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翻译研讨:2010-01-26WORDS AND THEIR STORIES - I Will Scratch Your Back If You Will Scratch Mine

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WORDS AND THEIR STORIES - I Will Scratch Your Back If You Will Scratch Mine

词语故事——如果你帮我挠背,我也会为你抓痒

Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

现在是VOA特殊英语节目“词语典故”。

There are many American expressions that use parts of the body. These include the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and even the heart. Today we will tell you some expressions that use other body parts - the back, shoulders and chest.

有许多美国的表达使用身体部分。这些包括眼睛、耳朵、鼻子、嘴甚至还有心脏。今天我们将告诉各位一些部分身体的表达后背、肩膀和胸膛。

When I am facing a lot of pressure at work, my back and neck will start to hurt. Sometimes, this tension is the result of too much work. I have too many things to do because my supervisor is on my back all the time. In other words, my employer is always telling me to do things.

当我在工作上面对众多压力时,我的背部和脖子将要疼痛。有时,这种紧张时工作太多的结果。我有太多的事情要做,因为我的领导一直在我背后。另一种说法,我的老板一直让我做事。

Sometimes, I want my employer to get off my back! I want her to stop criticizing me and making too many demands on my time. I can not say this, however. I would never turn my back on her and refuse to help when there is a need. If I did refuse to help, my supervisor might say bad things about me behind my back. She might criticize me when I am not present. This would surely be a stab in the back. It is never kind to unfairly harm or say bad things about other people.

有时我想让老板离开我的后背!我想让他在我的工作时间停止评价我或题太多要求。无论如何,这些我不能说。当有需要的时候,我从不把我的被转向他并且拒绝帮助。如果我拒绝帮助,我的领导可以说“背着我坏我”。当我缺勤时,他可以评价我。他确实是个刺头。关于其他人,他从不是一种不公平的伤害或说坏话。

Sometimes, when I am very productive in my job, my employer gives me a pat on the back. She praises my work. She might even say "I will scratch your back if you will scratch mine." This means she will do something for me, if I do something helpful for her in exchange. Such an offer usually comes straight from the shoulder. My supervisor has a very direct, open and honest way of speaking.

有时当我的工作富有成效时,我的老板会拍一下我的后背。他表扬我的工作。他可以甚至说:“如果你帮我挠背,我也会为你抓痒”。这个意思是如果我做的事情对他有帮助作为交换他也将为我做些事情。例如,一个提议通常直接来自肩膀。我的领导有一个非常直接、开放和诚实的说话方法。

I know that my employer carries a lot on her shoulders. She is responsible for many things at the office. And because she is so important, she sometimes gets to rub shoulders with the top officials. She gets to spend time with some very important people.

我知道我的老板承担了很多。在办公室他负责很多。因为他如此重要,有时他会和高层官员接触。他得喝一些重要的人们进行沟通。

I believe the top official values my superior. He never gives her the cold shoulder. He is never unfriendly to her. He always treats her like she is an important part of the organization.

我相信高层官员重视我的领导。他从不给我的领导脸色看。他从未不友好的对待我的领导。他一直像我的领导是组织里重要的部分那样款待我的领导。

I also value my supervisor. In fact, I think she is very effective in her job. Of course, I could yell my opinion at the top of my lungs, or as loudly as I possibly could. It might even feel good to get my emotions off my chest. It is always helpful to tell people how you feel so that your emotions do not trouble you.

 

我也尊重我的领导。实际上我认为在他的工作上他是非长有见地的。当然我能在我肺的上部喊出我的意见,或者尽我所能的大声喊。它甚至感觉良好去获得我内心感受。他总是帮助你告诉人们你的感受一边你的情绪不再困扰你。

But it is not necessary for me to praise my superior. Most of my co-workers feel the exact same way about her. So, I think I will just save my breath. I will keep silent because talking or repeating myself will not do any good.

但是不需要我去表扬我的上级。我们大部分同事关于他的感觉几乎相同。因此我只是保留想法。我将保持沉默,因为谈论或重复我自己没有任何好处。

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WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, in VOA Special English, was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.

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