Questions tagged [translation]

Determining what characters say or write, or transference of a story from one language to another.

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What is the more accurate translation for this scene in the series Kingdom?

Watching the Netflix original Kingdom, I notice that the English subtitles and dubs sometimes say vastly different things. In one scene someone says out loud "compose yourself" but the subtitle says "...
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To which degree do dubbed versions of Shakespeare adaptations consult existing official translations?

When watching dubbed versions of Shakespeare plays adapted into film (that use the original dialogue, as opposed to loose adaptations) and translated into my language, they are of course dubbed in a ...
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How does the internationalization of Forensic Files work?

The true crime docutainment series Forensic Files is broadcast on German TV under its original title Medical Detectives. The episodes (and thus the actual cases) are thereby the original American ones,...
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What was on Aladdin's list?

I was rereading this great answer about the movie Aladdin when this quote from the script caught my eye: So what you wish I really want to know You got a wish that's three miles long, no doubt ...
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Why do Pee Wee Herman and President Reagan say “Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho” or similar?

Pee-wee Herman and Jambi say "Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho" in "Jambese" (first video, found in Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho; Scene from The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981), and President Reagan says ...