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Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, Vol.4, No.1, Mar. 2018, Pub. Date: Mar. 24, 2018
Idiomatic Translation Between English and Arabic: Cultural Differences
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[01] Hind Al Zahrani, English Language Department, Jubail University College, Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
This paper examines the different levels of difficulties that bilingual translators face when translating idioms in English and Arabic. It aims to suggest some solutions that tackle the amount of difficulty. Since the world is getting smaller, Arabs became more open minded. They like to read, explore, and gain more knowledge about other cultures, therefore, they started investigating and looking for books and articles that are written in foreign languages. These books may include some idioms that need to be translated carefully so it can carry the message correctly. However, the translation of idioms is partially decided by the culture. Thus, improving a cultural awareness, including religious and social, and understanding other cultures are necessary to get the exact meaning of idioms otherwise, translators may find it difficult to deliver the hidden meaning.
Translation, Cultures, Idioms, Equivalence
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