Friends who know subtitle translation may know that the audience's needs and satisfaction will be the first in the process of subtitle translation, so there are many things to pay attention to when doing subtitle translation, then let Beijing Translation Company introduce them in detail.
1. Keep the original style and restore the meaning of the original words.
Subtitling translators must have a high level of language to accurately understand the source text. Translators should consult the reference books carefully when they are confronted with difficulties or uncertainties in translation, and should not expect the original text to be meaningful, otherwise it will affect the true meaning of the original text.
2. Avoid "English-style Chinese" in the translation.
Due to the differences of expression habits between China and the West, the translation of subtitles should be in line with the speaking habits of the target language as far as possible, so that the translated subtitles can be easily understood. Only by dubbing, can the translation be in line with the expressions and oral patterns of the characters, and can the character and the transmission of emotions be better shaped.
3. Avoid verbosity.
Subtitle translation is different from general written translation. It is through pictures. The plot and voice and other multiple information channels work together to convey feelings and ideas. Sometimes translation is too "complete" to make subtitles play a dominant role.
4. The translation should reduce "cultural interference".
Due to the wide range of knowledge involved in film and television subtitles, translators should be aware of the local conditions and customs, astronomy and geography, science and technology, economy, politics, culture, military affairs and medicine in order to reduce the barriers to understanding the audience caused by cultural barriers. If the meaning of the lines is inaccurate or inconsistent with the identity and character of the characters in the film, then no matter how smart the voice actors are, they can not restore the character's character and the original meaning of the words.
5. Keep sentences as concise as possible
Film subtitles don't appear on the screen for a long time. They are only a few seconds away. Therefore, when translating subtitles, we should get rid of the constraints of written language and strive to make the translated language life-like and oral, so as to increase the "breath of life" of the work and facilitate the audience's understanding. Moreover, the translation should be consistent with the source language style in style and language style.