Zelda PH French translation

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  1. Ben_j
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    So I was happy to see that there was French screentexts in the US version of Zelda Phantom Hourglass, but after playing for a while, I have to say it must have been done by either monkeys or Google Translation... There are weird words I don't even know the signification, and really weird expressions. For example, Linebeck once says to Link "Je te pompe Link !" which could mean "I'm giving you a blowjob, Link" and doesn't mean anything that could be related to the context where it is said in the game... What the hell ?

    I hope the European version will have a more decent translation
     


  2. Hadrian

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    Should have a better conversion, perhaps the US one was for French Canadians? No idea how close their version of French is to yours.
     
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    Don't panic, it seems to be a canadian french translation, with a langage more "fleuri" than ours...
    You'll have to wait a little to have a french "française" one [​IMG]
    But it's very playable even with blowjob [​IMG] (perhaps the translator works before for "Mario & Luigi : Partners in Time" [​IMG] )
     
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    Jack Thompson will be all over this and will have the game banned within the month
     
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    yeah I guess it's canadian French. With terms like "catché" and "tantôt"... But what surprise me is that all the other French US versions before were ... well "normal"
     
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    No it's not french canadian, I am a "quebecoise" and I can tell you that no one say "je te pompe" that is a French expression that sound "French from France"...

    I always play the english versions, since I fear the game is somewhat changed by translation.
     
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    "since I fear the game is somewhat changed by translation"

    Jap to Eng already changed it [​IMG]
     
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    So they perhaps try to give the characters a peculiar plain speaking but the translator made this out of place "je te pompe" that we might understand "je te copie" ?!
    It's more funny than shocking [​IMG]
     
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    I remember a translation in GRAW on pc (maybe not this one, can't remember exactly) where "Copy That" were translated as "Je duplique ceci!" [​IMG]
     
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    zelda always had weird translation in french (more funny than weird to be honest).
    but I understand better the english one than the french one.

    I agree that it may not be pure quebec vocabulary, but it's too far from france's to be french.
     
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    Is there a way to know who made the translation...

    I remember playing my NA french copy of Link's Awakening on my old GBA and it was really "French from France"
    I remember a girl telling Link "Tu est encore patraque"...and not knowing what "patraque" meant even if French is my native language.

    kenet.deluxe: I know the game was originally japanese but one more translation means more lost of meaning
     
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    How can you even bother playing in an other language even if it's your native?! I can't play games in other languages than English.
     
  13. superkris

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    Well as you can see I have been totally assimilated and speak, work and live in english almost all the time. I only speak french to my friends and family.

    AS for games I try to play a game (or watch movies) in the language they were first release (except japanese) in order not to miss on the translation...

    But I found that for the brain games, if I want to have my "real" age i need to have them in french...Especially the color game in the first brain game...Having to think of the letters color then translate it to to french from english in my head took too much time even if it's not a lot more.

    Maybe my brain is still french
     
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    me too I'm very desapointed of the french version of Zelda, and i'm from Quebec so ...

    I never saw this in my life ...
     
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    Hmm must be some quebec slang.. google has it in a few french pages
    http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=chienneux&meta=

    vocabquebecois
    Chienneux = personne qui chiale toujours, qui se plaint. Motons = grumeaux. retour au chapitre 11 haut. la une [ Précédente ] [ Suivante ]
    www.recitus.qc.ca/histoire/2005-2006/equip02/vocabquebecois.htm - 5k -
     
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    I was disapointed too by this translation, but i think it's because the french translation wasn't made directly from japanese but from english, after it's already been translated to english. english idiomatic expressions are translated literally instead of being translated to an equivalent french expression (when someone says "i can"t see why not", it translates to "je ne vois pas pourquoi pas", which is awful formulation). oh well, i'll play it in english...
     
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    May be doggy style [​IMG]
     
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    I'm a swede and I can't even play swedish games. I just can't so that's why I don't get it.
     
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    Guys, i live in Montreal, i am a pure(well, not that pure) french canadian and i can tell you that ''catcher'' is a true Quebec expression. The French Canadian mix english and french. But i can say that ''je te pompe'' is French from France.

    Maybe that's a France translation but to be ''cool'', they added some Quebec expressions...
     
  20. Akoji

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    You need to put your DS in French.

    And yeah im Québecois too, and... the translation sucks... if it a french canadian translation... omg what the hell is Chienneux, never heard that, same with a lot of other terms they say. I was happy to see the game in french when i turned it on, but once i saw the text and the dialogues, I think that I would understand it more in English, I was happy since i could say to my mom to play the game (big Zelda fan, but once the 64 ones came out she found them way too much complicated, and she liked the SNES one since we had a good french version.) But with that arkward translation im not sure if even her would understand it XD