I am an Easterner. I have been translating a novel, that is originally written in my native language, into English. During the process, I have also been learning about cultural things, meant to adjust my lines to the Western habit/culture because this novel is supposed to be published in Western countries by the author (he lives in Europe).
Anyone could give me some suggestions please? I would post my questions regarding the obstacles I have met whilst working on this novel, if some of you are interested in sort of discussion.
How about this line:
a metal tubular-framed plastic covered cupboard
Is it fine to picture a plastic cupboard with metal corners?
- What do you think if you have to translate a book and shift your cultural view whilst doing that? You would think it is a rare case?