General leaders and partners need to accompany translators when meeting.
Accompanying translators are not as simple as we think. What knowledge does
Shangyu certificate translation company need to share with you?
1. Food vocabulary. In nine out of ten, an accompanying translator will
encounter the situation of having dinner with a foreign guest. For foreign
guests who don't know Chinese, what's the name of each dish, what's the
ingredients of each dish, what's the cooking method used, and what's the
allusion behind it are the focus of attention. Especially for foreign guests who
have some taboos on food or are interested in Chinese food culture, it's
necessary to know clearly the composition and origin of each dish. If the
translator cannot provide the above-mentioned information accurately, the
foreign guest will not say it on his / her mouth, and will also mark the level
of the translator with a question mark in his / her mind.
2. Medical and health vocabulary. It's hard to avoid a headache when going
out. If the foreign guests are not satisfied with the local conditions or get
sick, the translator is duty bound to accompany them to see a doctor or buy
medicine. Therefore, it is necessary to know the name, symptom description,
diagnosis method and drug name of common diseases. In this way, we won't mess up
in case of emergency.
3. Visit common vocabulary and sentence patterns. The most important
function of accompanying translation is to accompany foreign visitors to visit
and tour, and they should be familiar with scenic spots, religious culture,
historical allusions and so on. It is easy to ignore the translation of some
common or characteristic animal and plant names, religious specific words,
historical figures and stories.
4. Common sentence patterns of commodity and bargain. Shopping is a problem
that almost every translator will encounter, and different foreign guests have
different concerns. Sometimes, what they buy may be beyond our familiar
5. Vocabulary related to China's national conditions and traditional
culture. The scope is very large, ranging from traditional Chinese medicine,
qigong, fine arts, calligraphy, music, literature and sports to politics,
economy, society, humanities and geography in all parts of China. As an
interpreter, it's better to accumulate more at ordinary times, so as not to be
timid when the foreign guest asks.