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Chinese translation: "就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.

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14:36 Mar 8, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
English term or phrase: sentence understand
"Like charging Death himself on his pale horse."His own skill, learned in the counting house, was in making tallies and accounts, not in turning phrases.
The sentence is quoted form Coeztee's Nobel Lecture, I wonder how to translate it into Chinese.Thanks for help.
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Chinese translation:"就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.
"就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.
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Ray Luo
3"就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.
Edward LIU



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turn of phrase noun [C usually singular]

2 the ability to express yourself well:
She has a nice turn of phrase which should serve her well in journalism.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

Ray Luo
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"就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.

"就像是与死神搏斗一样徒劳无功." 他的技能是在会计行学的,是用来算帐的,而不是用来写作的.

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