GEWICHT: 58 kg
Services: GF6, Handentspannung, Dienstleistungen der Herrin, Rollenspiel, Oral
Have you ever wondered whether you are missing anything by reading a translated book? Inge sat down with him to hear his thoughts. And just like the title the rest of the book is enriched with double meanings. Those linguistic characteristics are often lost in translation.
Inge asked how the translator dealt with those difficulties. Throughout the book, many of the Yiddish words are translated one-to-one. A good example are the warped and honestly untranslatable expressions based on Dolly Königsbee introduced on page Also, the German version contains sentences in quotation marks that are left out in the English version.
The one-to-one translation fails to convey the horizon of Emperor Joseph. That is expressed in his use of language. It starts with his language and ends with his death. All of this is part of the novel and is hinted at by the title. Many of those words are missing in the English text as they posed a translation problem.
Another example is the Wienerwald, a restaurant chain. This is similar to the problems translating My Fair Lady into German. It has a Brathendlstation — Brathendl is an Austrian word with Austrian flair meaning roasted chicken.
Sadly, in the translation the Brathendl becomes just that: a chicken. In the context of Wienerwald the word chicken is problematic as it loses the Vienna coloring.