Translation Theory – Equivalence

Posted on: October 19, 2020   in: Chinese

Equivalence for Translators

Video Series

Equivalence is an important concept for translators.

In this short video I give an introduction to the concept. While it’s not at all complex, equivalence is certainly worth thinking about, and understanding it can help us make the best choices for our translations.

Equivalence at the word level

The easiest type of equivalence to think about is at the word level. In this video I discuss some useful examples.

Equivalence at the sentence level

Let’s now look a level further, and talk about equivalence for sentences. Let’s start by talking about collections:

Now let’s turn to more meta things: