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Dutch FB 'like' translation: I'm attracted to this member!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Alfa1, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    The FB translation for 'like' / 'I like this' gives a whole new dimension to the forum experience.

    This is where the fun begins. I'm not sure how good the translations in other languages are but in Dutch its really messy.
    The FB translation for 'Like' is 'Vind ik leuk' which can be interpreted in two ways:

    'I'm attracted to this (person)'
    OR
    'This is funny'
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm mistaken, this is a fb issue, not a xenforo one?
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's correct.

    Any FB related iFrame content is controlled by FB.
     
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, indeed.

    *Alfa1 hits the like button :D
     
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  5. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    I am attracted to everyone in this topic.

    EDIT: In a platonic and totally non-creepy way. I swear!
     
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  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I have to admit, that is fairly amusing (so, uhh, vind ik leuk! :)). But indeed, this is the text from Facebook. I believe their translations are crowdsourced, so you might be able to help improve them.
     
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  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    It is amusing. But after seeing it a lot, for a Dutch user its reason to quickly switch to English or try to turn like features off completely.
    Its why I avoid connecting my facebook account with other sites.
     
  8. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    You should create a dating forum :D
     
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  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it would work great on that!
     
  10. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I noticed this too :D

    Well, you can always go change it at facebook :)
     
  11. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Actually, this isn't entirely true. 'I'm attracted to' is translated as 'ik voel me aangetrokken tot'. 'ik vind dit leuk' is, in my opinion, a decent translation. You can also like football, friends, and a postcard.. and it's the same in dutch with 'ik vind leuk'.

    So yeah. :p
     
  12. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Don't be difficult :D
     
  13. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    'Vind ik leuk' is the exact wording used by facebook. If I apply that to you then its 'Ik vind jou leuk' (relating to attraction or romantic meaning). If I apply it to your post then its 'ik vind dit bericht leuk' (I find this post comical)
     
  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    'I like you' is also most commonly used in a romantic way. 'Ik vind dit bericht leuk' would most likely be translated to 'I like this message' or possibly into 'I think this message is nice' or something. For comical it would probably be something like 'grappig'.

    Ah well, who cares really, we all know translations usually aren't nearly as good as the original.
     
  15. twollert

    twollert Active Member

    BTW: Where can I change the language? I can't find it...
     
  16. Scott

    Scott Active Member

    I'll look into getting this sorted.
     
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with you. When I first saw the Dutch FB translation it looked a bit 'weird'... but this is the case in more instances on the internet when a beautiful English verb get's translated into Dirty Dutch [​IMG]. But actually when you think about it indeed, not so much is wrong with this particular translation. I mean, how else would you translate it?
     
  18. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I don't see the problem, there just isn't a better translation, and I think this one works.
     
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