International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Untranslatability of Islamic and Arabic Cultural Terms
AnfalA. Alhumaid

This article deals with the problem of translating the untranslatable in the language pair of Arabic and English. The opening sections consider the problem and its main features. Further sections analyze the role of religion and culture in untranslatability; lexical units, representing different aspects of culture, the ways and problems of their conveyance from Arabic into English. The ways and problems of rendering the meaning of Islam-specific terms have multiple examples. The final section summarizes the key trends, problems, and controversies analyzed in the article. The article reflects the opinions and vision of prominent linguists and journalists.

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