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01月

绘本翻译——《What to do?what to do?》

发布者:一如心苇

没想到这本内容还挺长,花了不少时间,一直拖啊拖,今天终于完成了T A T
主角苏菲婆婆听起来好像是哈尔的移动城堡里的苏菲,这位苏菲婆婆也是善良、可爱又机智哦。
故事还是蛮有趣的,大家轻松看一看吧~
有疏漏、不到位的地方还请大家多提建议:)

《What to do?what to do?》

Old Sophie lived all alone.Her days were long and lonely.
She talked to her cow.She talked to her cabbages.
She talked to her pots,her pans,her flowers,her furniture.
But,of course, she got no answer.

苏菲婆婆一个人生活,过着漫长而又孤单的日子。
她和她养的牛儿说话,和她种的卷心菜说话。
她和家里的罐子、平底锅和家具说话。
当然啦,她听不到任何回应。

Every day,Sophie put on her bright orange hat and her shawl with the floppy fringe and went to the well for water.
One morning, she saw birds nearby."Nice birdies,sweet birdies."called Sophie.
And they seemed to call back! "Nice lady, sweet lady."
Sophie was delighted. All aflutter, she ran to the cottage.
"I all feed the dears!" she said.
每天,苏菲婆婆都会戴上亮橙色的帽子、披上垂着流苏的披巾,然后到井边去打水。
一天清晨,她在水井旁看见几只鸟儿。
“美丽的小鸟儿,可爱的小鸟儿。”苏菲和它们打招呼。
鸟儿们好像回应了苏菲的话!“美丽的女士,可爱的女士。”
苏菲高兴地有些飘飘然了,她跑回了自己的小屋。
“我要给小家伙们喂些东西吃!”她说道。

Sophie baked bread as sweet as cake and as goden as the setting sun.
She scattered crumbs all around and waited.
The birds came flocking.
"Nice lady, sweet lady." they twittered and tweeted.
They perched on Sophie's shoulder and ate from her hand.
Sophie loved it.
苏菲烘焙出了香甜如蛋糕、金黄如落日的面包。
她把面包掰碎后洒在地上,然后等待着。
不一会儿,鸟儿们成群地飞了过来。
“美丽的女士,可爱的女士。”它们叽叽喳喳地叫着,停落在苏菲的肩膀上,吃她手中的面包屑。
苏菲很喜欢这种感觉。

Sophie baked more bread.
The birds called their friends, and they came flocking.
They sat on Sophie's hat and squeezed onto her shoulders.
They picked and pecked and gobbled up every crnmb.
苏菲烤了更多的面包。
鸟儿呼唤它们的同伴聚集而来。
它们啄起面包屑,然后吞食地一干二净。

Soon birds from all over knew the old woman who wore the bright orange hat and the shawl with the floppy fringe.
But there was no more "Nice lady, sweet lady."
They filled the trees and lined the fence, screeching.
They sat on the porch and paced 
没过多久,各处的鸟儿都知道了这么一位老婆婆——她戴着亮橘色的帽子、穿着垂有流苏的披巾。
但是再也听不到它们喊:“美丽的女士,可爱的女士”了。
鸟儿们挤在树上和栅栏上厉声尖叫,或者盘踞在门廊和屋顶上不停聒噪。
可怜的苏菲被它们团团包围,手中的每片面包屑都被粗暴地抢走了。

Sophie scolded them gently."Now, now. No bitting, no scratching, no shoving."
The birds paid no attention.
They filled the air with flapping wings and caws and hoots.
It was noisy, and there was never enough bread.
苏菲温和地呵斥它们:“好了,好了!别啄了,别抢了,别挤了。”
鸟儿们却毫不理会。
空中布满了它们扑扇翅膀和吱喳乱叫的声音,真是一片嘈杂。
苏菲已经没有足够的面包给它们了。

Sophie tried to keep the peace.
She baked more and more, filling the air with a wonderful aroma.
It floated over the countryside, all the way to the village.
The people sniffed the air and smiled.
"Who can be baking such sweet-smelling bread?" they asked one another.
苏菲婆婆试图解决这个麻烦。
她烘烤了更多、更多的面包,整个儿空中都洋溢着美妙的香气。
香气飘过了郊野,一直飘到了村庄里。
村里的人们嗅到了香味儿,微笑着。
他们互相打听:“是谁烤出了这么香甜的面包?”

Back at the cottage, Sophie had no smile.
What she had was flour on her shoes, flour on her floor, and flour on her elbows.
She was weary of kneading and baking, kneading and baking.
But the greedy birds demanded more.Screech, squawk, caw, hoot.

What to do? What to do?

"Please, birdies," she pleaded, "no pestering. Please, birdies." She begged, "no shouting."
The birds paid no attention.
回到小屋的苏菲婆婆已经没有了笑容。
鞋子、地板,连她的眉毛都沾上了面粉。
揉面团、烤面包,揉面团、烤面包。。。她已经厌烦这些了。
可那些贪婪的鸟儿还是“吱吱—喳喳—嘎嘎—咕咕”地叫,索取个没完没了。

怎么办?该怎么办?

“求你们啦,小鸟儿。”苏菲婆婆哀求道,“别再纠缠了!求求你们了,小鸟儿。”她继续乞求道,“别再

吵闹了!”
鸟儿们依然毫不理睬。

They followed Sophie everywhere.
They followed when she went to milk her cow 
and tend her garden.
苏菲婆婆到哪儿,鸟儿们就跟到哪儿。
给奶牛挤奶的时候,它们跟着。
去花园摘菜的时候,它们跟着。(文字部分没有“摘菜”,但是画面上有表现)

They followed when she went to the village for more flour.
"What to do? What to do?" Sophie worried every step of the way.
苏菲婆婆到村子里买面粉的时候,鸟儿们也跟着。
“怎么办?该怎么办?”每走一步,苏菲婆婆都忧心忡忡。

When the people saw Sophie with her large sack of flour, one of tem asked," Do you beke the bread that fills the air with 

such sweet smells?"
"Yes," Sophie replied," I bake bread for the birds."
"Would you bake bread for us, too?" asked a child.
Sophie looed uo. The birds circled impatiently overhead.
"Sorry," said Sophie." I can hardly keep up with the birds."
She hurried on her way.
当人们看到抱着一大袋面粉的苏菲婆婆时,一位村民问道:“是你烤了香喷喷的面包吗?连空气里都是香味

儿。”
“是的。”苏菲答道,“我是为鸟儿烤的面包。”
“你能给我们也烤些面包吗?”一个小孩儿问。
苏菲抬头看看,鸟儿们正在上空不安分地盘旋着。
“真抱歉!”苏菲说,“我连它们都快应付不过来了。”
她急匆匆地上路了。

And the birds followed.
What to do? What to do?
鸟儿们紧紧跟着。
怎么办?该怎么办?

Shortly, Sophie saw a wagon coming down the road with a sign that read:

[ Too many problems?
  Don't know what to do?
  Ask Velma
  Seer, sage,and confidential adviser ]

Leaning from the wagon was Velma herself. "Tell your fortune, good mother?" she crooned." Solve your problem?
没过多久,苏菲婆婆看见一辆马车从小路驶来,马车上有块标牌,
上面写着:

          麻烦太多?
          不知道该怎么办?
          来问薇尔玛
          ——一位预言家、智者和可靠的建议人

从马车里斜探出身子的正是薇尔玛本人。<

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