news has timeliness and preciseness. if you understand the precautions of news translation, you can do a better job in news translation. what should we pay attention to when we share news translation?
1、 literal or basic literal translation of news headlines. literal translation and free translation, which is right or wrong, have been debated in the field of translation in china. however, whether literal translation or free translation, faithfulness to the original content should be given priority.
2、 add explanatory words to the translation. english newspaper headlines often cater to the reading habits of their own readers, and because of their different thinking habits and chinese people, english news headlines have different ways of expression. therefore, in the process of translation, it is necessary to fully consider the principles of internal and external differences and the reading psychology of chinese readers, and make necessary modifications to the relevant information, cultural background knowledge that chinese people may not be familiar with and the expressions that do not conform to the reading habits of domestic readers. the deletion will be deleted while the addition will be added.
3、 try to reproduce the rhetorical features of the original text. many news headlines not only attract people's attention for their conciseness and conciseness, but also effectively convey some subtle implicit information by using various rhetorical skills, which makes readers enjoy the beauty of meaning, sound and form. therefore, in translation, the rhetorical features of the original should be embodied as much as possible, such as pun, metaphor, rhyme, etc., so as to make the translation and the original basically coincide in rhetoric, so that the target readers can get almost the same feelings as the original readers.
4、 translation trade-offs are used. sometimes, when some english titles are difficult to express their subtle meanings in chinese due to rhetoric, cultural and linguistic differences, it is advisable to translate appropriate chinese titles according to the literal meaning of english titles and news content. according to the characteristics of chinese and chinese news headlines, different grammatical and rhetorical means can be used to achieve the best results.