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也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Today we are dedicating a whole episode to discussing the translation of just one word: 社会 shèhuì, “society”. Like many modern concepts (economy, science, culture, etc.) the exact term did not exist natively in the Chinese language. As a result, it is used very differently in Chinese as compared to English, which can create […]
也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 In this week’s podcast on Chinese-English translation, I discuss some of the tricky terminology you’ll encounter when dealing with texts on China’s cultural heritage.
也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 For many translators, the names of people, places, and organizations are not a big challenge. However, when translating between Chinese and English, they can be very time-consuming to deal with. In this week’s podcast, I explore some of the common issues and offer advice to beginning and advanced translators alike.
也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 狗血 gǒuxuè, gǒuxuě, gǒuxiě 2.接地气 jiē dìqì 3. 外协 wàixié 4. 翻车 fānchē 5. 屌丝 diǎosī 6. ASMR /ˌeɪɛsɛmɑːr/ 7. keyboard warrior /ˈkiːbɔːd ˈwɒrɪə/ 8. feels /fiːls/ 9. doomscrolling /duːm ˈskrəʊlɪŋ/ 10. dog whistling /dɒɡ ˈwɪs(ə)lɪŋl/
也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 巨嬰 jùyīng 2.天菜 tiāncài 3. 背锅 bēiguō 4. 奇葩 qípā 5. 山寨 shānzhài 6. ghost /ɡəʊst/ (v.) 7. misinformation /ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ 8. disinformation /ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ 9. neurodiversity /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dɪˈvəːsɪti/ 10. unicorn /ˈjuːnɪkɔːn/
Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a representative from the Chinese space program. Your translation will be used by mainstream media from around the Anglosphere. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #20 – Achievements of China’s Space Program (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation
Briefing During a brief stay in British Columbia, you have been asked to interpret at a conference on Canadian law. Among the attendees is a delegation visiting from China. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #19 – Legal Aid in BC (English-into-Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation
也可以通过喜马拉雅收听。 Words of the Week 1. 備胎 bèitāi 2. 薅羊毛 hāoyángmáo 3. 奧利給 àolìgěi 4. 賣萌 màiménɡ 5. 魔性 móxìng 6. salty /ˈsɔːlti/ 7. hopeium /ˈhəʊpɪəm/ 8. copium /ˈkəʊpɪəm/ 9. mic drop /mʌɪk drɒp/ 10. game changer /ɡeɪm ˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒə/
（视频配有中文字幕） In this video I present my paper titled, “Documentary, Interpretive, and Expressive Issues in James Legge’s Translation of the Liji (Book of Rites)” at “A Crisis, or a New Direction? Reconsidering the Translation of Chinese Philosophy” hosted by Lingnan University, 9-10 May, 2021. 也可以通过哔哩哔哩观看。
（在中国境内的同学可以上哔哩哔哩观看） Have you ever come across a Chinese character you have no idea how to read? In this tutorial I show you four methods to type an unknown hanzi on your computer or mobile device. Hope you find this useful!遇到生僻字怎么办？我今天与大家分享四个方法来打出一个你不会念的汉字，希望对你们有所帮助！