Abstract:Language and culture are closely related. Euphemisms are a common cultural phenomenon; they play an important role in social communication. Therefore, studying English euphemisms and their translation is good for improving English study and advancing cultural communication, which can get to good communicative aim.
Euphemisms have a long history in China and western countries. Many scholars at home and abroad have studied euphemisms from different angles. In the view of its importance, the study presents knowledge concerning euphemisms and introduction of Chinese and Western euphemisms, the translation of euphemisms by some translation theory, including literal translation, free translation and problems we should pay attention to in the euphemism translation. The significance of euphemism translation is also discussed in the paper.
Key Words: euphemism; culture; translation