Rank and file

2006-10-26 15:03

BJ asks: ...That may also be the case among the rank and file - what is 'rank and file'?

Fable or parable?

2006-10-23 14:01

What's the difference between a fable and a parable? How should the Chinese 寓言 be put into English? Is it a fable, or a parable?"

如何翻译“外资”

2006-10-20 12:33

对“外资”一词经常有几种不同的译法,一种是 foreign investment,另一种是 overseas investment,还可以译为……

Solution or resolution?

2006-10-19 13:54

Ingrid writes: "I have a problem with these two words - solution vs. resolution. I've read that...

Could you be more specific?

2006-10-16 14:34

The English language is specific in comparison with the Chinese, which tends to be vague. English is explanatory, whereas Chinese is conclusive.

如何翻译“批准某市为沿海开放城市”

2006-10-13 09:42

有人把“1987 年国务院批准唐山市为沿海经济开放城市”这个句子翻译成:In 1987, the State Department approved Tangshan...

如何翻译“西部大开发”?

2006-10-10 11:08

国内媒体对“西部大开发”的翻译有许多种,如 China's Western Campaign;China's Western Development Program;the……

如何翻译“素质教育”

2006-09-29 11:13

对于将“素质教育”翻译成 quality education 的情况早已有人提出异议,并给出了一些不同的译法。

Adjudge vs. judge

2006-09-28 16:51

"Judge" is a word used more widely and loosely in conversation. "Adjudge", on the other hand, is much formal and less flexible.

Doubt vs. suspect

2006-09-25 15:32

Reader ZBC asks: "What's the difference between 'doubt' and 'suspect'? In the English-Chinese dictionary, both are explained as '怀疑'."

如何翻译“人文奥运”

2006-09-22 09:31

对于具有800年建都史的北京来说,归根到底,“人文奥运”这个口号里的“人文”一词其文化内含是更重要的。也就是说,在北京举办奥运会,要突出宣传的是这座古城独特的历史底蕴和文化风貌。

What's your pet vice?

2006-09-21 13:57

A reader with a coded name of 007ccmmzz writes:
"I can't understand 'a pet vice'. Please tell me. Thanks a million."

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