"Yes. I had considered that," S managed thinly.
managed thinly ---是什麼意思呢?
下下文是 (S/G是人的姓氏) S先生...G小姐
"I mentioned Miss G. You told me she'd learned all the potions she'll need to brew to assist Poppy. If you're managing to work together, you might consider making her an assistant for your research.""Yes. I had considered that," S managed thinly. "She's agreed to work with me, so long as it helps her NEWTS score.謝謝大家
我個人認為 : 並不勉強/強求
They discussed nothing in particular for some time, until S was tapping his fingers on the overstuffed arm of his chair and beginning to feel the need for the loo.
"And how are you and Miss G getting on?" Dumbledore asked out of the blue.
"I beg your pardon?"
"Ah, yes. The bane of seventh-years everywhere. Well, then. Miss G appears to be dealing as well as can be expected with her extraordinary circumstances. She'll no doubt cope just dandy with the baby."
It was the jovial use of 'dandy' that made his palms itch with the urge to strangle the old wizard. "Cope, you say. That foolish girl! I offered her anything, and she wants better NEWTS scores."
I offered her anything, and she wants better NEWTS scores."
- prisoner26535Lv 79 年前最佳解答
Yeh, an interesting question long time coming, especially from a fellow Potter fan.
Here is what I think:
1. let's start with the word "managed" - this word typically implies certain degree of uncertainty, unwillingness or struggling, physically or mentally. For examples:
+ he managed to finish the task all by himself in a day - meaning, I don't know how but he did it;
+ she managed to squeeze a cup of catchup from an empty bottle - meaning, she work it very hard;
+ the little girl managed to give her grandma a kiss and ran away - meaning, she forced herself to do it;
2. now the word "thinly" - to me, thinly = lightly. So, your passage can actually be written:
"Yes. I had considered that," Severus managed [to say it] lightly... meaning, Severus is timid, quiet, and shy;
3. The wording is to show:
+ Severus' dislike of Hermione
+ Non-confrontational and shy personality of Severus
+ Severus' respect (? arguably) on Dumbledore.
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+ Severus is struggling to pretend to consider taking Hermione as his research assistant.
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- Cara-GeoLv 59 年前
用 manage 來形容回覆,常是想表達這個回覆的內容對發言的人來說,是需要經驗一番努力,要下一點功夫才行.
如 prisoner26535 大師所言,在這句中, S 不大喜歡G,但看在D的面子,回應說會考慮. 但他打從心裡實在不認同,所以這個回應是有點作作的,表面功夫做的很薄(thin),顯的很勉強.
- chenLv 79 年前
譯意不錯 [+ ]
- 河小豚Lv 79 年前
"我提到小姐 G.你告訴我她得知她需要協助罌粟 brew 的所有藥劑。如果你管理一起工作，你可能會考慮使她為你的研究助理。
- 天助人助自助Lv 69 年前
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