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Chinese Translation Agency Skills: Vocabularies Translation

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    In the business translation field, we often meet some words which is quit different to the regular meanings, so translators must put attention on this point. For this time translators of the Chinese translation agency is going to share some of the vocabularies using in the business translation field.

1.Advanced Level:

I. prolific:多產的,高產的 

II. Renaissance man:多才多藝的人
Example: 
    Over his 95 prolific years, he had been a true Renaissance man, and teacher of religion, philosophy and political science. 
    他以95歲高齡辭世,一生著作頗豐,涉略廣泛,在宗教、哲學以及政治學等領域都堪為人師。 

III. community:社區,共同體 

IV. triumph:獲得勝利,成功 

V. egalitarian:平等主義;平等主義的 

VI. champion:擁護,支持;冠軍,擁護者
Example: 
    He no longer saw the corporation as the ideal space to create community. In fact, he saw nearly the opposite: a place where self-interest had triumphed over the egalitarian principles he long championed. 
    他不再認為公司是創造和諧氛圍的理想場所,事實上,他所目睹的與此恰恰相反,公司裏人人各為其利,而這與他一直宣導的平等原則相違背。 

VII. emerge:浮現,呈現,暴露 

VIII. conglomerate:聚結;合併 

IX. rage:狂暴;憤怒;風行 

X. preach:鼓吹;說教 

XI. reckless:不計後果的;任意妄為的 

XII. acquisition:獲得,獲得物
Example: 
    Druckers emerged as one of Corporate America’s most important critics. When conglomerates were the rage, he preached against reckless mergers and acquisitions. 
    無論是在著作還是演講中,德魯克都旗幟鮮明,成為美國式企業制度最重要的批判者之一。適逢大財團紛紛湧現,他不厭其煩,盡數此類瘋狂兼併和收購的弊端。 

XIII. implore:懇求,哀求 

XIV. compensation:補償,賠償
Example: 
    In a 1984 essay he persuasively argued that CEO pay had rocketed out of control and implored boards to hold CEO compensation to no more than 20 times what the rank and file made. 
    1984年,他在一篇文章中有力地說明企業首席行政官的薪酬之高已近失控,並強烈建議各公司的董事會將其首席執行官的報酬控制在普通員工的二十倍以內。 

XV. severance:嚴厲,嚴格,嚴峻 

XVI. pervert:反常,使不一樣 

XVII. look out:照料;留心,留意
Example: 
    He maintained that multi-million-dollar severance packages had perverted management’s ability to look out anything but itself. 
    他認為,企業高管動輒數百萬美元的離職補償金,使他們本末倒置,只管個人利益。

2.Advanced Level:

I. confess:承認;懺悔 

II. misgiving:疑慮;疑懼
Example: 
    The task of writing a history of our nation from Rome’s earliest days fills me, I confess, with some misgivings. 
    我承認,要從古代羅馬最早的時期開始寫我們國家的歷史,這個任務讓我焦慮重重。 

III. extravagant:誇張的,過分的;浪費的 

IV. look down one’s nose at:看不起,鄙視 

V. cultivate:培養;耕作 

VI. predecessor:先輩,先驅
Example: 
    I am aware that for historians to make extravagant claims is, and always has been, all too common: every writer on history tends to look down his nose at his less cultivated predecessors. 
    我認為歷史學家一直以來都有誇誇其談的習慣:每個書寫歷史的人都會輕視那些專業訓練不如他的前輩們。 
    
    VII. rival:對手;敵人 

VIII. splendor:光彩,壯觀 (形容詞:splendid) 

IX. recognition:承認,重視;公認
Example: 
    I must comfort myself with the greatness and splendor of my rivals, whose work will rob my own of recognition. 
    我對手的作品是如此出色,我必須以此聊以自慰,哪怕他們的作品很有可能會使我喪失信心。 

X. laborious:艱苦的,繁重的 

XI. immensely:無限的,廣大的,廣泛的 

XII. ramification:分支,分叉 

XIII. adequate:充足的,足夠的 

XIV. treatment:對待,處理;診治
Example: 
    My task, moreover, is an immensely laborious one. I shall have to go back more than 700 years, and trace my story from its small beginnings up to these recent times when its ramifications are so vast that any adequate treatment is hardly possible. 
    而且,我的寫作是極其艱辛的,必須上溯700餘年,從最細的源頭一直探求到支脈縱橫交叉、幾乎難以詳述的近代。 

XV. antiquity:古董

XVI. rewarding:有益的,值得的 

XVII. be absorbed in:沉浸於……;投入到…… 

XVIII. torment:折磨;痛苦 

XIX. plague:折磨,使苦惱,帶來災禍 

XX. contemporary:當代的,現時代的 

XXI. conceal:掩蓋,掩飾
Example: 
    I shall find antiquity a rewarding study, if only because, while I am absorbed in it, 1 shall be able to turn my eyes from the troubles which for so long have tormented the modern world, and to write without any of that over-anxious consideration which may well plague a writer on contemporary life, even if it does not lead him to conceal the truth. 
    我發現研究古代歷史很有裨益,至少沉浸於遠古往事,我就能避而不見長期折磨著現代世界的諸多煩惱,並且能夠放手寫作,而不會像當代史作者。那些寫當代生活的作者那樣免不了會顧慮重重——即使此種顧慮尚不至於導致他們去掩蓋事實。
 
    The translators of the Chinese translation agency will be very glad to have communication on the key words translation with you.


 

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