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15th Oct '17 3:39:47 PM starofjusticev21
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* ''Fanfic/EigaSentaiScanranger'' has a crossover special with ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' which acknowledges the different languages. It engages in a lot of this, though, having a character say a foreign word and then immediately saying what it means in English. Even though the story acknowledges the differing languages, but then has a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien use her powers so everyone can understand each other.

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* ''Fanfic/EigaSentaiScanranger'' has a crossover special with ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' which acknowledges the different languages. It engages in a lot of this, though, having a character say a foreign word and then immediately saying what it means in English. Even though the story acknowledges the differing languages, but then has And for some reason it happens after a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien use her powers so everyone can understand each other.
15th Oct '17 8:26:56 AM starofjusticev21
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* ''Fanfic/EigaSentaiScanranger'' has a crossover special with ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' which acknowledges the different languages. It engages in a lot of this, though, having a character say a foreign word and then immediately saying what it means in English. Even though the story acknowledges the differing languages, but then has a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien use her powers so everyone can understand each other.
5th Sep '17 5:49:02 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a borderline example where Light refers to Ryuk as a "god of death" when he first introductions himself as a {{shinigami}}.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a borderline example where Light refers to Ryuk as a "god of death" when he first introductions introduces himself as a {{shinigami}}.{{shinigami}}. The English dub of the anime interchanges "shinigami" and "god of death" a few times in the early episodes, presumably to make sure English-speakers know what a shinigami is supposed to be. By the middle of the series onward it just refers to them as "shinigami".
27th Jul '17 8:37:24 PM ZenBlade
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-->'''Paarthurnax:''' "Ro fus, the balancing of force."

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-->'''Paarthurnax:''' --->'''Paarthurnax:''' "Ro fus, the balancing of force.""
*** With other dragons, like Odahviing, there's a bit more justification to it, since they haven't had much reason to speak Tamrielic in the past, they keep slipping into Draconic. And since they recognize the player character as a dragon, they naturally assume he/she would also know Draconic.
--->'''Odahviing:''' Zok frini grind ko grah drun viiki, Dovahkiin. Ah. I forget. You do not have the dovah speech. My... eagerness to meet you in battle was my... undoing, Dovahkiin. I salute your, hmm, low cunning in devising such a grahmindol: stratagem.
23rd Jul '17 4:45:57 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the third game, Tali finally explains the meaning of the common quarian invocation "Keelah Se'lai" when Shepard inquires, admitting that it's more of an abstract idea with no real translation, but roughly means "[[FightingForAHomeland By the homeworld I hope to see someday]]".

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** In the third game, Tali finally explains the meaning of the common quarian invocation "Keelah Se'lai" when Shepard inquires, admitting that it's more of an abstract idea with no real translation, but roughly means "[[FightingForAHomeland By the homeworld I hope to see someday]]". In actual usage it's the equivalent of "blessed be".
4th Jul '17 7:17:08 PM WillKeaton
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* Done by Dr. Sciuridae in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' as he [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-02-25 explains how uryuom eggs can be used to create chimeras]].

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* Done by Dr. Sciuridae in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' as he [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-02-25 explains how uryuom eggs can be used to create chimeras]].chimeras.]]
4th Jul '17 7:16:15 PM WillKeaton
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** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in general does this a lot, especially in the later series. Ordinarily justifiable, with all the different races and societies mingling together... until you remember the Universal Translator, which apparently considers certain cultural concepts to be proper names or something. [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]] has the translator technology in its most primitive form, though the show still has moments of this trope.

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** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in general does this a lot, especially in the later series. Ordinarily justifiable, with all the different races and societies mingling together... until you remember the Universal Translator, which apparently considers certain cultural concepts to be proper names or something. [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]] ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' has the translator technology in its most primitive form, though the show still has moments of this trope.
28th Mar '17 8:36:06 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': "But there is one they fear; in their tongue, he is ''Dovahkiin'': Dragonborn!"
** Paarthurnax does this '''a lot''', throwing dragon words into a conversation you can otherwise understand. Sometimes there is the impression that it's a difficult concept or one with no direct translation... but often he just says something in Dovah and then translates it.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you are the Nerevarine, the [[TheChosenOne prophesied reincarnation]] of the ancient Chimeri/Dunmeri hero Nerevar, who is said will defeat [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] and cast down the "[[DeityOfHumanOrigin false gods]]" of the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]]. (Of course, it's also quite possible that you're simply [[MultipleChoiceChosen a convenient pawn]] of Azura who ''really'' has a grudge against those parties... The truth is [[TheUnreveal left up to your interpretation]].)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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"But there is one they fear; in their tongue, he is ''Dovahkiin'': Dragonborn!"
** *** Paarthurnax does this '''a lot''', throwing dragon words into a conversation you can otherwise understand. Sometimes there is the impression that it's a difficult concept or one with no direct translation... but often he just says something in Dovah and then translates it.



** Done yet again by Durnehviir in the ''Dawnguard DLC''. Once you defeat him in the Soul Cairn, along with gaining the ability to summon him, he also bestows the title of Qahnaarin on you, meaning "The Vanquisher". As the ''first'' individual to ever manage to best him in combat, his bestowal of this title is a telling sign of [[WorthyOpponent his]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship respect]] for the Dragonborn.
** The Greybeards similarly do this during the ceremony where they declare their formal recognition of the new Dragonborn.

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** *** Done yet again by Durnehviir in the ''Dawnguard DLC''. Once you defeat him in the Soul Cairn, along with gaining the ability to summon him, he also bestows the title of Qahnaarin on you, meaning "The Vanquisher". As the ''first'' individual to ever manage to best him in combat, his bestowal of this title is a telling sign of [[WorthyOpponent his]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship respect]] for the Dragonborn.
** *** The Greybeards similarly do this during the ceremony where they declare their formal recognition of the new Dragonborn.
24th Feb '17 10:10:21 AM InsaneMystic
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** The Swedish versions of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' do this... with English.

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** The Swedish and the German versions of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' do this... with English.
22nd Feb '17 5:31:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* VideoGame/GabrielKnight is a ''Schattenjäger'', German for "[[TheHunter shadow hunter]]".

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* VideoGame/GabrielKnight is a ''Schattenjäger'', German for "[[TheHunter "[[HunterOfMonsters shadow hunter]]".
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