Publication details [#11783]

Noh, Jin-seo. 2005. Translation of proverbs as intercultural communication. Conference Interpretation and Translation 7 (1) : 19–49.
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Article in jnl/bk
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As proverbs are created, accepted and developed by common people, they reflect the unique thoughts and sense of values derived from cultures of the communities the people belong to. Therefore, a cultural approach to translation should be applied in an effort to appropriately comprehend and translate proverbs. In order to prevent any possible meaning confusion and untranslatability during the proverb translation process, paraphrasing practice to find translational equivalences should be implemented. In addition to these activities, the semantic interpretation and reconstruction drills need to be attempted to render the translation better. This article attempts to explicate the significance of intercultural understanding of proverbs in the translation processes with theoretical explanation on equivalences and correspondence and actual translation samples.
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