Can you help me?

2007-09-11 14:51

I've been annoyed for years by my poor memory. It blocks me from improving my English language skills.

不管三七二十一

2007-09-10 17:06

汉语中有许多涉及数字的成语和俗语,“不管三七二十一”就是一条。怎么将其翻译成英语是一个问题。

Read between the lines

2007-09-07 14:37

Scanning Salon.com, I came across a good example for explaining the idiom "read between the lines", which is a topic I want to address for some time ago.

“中山门”在英语里究竟应该怎么表达

2007-09-06 10:23

古城南京的一大鲜明特色就是拥有多个历史悠久的城门,然而,就中山陵风景区的公示语译文来看,“城门”的英文翻译竟然说法不一。

Learning the value of money

2007-09-05 09:26

A photo published by the People's Daily newspaper last Friday touched me greatly.

Cold turkey: Can you dig it?

2007-09-04 14:42

In our journey together, I’ve often encouraged readers to stop trying to express ideas in Chinglish.

是故意“不顾”还是“顾不上”?

2007-09-03 15:38

请大家想一想下面这两句翻译得对不对……

Been there, seen that

2007-08-31 14:36

Reader question: This is a headline: “Been there, seen that”. What does it mean?

中文店招英译绝非易事

2007-08-30 17:47

全国公共场所双语标识规范大行动引起了越来越大的关注,其体现之一就是在《中国日报》的“净脸联盟”网页上发布的有译文错误的公示语图片越来越多,其中的许多问题也日益发人深省。

A definition of sorts

2007-08-28 14:27

If you keep a diary, you may be called a writer of sorts. You may never get published, but you write everyday and that is what a writer does...

半只老虎半条蛇拼凑的怪物

2007-08-27 18:22

汉语里有一条成语叫“虎头蛇尾”,意思是批评有些人做事开头来势很猛,到后来却草草收尾。

Use vs. usage

2007-08-24 14:58

Karl writes: I am a faithful reader of chinadaily. I've got a question. What's the difference between "use" and "usage"?

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