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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061415.

Freshmen’s Misuses of Impersonal and Personal Subjects in C-E Translation


Dong Yufang, Cheng Fengping

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Dong Yufang

Fuzhou Technology and Business University, Fuzhou, 350715, China


It has been allegedly acknowledged that personal subjects are more used in the Chinese language while impersonal subjects more in the English language. Attempts are made, with translated sentences by some freshmen, to analyze their misuses of impersonal and personal subjects in C-E translation, with an aim to probing into ways to help them avoid thinking familiarity and to help them improve their translation so that they could translate better based on the expression habits in the English language.


impersonal subject; personal subject; misuses; thinking familiarity; expression habits

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Dong Yufang, Cheng Fengping. Freshmen’s Misuses of Impersonal and Personal Subjects in C-E Translation. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 14: 88-93. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061415.


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