cultural exchanges between countries are becoming more and more frequent. due to language barrier, literary translators are required to have a very professional level of translation. today, shanghai zhenyun translation company takes you to understand what literary translation needs to pay attention to?
1、 the first is language ability
literary translation requires a strong level of chinese and foreign languages, but this is far from enough. it has a wide range of knowledge and high literary quality. in addition, translation experience is also very important. in addition, translation attitude also plays an important role. if you are careless and irresponsible, no matter how high you are, you can't produce excellent products. many of the original works, even foreign editors and proofreaders, did not find any mistakes. translators found them because they had to go through the eyes and brain word by word. it also shows how careful and serious a translator needs to be.
second, a good translation takes a long time to complete.
the nature of literary translation determines that it is doomed to be lonely. it needs a long time to sit down and have a peaceful mind. it should be far away from the hustle and bustle and endure loneliness. i once said in an article that literary translation, as a dowry for a man, can be regarded as a well written author if it is well translated; the original problem is that the translator must translate wrong. in a word, good things are the responsibility of others and translation.
a good translation needs polishing. before translation, it is necessary to prepare from the aspects of ideology, knowledge reserve and data collection. after translation, it needs constant modification and improvement. my habit is to "calm down" for a period of time after translation, and put it aside. after a period of time, i regard it as someone else's translation work and revise it objectively, which is easier to find problems.
thirdly, literary translation is a special literary creation.
with the original, by different translators to translate, the translation will be different, sometimes very different, perhaps, not too much difference in content, but the taste and quality of words, literature will be very different. literary translation is closely related to the translator's cultural knowledge and life experience. literary translation also needs passion and imagination, especially poetry translation. bad translation will have to taste like chewing wax poetry translation, but a good translation is the icing on the cake. of course, this kind of literary translation is a prerequisite, conditional, that is, in the original dignity, this is "dancing in shackles", the difficulty can be imagined.