Waiting impatiently for the weekend to start? We’ve handpicked 9 interesting stories from the world of language and translation to keep you informed (and amused):
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve probably seen the Last Jedi trailer already. If you’ve missed it, you can watch it below. Go ahead, we’ll wait:
So, it’s time for the Jedi to end, is it? That line, from the presumed Last Jedi himself, Luke Skywalker, naturally prompted a flurry of online commentary and questions. And then, the French version of the trailer came out, prompting even more questions.
“[T]he dubbed trailer ends with the line “le temps est venu pour les Jedi d’en finir,” which translates to “the time has come for the Jedi to put an end to it . . . Disney France is aware of the difference in meaning — but decided to keep it that way regardless.”