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给加拿大Ling写中国神话

作者:茉莉清茶Jasmine  于 2010-10-18 18:16 发表于 最热闹的华人社交网络--贝壳村

通用分类:流水日记|已有5评论

因为我经常给伊恩和玛格丽特讲中国故事,尤其中国节日故事,我给他们讲过除夕传说、七夕牛郎织女、中秋嫦娥奔月,还有很多中国古代爱情故事比如孔雀东南飞、梁山伯和祝英台等等。玛格丽特每会和加拿大的儿子儿媳通电话时,总会再复述一遍,一来二往,玛格丽特的儿媳Ling就感兴趣。某天,Ling和大家视频聊天时候,问我可否用英文把这些中国故事写下来,她好讲给其他人听,如果英文有困难,叫伊恩帮助我。我答应下来,虽说不容易,但能传播中国文化毕竟是好事。于是我借用翻译软件挤牙膏挤了几个故事出来,写完让伊恩检查拼写和语法错误。第一个故事就是后羿射日,如下表述:

      

The  Ten  Suns  后羿射日

 Longlong time ago,there was  God named Jade Emperor who lived in the heavens,he had ten sons,they were ten suns.Every morning,one of the suns would take its turn to rise in the east, and travel westwards across the sky. Along the way,the sun’s fire would give warmth and light to the land.the sun’s journey would take it to the far west. Then,just as the day ended,the sun would dip behind mountain in west and disappear. The people lived very happy with one sun’fire.

One night,one sun said something funny when his turn rising in the world,other suns all wanted to go out next day.They argued again and again,at last they decided to go together tomorrow.The next moring, it wasn’t just one sun that rose in the east but ten. The ten suns rose into the sky and looked down.They become brighter and brighter.The ten suns burned everything,the rivers had dried up,crops and animals were dead.

The  people were in despair,they would all die soon if the suns weren’t stopped. They prayed to the Jade Emperor for help. So the Jade Emperor talked to one hero called HouYi in the heavens :’ you must not harm any of my children, use your magic bow and arrows to scare them back to mountain in west,let them go home.’

HouYi came to earth,he tried to scrare the ten suns. But the ten suns did n’t listen,they thought it was so funny that everything was burned. They even laughed at HouYi. HouYi looked around at the scorched lands,he realized he must do something to rescue the poor people. He lifted his magic bow and fitted an arrow,he took aim but to kill the ten suns. One by one,the suns fell from the sky until just a single sun left. The last sun was so scrared and begged Houyi not to kill him,he would do his best for warming  earth everyday. Houyi lowered his bow and said :’ I should let last sun do his job.’

The world slowly returned to normal. Once again,rivers flowed,plants grew and animals walked in the woods. People went on with their daily lives.

 The Jade Emperor was furious with HouYi, he decided to punished HouYi. HouYi and his beautiful wife Chang E were forced to live on earth as mortals.

      The end.


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5 回复 AWE 2010-10-18 20:11
这样几个神话故事写下来,你的英文估计就是专家级别的了。
3 回复 rongrongrong 2010-10-18 20:18
佩服
5 回复 Matney 2010-10-19 01:50
佩服你, 等到我家这个加拿大的美国人犯错误的时候, 惩罚的理由是吧他踢回加拿大去, 让他去好好学习中国文化哈.
3 回复 茉莉清茶Jasmine 2010-10-20 21:07
Matney: 佩服你, 等到我家这个加拿大的美国人犯错误的时候, 惩罚的理由是吧他踢回加拿大去, 让他去好好学习中国文化哈.
5 回复 茉莉清茶Jasmine 2010-10-20 21:21
AWE: 这样几个神话故事写下来,你的英文估计就是专家级别的了。
其实就挤了一两个,再也挤不出来了,尽管都是抄翻译器的。

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