when I say “Es ist Zeit für sauberen,” you all chant back “Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten.”

What does that mean?


Babelfish tells me it translates to: “It is time for clean” and then “We must exterminate the Jews.”


I’m guessing “It is time for clean” would be “It is time for the cleansing.”Ranchoth(“Time für to go to bed!”)


Those Babelfish tranbslations are accurate.

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Whoa. Cartman is set to replace Saddam as the world’s most evil person. Though I suppose it isn’t the worst thing he’s done.


Those Babelfish tranbslations are accurate.

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Whoa. Cartman is set to replace Saddam as the world’s most evil person. Though I suppose it isn’t the worst thing he’s done.

No, I think feeding Scott Tenorman his parents is.


German checking in.

It does indeed mean

“it is time for clean <…>”

and

“We must exterminate the Jews”.

The first part seems to be a mistake. Either it is missing a word or it is supposed to be “cleansing” instead of “clean”. I guess it is another bad translation. Somehow the German in American movies/TV shows is almost always subtly wrong, as if there are no German speakers one can ask.


maybe this is just me being silly… but it is funnier that way…just me over analyzing… and finding humor where there should be none.


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Silentgoldfish:

No, I think feeding Scott Tenorman his parents is.

Good gad.

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when I say “Es ist Zeit für sauberen,” you all chant back “Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten.”

The author’s German isn’t bad, but it should really be:

when I say “Es ist Zeit zu säubern,” you all chant back “Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten.”

which translates to

"when I say “It’s time to clean up,” you all chant back “We need to exterminate the Jews.”

It wouldn’t surprise me if that is actually a quote from a real speech given by Hitler or Göbbels during a rally.


In the same episode he also saysTöten sie die Juden. Wir können nicht stillstehen bis sie alle tot sind!

Which translates into

Kill they the Jews. We cannot stand still to it all are dead!Which seems like a butchered version of ‘kill the jews we cannot stand still until they are all dead’


Which seems like a butchered version of ‘kill the jews we cannot stand still until they are all dead’

Actually, in this case the German is flawless. Kind of strange considering it is much more complicated than the other quote. It looks like Babelfish mangled the translation a little. The correct translation is yours: “Kill the Jews. We cannot stand still until they are all dead”


DemonSpawn:

I guess it is another bad translation. Somehow the German in American movies/TV shows is almost always subtly wrong, as if there are no German speakers one can ask.

Well, to be fair, in this particular case I’m guessing that Matt and Trey really might not have been able to find a German they could have asked.

The sentiments expressed in those lines are downright evil. I could certainly understand if a German speaker didn’t want to help make sure that the language of Goethe and Schiller was used properly to say that.


tracer April 8, 2004, 6:05am #13
Wesley Clark:

In the same episode he also saysTöten sie die Juden.

Surely, you mean:

Toten Sie die Juden.

(with a capital Sie)


Cisco May 26, 2004, 8:00am #14

What about the Chinpokomon episode: were they speaking real Japanese?


Kamino_Neko May 26, 2004, 10:38am #15
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Cisco:

What about the Chinpokomon episode: were they speaking real Japanese?

Yes. My Japanese isn’t perfect, so I’ll let someone who is more fluent in the language comment on how correct it was, but it was real Japanese and, for the most part, at least, meant what they said or implied it meant, or something that would make sense in context.

But you wouldn’t know it from the scripts online. I looked for a few to confirm my memory, but the transcription of the Japanese dialogue is awful. I was about to conclude I misremembered and that the Japanese was just jibberish until I came across the classroom scene where they keep answering in Japanese.

One of the boys explains, when Mr Garrison yells at them: ‘Tchu hadchie is 18 in Japanese!’

click ‘tchu hadchi’ is a bad transcription of ‘juu hachi’. There were also ‘Mina-san’ (everything) being rendered as ‘Menasa’ and ‘ichi ni san shi’ (one, two, three, four) as ‘hitch nee san chi’.


Sublight May 26, 2004, 11:21am #16

The two executives were speaking pretty accurate Japanese (the boss sounded native, the flunky didn’t), but the kids’ Japanese was kind of awkward. The chant at the end, ‘owatta Beikoku’, could mean, if you reeeally stretched it, “America is finished!” except that 1) ‘owatta’ usually means ‘finished’ only in the sense of ‘completed’, and 2) almost nobody calls it ‘Beikoku’ anymore (you use ‘bei’ if you’re using ‘America’ as part of a compound -> Japan-American economy = Nichibei keizai. But as a stand-alone word, everyone just says ‘Amerika’).

And before anyone complains about stereotypes in that episode, the main reason my wife thought it was hysterical was because earlier that day, two of the old farts at her company had actually commented to her “we heard your husband’s American. Wow. Big penis, huh?”


bienville May 26, 2004, 11:30am #17
DemonSpawn:

I guess it is another bad translation. Somehow the German in American movies/TV shows is almost always subtly wrong, as if there are no German speakers one can ask.

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Cisco May 26, 2004, 11:36am #18
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bienville:

Ich bin ein Berliner -JFK:smack:

He didn’t say anything wrong.


Weirddave May 26, 2004, 3:00pm #19
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Sublight:

And before anyone complains about stereotypes in that episode, the main reason my wife thought it was hysterical was because earlier that day, two of the old farts at her company had actually commented to her “we heard your husband’s American. Wow. Big penis, huh?”

Boy, those Japanese really have our number, don’t they?

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Ghanima May 26, 2004, 4:23pm #20

JFK’s a doughnut?


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