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Howdy folks!

I have a crazy request for you all. I am going to be attending Comic Con here in St. Louis and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to market my video game translation work. I'm trying to get some t-shirts made with different funny translation/video game references. For example, I have been toying with "T.A.G. Translations - Yeah, I hablo Español." Another one that I think would be neat is to have the word "Zombie" translated into a dozen or so different languages, but I wanted to ask all of you for your distinct translations as I only work in ESEN.

So here's the question, how do you say "zombie" in your working languages? And if you have any other ideas for t-shirts, let me know ^_^



Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Spanish: "zombi" Mar 8, 2013

"Zombi" without the letter e is how it is reflected in the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is usually considered the standard in Spanish.


Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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German Mar 8, 2013

Zombie [ˈʦɔmbi]


Gad Kohenov  Identity Verified
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זומבי Mar 9, 2013

Is the Hebrew rendering. Zumbi in Portuguese.



N.B. Yes this is Brazilian Portuguese!

[Edited at 2013-03-09 16:06 GMT]


Phil Hand  Identity Verified
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Jiangshi Mar 9, 2013

僵尸 jiangshi in Chinese


Diana Coada  Identity Verified
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In Portuguese: Mar 9, 2013

''zombie'' or ''morto-vivo''. I think ''zumbi'' is used in Brazilian Portuguese.

In Romanian it's ''zombi''.


Dusan Miljkovic
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Zombi Mar 9, 2013

In Serbian it's "zombi" in Latin script and "зомби", in Cyrillic.

Maybe you should try another word, because this would to be pretty much the same in most of the languagesicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2013-03-09 10:39 GMT]


Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Dutch Mar 9, 2013

Zombie, pronounced almost the same as in English.

I know, there was a time when my country was ahead in innovation...


EvaVer  Identity Verified
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Czech to English
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In Czech Mar 9, 2013

we also say zombie, sorry, no special word for it


Alexandra Schneeuhr  Identity Verified
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Russian Mar 9, 2013



juliette_K  Identity Verified
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Italian Mar 9, 2013



Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Hebrew to English
You have to love Chinese..... Mar 9, 2013

Phil Hand wrote:

僵尸 jiangshi in Chinese

"Literally meaning: stiff corpse".icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


Abdallah Ali  Identity Verified
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Arabic Mar 10, 2013


Pronounced pretty much the same as you do in English /zɒmbi/


Adrien Lambert  Identity Verified
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FR: zombie or zombi Mar 11, 2013

Both spelling exist in French. The one with a final "E" is, I would think, more common. And I can see why: /zombi/, phonetically, clearly is a borrowed word. It is therefore used as such.

[Edited at 2013-03-11 00:51 GMT]


Sigrid Andersen  Identity Verified
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Danish Mar 11, 2013

zombie (sombi) in danish

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