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Oct 14th 2014 at 1:32:30 AM •••

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May 5th 2014 at 8:39:36 PM •••

Question: Does Everything Sounds More Threatening In German? Or is that the domain of another language?

Or is it Everything Sounds More Militaristic In German?

Now that I think about it, is it possible that Everything Sounds More Scientific In German?

No, I'm not proposing alternate Trope names; I'm proposing Sub Tropes.

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Oct 20th 2013 at 1:51:19 PM •••

Although there are some examples of correctly used German in the Main page, some are so bloodcurdling that something like a proverb we have in Germany becomes applicable for them: "Your Denglisch makes you nobody so easy after!" (note that this is a literal(!) translation of "Dein Denglisch macht Dir so leicht niemand nach!", plus note the deliberate replacement of an adverb with an adjective in the "translation"), with "Denglisch" being a portmanteau of "Englisch" and "Deutsch".

Correctly translated, that would be "Nobody's going to reproduce your Denglish that easily!"

Could be a sub-trope of Gratuitous German and could be applicable for any other language (which then would become a sub-trope of "Gratuitous <insert language name>").

Usually the literal translation describes a German using English in such a bloodcurdling and/or ridiculous fashion that you start wondering what that person wanted to tell you in the first place - especially when it affects idiomatic expressions that are translated literally more often than not.

Jun 23rd 2013 at 5:09:50 AM •••

Why isn't Shingeki No Kyojin mentioned here? Damn, the opening lives from it. "Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger!"? Even the protagonists name: Eren JÄGER! Verstanden?^^

Feb 26th 2013 at 3:34:33 PM •••

Stoker's Van Helsing isn't listed here or on Surprisingly good foreign language.

Feb 23rd 2018 at 6:49:15 AM •••

But "Ringen" is not at all Wrestling! (To put it politely, no Kayfabe in Ringen.) Unfortunately, Wrestling should be translated as Wrestling...

Apr 28th 2011 at 11:57:36 AM •••

In Pokemon Black and White US Version Theres a NPC who Speaks German

Dec 19th 2010 at 11:36:53 PM •••

I'm a bit puzzled as to why the description makes it out to be an anime trope. I suppose if anyone ever launched Gratuitous Swahili it would go on about how Swahili is used in Japanese culture or whatnot.

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Feb 15th 2011 at 6:29:59 PM •••

Likely because the largest set of examples on the page are from anime/manga and video games (a good portion of which are Japanese ones). Not to say that the description couldn't/shouldn't be changed.

Dec 18th 2010 at 2:31:19 PM •••

this sucks shit from a silly straw - drake clawfang

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