A Brief Analysis of Translation Errors in Subtitle of the Movie The Wandering Earth

Lijun LI, Yali LIANG

Abstract


In recent years, film industry of China has developed rapidly. There have been a lot of high-quality movies which enter into the international market. Therefore, subtitle translation is so crucial to win more overseas audiences to effectively disseminate Chinese culture and display the soft power of China. This paper takes the Chinese and English subtitles of the Movie The Wandering Earth as the research object. It puts forward three categories of translation errors according to Nord’s theory and analyzes the examples of translation errors in the movie in order to provide references for movie subtitle translation.

 


Keywords


Movie subtitle translation; Translation errors; The Wandering Earth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11188

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