Afghanistan: Lost in Translation 26, July 2009Posted by thegulfblog.com in Central Asia.
Tags: Afghanistan, America, Language skills, US Forces
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The Guardian has an excellent video of the US forces in Afghanistan and their problems with understanding what the local Pashtun are trying to tell them. The clip shows one of their translators wilfully mistranslating what a tribal elder has to say. One can only hope that translators such as these are in the vast minority, however unlikely that may be.
Hat Tip: Media Shack