A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic Translation by Ronak Husni PDF

By Ronak Husni

The A to Z highlights universal pitfalls confronted through translators engaged on either Arabic–English and English–Arabic texts. every one translation challenge is thoroughly contextualized and illustrated with examples drawn from modern literature and the media. utilizing a comparative research strategy, the authors talk about grammatical, lexical and semantic translation matters, and provide information concerning right and idiomatic utilization. A much-needed addition to the sphere for university-level scholars of translation translators alike, the A to Z has been designed on the way to • constructing and honing talents in translating among Arabic and English • improving idiomatic expression in either languages; • elevating information of difficulties particular to Arabic–English and English–Arabic translation; • expanding competency by way of offering acceptable options for potent translation. Alphabetic association of the entries guarantees ease of use as either a...

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In practice, this means that you use the simple past form when the comparison is not contrary to fact. The usual Arabic construction here is ... though is also found. g. “They were talking about him as if/though he were present. ” [she could hit him] As/like In a number of contexts, these two adverbs may be used interchangeably in English; however, with a finite clause (one containing a verb) only as should be used, with like being restricted to nouns. A similar phenomenon may be observed in Arabic where and are used only with nouns, and with verbs.

Some Arabic verbs allow for a construction with a verbal noun (with ) as an alternative to the clause. g. ” 7. While in English ‘that’ can often be left out, it must always be included in Arabic. g. ” 8. The Arabic clause introduced by often needs to be translated by an infinitive in English. g. ” 9. English subordinate clauses sometimes need to be rendered by a prepositional phrase including a verbal noun in Arabic. g. ” Like (‘but’), which marks contrast between two clauses, must also be followed by a noun or pronoun, while its variant, is the form used with a verb.

Dead/death’; ‘prisoner’; ‘wounded’ When there is contextual ambiguity, the feminine marker or a feminine noun may be added. g. e. quantifiers such as and the verb agrees with the quantified noun in gender and number, except when there is a pronominal suffix, in which case (masculine singular) agreement occurs with the quantifier (except if its meaning is ‘all of’, rather than ‘every’). In English, a plural verb is necessary in all cases. g. ” ‘Number’ In English, the word ‘number’ is plural if it is preceded by “a”, and singular when preceded by “the”.

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