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2016-04-22 09:49:24

生米煮成熟饭 [引用]
fait ac·com·pli
?fet ?käm?plē,?fāt/
fait ac·com·pli. (f?t′ ä-k?m-plē′, fāt′). n. pl. faits ac·com·plis (f?t′ä-k?m-plē′, -plēz′, fāt′). An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.
a fait accompli (Google translate: 既成事实). ).“).“生米煮成熟饭” 翻译就更形象到位! 英语翻译成中文,要有文化的转型基础。
I got this word from Erich Segal's novel "Love Story" - Father Oliver Barrett III told the OB IV about his girlfriend Jennifer Caprilerali (Italian decendent) "What do you expect me to say? You present us with a fait accompli, don't you?" It's at dinner table in the Harvard Club - a place with heavy feeling, being there, I felt it (**) - looking those so much decorated things around and everyone there dressed up so formally and kept their shoulders back, held head high, showing their pride/dignity/-commanding respect - you picked up right away.
  1. a thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept.
    Etymology[edit]. Borrowing from French fait accompli (“an accomplished fact”), from fait (“a fact”) + accompli (“accomplished”).

    Fait accompli | Define Fait accompli at Dictionary.com


    Something that has already been done: “The company president did not discuss the new hiring policy with her board of directors; instead she put it into effect and presented the board with a fait accompli.” From French, meaning “an accomplished fact.”


    Fait accompli is a French phrase which means literally "an accomplished deed". It is commonly used to describe an action which is completed before those affected by it are in a position to query or reverse it. Perhaps the nearest English equivalent is a "done deal".


        ** Rakesh K. Jain is the Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School and Director of the E.L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology

    at the Massachusetts General Hospital. [1]

         He has mentored more than 200 graduate and postdoctoral students from over a dozen different disciplines. Jain's research findings are summarized in more than 600 publications, which

    have been cited more than 70,000 times (as of December, 2015).

    He was among the top 1% cited researchers in Clinical Medicine

    in 2014-15.[2] He serves or has served on advisory panels to government, industry and academia, and is a member of

    editorial advisory boards of 22 journals, including Nature

    Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. He has

    received more than 75 awards from engineering and medical professional societies/institutions, and is a member of the

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as all three

    branches of the US National Academies – the National Academy

    of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering and the

    National Academy of Sciences. In 2014, he was chosen as

    one of 50 Oncology Luminaries on the occasion of the 50th

    anniversary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.[3] In 2015,

    Jain received honorary doctorates from Duke University, KU Leuven, Belgium and IIT-Kanpur, India. In 2016, he received the National

    Medal of Science.[4]