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

By Ronak Husni

The A to Z highlights universal pitfalls confronted via translators engaged on either Arabic–English and English–Arabic texts. each one translation challenge is punctiliously contextualized and illustrated with examples drawn from modern literature and the media. utilizing a comparative research process, the authors speak about grammatical, lexical and semantic translation concerns, and supply advice relating to 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 as a way to • constructing and honing talents in translating among Arabic and English • bettering idiomatic expression in either languages; • elevating wisdom of difficulties particular to Arabic–English and English–Arabic translation; • expanding competency by way of supplying applicable options for potent translation. Alphabetic association of the entries guarantees ease of use as either a...

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G. g. ” NOTE the following that are masculine, despite being part of a set of two body parts: ‘cheek’; ‘eyebrow’; (pl. ‘elbow’; ‘temple’. g. g. g. ” Some Arabic nouns can have either masculine or feminine gender. g. ‘state, condition’ ‘rabbit’ ‘knife’; ‘road’ ‘sky’ ‘road’ ‘scorpion’ ‘spider’ ‘bag’ ‘ship’ ‘spirit’ ‘finger’ ‘stairs’ ‘shop’ ‘market’ ‘eagle’ ‘neck’ ‘liver’ ‘tongue’ ‘salt’ NOTE: Technically, (‘town’, ‘country’) can also be masculine or feminine but in practice it occurs almost solely as masculine.

G. ” In Arabic, no distinctions are made whether the sentence is negative or interrogative, whereas the tense tends to be the perfect. g. ” In some cases, no adverbial is used in the translation of already. g. g. g. ” Note that just can be added with only, in which case it conveys a sense of reluctance or defence. g. ” Although/though/albeit Although and though both mean despite, but the former can never appear at the end of a sentence. Though is more informal, and is often found with even. It can also appear at the end of a sentence (= ‘however’).

G. ” As soon as This expression is subject to a number of constraints in terms of the tenses that can be used in English: i. PRESENT SIMPLE ... FUTURE SIMPLE ii. PRESENT SIMPLE ... PRESENT SIMPLE (intention, narrative) iii. PAST SIMPLE ... g. ” As well as This phrase is synonymous with in addition to or not only. When it is used with a verb, the -ING form is usually used. It is placed either before or after the additive noun. g. ” [her writing is as good as her acting] As well can also mean ‘too’, but is used only post-nominally.

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