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[翻译]AS IT IS - Dr. Seuss Honored on World Book Day

来源:慢速英语   时间:2017-03-03 09:25:53

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On Thursday, many people were remembering the American writer Theodore Seuss Geisel – better known as “Dr. Seuss.”

周四很多人都在纪念美国作家西奥多·塞斯·盖泽尔(Theodore Seuss Geisel),人称“苏斯博士”。

Geisel is one of the world’s most famous authors of books for children.

盖泽尔是全球最有名的儿童书作家之一。

March 2 would have been his 113th birthday. He was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He died in 1991.

3月2日他该有113岁了。他于1904年出生在马萨诸塞州的斯普林菲尔德市,并于1991年与世长辞。

In his honor, March 2 is known as both “Dr. Seuss Day” and, in many places, “World Book Day.” The aim of the observance is to celebrate literature and urge children around the world to read.

为了纪念他,3月2日被称为“苏斯博士日”,在很多地方也被称之为“世界图书日”。这一纪念活动的目的是为了颂扬文学作品,并督促世界各地的孩子阅读。

On Thursday, the hashtags #DrSeuss and #WorldBookDay were two of the top trending topics on Twitter.

周四这天,“苏斯博士”和“世界图书日”这两个标签成为了推特上的主要热门话题。

Dr. Seuss is known for his fantastical and humorous books for young children. His books are filled with colorful pictures and fun rhymes. Dr. Seuss' works include “The Cat in the Hat, ”Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Lorax.”

苏斯博士以奇幻和幽默的儿童书籍出名。他的作品充满了丰富多彩的图片和有趣的童谣。苏斯博士的作品包括《戴帽子的猫》、《绿鸡蛋和火腿》以及《罗拉克斯》。

Dr. Seuss helped generations of children learn to read - and to love reading. His books have been published in some 20 languages.

苏斯博士帮助几代孩子学会阅读并爱上读书。他的作品被以20来种语言出版。

Many people used “World Book Day” to express thanks for Dr. Seuss’ books. One person tweeted “Thank you for making life more colorful.”

很多人使用“世界图书日”的标签表达对苏斯博士的作品的热爱。一名用户发推写道,“谢谢你让我的生活更加丰富多彩。”

Others honored other favorite authors, including Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak and JK Rowling.

还有人纪念了其他受人喜爱的作家,包括罗尔德·达尔(Roald Dahl)、莫里斯·桑塔克(Maurice Sendak)以及罗琳(JK Rowling)。

For bookworms, however, every day may seem like #WorldBookDay. A “bookworm” is an informal name for someone who loves to read.

然而对读书迷来说,每天都像是世界图书日。读书迷是对喜欢阅读的人士的非正式称呼。

As one person tweeted, “in my world, every day is World Book Day.”

正如有人发推写道,“在我的世界里,每天都是世界图书日。

If you missed out on World Book Day, you will have another chance later this year to celebrate books and reading. The United Nations marks World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. That is the date that several of the world’s greatest writers died. They include England’s William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes of Spain.

如果你错过了世界图书日,今年晚些时候你还有机会庆祝书籍和阅读。联合国把4月23日定为世界图书和版权日。这是几位全球最伟大作家逝世的日子,其中包括英国的威廉·莎士比亚(William Shakespeare)以及西班牙的米格尔·德·赛万提斯(Miguel de Cervantes)。

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Dan Friedell.

Words in This Story

author - n. a person who has written something

fantastical - adj. related to fantasy

rhyme - n. one of two or more words or phrases that end in the same sounds