The person standing on a mark on a TV or film production, who maybe kinda looks like the actor?
In English, that person is called a “stand-in.”
How does Google Translate translate “stand-in” into other languages?
Let’s find out!
Google Translates “Stand-In” to Different Languages
While there’s no way of knowing whether any of these words also refer to TV/film stand-ins, we thought it would be fun to publish this list.
In no particular order, this is a random sampling of possible equivalents for the term “stand-in” in other languages, as output by Google Translate.
French: remplaçant (masculine) or remplaçante (feminine)
Afrikaans: staan in
Welsh: sefyll i mewn
Chinese (Simplified): 站在 (Zhàn zài)
Bengali: দাঁড়ানো (Dām̐ṛānō)
Irish: seasamh isteach
Haitian Creole: kanpe nan
Hawaiian: kū-i loko
Do you know if any of these words do or do not apply to TV and film stand-ins? Post your insights in the comments box below!