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扎克伯格给二女儿的一封信,为了你,我们愿改变世界

2017-09-16 17:14:00  每日学英语

  据报道,当地时间8月28日下午,社交网络巨头Facebook的创始人马克·扎克伯格(Mark Zuckerberg)及其妻子普莉希拉·陈(Priscilla Chan)宣布有了第二个孩子,夫妇两人将这个初临人世的女儿取名为奥古斯特(August),中文译名为“八月”。他晒出的一家四口幸福合影一时间成为全互联网最热门的新闻之一。而小扎写给自己小女儿的一封信也随之流传开来,引起人们的热烈讨论。一起来看看这封“家书”吧~

  

扎克伯格

 

Dear August,

亲爱的“小八月”:
 

  Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are soexcited to see who you will become.

  欢迎来到这个世界!我和你妈妈都非常期待看到你在这个世界所扮演的角色。
 

  When your sister was born, we wrote aletter about the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in — a world withbetter education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality.We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generationshould live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibilityto do our part to make that happen. Even though headlines often focus on what'swrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out. We're optimistsabout your generation and the future.

  当你的姐姐出生的时候,我们曾经写过一封信,描述了我们希望她成长的环境,现在对你,也是一样的。我们希望你们成长的这个世界,有更好的教育、更少的疾病、更繁荣的社会、以及人和人更为平等。我们同时也写道,随着科技的进步,你们这一代人将比我们有更好的生活,而我们将肩负实现这个愿景的使命。虽然现在媒体还在关注一些世界上的负面问题,我们仍然相信,正能量的东西将会胜出。我们对你们这一代,以及对未来,是非常乐观的。
 

  But rather than write about growing up, wewant to talk about childhood. The world can be a serious place. That's why it'simportant to make time to go outside and play.

  但与其告诉你如何成长,我和你妈妈更愿意聊聊你的童年。当你长大了,你一定会面对一个无比严肃、正经的世界,这就是为什么要趁着童年好好玩的原因。
 

  You will be busy when you're older, so Ihope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want inyour bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many timesyou start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ridethe carousel with Max until you've tamed every color horse. I hope you run asmany laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you takea lot of naps. I hope you're a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreamsyou can feel how much we love you.

  当你长大了,你会很忙,所以我希望现在的你,要多闻闻花香,把你喜欢的树叶子收集到小桶里。我希望你能尽情地阅读苏斯博士的书,然后自己创作关于Vipper和Vipp的故事。我希望你能和Max(大女儿)一起骑旋转木马,直到骑遍每一只彩色的小马。我希望你尽情地在家里的客厅和院子里疯跑,想跑几圈就跑几圈。然后,我还希望你能多多地睡觉,睡得安稳。我希望在你的每一个梦里,都能感受到爸妈对你的爱。
 

  Childhood is magical. You only get to be achild once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future. You've got usfor that, and we'll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is abetter place for you and all children in your generation.

  一个人的童年是很奇妙的,你只有一次当小孩的机会,所以,不要太担心你的未来,有我们呢!我们会为了你和其他的孩子,竭尽所能,改变这个世界。
 

  August, we love you so much and we're soexcited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love andthe same hope you give us.

  “小八月”,我们很爱你!我们也很兴奋,因为我们将一同在这个世界冒险。希望你的一生都充满快乐和爱,正如你带给我们的一样。
 

Love,

Mom and Dad

爱你的,

妈妈、爸爸
 

扎克伯格