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Half girl, half woman

[ 2014-10-22 09:30] 来源:中国日报网     字号 [] [] []  
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Half girl, half woman

I am just a half-woman now. 请教地道翻译


Things don't change, we change. Once I was a little girl with many dreams. As time goes, I have grown and lost many dreams. But I still keep smile, keep open to all new things every day. Half girl, half woman. Is it me, or not?


half girl, half woman 指的是自强、自立,有自己的追求和标准,不会依附在男人的身上的女人,有一个女生的心,同时又有自己喜欢的事业的女人。”

My comments:

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

That is a quote from the Christian Bible (1 Corinthians 13:11, King James Version). In our example the speaker talks more or less about the same thing – she’s growing up, from a starry-eyed little girl to a young woman.

And as a result, she’s giving up some of the childish traits she used to have, such as losing some of her naïve dreams about how the world should be.

In other words, she’s more realistic than before.

She’s retained a girl’s smile and curiosity, though – for the time being.

For the time being, she is, in her own words, half girl, half woman.

Let’s hope she remains that way throughout her adult life. As one grows older, one does stop acting childish. That is as it should be.

However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be child-like, retaining a child-like curiosity, simplicity and genius – to grasp new things quickly and seemingly effortlessly.

For being child-like is ultimately how nature works its wonders.

Be child-like, that is, not childish.

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About the author:

Zhang Xin(张欣) has been with China Daily since 1988, when he graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Write him at: zhangxin@chinadaily.com.cn, or raise a question for potential use in a future column.