Oct 4, 2021

Squid Game subtitles 'change meaning' of Netflix show

Fluent Korean speaker Youngmi Mayer claims the closed-caption subtitles in English are "So bad" that the original meaning is often lost. In a TikTok video that's had almost nine million views, Youngmi gave several examples of mistranslation. Fans commenting on Youngmi's thread have questioned Netflix's translation strategy, and others have pointed out that less accurate captions make it difficult for those trying to learn a new language. Youngmi's initial comments were about the closed-caption subtitles rather than the English language subtitles. Youngmi has since clarified that the English language subtitles are "Substantially better" than the closed-caption ones.

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