runs they had and can make them relate to your lives.

所以,为什么我把《凉爽的跑道》分开了?我认为他们的这三段比赛有所启示,而且可以让它们和你的生活联系起来。
 

Obsess /?b?ses/ v. 使着迷;缠住(be obsessed with 痴迷于…;迷了心窍)

Technique /tek?ni:k/ n. 技术;技巧

Reflection /r??flek?n/ n. 反映;(关于某课题的)思考

Unfortunately /?n?f?:t??n?tli/ adv. 可惜;不幸地
 

美文

 

You can be like the first run and try to be someone else. You can be jealous of other people. You can go off course and not be true to yourself.

你可能像第一场比赛一样,尝试成为其他人。你可能嫉妒别人。你可能偏离轨道变得不像你自己了。
 

And like that last place run by the Jamaican team, you may also see yourself finishing in last.

就像牙买加队拿了倒数第一一样,你可能也看到自己拿了倒数第一。
 

You won’t be happy when you look at yourself in the mirror, because you aren’t being true to who you are.

当你看着镜子里的自己,你也会不开心,因为你没有做你自己。
 

You can be like the second run and be true to yourself. God gives us all so many special and unique gifts.

你可能像第二场比赛一样忠于自己。上帝赐予大家每个人许多特别二独一无二的礼物。
 

Whether it’s the gift of kindness or being understanding, the gift of humor, or just being a loyal friend, we all have something that makes us who we are.

无论是不是善意的礼物,无论是否被理解,像幽默感,或者只是作为他人忠实的朋友,大家都有一些与众不同的东西使大家成为大家自己。
 

When you realize what you can offer, it is important to use our gifts for good. When you do this, you will see the fruits of your labor.

当你意识到你可以给予什么,用这些礼物去行善很重要。当你这样做了,你就会看到你因付出得到的收获。
 

Jealous /?d?el?s/ adj. 妒忌的;吃醋的(be jealous of 嫉妒某人)

Unique /ju?ni:k/ adj. 唯一的,仅有的

Kindness /?ka?ndn?s/ n. 仁慈,善行

Loyal /?l???l/ adj. 忠贞的;忠诚的

Important /?m?p?:tnt/ adj. 重要的;权威的

 

美文

 

The third run is the true reality of life.

第三场比赛好比现实生活。
 

Sometimes you can be prepared. Sometimes you can go into a situation or relationship with all of the best intentions in the world.

有时候你有所准备,有时候你可能处于世界上最顺利的境遇之下或者最有希翼的一段关系之中。
 

Sometimes you can be the best “you” possible, but something will still go wrong. That is life.

有时候你是所能做到的最好的“你”,但是有时候仍然会出问题。这就是人生。
 

However, just like those four Jamaicans who crashed the sled, you can get up and finish the race. Always finish the race.

然而,就像那四个坠落雪橇的牙买加人,你可以爬起来完成比赛。永不放弃。
 

Reality /ri?æl?ti/ n. 事实;现实

Situation /?s?t?u?e??n/ n. (人的)情况;局面;形势

Relationship /r??le??n??p/ n. 关系;联系

Intention /?n?ten?n/ n. 意向;意图,目的

 

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