International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Dynamic Equivalence and Formal Correspondence in Translation between Chinese and English
LIU Dayan

This paper gives a critical review of E.A.Nida’s translation theory of dynamic equivalence and initiates a comparative study of dynamic equivalence and formal correspondence with special reference to the translation between English and Chinese, for the purpose of confirming the applicability of dynamic equivalence to English-Chinese translation. The findings further prove that though the theory of dynamic equivalence has its defects, it usually takes precedence over formal correspondence in the translation between the Chinese and the English languages.

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