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07:08 Aug 11, 2004
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:It's counterintuitive to a lot of students.
Connie Sadler, director of IT security at Brown University, says one of her biggest challenges is convincing students that their brand-new machines may already need several hours worth of updates. "It's counterintuitive to a lot of students. But if that computer shipped from the manufacturer three months ago, it's already vulnerable coming out of the box," she says.
Explanation: Very simple Chinese, but that's what it means. If something is counterintuitive, it goes against common sense, and the result is that people have a hard time believing it, even if you explain it thoroughly.
The usual caveat (I am not a native Chinese speaker) of course applies.