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Netflix trolled for utterly horrendous Swahili subtitles – Nairobi News

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has just introduced Swahili subtitles to its TV and film services in Kenya.

But just a few days later, it’s evident that the translators at Netflix have a very poor grasp of Swahili.

The subtitles in Swahili have largely been woeful, if not downright laughable and Kenyans on social media are now asking the paid channel to bring their inaccurate translation up to scratch.

A screen grab of Swahili subtitles on Netflix. PHOTO | COURTESY
A screen grab of Swahili subtitles on Netflix. PHOTO | COURTESY

Netflix has more than 148 million paid memberships in more than 190 countries, enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.

Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can also play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Here is how Kenyans on Twitter have reacted to Netflix’s horrendous Swahili translation:





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