Category Archives: China & East Asia

Why Do You Write in #English?

Once upon a time, I learnt to write in my first language, Chinese. I was a quick learner and was able to write at a young age, partly due to the fact that my PoPo, aka, my grandma in my … Continue reading

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#Interpreting: “You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can’t Make it Drink”

We have a member of staff who speaks Chinese and English and we use her as an interpreter. She never had any interpreting training. I wonder if you can train her and make her more effective? The request email came … Continue reading

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More Hilarious Signs of #Translation: #Chinese and #English

Having worked as a professional interpreter and translator for more than a decade, it is not surprising that I have acquired a new hobby: collecting interesting translation signs. Thanks to many unknown, ingenious Chinese translators, or perhaps it’s the fault … Continue reading

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Bilingual #Readers: Do you Prefer to Read Books in English or in your Mother Tongue?

As a bilingual person myself, fully competent in my mother tongue Chinese and English as a foreign language, I am curious. Given the choice of reading in English and your own language, whatever that may be, which would you pick? … Continue reading

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