ch1How Good Translation Pays for Itself

Everyone has heard funny stories about bad translations involving Chinese and English. One needn’t look any further than the streets of Beijing to find hundreds of examples of hilarious bilingual signs. They range from the obvious typo (长城宽带 / Great Wall Broadbang Network) and the simply amusing (家常菜 / Homely Style Food) …. READ MORE

 

What the People Say?

“Thank you for the speedy and accurate services. We are now using the translations to extend services in China and believe the investment will really pay off!”

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The Impact of Chinese Translation

Beginning in 1953, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) started laying out a series of social and economic development initiatives in the form of “Five-year Plans.” From the very onset, great emphasis was placed on technology and manufacturing, launching an intensive program of industrial growth that established a firm, modern technological foundation for heavy industries such as iron and steel, coal mining, cement production, electricity generation and machine building. Read more.

The Expertise Factor

One of the surest ways to tell the difference between an expert and a layman in any field is their use of specialized language. The expert is a master of nomenclature, fluent with the signs, symbols and phrasings of a particular science, discipline or art. The layman uses common terms in discussing technical matters, betraying a lack of extensive knowledge of the subject. Read more.

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