An Analysis of the Cultural Phenomena in English and Its Translation

Xiao Geng

Abstract


Translation mostly takes place between languages. As we know, there are intimate relations between languages and culture. Language and culture, like content and form, live upon and affect each other. As a cross—cultural event, translation is influenced largely by the culture in the source language. So it is vital to analysis the culture in the original language before we set about translating. The essential points this paper treats are analysis of the cultural phenomena in English. This paper also means to stimulate more concentration on the approaches to deal with the cultural phenomena in translating. Further, this paper points out several problems commonly seen in dealing with the cultural phenomena.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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