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Between Languages

Mar 20, 2021

For many translators, the names of people, places, and organizations are not a big challenge. However, when translating between Chinese and English, they can be very time-consuming to deal with. In this week's podcast, I explore some of the common issues and offer advice to beginning and advanced translators alike.


Mar 14, 2021

Words of the Week

1. 狗血 gǒuxuè, gǒuxuě, gǒuxiě

2. 接地气 jiē dìqì

3. 外协 wàixié

4. 翻车 fānchē

5. 屌丝 diǎosī

6. ASMR /ˌeɪɛsɛmɑːr/

7. keyboard warrior /ˈkiːbɔːd ˈwɒrɪə/

8. feels /fiːls/

9. doomscrolling /duːm ˈskrəʊlɪŋ/

10. dog whistling /dɒɡ ˈwɪs(ə)lɪŋl/


Mar 10, 2021

Words of the Week

1. 巨嬰 jùyīng

2. 天菜 tiāncài

3. 背鍋 bēiguō

4. 奇葩 qípā

5. 山寨 shānzhài

6. ghost /ɡəʊst/ (v.)

7. misinformation /ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

8. disinformation /ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

9. neurodiversity /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dɪˈvəːsɪti/

10. unicorn /ˈjuːnɪkɔːn/