Christian Velásquez Pañganiban (tisoi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Christian Velásquez Pañganiban
tisoi
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It Gets Better

I'm seeking translations of "it gets better" in any language, place.

For those who don't know: There's a campaign on YouTube called "It Gets Better" started by Seattle's Dan Savage. It's aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers who are being bullied for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Wikipedia link here. And YouTube channel here.

Feel free to be as free in your translation as you want. My inclination was to translate the Spanish literally to "mejorará" (it gets better) but I have seen some videos in the campaign with "La vida se pone mejor" (Life becomes better).

Similarly, I wasn't satisfied with the Tagalog translation, "bubuti ito" (this will get better) and so I opted for "Gaganda ang buhay (mo)" "(Your) life will become beautiful" which sounds far more natural, and incidentally I found it was the current Philippine Vice President's campaign slogan. lol.

Also, if your language uses a non-Latin script, please use it but also provide some kind of Romanization scheme and/or IPA.

Thank you!
Tags: howdoyousay, in-the-news, translation request
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