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Re: Language comparison

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 21:07
> Spoken Cantonese OTOH, seems to be so concise that it is quite > unbelievable to me -- when listening to Hongkong movies I cannot > believe how much information is transported by their mumbled, > ultrashort utterances. :-))) But maybe this is just typical for the > genre I was watching...
Careful that they're not over-translating. I don't know Cantonese, but the bits of Mandarin I understood in films are often translated in very... flowery ways. Perhaps it's just that they're saying less. Or that the translator is filling in context that a "foreigner" wouldn't have understood. ;-) - Sai