Idioms with Words

An idiom is “a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent words, as for example (It was raining) cats and dogs” (The Free Dictionary). This style of expression is natural to native speakers of a language for it is an important cultural element of a language. Thus, some benefits…

Terjemahan Kata “Biaya”—Cost, Charge, Price, Fee atau Fare?

Salah satu tantangan dalam menerjemahkan adalah ketika kita menemui suatu kata dalam teks sumber tetapi bingung untuk memilih di antara beberapa padanan yang mungkin dalam bahasa target. Perhatikan contoh kalimat di bawah ini dengan memfokuskan perhatian kita pada kata “biaya”: Teks sumber: “Perusahaan akan membayar biaya penyelesaian hubungan kerja.” Kata “biaya” adalah kata benda yang…

Phrases in Business Contracts and Their Translation in Indonesian

English is a rich and diverse language with complex grammar and many synonyms as a result of the multiplicity of linguistic influences (Haigh, 2009: 1). The apparently peculiar structures, insufficient use of punctuation, unusual pronouns, unusual set phrases and a larger number of difficult words and phrases all together make English legal language sometimes difficult…

Translation Process & Challenges

Translating requires special skills and continuous practices to produce satisfactory translation products. People who speak two languages proficiently may not find translating an easy job. To understand why this may happen, we need to know the translation process and the challenges that may appear at each stage. The following figure illustrates Nida’s model of translation…

Doublets and Triplets in English Legal Language

One of the linguistic peculiarities of English legal language is the use of doublets and triplets. Doublets are two synonyms used together while triplets are three synonyms used together. It is interesting to know what makes doublets and triplets exist in English legal language and should legal translators translate all the words though they may…

PHRASAL VERB #3: BACK

Setelah kita membahas phrasal verb dalam bahasa Inggris dengan kata kerja dasar ‘ACT’ pada artikel sebelumnya, kali ini kita akan membahas phrasal verb dengan kata kerja dasar: ‘BACK’. 1.    Back away (from) –       To move backwards and away from something, especially because you are frightened (Longman Dictionary). Contoh: He backed away from that lion (Dia…