English Movie Names in Korean

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When English-language movies are imported to Korea, the titles are often changed to something slightly or quite different in the process of translation. We have chosen 10 of the titles that you probably haven’t heard the Korean versions of. If you like this video, we will make more in this format, so let us know in the comments!

The movies introduced in this video are:
금발이 너무 해 = Legally Blonde
007 네버다이 = 007 Tomorrow Never Dies
가위손 = Edward Scissorhands
미녀 삼총사 = Charlie’s Angels
베스트 키드 = The Karate Kid
굿바이 마이 프렌드 = The Cure
컨트롤러 = The Adjustment Bureau
퍼스트 어벤져 = Captain America: The First Avenger
프로메테우스 = Prometheus
삼총사 = The Three Musketeers

 


  • Rob

    My favorite Korean movie translation will always be the Korean name for Groundhog day “사랑의 블랙홀” which I think means black hole of love.

    • http://talktoinmeKorean.com nao sinat

      I’m like korean , but I want learn languge korean video tranning ,
      but I don’t maney in Internet

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-John-Lugares-Abo/100000116753373 Mark John Lugares Abo

    nice!
    Interesting!

  • lolita

    sometimes i learn korean from this movie title translations too! it’s fun, and sometimes even funny! like korean have their own ways of interpreting the meaning of those movie titles :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/AhmedDream-TheCompany/100001923008172 AhmedDream TheCompany

    How about:
    The Raid: Redemption (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/)
    “the best action movie in decades”

    • http://twitter.com/ever4one Hyunwoo Sun (선현우)

      That one was translated to “레이드 : 첫번째 습격” : )

  • http://heylookitsbrooke.wordpress.com Aprile

    I loved this! Would like to see more in this format.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ka-Arburola/100000175642122 Ka Arburola

    Nice!! and Harry Potter’s and Twilight’s movies kkk

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jael-Bernabe-Layon/817515555 Jael Bernabe Layon

    i’m curious, why do Charlie’s Angels and Three Musketeers share these characters: 총사? Does Musketeer mean angel too?

    • John

      I would also like to know this.

    • Carmie

      Angel is 천사 not 총사. ^^
      삼총사 means trio, since there’s 3 Angels and 3 Musketeers. :)

  • Rigo

    These interesting translations happen in any language , i think
    For example the movie ” home alone ” was translated into spanish as ” mi pobre angelito ” meaning my poor little angel

    • Miss H.

      @Rigo

      I wouldn’t say the titles were literally ‘translated’. I would call it more of an adaptation from the original. Sometimes, that wound up being a phonetic word-by-word adaptation, a total deviation or even ‘complete renaming’ into something that would appeal the most to each country’s audience on a broad spectrum.

      Forces at work in this case would be the marketing & promos peeps of movie in the country that imported these ‘foreign films’. :)

  • http://londonseoul.blogspot.co.uk/ Erin

    lol, 저는 CGV에 갈 때마다 영화 이름이 뭐라고 말해야 할지 잘 모르겠어요 … especially if the movie has numbers in the title … And the movie ‘Tangled’ / ‘라푼젤’ really confused me at first!

    But how about English titles of Korean movies?? For example, ‘아저씨’ is called ‘The Man from Nowhere’.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Thanks for your good idea! Oh, I didn’t expect the movie title 아저씨 was translatec like that. It’s interesting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ana-Jalili/100002108515914 Ana Jalili

    What is the Korean name for ‘how i met your mother’ ?

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      It is “내가 그녀를 만났을 때” and it literally means “when I met her”.

    • 아나히타

      아… 정말 감사합니다!

    • Wan Imran

      I did a translation myself too. It is,

      어떻게 내가 당신의 어머님을 만난다

      어땠어요? ^_^
      코멘트 부탁드립니다

  • EsraKarakaya

    Hello, thanks for sharing this with us! But I have a question. Why did you choose these movies just? Are these very popular in Korea?

    Have a nice day from Turkey ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriela-Bernal/1698118859 Gabriela Bernal

    가위손 **
    더 아벤저 (The Avengers) 토르 (Thor) :D
    셜록 홈즈 (Sherlock Holmes)

  • http://twitter.com/haeyonce oktarina

    Inception = 처음
    Does that right?

  • kaveh yousefzadeh

    Hello!

    My dearest, how do you do? yesterday, I called to south Korean embassy in Iran. I intended to come Korea in order to pass traineeship courses, work, refreshment,…
    Unfortunately, the Korean embassy doesn’t give work visa to me without any invitation from Korea.
    So! is it possible you give an invitation letter to me? as soon as you give your invitation letter to me, I will come Korea eagerly!
    I will be so glad, If I can meet you ,…in Korea!
    In present, I want to work, train,…in korea !
    My morale will improve a lot as well, if I can come Korea!
    I submit my address in Iran in the end of my email. I want to add my family,…conditions is so bad in iran.
    I plan to trip around of world in my longevity!
    My dear! Please send my deep greets to all of your collogues including my dearest:
    Lee young ae,song yu ri,yu in young,mika,maya,heina,hwang jin,…a lot!
    I kiss my more dear from my soul Korean actresses so much!
    I love you!
    I kiss you so much!
    I never forget you!
    Your permanent lover
    Kaveh yousefzadeh
    1/5/2011

    Hello
    My dearest park shin hye!

    How are you going? In recent weeks, when I searched your name from Google engine site, I heared a bad news about you! As if you encountered with a car accident. I became so worried. But fortunately I heared that accident was inconsiderable. So ,I became too happy from this news! I expect you never face with disasters alike car accident,…any more.
    I extremely love you!
    I severely love your acting in Tree heaven series!
    I like you so good play in stairway to heaven series too.
    I will become so glad, if I be informed about your daily work, leisure times,…!I will become so happy, if you have email relationship with me at least!
    I wish I could meet you directly in near future!
    My dearest park shih hye!
    In recent months I have tried a lot for coming to Korea. Because I want to pass traineeship courses,… in Korea. I want to recreate in korea.i want to work in korea,…I want to part from my so intolerable brother. his toleration is Herculean task!
    As I said before I have suffered a lot in my country from last years.
    I am a free thinker person. So a lot of malicious, ignorant, narrow minded groups of people hate me because of my especial independent thought. Even they like to torment me too. They have deprived most of my primitive rights for years. They have taken my so golden times for years. They killed my parents by gradual torture too. They have broken down one of my brothers mental and physical system for years too. They intend to kill him soon as well, I guess!
    They have committed a lot of so terrible crimes against us for long years.
    In my past emails I hinted them a little.for instance,they made blind my father, they tortured my mother for long years skillfully. They killed my mother finally by medical instruments. They made sick one of my brothers to different diseases. for a long years he has affected to psycho- sexual trouble. He is 49.his sexual repressed instinct has pressurized him severely. And he emptied all of his cumulative repressed instincts to his parents so cruelly, especially to his mother for long years.his remedy was marriage in his adolescence times at least. But I live in one of the worst countries. Any way the satanic sects intended to impose different calamities to us proficiently. Although some of persons indirectly say me that the origin of calamities about us return to pre-revolution era in Iran(I mean in Pahlavi kingdom dynasty).but these kind of justifications aren’t acceptable completely. The satanic sects have made me stay at home on so nonsense reasons! Because they want to expel me from Iran capital, Tehran city, practically! They want to force me that I convert my so brilliant ideologies (I mean humanistic and hedonic ones).I never change my ideologies. But I live in a satanic, barbaric country. My living can generalize to other oppressed groups of people too. Can you find these groups of people in Korea? My dear! I severely abhor from traditional, middle ages customs, norms, and ideologies! But in my country, if any oppressed person alike me be free thinker, he lose a lot of his primitive rights. As if he lived in mine field! Any moment it may he is exposed by different calamities! I promise you that my country is a real hell! Since my country has located in one of desert regions, all of his moral principles is affected from its especial weather. I meanwhile my country crude resources is one of the main barriers lack of civil society formation. Even religious and irreligious schools in my country transmute to their worst approaches. On the other hand a lot of external factors don’t let my country be developed. The external factors like the middle east countries be confused. Because the foreigners can misuse from middle east resources easier in those conditions. The worst fundamentalism ideologies, hereby religious ones,mashroom in these countries. Different so poisonous and dangerous superstitious thoughts emerge in these countries. Most of so brilliant human achievements are banned in these countries. Especially in Saudi Arabia and Iran. The reincarnated belief is so important in these countries .and these kind of especial religious thoughts have destroyed these countries cultural, moral, social foundations.
    Although I have a humanistic and hedonic ideologies, but I personally believe on religions mission must be in service of humans not humans must be in service of religion! This matter is so important. Because a lot of so terrible crimes and felonies perform by religious groups of people in these countries, especially iran!why?because most of Iranian and other middle east countries people haven’t understood and distinguished bad and good religions one another. That is why some of misled religious sects think they are representative of god and they must commit the worst crimes in the name of god! They kill, sicken,…others in the name of god! They deprive most of people primitive rights in the name of god! They make wretched others in the name of god! They show satanic face of religion in these countries! These matters can generalize to other despotic irreligious thoughts in these countries too. For example in Iran was law of jungle in pre revolution era too. As if a little so bastard, knavish, philistine, insane groups of people supposed they were god!
    Although our world situation isn’t good too and law of jungle can generalize to world society too.
    I believe on since you live in one of so better countries than middle east countries, then you can show these societies so bitter facts clearer and freer !yes! You can go beyond of red lines of Middle East countries norms by art language! For example you can introduce all of criminal gans,…indirectly at least. You can introduce that who persons made blind my father and tortured my parents, especially my so painstaking mother,…for long years! Korean artists can be so useful for world society!
    My dear park shin hye!
    I meekly demand you read my past autobiography emails and give them to your media,…!
    Don’t let my mom and dad,…bloods be trampled easily!

    A lot of Iranian people ignorantly and deliberately justify all of satanic sects so disgusting crimes with this sentence? Come on drink tea!?
    It refers to tea ceremony in Hong Kong districted that has annexed to china country recently!
    My dear park shin hye!
    I live in one of the worst regions. I mean Middle East! Middle East countries have a lot of petroleum, gas and other natural recourses. So! In these countries civil society and secular and democratic systems don’t form easily. The internal and external factors don’t let these countries be developed! You can see humane right have violated in these countries. On the other hand middle east countries weather are dry. The amounts of rain in these countries are so little. And these countries aren’t similar Far East countries from these angles at all.
    These factors cause these countries religions, customs, folks ,…be so backward and detestable! And secularism, democracy, human right be align words. These countries have suffered east despotism from ancient times! dance,erotic songs,..are taboo among common people unfortunately. Especial these so terrible,detestable matters have seen in the countries alike Iran and Saudi Arabia too more unfortunately!
    I have tolerated some of so bad imposed catastrophes in my country too. In the past, in my autobiography I hinted them relatively.
    I plan to learn and practice different musical instruments,…in my lifetime! I wish I could go around of world in my living length! I will become so glad, if I meet you and my other favorite actresses, in Korea too!
    I wish I could live in your neighborhood!
    I love you so much! I love my so dear actresses such as song yu ri,yoo in young,lea young ae,ha ji won,kim tae hee,han ye seul,…a lot! I love your co workers in heaven tree series especially, Maya and mika so much! I love haina in sad love stories series a lot too! I love a lot of Korean actresses,…so much! I don’t remind their name now!

    I hereby kiss and smack them from far distance! Send my lovely message to them a lot!
    My dear park shin hye!
    I wish I could marry with you! But I have heared you have a fiancée! Congratulation!
    I wish I could marry with your other family members alike you! And I wish I could marry with the other girls alike you!
    I expect I could see you in korea ,..!I wish I could I come Korea regularly in my longevity!
    I wish I could be your neighbor,…too!
    Send my deep greet to your male coworkers in heaven tree series ,I mean senior rio and oppa too!their play were so good! In meanwhile send my deep greeting to Mr song il gook too. He has came Iran several times hitherto. Send my deep greet to other Korean so lovely actors too. In my past emails I alluded to the name of some of them.
    By the way what means oppa from Korean to English? It seems oppa mean brother. But I heard in some of series that the female called her lover, friend,…to oppa too!
    My dear park shin hye!
    I necessarily am in home. Because the criminal gangs intend to kill my brother soon too. On the other hand my brother toleration isn’t possible! Because his mental system has broken down! Because the satanic sects gave an electuary to him too.
    Any way I expect I can get rid of from these so bad imposed catastrophes as soon as possible! Because I have a lot of so different plans,wishs,…for my future!
    Any way I am so happy that your car accident haven’t injured to you!
    I wish you be so happy, successful and healthy in your praise worthy future ages!
    My dearest!
    I wish I could see you forever directly!
    I expect I could come korea many times in my longevity!
    I wish I could come Korea in current conditions too. But I have no familiar in south Korea! Because I need to an official invitation of letter from Korea. I wish I could pass traineeship courses,..in korea too!i expect I can find a proportional job in Korea too. I don’t like pure economy. I have a lot of so extracurricular plans for my future. In the past email I hinted them.
    My dearest!
    I farewell you temporarily!
    I kiss and bear hug you with extreme love!
    I hope I hear a lot of so glad news about your future successes!
    I love you!
    Your sincerely
    Kaveh yousefzadeh
    3/9/2011
    Hello!
    My dearest park shin hye!

    I trouble you again. As I said before I have provided a few interesting Korean romantic series and music again. Two of these series are with your pretty play.
    I mean:
    1-Heartstrings!
    2-you are beautiful!
    I am seeing the first series eagerly.
    I pass from this matter. afterward, I will say my opinion about the recent Korean series.
    As I said before I have tolerated some of so terrible catastrophes in my longevity, especially in recent years. My mom and dad were killed!
    Even my mom and dad were tortured for long years in so terrible circumstances!
    And my brother will sacrifice soon, I guess.
    But my brother toleration is Herculean task. All of my primitive rights have been violated for long years. I have been stayed at home for long years by force. on the other hand my brother toleration is so hard too! No one can tolerate him!
    I will become so glad, if you send an invitation letter to me for my coming to Korea as soon as possible.
    The expenditure of trip to Korea, including providing of visa, plane ticket, inhabitancy cost as a tourist are so great for me in current conditions. So I expect you cooperate me in order to remove these expenditures burdens!
    I like Korea a lot. If I was rich, I would come Korea 6 times yearly at least forever.
    I wish I could meet you and my other Korean superstar actresses regularly in my longevity!
    Do you invite me at your home?
    I want to become your permanent friend!
    By the way, do you intend to marry? I wish I could marry with you or the girls alike you from appearance, personality, age difference,…stances a lot!
    If you invite me to Korea, I will set off Korea right away delightfully. I intend to work, recreate, learn, practice musical instruments, athletic courses,…in Korea,…!
    Firstly I will accept any job in Korea. For example working in restaurant,….!
    My coming to Korea is so useful for me. Even I will do my dental works in Korea too completely.
    As I am a freethinker person and my ideology is based on humanitarian and hedonic principles, so a lot of persons have annoyed me a lot deliberately for long years! Then I am at home by force. Because some of malicious persons intend to test me,…apparently!
    But as a matter of fact they intend to kill my brother,…and annoy me a lot by him.
    Because no one can tolerate my brother even a little. It seems the satanic forces have given some of electuary substances him too. In my autobiography I said about these matters in more detail.
    Anyway, I like to trip around of world permanently. And Korea is my first priority everlasting.
    I expect you help me to come Korea as soon as possible. You can issue your invitation letter to my address in Iran. In my end of letter I write my address to you.
    My coming to Korea have so good externality for me especially in these so critical imposed conditions.
    This matter will become so better, if I can meet you and my other favorite actresses in Korea. In meanwhile I can work,…in Korea with your cooperation!
    I have heard my dear lee young ae has born cute,nice twin babies(girl and boy)recently!
    I congratulate her husband and her sincerely!
    Kiss them a lot from my side!
    I expect you send my so deep greet to madam lee young ae,song yu ri,yoo in young,han na na, Song Hye Gyo ,lee shin shang,na in jang,maya,mika,ha ji won,na in jang,youri,sena,hwang jin,heina,han hyo ju,han ji wan,princess sun huwa,han jong su,son ye jin, han ye rin, kim ok bin , hyo min jo ,…a lot too!
    I hope that I can meet all of them in Korea many times! I kiss all of these superstar actresses from far distance a lot!
    I love them so much!
    I love Korean female singers, dancers,…a lot as well!
    I hope that I can experience a lot of delightful events in korea!
    Send my sincerely greet to Mr song il gook, Senior Rio,Mr lee wan, Mr kwon sang woo ,… too!
    By the way, what is your opinion about your future partner criteria?
    I wish I could marry you a lot!
    Any way if you send an invitation letter to me, I will become so glad.
    I expect you give your address and cell -phone number in Korea to me too. Because as soon as I enter Korea, I expect to come your home!
    If this matter isn’t possible for you because any factor, please send your invitation letter at least to me.
    As soon as I enter Korea I intend to range myself!
    I love Korea a lot. These so praiseworthy actresses, actors, singers, musicians, series have heighten Korea rank a lot from my viewpoint!
    I wish I could trip Korea 6 times yearly at least forever!
    I like to live Korea too.
    I will become so jolly if I can come korea!
    I wait for your answer firstly by email. you can send your future letter through air mail too. As soon as you send your invitation letter to me, I will set off Korea.
    I wait for your answer impatiently!
    I love you so much!
    I kiss you a lot!
    Your permanent lover
    Kaveh yousefzadeh
    5/23/2012
    My address to Persian language:

    اسلام شهر شهرک واوان میدان امام خمینی بلوار مطهری خیابان سپیدار مجتمع سپیدار بلوک 4 طبقه2 واحد 3غربی کاوه یوسف زاده
    کد پستی:3317843154
    شماره تماس:0228 3170996و09393614080

    My address to English language:

    Second floor
    Building no 4
    Sepidar complex
    Mottahari street
    Imam Khomeini square
    Vavan town
    Islamshahr city
    Tehran province
    3317843154 postcode:
    Iran
    My cell phone number:
    0098_ 9393614080

    Hello!
    Recently I have provided some of so entertaining, interesting, romantic Korean series!
    I am watching two of them now. their name are you are beautiful and heartstrings!
    When I saw all of these series (their numbers are more than 8 series),I will declare my comments.
    These two series pivotal actress are my dearest park shin hye!
    I have heard my dear park shin hye said once that 80 percent of her personality has reflected in you are beautiful series!
    I frankly assert that the romantic series alike you are beautiful, heartstrings, my girl friend is gumino,…are milliard times better than Iran films,…!
    I thanks so much from these so romantic, beautiful series!
    I have found my lost thing that I look for from my childhood!
    I extremely love these kinds of series!
    I kiss my so dearest park shin hye,eun hea,…a lot!
    I wish that I meet them in Korea,…many times!
    Bravo! Bravo! The milliard times bravo for these so beautiful, entertaining series!
    I have watched you are beautiful series completely. But I haven’t seen heartstrings series completely. Because one of its DVD is corrupted. And the end of episode wasn’t clarified. I will request them afterward.
    Now, I am watching my girl friend gumino.it seems my dear park shin hye has played in a short scene in bus in this series too!
    Anyway, I have found my lost things that I look for from my childhood in these so interesting romantic series!
    I have decided to watch a lot of so beautiful romantic Korean series alike these ones in my longevity!
    A milliard times bravo!
    Afterward, I will send my comments about these 8 and more series in nutshell!
    My dear park shin hye I was been familiar your personality by you are beautiful series as well,…,as you said once!
    I love you so much! I love my dear yun hea,…your rival actress in you are beautiful series so much too! I kiss my dearest gumino a lot too!
    I love these Korean series extraordinary!
    6/22/2012

  • kaveh yousefzadeh

    Hello!
    How do you do?
    The sasan and sam and pepe and zaynab assertions about me are so false and detestable!
    They have no familiar with my talks gist. but they say anything about me!
    We must accept that Iran history have been ful of oppressions, satanic ideologies,…!why erotic dance, song, film,…have been illegal in iran from olden times? why they have been restricted to a certain strata in Iran? why Iranian film,…industry have been so scandalous fro last years!
    Why all of happiness manifestations have been forbidden in iran?even in prereveloution of iran these arets were so superstitious and they restricted to hooligan and rascal groups of society at most? And they were so backward and inanimate and superstitious,
    In order to build a modern, civilized, humane Iran, we must farewell with our history and throw them in lavatory and dust bin necessarily!
    The truths are so bitter. But in order to build a new Iran we must criticize from our society norms, history,…severely!
    Then the sasan and sam and pepe and zaynab are so astray from my viewpoint!say them that they don’t insult me any longer!
    Thank you

  • barney stinn

    I really want to download this ..