31 Oct 2019

Lost in Transcreation: the problems with translating for advertising

Each language has its own peculiarities. In English, one rule of thumb is that ‘I’ goes before ‘E,’ except after ‘C.’ But, what if you heinously seize your weird foreign neighbor’s beige heifer? Aside from stealing your neighbor’s pregnant cow, can you see the problem(s) with that entire sentence? Even though the words are spelled correctly, they each disregard the rule I initially mentioned. That’s only one example […]


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