Xiaoli Hu, Yue Niu, Xiaowei Zhang
Jiangsu Maritime Institute, Jiangsu, Nanjing 211170, China
Accurate and proper English translation of public signs in Nanjing red tourist attractions is crucial to the dissemination of Chinese red culture. This paper firstly expounds definitions of public signs, red tourism and red tourism translation; then it points out errors in English translation of public signs in Nanjing Yuhuatai scenic spot, mainly including grammatical and spelling errors, inaccurate translation, inappropriate wording, inconsistent translations on different signs, etc., and analyzes possible reasons: complexity of language, cultural differences and context; finally, it puts forward some countermeasures for English translation of public signs in red scenic spots.
Nanjing red tourism, Yuhuatai scenic spot, public signs, English translation errors; countermeasure
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