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Polite you (usted) vs. informal you (tu)... similar in Korean? (working on subtitles)
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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Feb 28, 2003

Hello everybody. First of all, please excuse my very bad english writing. I\'m specialized in motion pictures translations for subtitling. Right now, I\'m translating from korean the motion picture called Chihwaseon about a famous korean painter in the XIX th century. I\'ve got VHS version with english subtitles and I\'m translating it into spanish. As I don\'t know anything about korean, I\'ve got a very important question for korean collegues: is there,like in french and in spanish, a difference between \"you\" (\"tú in spanish, or \"toi\" in french, speaking to a friend, for example), and \"you\" (\"usted\" in spanish, or \"vous\" in french, marking respect). Obviously, this is very important, as you could imagine.



Thanks a lot to all of you.



Juan Jacob. Mexico.


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Yes, it is. Feb 28, 2003

There is actually even more forms to say \"you\" in Korean depending on to whom one speaks (to someone higher then speaker, equal or lower in terms of age, position, sex and marital status...). That is the short answer.

The long answer: I did a MA thesis on honorific pronouns in Korean years ago There is probably several papers and books on that, but can\'t find them on the net, unfortunately.

HTH

Magda





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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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thanks... Mar 1, 2003

So, I\'ll have to translate in context, thanks. Two more things: there is a \"kisaeng\", just like a geisha. Is that it?

They talk about a \"maranta\" (sort of brush for painting) and about \"kimchi\" (sort of paint): any idea, any link with a korean speaker?



Thanks a lot.



Juan Jacob. Mexico.


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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honorifics in Korean Mar 1, 2003

Hola Juán,



Si lees alemán, echa una mirada a:

http://angli02.kgw.tu-berlin.de/Hunminjongum/honorifics/Honorific-t.htm



en inglés:

http://ling.wisc.edu/abstracts/wklee.htm



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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Thanks... Mar 1, 2003

...to Magda and Marcus, very helpfull. Write you soon.



Juan.


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