The Semantic Characteristics of Pronominal Nouns in Vietnamese and Translation into Chinese

Ha Thi Minh Trang

The University of Social Sciences and Humanities – National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Abstract

This article explores the semantic aspects of pronominal nouns in Vietnamese, examining the usage of animal pronominal nouns in direct dialogues excerpted from the work 'The Adventure of Cricket' by writer To Hoai. It also compares these with their modern Mandarin Chinese translations. Based on the results, the article analyzes the methods of translating Vietnamese pronominal nouns into Mandarin Chinese and proposes recommendations and solutions based on translation options presented by Mona Baker.

Keywords: Pronominal nouns, semantics, translation


How to Cite

Trang, H. T. M. (2024). The Semantic Characteristics of Pronominal Nouns in Vietnamese and Translation into Chinese. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 22(5), 19–28. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2024/v22i5534

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