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    Default Chinese mistranslated U.S. movie titles

    http://www.topfive.com/html/times1.shtml

    This list is probably as old as the internet itself, but here goes:

    August 25, 1997


    The Top 15 Chinese Translations of English Movie Titles


    15> "Pretty Woman" - "I Will Marry a Prostitute to Save Money"

    14> "Face/Off" - "Who Is Face Belonging To? I Kill You Again,
    Harder!" (makes perfect sense)

    13> "Leaving Las Vegas" - "I'm Drunk And You're a Prostitute"

    12> "Interview With The Vampire" - "So, You Are a Lawyer?"

    11> "The Piano" - "Ungrateful Adulteress! I Chop Off Your
    Finger!"

    10> "My Best Friend's Wedding" - "Help! My Pretend Boyfriend
    Is Gay!"

    9> "George of the Jungle" - "Big Dumb Monkey-Man Keeps
    Whacking Tree With Genitals"

    8> "Scent of a Woman" - "Great Buddha! I Can Smell You From
    Afar! Take a Bath, Will You?!"

    7> "Love, Valour, Compassion!" - "I Am That Guy From Seinfeld
    So It's Acceptable for Straight People to Enjoy This Gay
    Movie" (hmmm...someone from the Village Voice wrote that one)

    6> "Babe" - "The Happy Dumpling-to-be Who Talks And Solves
    Agricultural Problems"

    5> "Twister" - "Run! Ruuunnnn! Cloudzillaaaaa!"

    4> "Field of Dreams" - "Imaginary Dead Baseball Players Live
    in My Cornfield"

    3> "Barb Wire" - "Delicate Orbs of Womanhood Bigger Than Your
    Head Can Hurt You"

    2> "Batman & Robin" - "Come to My Cave and Wear This Rubber
    Codpiece, Cute Boy" (something tells me this is bullshit)

    and Top5's #1 Chinese Translation of an English Movie Title...


    1> "The Crying Game" - "Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis!"
    They forgot "Lethal Weapon 1," which was something like "Thunder Cannon."
    Not entirely inappropriate, given the echo they put on those gunshots.

    And, because I can't find anywhere else to put this...


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    Default Re: Chinese mistranslated U.S. movie titles

    I dont know if they are entirely true. Half of the time I dont care for the Chinese titles. But some Chinese titles make a lot sense, provided you know Chinese. Oh well... You just cant directly translate something.

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    Default Re: Chinese mistranslated U.S. movie titles

    i dunno if these are true or not lol

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    ^ its the funniest post on here though

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    15> "Pretty Woman" - "I Will Marry a Prostitute to Save Money"
    13> "Leaving Las Vegas" - "I'm Drunk And You're a Prostitute"
    I guess they are really limited with words these days, but you can always tell if there's a hooker in our titles.
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