n Anita Desai’s story ‘translator translated’, a lecturer named Prema wants to translate an unassuming Oriya writer’s works into English ... that often arises is, what does being “faithful” to a text mean? Does it mean a literal translation ...
What Do You Look for in Modern Translation?
Every text is, to some extent, a bafflement to its translator, because every language, like every writer, has characteristics that can’t be “carried across” — which is what “translate” means — into ... to the original? Do the same criteria ...
An English Degree Can Translate Into Opportunity
I described the ways in which my teaching skills would translate to that of computer support tech: patience, ability to put myself in the user's shoes, comfortable speaking in front of crowds." He advises other English grads to do the same. "Know what you ...
Why do humans need euphemisms, and what do they do to us?
There seems to be a consensus that American English in particular tends ... let other people know they do them. When someone in a position of power over you asks for a 'donation,' people know what they mean. In China they combine the word 'yan' for ...
‘Everything he wrote was gold’: An interview with Gabriel García Márquez’s translator
I usually take about six months to do a novel, depending on its length and difficulty. Did he have any rules about how he wanted his work translated? He did not like adverbs that ended in -mente (in Spanish; the English ... What did you mean by that?