Unicorn and Dragon-Similarities and Differences of Animal Words in English and Chinese
【摘要】：正Animals have close relation with human beings. Animal words are an element of culture. In this paper, first of all we will talk about the linguistic forms of animal words. Then we will focus on the animal words such as the dragon, the unicorn, the owl, the dog, the tiger to show the similarities and differences between the western culture and Chinese culture. And we also touch on its reflections in society in several respects such as names, literature and economy. At last, we will introduce four means of translating animal words in idioms as well as in proper names. Culture is a system. Through animal words we will deal with the complex and dynamic relation, focusing on the one between Chinese culture and western culture.