bfm Posted September 23, 2018 Posted September 23, 2018 4 hours ago, son-goku5 said: That's my point. English isn't my native language, I'm German. 4 hours ago, son-goku5 said: MY preference for the originals is also to avoid the butchering of the meaning of the sentence, even though sometimes it can enhance a series. A great example for this is a show that was called "Die Zwei" in Germany (freely translated "The Two" but the original title was "The Persuaders!") with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. That show flopped in the US but achieved success in Europe and outright cult status in Germany due to its dubbing, which was written as far removed from the original as you can expect and included some slapstick expressions I still can laugh about. Highlights include gems like "Hands up - I've got an armpit fetish." or "This is the worst coffee I ever had. - That's not coffee, that's dishwater. - Oh, my bad, then it's downright delectable, if you can stomach it." or "Is he hurt? - No, he was lucky, the bullet only hit him in the head." or "The night is darker than your feet." To note, I have utmost respect for people who translate scripts into other languages. Not only do you have to keep the meaning of the dialogue you're translating, you only have to take care to keep the number of syllables as close together as possible because of the lip movements. Both Spanish and English both aren't my native languages, so I was watching it dubbed in a language that is neither the original nor my native. And for the same reason of butchering of meaning I learned to mostly ignore the subtitles. It's probably not as bad as in dubbing but the translators here make some annoying and sometimes totally unreasonable mistakes (my "favorite", from HIMYM was "No way" translated as "Yes". I swear, that happened). Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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