The Study of Note-Taking Methods in Chinese-Thai and Thai-Chinese Interpretation Differences between Chinese and Thai Language Concerning the Subject of Numbers

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Kanokporn Numtong


In performing any languages' interpretation, it is necessary to take notes to assist in the operation. A type of important information that should be noted is numerical data which is the information that requires high precision and should not have any transmission errors. This research paper aims to develop a note-taking associated with numbers approach for Chinese-Thai and Thai-Chinese interpretation. It focuses on the differences between Chinese and Thai numbers, which affect Chinese-Thai and Thai-Chinese interpreting. The research aims to benefit Chinese-Thai and Thai-Chinese interpretation teaching. The researchers used the concept of note-taking for interpretation and the differences between Chinese and Thai numbers as tools to create note-taking guidelines and interpreting practice methods concerning numbers, and to apply them to the Chinese business interpretation course learners. After that, the results were then used to improve note-taking guidelines in interpretation and training methods. The study results showed that creating tables to aid in numerical conversion, then calculating and translating back and forth between Chinese and Thai languages, improved the efficiency of interpreting. Nevertheless, some of the students struggled with math and were confused about calculation. The relevant lesson in practicing was to change learners' attitudes that rejected information related to numbers by pointing out that the numbers used in the interpretation work were inevitable. However, mistakes could be minimized by practicing note-taking and the methods described above.


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Numtong, K. (2021). The Study of Note-Taking Methods in Chinese-Thai and Thai-Chinese Interpretation Differences between Chinese and Thai Language Concerning the Subject of Numbers. Journal of Human Sciences, 22(1), 52-64. Retrieved from
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