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Yohein
11-12-2005, 08:39 AM
Hi there! (long time ago sinced I posted here).
As I'm Spanish, it's very funny for me when Manny uses Spanish words in the game, or when a Spanish name is mentioned for some characters. Most of the names are mentioned and translated in Grim Fandango Network, but Manny says lots of phrases in Spanish which aren't. I don't know if this has been done before here, but I thought I could translate to English the phrases which don't appear in grimfandango.net, so people who don't understand Spanish can know what Manny's saying. I don't remember all the phrases, but now I'm replaying the game so I will translate them as they appear.

-For example, Celso's second name, Flores, means Flowers.
-At the beggining, Manny says Burros, what litteraly means Donkey but, in this case, it's like saying "ass holes" to all his clients :smash:
-After that, he says "¿Qué es esto?" when Eva's memo arrives, and that means "What's this?".
-Jefe means Boss.
-Belleza (for Eva) means Beauty.
-¡Qué traes! (again, for Eva) means, literally, "What are you bringing?" but in this case, it would be more like saying "That's a stupid thing you're saying" :lol:
-Manny says Loco to Glottis, and means Crazy.
-Domino's nun name is Calabaza, and means Pumpkin.
-Famous Salvador's "Viva la Revolución" means "Long live the Revolution!" (well, that was a bit obvious :lol: )

Well, at this moment I don't remember more things, but I will continue this list later (if someone's interested, of course :lol: ). If somebody wants to know a specific term used in the game, I can help :)

Bye!

VampireNaomi
11-12-2005, 09:28 AM
Thanks. I didn't know all of those. Right now I can't remember any phrase from the game that I'd like translated, but I'd be delighted if you could take a look at this: a problem with Spanish (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=152269)

Kald0rei
11-12-2005, 09:42 AM
"Es Peor Que La Muerte" I've always wondered what tha meant. I think its something like "she's worse than death" or something.. heh.. you're the master. Oh yea, and is it a very commonly popular phrase like, everybody uses it? THnx friend.

Kald0rei
11-12-2005, 09:49 AM
Oh, and Caranal... whats Caranal? gracias

Yohein
11-12-2005, 09:52 AM
Yes, you're right, "Es peor que la muerte" means "It's worse than death". It's not very used but it isn't STRANGE :)

"Caranal" isn't a Spanish word. Is that the exact spelling? Maybe you mean Coronel, what means Colonel or something like that?

VampireNaomi, I have to agree with El Virus, that doesn't look too Spanish :lol: I can't understand very well what he's saying, just "We had to be buried" at the beggining or something similar.

Yohein
11-12-2005, 10:21 AM
Oh, by the way, another important place in the game with Spanish name: Zapato. It means Shoe.

TyraaRane
11-12-2005, 12:56 PM
"Caranal" isn't a Spanish word. Is that the exact spelling? Maybe you mean Coronel, what means Colonel or something like that?

I think Kald0rei means "carnal," which is what Manny calls Glottis a couple of times. And I used to know what that means, too...that's what I get for taking Latin instead of Spanish.

VampireNaomi
11-12-2005, 01:00 PM
VampireNaomi, I have to agree with El Virus, that doesn't look too Spanish :lol: I can't understand very well what he's saying, just "We had to be buried" at the beggining or something similar.

Oh, well. Thanks anyway. If native speakers can't understand it, it must be really horrible. ;)

Grim_comician
11-12-2005, 01:27 PM
I think Kald0rei means "carnal," which is what Manny calls Glottis a couple of times. And I used to know what that means, too...that's what I get for taking Latin instead of Spanish.
Yup. "Carnal" means actually "Dude". But my former spanish teacher referred me to call him "Carnalito".

Fuzzy Penguin
11-12-2005, 11:08 PM
Cool, thx for all these Yohein. Some of it is funny lol

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 04:09 AM
Interesting... You've made me love this language.
Oh and Manny keeps saying "Hijole" in the game, so whats that mean? I take its like "Amazing" or something. Someway to express awe?

Yohein
11-13-2005, 04:58 AM
It's curious, because in the Spanish version of the game, the kept that "Híjole" all the time, but that's not used in Spain (the same for "Carnal", it's not used here and they kept it), I think they are Mexican.
And yes, I think that's used to express surprise or it's like saying "Oh, ****" :lol: Hijo in Spanish means Son, but I don't think it's very related to this word :lol:

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 06:30 AM
I see... thnx for the knowledge.

El Virus
11-13-2005, 09:16 AM
Great to have you back Yohein.By the way, have you got the Spanish dub?

You've made me love this language.
You probably should; it is one of the, if not the, most wonderful languages out there; too bad I don't get to appreciate it as much, for it is my native tongue.

Yohein
11-13-2005, 09:44 AM
Hi El Virus. Yes, I first played (and completed) the game in Spanish. I was dissapointed with the terrible translation (not the dubbing, which was fantastic), so now I play it in English and it's fantastic ;) I understand the game better than I did when playing the Spanish version :lol:

Grim_comician
11-13-2005, 11:33 AM
I have a russian translation in my GF CD. If you like, I can insert it anytime.

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 12:50 PM
Awesome! That'd be cool, Russian.. but i hardly understand a thing about Russian lol..

Yohein
11-14-2005, 01:58 PM
A funny one: Membrillo means Quince :lol:

El Virus
11-14-2005, 04:17 PM
I have a russian translation in my GF CD. If you like, I can insert it anytime.
That'd be great. I never checked whether I could choose Sub-title language...

I was dissapointed with the terrible translation. I understand the game better than I did when playing the Spanish version

Yes, I have to agree. The acting is amazing though.
Too bad I won't be able to find GF in its original language anymore...

Oh, and Kald0rei, welcome to the forums.

Yohein
11-14-2005, 04:33 PM
I was thinking on makin a comparation of both Spanish and English version, so people can see Grim Fandango in other languages. I would like to record some dialogs in both versions so people can compare them, I don't know if someone here is interested in hearing Manny, Domino and company talking in Spanish, but I think it can be interesting :lol:

Kald0rei
11-15-2005, 02:16 AM
That'd be great. I never checked whether I could choose Sub-title language...



Yes, I have to agree. The acting is amazing though.
Too bad I won't be able to find GF in its original language anymore...

Oh, and Kald0rei, welcome to the forums.
Glad to be here!:)

Stu_the_Monkey
11-26-2005, 05:11 AM
'Mercedes' translates as 'Mercy', but 'Meche' translates as 'Lard'!

'Domino' = 'I dominate'
'Salvador Limones' = 'Savior Lemons'!

El Virus
11-26-2005, 06:54 AM
'Domino' = 'I dominate'
Well, 'I Dominate' would be 'Yo Domino' (when 'Yo' translates as Ego or I).
The word Domino alone simply translates as that easy and simple game; basically the same than in English.
Of course, it might be plausible, after all the word does not loose it's meaning when alone.

EDIT: Oh, wait, silly me. Dominó is the proper name of game; without an accent mark, I guess it could be taken as "Dominate". However, the fact that he has a domino chip-like drawing in his hand, makes me think that it was not intended to be taken as Spanish.

Grim_comician
11-26-2005, 09:42 AM
Well actually, Domino is really "dominate" with the first-person perspective. But thanks for explanation, El Virus.

Thanks for more additions, Stu.

Yohein
11-26-2005, 09:53 AM
And remember that Domino uses dominos when he tries to blow up the Bone Wagon. I think the name is referred to the game and not to the verb (but who knows).
Another small curiosity, Mercedes diminutive in Spanish is not Meche, is Merche ;)

TyraaRane
11-30-2005, 01:09 AM
Domino (the name/noun, not the character) has Latin roots, too--in fact, I think they're closer to Dom's character than the Spanish: dominus, domini is Latin for "master" or "lord." Just a thought.

Yohein
02-08-2006, 01:31 PM
Hi there again. I know this is a bit "off topic", but since this is the only forum of Lucasforums where I post and I "know" the people, and apparently there are lots of LucasArts fans around here... are any of you interested in hearing a sample of the Spanish version of Escape from Monkey Island? I ripped the audio of an entire video (one of the final videos), and maybe someone around here wants to see how's Monkey Island in other languages. I tried to rip audio from Grim Fandango, but I that didnt' work. I tought the system was similar to Escape from Monkey Island, but the system I used to rip the audio from Monkey didn't work with Grim.
Even though, you can do an idea about Grim Fandango in Spanish too, because, for example, Domino and Guybrush have the same voice in Spanish, as well as Ozzie Mandrill and Velasco.

VampireNaomi
02-08-2006, 01:40 PM
I'd love to hear those!

What system did you use to get them? Back when I ripped some GF sounds for my site, there was this really easy trick to do it. I can't remember it anymore, but I'll see if I can find the thread where James explained it to me.


...

Okay, see the third post in this (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=134809) thread.

Yohein
02-08-2006, 03:29 PM
Well, I've got two mp3 now. One, with the final video where Guybrush turns off the Ultimate Insult amplificator, LeChuck transforms into the statue... etc. And another one with the intro, so you can hear Guybrush voice with detail. I'm trying to upload the files, so wait a bit and I will put the urls here.

Yohein
02-11-2006, 05:16 AM
Sorry for the wait. Here you are:

The introduction:

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/archivos/guybrush.mp3

One of the final scenes:

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/archivos/final.mp3

I think the Spanish actors did a great job in this versions. In fact, most of the voices are really similar to the English ones.
By the way, a few names are changed in the Spanish version. Ozzie Mandrill is Kangu Mandril and Pegnose Pete is Pete El Napias.

Yohein
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
No comments? Nobody listened it? :lol:

VampireNaomi
02-14-2006, 02:56 PM
I did, but I didn't have the time to reply and then I just forgot.

I like Guybrush's voice in the first one. Hearing Spanish is always a nice experience since I think it sounds so happy and positive -- no matter what is being said. Same goes for Portuguese.