研英翻译演练(23)

研英翻译演练(23)

正文:

these committees are made up of persons representing diverse interest and knowledge who volunteer to participate in coats-off,sleeves-up,pencils-out drafting sessions and committee deliberations.

要点:

由who引导的定语从句who volunteer to participate in coats-off,sleeves-up,pencils-out drafting sessions and committee deliberations和其先行词persons被representing diverse interests and knowing分割。定语从句子中的coats-off在这里是说“脱下外套”,sleeves-up是说“卷起袖子”,pencils-out是说“拿出铅笔”这些指开会时各人的姿态,表示在紧张工作。

参考译文:

这些委员会是由代表不同利益的集团和知识阶层的人组成的。这些人脱下上衣,卷起袖子,拿出铅笔,自愿参加起会议和委员会的审议工作。