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Oct 16, 2006

This topic is for discussion of the translation article "THE CREATIVE WORLD OF SPANISH SUBTITLES".

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Richard Ramirez
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Hecules Jan 30, 2007

I found this a masterpice of translations issues, very entertaining also very close to reality. One thing though: according to one of the dictionaries I trust, this two (hercules and heracles) are the same characters.

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Margarita Palatnik  Identity Verified
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the unique language of Spanish subtitles Aug 26, 2007

Very entertaining indeed!

My husband, who is Turkish, has been learning Spanish for the past few years during the months we spend in Uruguay. There, we watch Mexico or Miami-subtitled movies and TV shows, and he thought paying attention to the subtitles would be a good way of furthering his command of the language. Thus, a

"Lo siento cariño"

came out of his mouth one day, to the astonishment of our family. Nobody in Uruguay could ever come up with this phrase. So where did that come from? We were torn between rolling with laughter and finding out who had taught him the expression, while trying not to traumatize him into never speaking Spanish again. "They said it in Law & Order" was his explanation.

Then, a couple weeks later:


which elicited another round of family laughter that finally deterred him from using the subtitles as learning aids.

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Idem Dec 3, 2008

Richard Ramirez wrote:

One thing though: according to one of the dictionaries I trust, this two (hercules and heracles) are the same characters.

It's part of the historical baggage of a language developed on the basis of the Latin spoken in Hispania.

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