Class 3

"Lost in Translation"

with subtitles:

Topic: word for word translations, machine translation, using dictionaries and other tools, cautions on problems of translation

Discussion: miscommunications, misadventures, misunderstandings
Why doesn't machine translation work?
What kinds of language do not translate?
Engrish: What kinds of English words have been adopted in Italian? Do they have the same meaning as the original English?

Not just the Chinese:
Chinglish
Hinglish
Siculish
Spanglish
Denglisch
Dunglish
Tinglish
Runglish
Englog
Engrish
Czenglish
Norwenglish

Suggested reading:
Lost in translation: Germans have no sense of humor?

Lost in translation: examples of bad translation from an English traveler

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