Learning: a Lifelong Career-终身职业

As food is to the body, so is learning to the mind. Our bodies grow and muscles develop with the intake of food. Likewise, we should keep learning day by day to maintain our mental power and expand our intellectual capacity.

本段重点:

  1. As sth. is to sth, so is sth. to sth. 正如…之于…,就像…之于…
  2. intake 吸收,摄取
  3. Likewise = in the same way, 同样的道理
  4. keep doing sth. 保持做…
  5. mental power 脑力
  6. intellectual capacity 智力

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翻译:

学习之于心灵,就像食物之于身体一样。摄取了适量的营养食物,我们的身体得以生长而肌肉得以发达。同样地,我们应该日复一日不断地学习以保持我们敏锐的心智能力,并扩充我们的智力容量。

Constant learning supplies us with fuel for driving us to sharpen our power of reasoning, analysis, and judgment. Continuous learning is the best way to keep pace with the times in the information age.

本段重点:

  1. supply/provide/offer sb. with sth. 为…提供…
  2. driving … to 驱动做…  driving force 动力
  3. keep pace with the times 与时俱进

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翻译:

不断的学习提供我们用不尽的燃料,来驱使我们磨利我们的推理、分析和判断的能力。持续的学习是在信息时代中跟时代并驾齐驱的最稳当的方法。

It is a common misunderstanding to regard school as the only place for the acquisition of knowledge. On the contrary, learning should be an endless process, from the cradle to the grave. With the world changing so fast, stopping learning for just a few days will make a person lag behind.

本段重点:

  1. regard sth. as sth. 把…看成
  2. acquisition of knowledge 获取知识
  3. On the contrary 与之相反
  4. endless 无止境的
  5. from the cradle to the grave 从摇篮到坟墓, 即 从生到死. is the cradle of …的摇篮
  6. lag behind 落后;

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翻译:

视学校为汲取知识的唯一场所是种常见的谬误。相反地,学习应该是一种无终止的历程,从生到死。由于世界一直快速地在变化,只要学习停顿数日就将使人落后。

Lack of learning will inevitably lead to the stagnation of the mind, or even worse, its fossilization. Therefore, to stay mentally young, we have to take learning as a lifelong career.

本段重点:

  1. inevitably [ɪnˈevɪtəbli] 不可避免地;必然地;意料之中
  2. lead to  = result in = cause 导致;
  3. stagnation 停滞;滞止;萧条;迟钝;经济中常用词: grow slow down :增速放缓;depression:衰退,萧条;
  4. fossilization 石化; xxxx+ization …化
  5. take sth. as sth. 把…当作…

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翻译:

缺少学习将不可避免地导致心灵的停滞,甚至更糟地,使其僵化。因此,为了保持心理年轻,我们必须将学习当作一生的事业。

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