UNINOVE — VILA MARIA CAMPUS
OCTOBER 7TH, 2002.
Fernando Santiago dos Santos(translator, interpreter, English & Science/Biology teacher, biologist, amateur musician)
What is translation?
Translation is more than a simple word-to-word decodification. It is art.
Translation is just a tool to deal with cultural aspects of the target language.
What profile should a translator have?
A translator is usually expected to be: passionate for languages and knowledge
willful to always learn
humble but bold
tidy in ideas and working stuff
Haroldo de Campos: "Translating is like going through
an inner journey into your own
knowledge; making sense is just
a mere detail."
Which doors are opened to the translator?
Translation sees many different doors: books
...and much more
Old Chinese saying: "To start a journey, we have to always
get the first step."