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新东方英语美文背诵:让我们微笑吧

12-Let Us Smile

让我们微笑吧

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The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worthwhile,

那最能令生命变得有价值、付出最少而回报最多的东西,

That costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.

不过是一个令人开怀的微笑。

The smile that bubbles from the heart that loves its fellow men,

它发自热爱同胞之心,

Will drive away the clouds of gloom and coax the sun again.

会驱走心头的阴霾,让阳光重新普照。

It's full of worth and goodness, too, with manly kindness blent;

它充满价值和美好,混合着高尚的仁心善意;

It's worth a million dollars, and it doesn't cost a cent.

它价值连城但却不花分毫。

These is no room for sadness when we see a cheery smile;

当我们看到欢快的微笑,悲伤便无法立足;

It always has the same good look; it's never out of style;

它始终保持美好的面容,永不落伍;

It nerves us on to try again when failure makes us blue;

失败令我们沮丧烦闷,它使我们精神振作再次尝试;

The dimples of encouragement are good for me and you.

鼓励的笑靥令你我都受益匪浅。

It pays the highest interest--for it is merely lent;

它支付奇高无比的利息,只因它是借贷而来;

It's worth a million dollars, and it doesn't cost a cent.

它价值连城却不花分毫。

A smile comes very easy--you can wrinkle up with cheer,

微笑起来很容易——只需欢快地泛起笑纹,

A hundred times before you can squeeze out a salty tear;

你能微笑百次,却难挤出一滴咸泪;

It ripples out, moreover, to the heartstrings that will tug,

它的涟漪荡漾,拨动心弦,

And always leaves an echo that is very like a hug.

而且总会留下回音,犹如拥抱。

So, smile away! Folks understand what by a smile is meant;

那么,请继续微笑吧!人人都懂得微笑意味着什么;

It's worth a million dollars, and it doesn't cost a cent.

它价值连城但却不花分毫。

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