Hello? Adele’s Grammy-winning single lost in translation

February 15, 2017 10:24 am

Adele lost in translationIt seems like the music industry has surrendered to Adele´s talent. The British singer ended her night at the 2017 Grammy Awards with five awards, including the top three honours for the best song, record and album of the year.

Her latest album ‘25’ and the song ‘Hello’ landed Adele a historical-win – she became the first artist to win these three awards two times. The humble artist dedicated her win to fellow-nominee Beyoncé and applauded her friend’s ground-breaking album, Lemonade, and Adele even broke off a part of her Grammy to share the prize.

Whether you like her songs or not, it is a fact that her unique voice transforms everything she does into an international success. People who have not sung or hummed her widely known ‘Hello’ are few and far between, but do you actually know what is it about? Is she singing about love? Are you sure?

We love translating our favourite songs to get to know their true meaning and enjoy them even more, but sometimes translation tools mess with the most beautiful lyrics. Especially if you feel as creative as Malinda Kathleen Reese. This YouTube musician likes running songs’ lyrics through several rounds of Google Translate to get them finally into English. The result? The song takes on a life of its own.

Don’t miss her Google-translated version of Adele’s ‘Hello’. It’s hilarious!

Written by Ana Baudot. Journalist and Social media manager.
Communication Trainee, DG TRAD – Terminology Coordination Unit


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