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A Study on Translation of Chinese Cuisine from its Metaphors and Culture

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2018.11001 | Downloads: 231 | Views: 5586


Ming Cai 1


1 School of Foreign Languages, Xinyang Agriculture and Forestry University, Xinyang, China

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Ming Cai


This essay discusses the translation of Chinese cuisine from the standards and usual ways of menu translation and then draws the attention especially to the metaphor-loaded and culture-loaded food names according to the naming principles and cultural backgrounds. At last, it gives a general view to the principles for the translation of Chinese cuisine.


Chinese Culture, Chinese Cuisine, Translation, Metaphor


Ming, C., A Study on Translation of Chinese Cuisine from its Metaphors and Culture. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2018) 1: 10-16.


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