Language, Lisbon, Portugal

The meaning of orange

Oranges were mentioned in Chinese literature already in 314 BC but came to Europe only in the 16th century. Still some years ago in many countries, for example in Poland they were a symbol of prosperity and something associated only with Christmas time and only if you were lucky. But then in 1987 orange trees… Continue reading The meaning of orange

Cross-cultural Communication, Language

The difficulties in Chinese – English translation – the question of translatability

There are different nations, different ethnic groups, different people. They are countless and they all have their own culture, customs and languages. This is a reason why translation is an important tool in cross-cultural communication. It helps to exchange meanings and explain certain cultural aspects from one language to another. However, it very often appears… Continue reading The difficulties in Chinese – English translation – the question of translatability