Japanese Interpreter: Translating Trump Word For Word Makes Us ‘Sound Stupid’
Some things get lost in Trumpslation.
By David Moye Feb 25, 2017
Donald Trump says things that can defy description—and that’s proving a challenge for translators around the globe.
Tokyo-based translator Chikako Tsuruta told the Japan Times that translating the president into Japanese is a challenge, what with the lack of logic or concern for facts.
“[Trump] rarely speaks logically, and he only emphasizes one side of things as if it were the absolute truth,” Tsuruta said. “There are lots of moments when I suspected his assertions were factually dubious.”