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English term or phrase:digitalia
Chinese translation:软件
Entered by: Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.
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21:52 Aug 11, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
English term or phrase: digitalia
FALL 2003: There's a snap in the air and a backpack on every college-bound bod. Along with their minifridges and tabletop stereo systems, students returning to campuses from coast to coast are lugging their laptop or desktop computers—machines that decidedly did not spend the summer being patched, updated, or otherwise kept free of viruses, spyware and other sinister digitalia.
已查到英文解释,不知有没有现成的中文译名?
digitalia noun.
Computer hardware and software and other organs of digital technology, taken as a whole.
clearwater
China
Local time: 14:08
祘Α (as in ㄤ碿┦祘Α)
Explanation:
In this case, "digitalia" is just a fancy word for "software" or "computer code". There is no need to specifically translate it into Chinese if you do not wish to; otherwise, just use 硁砰 or 祘Α.

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Note added at 37 mins (2004-08-11 22:30:21 GMT)
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For you GB fans out there, that\'s 程式 or 软体,as in 其他恶性程式.

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Note added at 38 mins (2004-08-11 22:31:38 GMT)
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BTW, in this case \"digitalia\" cannot mean hardware, because the idea is that since the computer was not patched or updated (software fixes), it might have sinister digitalia. A good example of a native writer mis-using (slightly) a word, although most readers would understand the intent, I believe.
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Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.
Local time: 02:08
Grading comment
谢谢!
试译:恶意软件
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5祘Α (as in ㄤ碿┦祘Α)
Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.


  

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祘Α (as in ㄤ碿┦祘Α)


Explanation:
In this case, "digitalia" is just a fancy word for "software" or "computer code". There is no need to specifically translate it into Chinese if you do not wish to; otherwise, just use 硁砰 or 祘Α.

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Note added at 37 mins (2004-08-11 22:30:21 GMT)
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For you GB fans out there, that\'s 程式 or 软体,as in 其他恶性程式.

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Note added at 38 mins (2004-08-11 22:31:38 GMT)
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BTW, in this case \"digitalia\" cannot mean hardware, because the idea is that since the computer was not patched or updated (software fixes), it might have sinister digitalia. A good example of a native writer mis-using (slightly) a word, although most readers would understand the intent, I believe.

Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.
Local time: 02:08
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Grading comment
谢谢!
试译:恶意软件
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