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1. “茲證明”的翻譯

我國公證書公證詞多以“茲證明……”開頭,其英文翻譯(English Equivalent)應該是:“This is to certify that…”。

2. 公證詞翻譯應忠實于原文(Conformity)

筆者曾在翻閱卷宗時發現如下譯文:

This is to certify that Wang, who is male and was born on May 1, 1964, and Hao, who is female and was born on October 19, 1965, registered marriage on October 1,1992 at the registration office of Civil Affairs Department, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.

這篇譯文的缺陷之一在于時態。筆者認為“Registered”一詞為動詞的過去式,表明的是過去發生這一登記結婚的事實而不能證明現在的婚姻狀況是離異(Divorced)、喪偶(Widowed)還是分居(Separate)。這樣便不能滿足法言法語的周密性、準確性要求。因此,筆者認為將時態該為現在完成時態,以表達“一直持續到現在的狀態”要妥一些。缺陷之二在于譯文不夠簡潔。建議該為:

This is to certify that Wang (male, born on May 1, 1964) and Hao (female, born on October 19, 1965) have been married since on October 1, 1992 at the registration office of Civil Affairs Department, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.

還有,有的公證員在翻譯諸如畢業證公證書時,將《畢業證》等按照中文的習慣在翻譯中加上書名號,使人覺得十分滑稽。我們知道在英語中是沒有書名號的,在嚴肅的公證文書翻譯中出現這樣的錯誤是很可笑的。正確的方法是將漢語中應該加書名號的部分斜寫(Italicized)、劃下劃線(Underlined)或大寫(Capitalized)。