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[번역스쿨] 아내를 위한 선물

[예제 217] ① Ever wonder why superficial paper cuts often hurt more than serious cuts? The reason, doctors tell us, is that sensory nurve endings are close to the skin and are especially numerous on the hands. One square inch of skin on the hand contains about seventy-two feet of nerve fiber. So paper cuts irritate sensitive nerve endings. ② As a result, we feel pain out of proportion to the injury. Similarly, small cutting remarks from those close to us also cause a disproportionate amount of pain because we are unusually sensitive to people we love and respect. ③ An example: Knowing that his wife enjoyed watching the birds that visited their yard, a man decided to build a bird feeder as a surprise gift for her. He spent his free time designing it to hang from a tree in the yard. ④ His wife saw the bird feeder and said without thinking, “It’s too big. It’ll spoil the look of that corner.” The expression on her husband’s face showed her the pain her remark had caused.

③ An example: Knowing that his wife enjoyed watching the birds that visited their yard, a man decided to build a bird feeder as a surprise gift for her. He spent his free time designing it to hang from a tree in the yard.

(직역) 하나의 예이다. 그들의 마당을 방문하는 새들을 보는 것을 그의 아내가 즐긴다는 것을 알므로, 한 남자는 그녀를 위한 깜짝 선물로 새 먹이통을 만들기로 결심했다. 그는 마당에 있는 한 나무로부터 달리도록 그것을 설계하느라 그의 여가 시간을 보냈다.
(번역) 예를 들어보자. 한 남자는 자기 아내가 마당에 날아드는 새를 지켜보는 것을 좋아한다는 사실을 알고 아내에게 줄 깜짝 선물로 새 먹이통을 만들기로 결심했다. 그래서 새 먹이통을 마당에 있는 나무에 매달리도록 설계하느라 자신의 여가시간을 들였다.

④ His wife saw the bird feeder and said without thinking, “It’s too big. It’ll spoil the look of that corner.” The expression on her husband’s face showed her the pain her remark had caused.

(직역) 그의 아내가 그 새 먹이 통을 보고 생각 없이 말했다. “그것은 너무 크다. 그것은 저 모퉁이의 모습을 망칠 것이다.” 그녀의 남편의 얼굴 위의 표정은 그녀의 말이 일으킨 고통을 보여주었다.

(번역) 그러나 아내가 그 새 먹이통을 보고는 아무 생각 없이 이렇게 말했다. “저 새 먹이통이 너무 크군요. 저쪽 모퉁이의 전경을 망칠 것 같아요.” 그녀의 말이 일으킨 고통이 남편의 얼굴 표정에 생생하게 나타났다.

[Assignment]

[예제 218]

One reason we so often avoid change and settle for the status quo is that change involves loss. No matter how badly you want to get out of a situation, it usually involves losing something. In order to move on to something new, you must give up something. Whether the thing you are leaving behind is something that you cherish or despise, it is familiar to you. It may be a familiar routine, a lifestyle, a relationship, a job, or even an addiction. When you give up something, you will most likely feel some degree of sadness. Even some of the most celebrated events in your life involve loss. Graduations, weddings, births, new jobs, and relocations, no matter how exciting, signify the end of an era. With all new beginnings, something is left behind, and we often fear leaving the familiar to walk out into uncharted territories.
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