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This course offers you basic but valuable techniques used by a good translator in the translation between English and Chinese. We’ll discuss what is translation, what is good translation, and learn about how to produce good translations. All the examples used in this course are taken from the course instructor's own translations of various genres and topics of writing. These examples are elaborated on to show you how to understand the idea, style and tone of the writer, the historical and cultural context of the writing, as well as the explicit and implied meanings of words, the grammatical structures of sentences, and the logic of sentences and paragraphs in order to achieve faithfulness, expressiveness, and elegance in the translation. After completing this course, you will know what makes a qualified professional translator and acquire the abilities and skills that such a translator needs...
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Recommandé : Ten weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

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Sous-titres : English, Chinese (Simplified)
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Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

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Recommandé : Ten weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

Approx. 24 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Chinese (Simplified)

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
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2 heures pour terminer

A Brief Introduction to Translation

This module discusses why translation matters, what is translation, and what is good translation. It also gives an overview of the content of the entire course....
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 24 min)
Video3 vidéos
What Is Translation6 min
What Is Good Translation10 min

2

Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

The Process of Translation

This module discusses the four-step process of translation. Each step is discussed in detail. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 52 min), 3 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Gathering Background Information13 min
Deciding on the Word Meaning12 min
Looking for Appropriate Expressions13 min

3

Section
Clock
7 heures pour terminer

Understanding and Expressing Word Meaning

This module discusses how to understand word meaning in the source language and how to express word meaning in the target language. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 82 min), 6 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Analyzing Grammar and Logic12 min
Making Conversions13 min
Adding or Omitting Words, Phrases, Clauses14 min
Considering Connotations and Tones13 min
Being Flexible15 min

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Sentence Translation: Word Order, Division, and Combination

This module discusses the techniques often used in the translation of sentences: keeping/changing the original word order and dividing/combining sentences....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 48 min), 4 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Keeping the Word Order10 min
Dividing a Sentence12 min
Combining Sentences10 min

Enseignant

Yuan Yao

Associate Professor

À propos de Nanjing University

Nanjing University (NJU) is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Located on the prosperous eastern coast of China, NJU provides a dynamic environment that nurtures learning, creativity, and discovery on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Taking NJU's university offerings on Coursera will be a rewarding experience for learners from every corner of the world....

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