有声名著《格列佛游记》63:第12章 到慧骃国的航行(4)

普特英语听力 www.cocomx.com 作者:admin

来源:

2016-6-21 14:31

有声名著《格列佛游记》63:第12章 到慧骃国的航行(4)

00:00

有声名著《格列佛游记》63:第12章 到慧骃国的航行(4)

My Houy master was very interested in me,and as soon as I could speak the language,he asked me to explain where I had come from.
我的慧骃主人对我很感兴趣,一旦我会说他们的话,他就请我解释我是从哪儿来的。

Well,master,I neighed,I've come from a country on the other side of the world.And you may not believe this,but in my country all the important people look like Yahoos.
好的,主人,我嘶叫,我是从在世界的另一边的国家来的。也许你不信,在我的国家所有的重要人物都看起来像耶胡。

But how is that possible?he asked gently.Your Houys surely wouldn't allow unintelligent creatures like Yahoos to control the country.
可是那怎么可能呢?他温柔地问我,你们慧骃肯定不会允许愚蠢的耶胡来控制国家。

It may seem strange,I agreed,but you see,I was surprised to find that in this country the Houys are the sensitive and intelligent creatures.
也许这看起来有点奇怪,我表示赞同,可是你看,我发现在这个国家里慧骃是理智而智慧生物也很吃惊。

And if I'm lucky enough to return home,I'll tell my friends all about it.But I'm afraid they may accuse me of lying.
如果我运气好能回到家,我会把这些都告诉我的朋友,不过我担心他们会说我在撒谎。

My master looked quite worried.What is lying?he asked.
我的主人看得出来相当担心。什么是撒谎?他问。

In their language there is no word which means telling lies,and my master had great difficulty in understanding me.I tried to explain.
在他们的语言中没有撒谎一词,我的主人要理解我很困难。我尝试着解释。

Oh,he answered,still unsure.But why does anyone tell a lie?There's no reason for doing it.
噢,他回答,仍然不能肯定,可是为什么要撒谎呢?没有理由那样做。

We use language in this country in order to understand each other,and to give and receive information.If you don't tell the truth,how can people understand each other?
在这个国家我们用语言来相互理解,发出和接收信息。如果你们不说真相,人们怎么能相互理解呢?

关于《格列佛游记》格列佛讨好国王和王后的几种方法—他表现了他的音乐才能—国王询问关于英国的情况,格列佛就此所做的叙述—国王的意见。