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Lecture #3: 15 Common Mistakes in Chinese-English Translation and How To Avoid Them

Lecture #3: 15 Common Mistakes in Chinese-English Translation and How To Avoid Them 第三讲座:汉英翻译十五大常见错误及其对策 Carl Gene Fordham 傅君恺 Beijing International Studies University 北京第二外国语学院 11 April 2018 2018年4月11日 If we accept that it is harder to translate into one’s foreign language than vice versa, then Chinese-into-English translation should be a key focus of translation schools in […]

Lecture #2: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students

Lecture #2: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students 第二讲座:趣谈中文翻译:一个推荐给初学者的翻译方法 Carl Gene Fordham Beijing International Studies University Monday 23 October 2017 傅君恺 北京第二外国语学院 2017年10月23日 You can watch it either on YouTube or Bilibili. 你可以在YouTube或者哔哩哔哩上观看讲座的视频。 YouTube: Chinese-English Translation: A Suggested Method for Beginning Students Bilibili (哔哩哔哩): 【傅君恺】趣谈中文翻译:一个推荐给初学者的翻译方法 Apologies Sorry this has taken over four months […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5

Part 5 is now ready for download! Enjoy.   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第五部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 5 here

What We Can Learn from Yang Wen’s “Lost in Translation”

I rarely do book reviews on this blog (in fact I think this is the first one!), but after coming across Yang Wen’s Lost in Translation: Common Errors in Chinese-English Translation (LifeRich Publishing, 2016) I felt compelled to share some of the more interesting parts of the book that might be useful for students. Yang […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第四批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第四部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 4 here

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3

Here’s the next batch – enjoy! 第三批已经写完了!   Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 下载傅君恺英语词汇表第三部 Download Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 3 here

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 2

Here’s the next batch of vocabulary I recommend my students learn. They represent the most common words used in everyday spoken and written English according to various corpora. 这是下一批我建议学生学习的词汇。按照各种语料库,它们代表日常生活中的英语口语和书面的最常用词语。 In preparing these lists I discovered that some of the most common words native speakers of English use every day are often completely unknown to Chinese […]

Carl’s Recommended English Vocabulary – Part 1

My students are always very interested in boosting their English vocabulary. However, I noticed that many of the vocabulary books published in China are of a poor quality – they are either full of Chinglish or don’t select the most practical words for students to learn. So I decided to create a few of my […]

Another 12 Common Errors in Chinese English Dictionaries

Here’s another 12 mistakes you might find in Chinese English dictionaries. The first blog I wrote on this topic can found here. 这篇文章是我另外收集的12个中英字典中常见错误。我写的第一篇相同题目的博客,可以在这里读到。   Please note that I have not included in these posts “standard” or “fixed” English translations of Chinese words that are frowned upon by native speakers of English. Take, for example, the […]

Random Trivia #12 – Interesting Conditions

Test your English and Chinese vocabulary level! See how many of these words you can guess. Today’s theme is interesting conditions. Here’s a tip: most of them (but not all) end in 病 bìng (“sickness”) or 症 zhèng (“disease”). Also note many of these are new and popular expressions in Chinese, and some do not […]