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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050716.

Appreciation of Frog from the Perspective of Domestication and Foreignization


Yixuan Yan

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Yixuan Yan

School of Foreign Language & Literature, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China


Based on the translation strategies of domestication and foreignization, the author takes Howard Goldblatt's translation as the research object, and makes an appreciation of some idioms and culture-loaded words in Frog. According to different kinds of Chinese expressions, corresponding views are put forward. The author argues that domestication should be applied for some expressions that may cause cultural conflicts. For some expressions with Chinese characteristics, translators should adopt foreignization to build a bridge for the communication between different cultures.


Frog; Domestication and Foreignization; Idioms; Culture-loaded words

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Yixuan Yan. Appreciation of Frog from the Perspective of Domestication and Foreignization. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 83-86. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050716.


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