Category Archives: Glossaries
Units of Measurement Commonly Used in Australia with Translations into Chinese
I just made a new glossary. I hope students, teachers and practitioners of translation and interpreting in Australia find it useful! Units of Measurement Commonly Used in Australia with Translations into Chinese 《澳大利亚常用计量单位英汉翻译列表》 Download the PDF here.
Australian Government Departments and Agencies with Translations into Chinese
I just made a new glossary. I hope students, teachers and practitioners of translation and interpreting in Australia find it useful! Australian Government Departments and Agencies with Translations into Chinese 《澳大利亚政府部门和机构英汉翻译列表》 Download the PDF here.
Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)
As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]
An Introduction to Criminal Law Terms in English and Chinese (+ Glossary)
The following is an introduction to commonly used terms in criminal law (刑法) that I’ve collected over the years of translating and teaching interpreting. The focus is mainly on vocabulary common in Australian and British law. At the end of this post is a glossary of all the terms mentioned (150 in total!) Disclaimer: I […]
135 Personalities in Mandarin and English
100 Personalities in Mandarin with English Translations 乐观 lèguān – optimistic 悲观 bēiguān – pessimistic 内向 nèixiàng – introverted 外向 wàixiàng – extroverted 自信 zìxìn – self-confident 豁达 huòdá – 1. optimistic 2. open-minded 风趣 fēngqù – witty 忠诚 zhōngchéng – loyal 谨慎 jǐnshèn – cautious 耿直 gěngzhí – honest and just
375 Diseases, Disabilities and Disorders in English and Chinese
Since I kept having to add more and more diseases to 110 Diseases, Disabilities and Disorders in English and Chinese, I thought I’d make a separate post with 100 or so more diseases for readers who want a more comprehensive glossary. Enjoy! 375 Diseases, Disabilities and Disorders in English and Chinese Acne: 痤疮；挫疮；粉刺；青春痘 Addiction: […]
Modern Weapon Vocabulary in English and Chinese
I’ve compiled here a list of the most common modern weapon vocabulary in English, along with their corresponding translations in Mandarin. This may be useful in boosting your defense-related vocabulary which comes up often in news articles and creative writing. Modern Weapon Vocabulary in English and Chinese air gun: 汽枪 ammunition: 弹药 anti-aircraft: 高射的 […]
12 Illicit Drugs in English and Chinese
The following is a list I’ve collected of the most common illicit drugs in the West, including both the English names, and Chinese translations and pinyin. This collection should be useful for translating and interpreting students practicing in legal, police and medical contexts. I would recommend you learn all of this vocabulary if you want […]
49 Trades, Crafts and Occupations in English and Chinese
The following is a glossary of trades (手艺), crafts (工艺) and occupations (职业) in English and Chinese. Basically it’s a run-down of the most common courses you can study at TAFE (or any technical college around the world). The name of the trade/occupation is provided, along with the position title. Professions (e.g. law, medicine, accounting, […]
Essential Disability Vocabulary in English and Mandarin
Today’s topic is disabilities, and Bo and I have presented here a pretty good outline of the most important vocabulary items you’ll need in interpreting in disability contexts. If you have any additions please let me know in the comments section!