Citron 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

請問consumers’ lifestyle(S) ??

以下是我自己做的中翻英:

藉由以消費者生活型態為設計基礎,並整合上中游產業建立產銷合作平台,打造出具特色的友善時尚紡織品之產業價值鏈,延伸我國紡織產業鏈優勢。

Through incorporating consumers’ lifestyle into design and integrating upstream and midstream sectors to set up platforms for manufacturing and marketing, we strive to build a distinct industrial value chain for our friendly, fashion textile products and highlight the niches of Taiwanese textile industrial chain.

請問以上的consumers’ lifestyle是否應該改為:

(1) consumers’ lifestyles 或

(2) consumer lifestyle

我一直對這種用法有疑問。亦即:像這種情形,到底要不要用複數表示?還是說,根本不需要用所有格(consumers’)?我google了半天,各種用法都有耶。真是傷腦筋。

當然,若有哪位大大發現我的英譯有毛病,還請順便不吝指教。謝謝囉!

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Rjamesho大師:

謝謝您的指導!

因為中文原稿是如此冗長(其實我也讀得快喘不過氣來了耶),所以我的英譯就跟著走。現在我知道了,翻譯時要自己斷句、分段。

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  • 7 年前
    最佳解答

    一點點意見給您參考。讀起來,您的句子是一句廣告詞,或是宣告詞。但是,這麼長的中文,讀到最後都已經不知道是在說什麽了,更何況再翻成一句三哩長的英文。結果就是這麼長一句話只有一個主動詞“strive”,被許多分詞“participles”所包圍。可能讀者還沒讀到底已經迷失方向了J This is not a good communication style or technique; because no one is able to repeat this sentence to a third person. 是否可以把這句子分成兩到三句?Our design is guided by consumer lifestyle. It integrates the upstream manufacturing and midstream marketing sectors to create added values for the industry, with distinctive friendly fashion textile products. This design will further extend our leadership intextile industry. 1.用單數consumer作為集合名詞比較好唸又好記,用lifestyle也是同樣道理。所以我建議用Consumerlifestyle.2.用複數的values來取代“鏈”的觀念。Industry也應該已經包括“鏈”的觀念了。 如果您的老闆負擔得起我的費用,我可以做他的consultant project。如果負擔不起,他可以試試公主小姐。

  • Jason
    Lv 5
    7 年前

    (1) would be correct.

    What I believe to be interchangeable are in brackets.

    Through incorporating (the lifestyle of consumers/consumers' lifestyle) into design and integrating upstream and midstream sectors to set up platforms for manufacturing and marketing, we strive to build a distinct industrial value chain for our friendly, fashionable textile products and highlight the niches of Taiwanese textile (industrial chain/industry).

  • 7 年前

    ben******大大:

    哦,我是把niche解釋成「利基」,亦即「優勢」。然後加s,表示各種利基。

    2013-04-28 14:12:42 補充:

    ben******大大:

    就這樣而已?都不進來指導一下。想坐壁上觀?

  • 蕙安
    Lv 5
    7 年前

    niches? 是不是打錯呢?

    2013-04-28 14:01:24 補充:

    謝謝Citron大大,真不好意思,又學了一個用法。

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