AN ANALYSIS OF THE TRANSLATION OF IDIOMATIC EXPRESSION IN ZOOTOPIA MOVIE

Sofiyatul Inayah, John Pahamzah, Wieka Barathayomi

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The objectives of this research were to find out the translation strategy and translation quality in term of accuracy that used in translating idiomatic expressions in Zootopia movie. To conduct this research, the researcher used qualitative approach by applying content analysis design. The data sources of this research were 21 idiomatic expressions found in the Zootopia movie. The research procedure was as follows, the researcher watch the Zootopia movie, write both English and Indonesian subtitle, read both subtitles and compare all data of idiomatic expression, check the idiomatic expression into Oxford Dictionary 9th edition as a reference to make sure that the data is an idiom or not, then identify the strategy used by the translator to translate the idiomatic expression by using Baker’s theory. After that, the researcher asked two raters to fill the questionnaire to rate the translation quality of the idiomatic expression translation. In this research the researcher found three strategies that used by the translator to translate idiomatic expression; (1) using an idiom with similar meaning and form with percentage 10%, (2) translation by paraphrase with percentage 14%, and (3) literal translation with percentage 76%. The result showed that translation by paraphrase strategy is the most common strategy used by the translator to translate idiomatic expression. The researcher was also distributed a questionnaire to two raters to know the quality of idiomatic expression translation. The result show the translation quality of idiomatic expression accurate was 52 %, less accurate was 24%, and inaccurate was 24%. It can be concluded that the translation quality of idiomatic expression in Zootopia movie was accurate.


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