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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(4); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060421.

A Study on the Different Translations of the Culture-Loaded Words Related to “Horse” in Chinese Culture


Zhao Xuan

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Zhao Xuan

Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, 300204, China


As a typical Chinese cultural image, the “horse” plays an important role in the process of international publicity. There are many idioms and slangs related to “horse” in Chinese culture, which contain a rich connotation of positive, negative, and neutral meanings. How to accurately translate these culture-loaded words is important for English readers to understand Chinese culture. This thesis illustrates the characteristics of different translations of the culture-loaded words related to “horse” in Chinese cultural publicity from three perspectives: positive, neutral, and derogatory, and analyses the advantages and disadvantages of some translation strategies in it, such as literal translation and free translation, domestication and foreignization. The research finding may shed some light on the publicity of the cultural imagery of the “horse”.


Culture-loaded words; Horse; Chinese cultural publicity; Free translation; Domestication

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Zhao Xuan. A Study on the Different Translations of the Culture-Loaded Words Related to “Horse” in Chinese Culture. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 4: 124-128. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060421.


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