Beijing Translation Company will encounter a lot of business translators, so do you know what principles Beijing Translation Company should follow when conducting business translation?
Business documents, whether letters or contracts, are important vouchers for both parties to establish business relations. In a sense, they have the function of legal texts. The difference of one word may cause significant property losses, while the difference between the two sides may lead to the breakdown of the transaction relationship and bring the book to court. Therefore, in the process of translation, it is very important to embody the purpose of the original text and to convey this purpose to the target readers, that is, the other side of business cooperation. In order to achieve this goal, translators should not only read the original text carefully, but also understand the conditions involved in the production of the original text, that is, the process, purpose and basic links of the transaction, and then carefully express the important information of the original text, so as to avoid misreading, mistranslation and ambiguity in the expression of the translated text, thus creating ambiguity and causing communication. Misunderstandings or misunderstandings on both sides.
In today's highly competitive business activities, time is money. Simple and efficient communication has become the main theme of interpersonal communication. Cooperators in business activities often face a dilemma of choices. They need to seize business opportunities and face multiple attacks from competitors. They need to improve their efficiency, which is bound to put forward concise and concise requirements for business documents. In business activities, besides appealing to emotions and moving people, commercial texts emphasize persuading people with reason, not highlighting literary talent, not pursuing gorgeous rhetoric and pretension. On the contrary, flashy language not only wastes time and energy, but also causes confusion, doubt or error in the understanding of the other party. Therefore, in principle, the translation of commercial texts should be highlighted. Purposefulness, strive to succinct, simple, objective language, formal style, standardized use of words.
Accurate emphasis on the accuracy of information, concise highlight the efficiency of information expression, while clear focus on the appropriate expression, that is, "the best words in the best place", will not produce ambiguity. Language is a double-edged sword, so-called "a word to achieve things, a word to heart". Ambiguity in expression can cause serious consequences. In business translation, it is necessary to emphasize clarity and ambiguity so as to avoid being misunderstood or leaving opportunities for the other party. To this end, the language must withstand scrutiny, and even be more straightforward or plain.
Like other translators, business translators need not only solid language skills, but also extensive professional knowledge, correct and flexible translation ideas, strategies and methods, in other words, flexibility in translation. As far as linguistic issues are concerned, we can observe and discuss them from different units of translation; as far as cultural issues are concerned, we can analyze and think about them from their connotations and images. No matter from which angle, translators should always follow the living principle of "concrete analysis of specific situations" and flexibly adopt different translation strategies. It should be pointed out that the premise of flexibility principle is still accuracy. A qualified translator will always put accuracy first.