minako at jps.net
Wed Oct 29 23:50:11 EST 1997
> Ok. HOw about lets discuss the Chinese dubbed version of Eva? In the Magma
> diver episode, ADV subbed version, Asuka calls Shinji a show-off when he
> jumps into the volcano to catch her falling Eva. In the Cantonese version,
> Asuka says something to this effect,"Silly Shinji, he really does care about
> me." This may be a minor point, but the two versions present very different
> pictures of Asuka.
> So here's the question. What does the original Japanese version say??
> OK, I just checked a page,
> http://www1.nisiq.net/~onizuka/literal/EVA10.txt, which
> is part of a site of some students in Japan I believe with their translation. In
> version, the translation is:
> Asuka: Phew, Shinji!
> Idiot! You didn't have to do that!
> ## So at the end, neither the Chinese translation nor the American translation
> ## is faithful in their translation. But if I got to choose, I would go for
> ## the Chinese version ^_^ That's another reason why I don't hate Chinese
> ## dubbing, sometimes their translation is quite ingenious.
> ## Although it is a small thing, I think it does show up something about
> ## the different cultures. I have a feeling that in the western translation
> ## (esp American ones) things tend to go individualistic and egotistic
> ## way. Perhaps this makes the translated dialogue sounds closer to the
> ## everyday speech in their country. In fact, the Chinese dubbing
> ## is not uncommon in taking liberty with the translation either. However,
> ## my observation is that the translation usually tends to make the
> ## female characters sound more sympathetic (one case in point is Minmei
> ## in Macross). And also they tend to sprinkle extra humour here and there,
> ## sometimes to good effect sometimes not.
isn't it just easier to translate from japanese to chinese or
vice-versa? i find that a lot easier than say, japanese to english.
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