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Translation covers a wide range, and translators also need to understand many aspects of knowledge when translating. WorldUnion translation company will show you what conditions professional translators need to meet?
1. Professional translators need to fully understand and master the source language and target language.
If a translator is not familiar with the source language and the target language, or does not master a sufficient number of bilingual words, he / she is not a qualified translator. (if you need to translate English into Chinese, then English is the source language, which is the language you need to translate; Chinese is the target language, which is the language you need to translate)
2. Professional translators need to be familiar with two or more cultures.
Language is a unique and vivid cultural phenomenon. It will not exist independently from a cultural environment. Language not only expresses the appellation of various things and behaviors, but also expresses people's emotion, attitude, belief and spirit. In order to fully master a language, the translator must also be familiar with the cultural environment of the language, the native speakers of the language, and their behavior, customs, beliefs and ideas.
3. Professional translators need to catch up with the development and changes of the language and try their best to keep pace with the times.
In fact, language has always been in a changing state. There must be new language in the new era. With the rapid development of information society, new words emerge one after another, emerging year after year and month after month; The meaning of a word also changes from time to time, both at home and abroad. Translators should pay attention to collecting and sorting out new words and expressions, so as to make the translated words grounded, simple, clear and easy to understand, keep up with the pace of the times and learn for life.
4. Professional translators need to correctly deal with the two-way problem in mutual translation and try their best to go hand in hand.
Generally speaking, it is easier for translators to translate the source language into their own mother tongue, because as long as the understanding of the source language is accurate, it should be no problem to express clearly in their own mother tongue, which is a direction in mutual translation; Translating one's mother tongue into another language (i.e. the target language) requires the translator to have a strong control over the target language and be able to express it clearly in the target language, which is another direction in mutual translation. Translators must be fully aware of the two-way problems in mutual translation and strive to improve their mother tongue and foreign language level, so as to promote each other and form a benign complementarity.
5. Professional translators need the ability to translate multiple professional fields and industry backgrounds.
In order to do a good job of text translation, translators also need to have a certain understanding of professional knowledge in one or more fields, be willing to sink down to study and study this field, and combine language skills and professional knowledge. Only in this way can translation achieve "trust" and "meaning". Learning and understanding multiple professional fields is also conducive to increasing the translator's vocabulary and knowledge. Therefore, the translator needs to have a strong curiosity and thirst for knowledge in order to do a good job in translation.
6. Professional translators need to be able to write and speak
A professional translator should have the ability to express clearly, quickly and accurately both in writing and orally. Translators sometimes need to be able to convey information in real time like journalists, and also use language that everyone can understand and hear. In a sense, the translator is a writer and speaker.
7. Professional translators need strong translation speed.
There are two reasons for the requirement of the translator's translation speed: first, the customer often assigns the translation work at the last stage, so the translation work to be completed is very urgent. At this time, the customer's most concern is "when can it be completed?" The translator has to complete the translation work efficiently under the condition of ensuring the quality.
Second, the translator's workload and remuneration are closely related and proportional. The more a translator translates, the higher his salary will be. Of course, the premise is that the translation quality is excellent. High quality and efficient translators will bring high remuneration.
8. Professional translators need to cultivate strong information collection ability
In order to complete high-quality translation, translators often need to use their information collection ability to obtain reference materials related to translation. These materials can provide detailed professional background knowledge for the translator and help the translator do a good job in translation. Therefore, the translator should pay special attention to collecting and sorting out these reference materials and sort them out regularly by topic.
9. Professional translators need to be able to skillfully use all kinds of office equipment, office software and Internet