The English translator for ‘Parasite’ made headlines when he introduced that he discovered the phrase ‘oppa’ the toughest to translate whereas engaged on the film. 

Translator Darcy Parquet took half in an interview on March 30th for EBS radio present ‘Audio Heaven – English go go go‘ the place he talked extra about his experiences translating for the film. When requested which Korean phrase was essentially the most troublesome for him, he said it was ‘oppa‘ saying: “Simply translating as ‘brother’ or changing it with a reputation may work however I assumed rather a lot about Korean tradition and the recognition of Ok-pop so I know what the phrase means. I even considered simply utilizing the phrase itself within the film.” 

He concluded, saying that the phrase was one that might not be translated. He additionally added ‘aigo (frustration)‘ and ‘Jeong (affection)‘ as troublesome phrases, and stated that translating cursing was troublesome in addition to he needed to make it enjoyable by not actually translating it and utilizing different enjoyable phrases. He said: “In comparison with American cursing, there are such a lot of sorts of Korean cursing. That is the issue.” 


Darcy Parquet has been working with director Bong Joon Ho since his directorial debut film ‘Barking Canine By no means Chunk’. Parquet has been receiving reward for his intelligent translation of ‘ram-don (Jjapaguri)’, the favored noodle dish seen within the film.