On the Characteristics and Translation Method of the Chinese Verb "Jinxing"

Zhiliang Liu, Lidan Liu
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
AbstractThe verb "Jinxing" has been frequently used in contemporary Chinese language. Normally, it is mainly used in political, scientific and economic articles and on some solemn occasions, but it appears rarely in daily conversation and literary works. According to the statistics of Modern Chinese Corpora, the frequency of the usage of "Jinxing" is nearly 0.116%. Based on its language usage, it could be divided into transitive and intransitive verbs. Based on its part of speech, it could
more » ... peech, it could serve as functional verb and dummy verb. As "Jinxing" has so many complicated usages, translators often feel confused during the English-Chinese translation process. Therefore, this paper will introduce examples to help readers to understand the usage of "Jinxing" so as to become capable of distinguishing functional verb from dummy verb and translating it into English properly under different contexts, which leads readers to think deeply of the differences between Chinese and English translation.
doi:10.4304/tpls.4.9.1886-1891 fatcat:6zd4sbi3pnhfdmlrdhxjd7h7uq