Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Yes, We Should Not Translate Too Literally, But...

Translating "Si, è una città meravigliossa" as "Yes, I agree" is going a bit too far, certamente?

Yes, the speaker was agreeing with the previous speaker's evaluation of Florence, but what he said to agree was "Yes, it's a marvelous city," and not "Yes, I agree."

How can anyone forward such a crappy translation and still pretend to themselves that they are helping their readers to understand their new language?

1 comment:

That was a great rendition!

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