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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030807.

Analysis of Euphemism in Advanced EnglishⅠ--Based on Its Definition, Usage and Translation


Yifei Zheng

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Yifei Zheng

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China


Euphemism is very common in figure of speeches and there is a wealth of academic thesis on it. But the relevant analysis on the examples of college textbook are quite few. This paper will be oriented on the examples. Additionally, this paper is divided into three aspects: introduction, usage and translation. Introduction is based on the academic thesis and adds my own understanding. As for the usage, I focus on the reasons why we use it as well as methods how we use it. When translating euphemism, we can choose the literal or free translation skills to keep the original meaning, method and emotion.


Euphemism, Usage, Translation

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Yifei Zheng. Analysis of Euphemism in Advanced EnglishⅠ--Based on Its Definition, Usage and Translation. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 8: 26-30. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030807.


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