Tag Archives: translation

Translation, tears, titiliation

When Zhu’s latest album (GENERATIONWHY) came out a couple of months ago, a colleague of mine sent me the song Palm of My Hand. “It’s got a verse in French, sounds real sexy,” he said to me. I took a … Continue reading

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Nice Try, German


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Subtitles Raided!

“Undertexter subtitle translation site raided by police” Whoa!! I saw this article a few months back and found it in my drafts.  Subtitles? Police raid? Pretty melodramatic title, I was immediately intrigued. Were doors broken down? Linguistically-minded Internet rights hippies thrown … Continue reading

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9 English Words With Funny Translations In Other Languages

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Untranslatable Love

Sent in by my dear friend Kim, I’ve got another round of untranslatable words for you, but this time, they are all about love. Here are my favorites: 1. Because what beats this feeling?: Forelsket. Norwegian for the euphoria one feels … Continue reading

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A Translation for the Books

“Romney is an elitist, flip-flopping fuddy duddy who awkwardly chuckles his way through life” My dear ex-roommate Alisia from Italy requested a translation of my idiomatic mini-rant on Mitt Romney. I thought it might be nice to do it illustrated, … Continue reading

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In Cologne, a seemingly common last name/store name town. In New York, this is a word of Yiddish origin meaning an oaf, a foolish person or a more colloquial ‘douchebag’. Colm is only ironically in this picture!!! 😉 Belly Button. … Continue reading

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