Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts, Humanity and Economics, Management (ICAHEM 2019)

An Analysis of the Translation of Cultural Connotation in the English Film Subtitles

Authors
Jianhua Sun
Corresponding Author
Jianhua Sun
Available Online 1 April 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200328.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cultural connotation, film subtitles, translation strategy
Abstract

A language always contains cultural connotation, and serves for it during the process of communication. English and Chinese are different in their cultural backgrounds and developments. Therefore, in translating English subtitles into Chinese, the translation may be different from the original in their meanings and styles even if the language is translated correctly. The paper tries to analyze and discuss the features of translating the cultural connotation of English film subtitles and analyzes the practices of translating English film subtitles for representing the cultural connotation in translating English film subtitles, which is of great significance for the translation practice. To represent the cultural connotations, the translator should focus on the effect and the response of the audience for understanding and appreciating cultural connotations in target language instead of the literal translation of the source language, in which the functional equivalence between the source language and target language can be achieved.

Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Download article (PDF)

Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts, Humanity and Economics, Management (ICAHEM 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 April 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-945-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200328.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Jianhua Sun
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/04/01
TI  - An Analysis of the Translation of Cultural Connotation in the English Film Subtitles
BT  - Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts, Humanity and Economics, Management (ICAHEM 2019)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 1
EP  - 4
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200328.001
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200328.001
ID  - Sun2020
ER  -