A Study on the Translation of Culture-Loaded Words in the Movie Ne Zha From the Perspective of Functional Equivalence Theory

Qifeng LIN, Changbao LI


This paper mainly introduces the theory of functional equivalence and its application in translating culture-loaded words into English in the movie subtitles. It takes the theory of functional equivalence as the guideline, and analyzes the translation of culture-loaded words in Chinese movie Ne Zha. It studies the specific translation strategies of culture-loaded words, and tries to apply the theory of functional equivalence to guide the translation of culture-loaded words. This paper will try to come up with a reference version and some suggestions for translation of culture-loaded words, with the purpose of improving the translation condition of culture-loaded words to promote China’s culture transmission, strengthening China’s cultural soft power and speeding up China’s cultural exchanges with foreign countries.


Chinese to English translation; Culture-loaded words; Subtitle translation; Functional equivalence theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12437


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