The Jungle Book – Der Dschungelbub?

It’s another translation gone wrong.  The poster was advertising a children’s cinema showing the Jungle Book and used a picture from the 1967 animated film.

The German word for jungle is “Dschungel”, the word for book is “Buch”.  Hence the film is called “Das Dschungelbuch”.


Unfortunately it somehow became translated as “Dschungelbub” – “Bub” being the word for a young boy.

Well, I guess it fits in with the film…

About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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