LISTEN: ‘Squid Game’ translations dilute the show’s real meaning

By Cici Yu
Boston University News Service

Since Squid Game was released, it has attracted a lot of attention globally. The Korean drama quickly became the most-watched show on Netflix. But some Korean-speaking viewers have noticed that some of its English subtitles are off.

What is getting lost in translation? How do the subtitles affect our understanding of the story and the characters? Cici Yu dives further into the translation of Squid Game with bilingual speakers Heejee Lee and Jean Lee.

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