How fluent in the language being translated do you have to be to become a subtitler?

Hi! I’m interested in helping out with subtitles, but I was wondering how fluent you have to be in the non-English language if you want to help out with the primary subtitles (the language the drama is in to English).

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There is no clear answer to that. But there is still a solution to your question.

You should only translate those subtitles where you’re 100% sure you understood the meaning in English. The rest you should skip. Somebody else, who is more fluent than you, will fill those out.


ohh that’s helpful to know, thanks!

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