Lexicon Valley: Seinfeld doesn’t translate well into other cultures and languages, so what’s the deal with that?

What’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?

What’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?

A show about the mysteries of English.
July 13 2015 9:20 AM

What’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?

A discussion about why the classic American sitcom falls flat in other cultures and languages.

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 64: What’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?

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Read Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s piece “Translating Seinfeld” in the Verge.

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