In this information society, the role and status of news is becoming more and more important. As news, it must be accurate, concise, vivid and distinct. Especially when translating news, more attention should be paid to it. What should we pay attention to when translating news? Now let's talk about it by Beijing Translation Company.
1. Adding annotative words in translation. News headlines in English newspapers and periodicals often cater to the reading habits of their readers, and because their thinking habits are different from those of Chinese people, the expressions of English news headlines are also different from those of Chinese. Therefore, different principles at home and abroad and the reading psychology of Chinese readers must be fully taken into account in the process of translation, and necessary adaptations should be made to relevant information, cultural background knowledge that may not be familiar with the Chinese people, and expressions that do not conform to the reading habits of domestic readers.
Second, try to reproduce the rhetorical features of the original text. Many news headlines not only attract attention because of their conciseness and refinement, but also through the use of various rhetoric techniques, they not only effectively convey some subtle implicit information, but also enable readers to enjoy beauty in meaning, sound and form. Therefore, the rhetoric features of the source text should be embodied as much as possible in translation, such as pun, metaphor, rhyme and so on, so that the target text and the source text are basically identical in rhetoric, so that the readers of the target text can get almost the same feeling as the readers of the original text.
Thirdly, translation trade-offs should be adopted. Sometimes, when some English headlines are difficult to express their subtle meanings in Chinese due to rhetorical devices or cultural and linguistic differences, it is advisable to translate appropriate Chinese headlines according to the literal meaning of English headlines and news content. In this way, according to the characteristics of Chinese and Chinese news headlines, different grammatical and rhetorical devices can be used to achieve the best results.
Fourth, literal translation or basic literal translation of news headlines. Whether literal translation or free translation is right or wrong is a controversial issue in the translation circles of our country. In translation, we should make full use of our strengths and avoid our weaknesses, depending on the actual situation. However, whether literal or free translation, faithfulness to the content of the original text should be put in the first place.
This is what we need to pay attention to in news translation. I hope it will be helpful to you all. To learn more about translation, you can continue to pay attention to the website of Beijing Translation Company.