May the Forza be with you: Star Wars in other languages

On Stars Day (May 4), we explore which language has Jabba the Hut’s name literally translated to Jabba the Forester? How can you translate Yoda’s syntax into other languages?

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R2-D2 or D2-R2? Image copyright of The Open University.

There is no doubt that Star Wars has influenced popular culture, but also many languages. Expressions such as “May the force be with you” are widely recognised by speakers who have not seen the films.

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