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Post by NWKurt » Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:58 am

In the recent months I have chatted with a lot of folks from around the world about Nighty.

A friend of mine in Finland just taught me to say "Painajainen", thats Nightcrawler in Finish. Others have mentioned that other X-Men have different names, not like their English/US names. Tatu, back me up on this one....:D

Anyway, Since this is truly an international forum ( and for fun of google searches and to find more Nighty pictures in other languages) my question is, other than english, how do you say (or type) Nightcrawler in your native lanuage?

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Post by Neko Cat 7 » Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:31 am

I usually say "Nighty" or "Nightcrawla"
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Post by NWKurt » Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:20 am

Well, actually I was looking for any of the forgin names given to Nightcrawler.... Like said " Painajainen " in Finnish = Nightcrawler in English

Any others?
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Post by DeeJay » Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:58 pm

According to SmaterChild, the translation of Nightcrawler into german is "Nachtgleiskette"

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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:13 pm

I usually call him Kurt or Nighty
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Post by Tatu » Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:19 pm

Originally posted by Blue_Demon94
I usually call him Kurt or Nighty
as do we all, i think NW was asking about the translations around the world..

Kurtlover could tell you his name in the spanish translation, she told me once.. but i forgot and dont appear to have it in my logs.. I know Bunny has X2 in japanese.. he might could tell you that translation..
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Post by NWKurt » Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:58 pm

Thank you DeeJay and Tatu! I forgot about the German translation :D Thanks!!

BTW, cool new avatar Tatu!

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Post by DoomInABox » Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:23 pm

I'm not one hundred percent sure of this (I haven't seen his name ever used) but most character names in Japanese don't get translated, they just get horribly mauled so they can be put into the language, so Nightcawler would become 'nai-to-ku-raa-ra'.

Also the Portugese and French translations on the DVDs just call him "Diablo", which means devil. Not too sure I like that.
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Post by NWKurt » Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:15 pm

YAYYY!! New names for Google searches!

For the German "Nachtkriecher", that sounds and looks a bit closer to what I was thinking of for a direct translation. Yeah, all Nighty gets is Diablo? Awwww, poor guy! Not even azul diablo or démon bleu? SHAME!

Oh and for the Japaneese translation, interesting....have to try that out!

Good stuff, keep it up!

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Oh BTW..."Picture this: bumpity bumpity bumpity SPLAT!" :LOL good eppy!! *goes to get DVD out and watches*:D
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Post by Bamf Bunny » Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:26 pm

Originally posted by NWKurt
A friend of mine in Finland just taught me to say "Painajainen", thats Nightcrawler in Finish
Sort of, kind of. It's what the Nightcrawler character is called in Finnish, but the word by itself just means nightmare.

Originally posted by Tatu
I know Bunny has X2 in japanese.. he might could tell you that translation..
"Naitokurouaraa." (It's in katakana, which is going to get filtered out unless I set my language to Japanese, and wouldn't display correctly for most people anyway..)
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Also the Portugese and French translations on the DVDs just call him "Diablo"
On the French language tracks he's "Le Diablo Incroyable" - "The Incredible Nightcrawler" - but I think in the comics he's always just Diablo. No idea why, since it's neither a German nor a French word.
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Post by Ghost » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:44 pm

in germany we don't translate his codename but nachtkriecher would be the korreckt translation. in spain he's called rondador nocturno. and by surfing the web i found out in italy they call him diabolo (devil). well i hope that helped a little bit lol c ya

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Post by Elwing » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:41 pm

translated literally in my language it would be Nachtkruiper. But, in the Dutch translation he is actually called Harlekein ("Harlequin") Which I like a lot, it fits the character a lot better than being named after a worm.
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Post by Swiss_bamf » Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:46 pm

I think on German it's "Nachtkrabbler" not "Nachtkriecher".But with "Nachtkrabbler" you won't find any Nightcrawler Sites on German.
You find it better under the English Name.
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Post by NightPoofer » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:02 am

Well... if memory serves me right... Gabi hayop is the direct translation in tagalog.

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Post by Shadowscrawl » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:13 pm

Bamf Bunny, there is no French name for "Nightcrawler". It would translate as "rampeur de nuit" which is a mouthful. There IS a tradition of using exotic stagenames, usually from the Italian, hence "Diablo" which means "devil" but takes the edge off just calling him "diable". As a footnote the old French translation also had trouble with "Wolverine" which only translate as "glouton", meaning "glottoon" so they just called him "Serval" (small wildcat).
That's for European French. I think that in Quebec they just keep the English names.
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Post by Nightcrawless » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:44 pm

:LOL Cute!
Personally, I call him Nighty, Kurt, Nightcrawler, NC, Blue-boy or The 'Crawler.

On this Chinese name generator it says his name would be
"Wang Kang rui" with the data of the name Kurt Wagner, male, born November 11, 1975 and with an essence of personal character and skill.

:D and that's only in pinyin! I can't seem to find the Chinese word for 'Nightcrawler' though....I have yet to find an online dictionary that suits my fancy.

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Post by Nighton » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:13 am

In Swedish he was called "Nattkryparen" in the old days. But nowadays names aren't translated any more. Which is good.
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Post by Nightwind » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:21 am

NWKurt,

above, you asked for a Japanese translation for "Nightcrawler"...
and thanks to my sister's English - Japanese dictionary, it is apparently
called:
yugata yotsunbai ni bau

It's very long... and I'm not sure if it's right, because there are many definitions of both "night" and "crawler"... (the dictionary didn't have the word "Nightcrawler", so I had to look up both halves of the word)... :oops:

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Post by Cibo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:56 pm

I have sth to add to the German translation. It took me quite long, but the animal nightcrawler (common earthworm) is a Tauwurm ("dew- worm") in German. (The normal word for earthworm is Regenwurm ("rain- worm"). Actually, it was slightly disappointed when I found out. What a dump idea to name a character after a slimy, wringing, little worm... brrrrrr

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Post by Art_Mage » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:46 pm

Hmmm.....Nightcrawler in Malaysian...let's just say it gets really awkward saying it.
Night= Malam, Crawler= Rangkak/ Perangkak...therefore the correct Malaysian term for him would be..Rangkakmalam...weird. Which is why I refer to him in Malay as Lembayang. In short, Lembaga (Form) and Bayang (Shadow) which equates to 'Shadow-form' (Lembayang). It's an odd choice of name, but a lot less brutal and easier on the ears compared to the earlier version. :D
I know Night in Arabic would be 'Laila'...but no sense to what Crawler would mean.

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Post by Tonks Kittygoth » Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:13 am

Ok, I know its wrong of me, but Nachtkriecher makes me think of Kreacher from Harry Potter.

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Post by Crocodile Hunter » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:47 am

Alkuperäinen postittaja NWKurt
Well, actually I was looking for any of the forgin names given to Nightcrawler.... Like said " Painajainen " in Finnish = Nightcrawler in English

Any others?
you said it.

Well i still like to call him Kurt or Nightcrawler,
Painajainen... sounds moronic, maybe cause its a straight translation from Nightmare so if you see Nightmares you see Painajaisia. So nightcrawler.

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