Is there a multilingual dictionary of trans terms?
March 8, 2013 2:55 PM Subscribe
I am looking for a foreign language transgender/transexual dictionary or glossary. I have done a bit of searching and there seem to be several English glossaries or dictionaries of trans terminology. But I am having trouble finding any sources for foreign language terms. I can't tell if I just don't know what search terms to use or if such a source simply doesn't exist.
posted by Michele in California to writing & language (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My mom is foreign born (German) and speaks English as a second language. My dad is American. I grew up with lots of stories and examples of funny or embarrassing bad translations. So I am very aware that it can be a big problem to try to plug words or phrases into a bilingual dictionary or translator. Idioms and newer terminology can be especially troublesome. Please help me either find or put together a source of good foreign terms for this topic.
If there are no foreign language glossaries for this topic, I would appreciate it if anyone who knows some of the terminology in another language would post the foreign terms here. For example, the medical term for "top surgery" (for FTM) is "bilateral mastectomy". What is the proper medical term and/or common slang for either of those in another language? (German translations would be especially appreciated.)
Here is a trans (FTM) glossary
that I found if you need some examples of English terminology to translate.