Posts tagged: translation
Now I know which is the perfect make up to enhance the shine of my brown skin in Portuguese….
IRL idk what are half of the pencil like make up stuff.
You can´t not love this!
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Sebastian the Jamaican Crab keeps a Caribbean accent in the Latino Spanish and French dubs, Cuban and from the French Caribbeans. Here is his famous song Under the Sea, Bajo del Mar (ñ), and Sous l’Océan(fr)
When people say that words of one language can’t be translated into English and then write three paragraphs describing what that word means in English. Pretty sure that’s what we call a translation, but correct me if I’m wrong.
That’s a definition, and not the intended meaning of translation which would be a word or a pair of words.
When you can’t translate something because the language you’re translating it into lacks the word, you have to provide a wordy definition, which ruins the flow of text because you can’t just stick “a moment when both parties want something but both are afraid to make the first move” in place of a single word.
But that’s kind of what you do when you translate. Or you create a neologism like France for innovation terms or you can put a translation note like it’s done for Portuguese saudade.
There are different theories of translation but changing one word for another word is not doing a good translation. It’s translating a message in another language and to adapt it to another reality. You have to change the grammar and often the tone and the word formulations. So translating is having a world like “Mamihlapinatapai” and finding a way to put the definition to a unknown audience without it ruining the text. Literally that’s what translators are hired for.
I’m sorry but if you bitch about the translations of A Song of Ice and Fire I will cut you. OTL
… the fog is so thick the words
Run as she writes them for a moment she can’t tell
The sea spray from the fog one falls back the other stays
Suspended between two houses in the distance is a
Clothesline with a red shirt on it but she sees a bird
— Matthea Harvey
Asked a question to Fúndeu (organization for solving languages doubts associated to RAE) and they answered with a wiki link and an evasive answer. On the other hand they answered in less than 5 hours and it was a delicate issue.
Oh RAE, I’m torn!
So… I may chose Brazilian soap-operas as my translation subject. I’m very proud of myself. If my dissertation director approves I will go with it.
“Eye of the Needle” by Vladimir Kush.
OMG XDDDDDDDDD. Yes! That would be very practical!
"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24 King James Bible
I’ve been told, but maybe it’s only translator myth that it was a translation mistake the “eye of a needle” had in Greek, a similar name than an specific type or Navy knot, but the translator didn’t knew it and we have now a weird metaphor.