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How do you say "Metalhead" in your language?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by xpet, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. xpet

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    Hey guys,
    some time ago I started to gather a list how to say "Metalhead" in several languages. Now I´d like to have this list completed and corrected - does anyone have anything to add, correct or verify? Any help would be appreciated :)

    OK, here´s the list so far:

    Albania: Metalist or Metalari
    Argentina: Metaleros
    Austria Metler or Metla
    Belgium: hard-rockeurs, Metal Heads, Hardrockers, Metallers
    Brazil: Metaleiros
    Canada: dirties, Bangers
    Chile: Metaleros, Metalicos, rockeros
    Czech: Metalisti, Metly
    Denmark: Rockers
    England: Goffs, (Greebos)
    Finland: Metallisti
    France: Hardrockers
    Germany: Metaller (Metaler)
    Greece: Metallades or, in early '80s, Heavymetallades
    Hungary: Metalosok
    Israel: Metalistim
    Italy: Metallari, Metalloni
    India: Metalheads
    Luxembourg: Metaller
    Netherlands: Hardrockers
    Portugal: Metalicos
    Puerto Rico: Metallicos
    Romania: Metalisti
    Russia: Metalist
    Slovenia: Metalci
    Spain: Jevos,Heavies
    Sweden: Hårdrockare
    Ukraine: Metalist
    USA: Metalheads, or headbangers
    Yugoslavia (and also Croatia) Metalaci
     
  2. painkillermag

    painkillermag das verlorene Reiskorn

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    Chinese: JinShuTou

    this is a direct translation but no one says it this way, our word for it is "MetalLeague" which means you are diehard metal fan

    JinShuDang

    or simply Metal Fan

    JinShuYueMi
     
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    painkillermag das verlorene Reiskorn

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    But the equal German Word for Metalhead is mostly call "Heavy" like "I am a Heavy" or "Bombenleger" for the longhaired ones..
     
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    okay, so which one should I use for Chinese? Probably it would also look good to see it written in chinese characters... ummm :)

    For German, I am rather used to "Metal(l)er" - the Bombenleger thing is also rather a political one, huh? :D
     
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    The weird thing about it is we even use the English word "Fans" ... I think metal is still not big enough here to have such a common used term for "Metalhead". But since you used the word "Metaller" as the German word for it, I'd say MetalFan like

    JinShuYueMi
    金属乐迷
    (you have to change the codepage into Simple Chinese to view the characters corectly)

    About Bombenleger, well you wont meet many longhaired fascos in Germany, so the only political aspect of this name maybe comes from political movements of the 70's in Germany. Today, no one sees any political meaning in that word, at least not in the metal circle... But Metalfans are mostly called "Heavies" in the Scene.
     
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    Add to Canada: Metalleux
     
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    metalhead
    ~gR~
     
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    How about "pwel" too ? Or "pouèle".
     
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    hey thanks guys... here´s the updated list so far:

    Albania: Metalist
    Argentina: Metaleros
    Austria: Metler, Metla
    Belgium: hard-rockeurs, Metal Heads, Hardrockers, Metallers
    Brazil: Metaleiros
    Bulgaria: Metali, Metalisti
    Canada: (Dirties,) Bangers, Metalleux /Metalleuse, Pwel, Pouèle
    Chile: Metaleros, (Metalicos, rockeros), Chascónes, Murciélagos
    China: JinShuYueMi
    Croatia: Metalci
    Czech: Metalisti, Metly
    Denmark: Rockers
    England: Metalheads, Goffs, Greebos
    Estonia: Metallifännid
    Finland: Metallisti, Hevari
    France: Métalleurs (Hardrockers)
    Germany: Metaller (Metaler)
    Greece: Metallades
    Hungary: Metalosok
    Israel: Metalistim
    Italy: Metallari, Metalloni
    India: Metalheads, Metchulhead
    Luxembourg: Metaller
    Netherlands: Hardrockers
    New Zealand: Bogans, Metallers, Munters, Slammers
    Portugal: Metaleiros
    Puerto Rico: Metallicos
    Romania: Metalisti / Metalishti
    Russia: Metalisti, Metalyuga
    Slovenia: Metalci
    Spain: Metaleros, Jevos, Heavies
    Sweden: Hårdrockare, Metallare
    Tunisia: Hredsa
    Turkey: Metalci
    Ukraine: Metalist
    USA: Metalheads, Headbangers
    Serbia & Montenegro: Metalci

    painkillermag, I am able to read the chinese chars, but I just don´t know how to post them in here. :OMG:
    But you really didn´t get who I am, huh? I´m pretty sure we know each other - I´m the girl who is running the Metal Travel Guide :D
    Anyway, I´m really not very used to the term Heavies and I don´t know too many ppl who are using it... strange... seems to be rather complicated to make such a list which satisfies everyone!
     
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    Norway: metalhue Sweden: hårdrockare ( I think)
     
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    hahahahah

    Mexico: Metalero
     
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    Lol, I think it's specific to your region, cause here we don't say that.
     
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    um...Metalhead.
     
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    Yeah, they call metalheads like that in the Southern part of Quebec City. For those who don't understand French, it refers to the guys being hairy (pwel = poil, which means hairs).
     
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    I hear racist white trash alot. :confused:
     
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    is this only the direct translataion or really a common word?
     
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    this thing is becoming really interesting, so here´s the

    UPDATED LIST:

    Albania: Metalist
    Argentina: Metaleros
    Austria: Metler, Metal(l)er
    Belgium: hard-rockeurs, Metal Heads, Hardrockers, Metallers
    Brazil: Metaleiros
    Bulgaria: Metali, Metalisti
    Canada: Bangers, Metalleux / Metalleuse, (Dirties), (Pwel/Pouèle - only used in Quebec city)
    Chile: Metaleros, Chascónes, Murciélagos
    China: JinShuYueMi
    Croatia: Metalci
    Czech: Metalisti, Metly
    Denmark: Rockers, Hammerheads, (direct translation: Metal-Hoved, but barely used)
    England: Metalheads, Greebos, (Goffs - rather referring to Goths)
    Estonia: Metallifännid
    Finland: Metallisti, Hevari, Metallipää (?)
    France: Métalleurs, Métalleux / Metalleuse, (Hardrockers)
    Germany: Metal(l)er, Heavies
    Greece: Metallades
    Hungary: Metalosok, Rockerek
    Iceland: Metalhaus, Rokkari
    Israel: Metalistim
    Italy: Metallari
    India: Metalheads, Metchulhead
    Klingon: baSnach
    Lithuania: Metalistai
    Luxembourg: Metal(l)er
    Mexico: Metaleros
    Netherlands: Hardrockers, Hardsnokkers, Metaal Hoofden
    New Zealand: Metallers, Munters, Slammers, (Bogans)
    Norway: Hardrocker, Metalhuer, (direct translation: Metalhode, but barely used)
    Portugal: Metaleiros
    Puerto Rico: Metallicos
    Romania: Metalisti / Metalishti
    Russia: Metalisti, Metalyuga
    Slovenia: Metalci
    Spain: Metaleros, Jevos, Heavies
    Sweden: Hårdrockare, (direct translation: Metallare, but barely used)
    Tunisia: Hredsa
    Turkey: Metalci
    Ukraine: Metalist
    USA: Metalheads, Headbangers
    Serbia & Montenegro: Metalci

    some languages still missing... :headbang:
     
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    yes, I noticed later who you are, so once again thanks a lot! Many come to our web because of your introductions, you rule, lady.

    Cant you just copy past the signs into the list? Or maybe you need to intall Asian Language pack to your windows. Anyway, the phonetic expression should be understandable.

    I grow up in staate Hessen in Germany and Heavy is the standart word for a metalhead. Like ich bin ein Heavy, I think it a oldfashioned word from the generation of the 80s... Some also say Metler or Metaller.
     
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    hey cool, you are getting traffic from my page? Glad to hear that! But your mag rules as well! :)

    True, Heavies might rather be a bit old-fashioned... but I´ll ask some guys from Hessia if they still say that ;)

    Umm... I don´t have Windows but MacOS X... but I do have the chinese language support installed, actually I was even able to make a whole website in Chinese for a customer :Spin: Probaly I should try it with another browser... or something... we´ll see!
     
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    you do website in Chinese? awsome. Do you use Ms IE? I dont have much experiences with MacOS in this...

    I will try to get you the terms from Japan and Korea.
     

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