The “Badly Translated Lyrics” quiz is back for another round!
Translating writing or literature is a difficult art form. Translating lyrics is just as difficult, if not more so. The translator has to correctly convey the songwriter’s intended meaning while also accounting for cultural or language differences. Because of these factors, online translation sites like Google Translate are often found not quite up to task. As you will see in the following quiz, Google Translate sometimes ends up with some pretty funny translations.
So, fellow Soompiers, have a go at guessing the K-pop song from these badly translated lyrics. And even if you get them wrong, I hope it a least makes you giggle (or snort)!
Credits to Colour Coded Lyrics for the proper English translations.
Which translation did you find the farthest off the mark? And which one did you find the funniest? Let us know in the comments below!
Belinda_C is a freelance writer who enjoys devouring all things Korean and loves Shinhwa. Fun Fact: This would be a quiz she would fail miserably at :S