"Strickly speaking, it wasn't really Cilla's fault that I was bitten by a dragon."First line in The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl Hi, everyone. This post is another entry in my ongoing Lost in Translation series where I take advantage of my bilingual abilities by investigating what has been lost in the translation of specific… Continue reading Lost in Translation: The Shamer Chronicles by Lene Kaaberbøl
"Det første man opdager, når ens hund lærer at tale, er, at hunde ikke har ret meget at sige."First line in Knivens Stemme by Patrick Ness Hello, everyone, and welcome to a very special post I've been dying to share with you. You may or may not remember that I had a series on this… Continue reading The Ultimate Lost in Translation Battle: Danish vs. German Book Titles (featuring Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner)
"The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane."First line in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling We've made it to the end! It took me a little longer to reread the books and make these posts than I had anticipated, but we're finally… Continue reading Lost in Translation: A Look at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Danish
We're nearing the end as we today are looking at the second to last book in the Harry Potter series and how it was translated into my native language, Danish. I'm taking a closer look at Harry Potter-specific terms, names, and places that changed or lost meaning in the translation process.
"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive."First line in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling Hello, you lovely people. It's time for another post where I take a closer look… Continue reading Lost In Translation: A Look at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Danish
The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it "the Riddle House," even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.First line in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling We've made it to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in my series of posts where… Continue reading Lost In Translation: A Look At Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Danish
"Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways."First line in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling Welcome to my third Lost in Translation post where we've made it to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is the series of posts where I compare the Danish versions… Continue reading Lost in Translation: A Look at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Danish