My father used to talk fondly of his nine siblings . He used to mention again and again that I was unfortunate that I had only one sister. If I did not get along with her, if she married and left the nest, I would be alone. I used to envy him a little and wonder how nice it would be to have a houseful of brother; and sisters. I also used to wonder what it would be like to be an only child.


我父亲过去常常深情地谈论他的九个兄弟姐妹。他不断的提到,不幸的是,我只有一个妹妹。如果我和她相处得不好,或者如果她结婚了,离开了家,我就会孤身一人。我有点嫉妒他,想知道有一屋子的兄弟姐妹会有多好。我也曾想过成为独生子女会是什么样子。


 First of all, I would not have to share anything. I could have all my parents love, instead of dividing it by the number of children. I could ask for anything I want. My parents would probably dote on me. There would also be no hand-me-downs. I will not have to wear someone else's clothes. In the area of education, since my parents would spend all their money on me, I can reach out and study anything. My parents would probably send me to the best university in the world.


首先。不需要分享任何东西。我可以拥有我父母所有的爱,而不是除以孩子的数量。我想要什么都可以,我的父母可能会满足我,不会有人拒绝我。我不需要穿别人的衣服。在教育领域,因为我的父母会把所有的钱都花在我身上,我可以伸出手去学习任何东西。我的父母可能会送我去世界上最好的大学。


 The disadvantages of being an only child would be that I would be very lonely. After my parents leave the world, I will not have any blood relative left. I will not have anyone who will share with me the fond memories of our parents. That would be very sad. While growing up too, it would be nice having brothers and sisters. They will stand by you no matter what. I remember the time when my sister hurled herself like an angry tigress at a playground bully who hit me. when I was five years old and she was only four. I am not sure anyone but a sibling would have done that.

作为独生子女的缺点是我会很孤独。我的父母离开人世后,我将不会再有任何血亲了。我没有其他任何人与我分享我们父母的美好回忆。那将是非常悲哀的。在成长的过程中,有兄弟姐妹也很好。不管发生什么,他们都会支持你。我记得当我五岁的时候,当我在操场上被人欺负的时候,我的妹妹就像一个愤怒的母老虎一样冲过去。在我五岁的时候,她才四岁。我不确定除了兄弟姐妹以外,谁会这么做。


 I also think that if I grew up as an only child, I am likely to be selfish. I realize that the world is for sharing. I have seen one of my classmates behaving very selfishly and he is an only child. I certainly don't want to be him.

我也认为,如果我是独生子女,我很可能会自私。我意识到这是一个需要分享的世界。我见过一个非常自私的同学,他就是独生子。我当然不想做他。


On the whole, I think there are more disadvantages than advantages to being an only child.

总的来说,我认为作为独生子女的缺点要多于优点。