Literal vs. Interpretive

Literal vs. Interpretive

If Pablo Neruda were alive, do you think that he would have his words translated by a machine?

(Original text in Spanish – “Me gustas cuando callas” / “I find you attractive when you stay quiet”, verse 1, by Pablo Neruda)

Original Text:

Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente, Y me oyas desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca. Parece que los ojos se te hubieron volado… Y parece que un beso te cerara la boca.

(Interpreted by a Human)

“I find you attractive when you stay quiet because it is as though you are not there, and you hear me from afar, and you cannot sense the sound of my voice. It seems as though your eyes have flown away… and it seems as though a kiss would seal your lips”.

(Translated by Machine)

I like you when you shut up because you are absent, and you hear me from afar, and my voice does not touch you… It seems that your eyes had blown away and it seems that a kiss closed your mouth.

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