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Korean streamer HAchubby suffers embarrassing translation error

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer HAchubby was left red in the face after an embarrassing translation fail gave the wrong answer for why she started streaming.

HAchubby is popular IRL [in-real life] streamer from Korea who has rocketed up Twitch’s popularity charts in 2019. While she started off as a relative unknown, the streamer has amassed over 120,000 followers on her channel.

She can usually be found broadcasting when she’s out with friends, even at work, or when she’s playing games like Minecraft. With English not being her first language, though, sometimes wires do get crossed. Yet, even when she tries to get around that hurdle with an online translator, things don’t go to plan either. 

HAchubby, Instagram
HAchubby, Instagram
HAchubby has become a star on Twitch in recent months.

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During her October 25 stream, the popular Korean streamer had been out and about instead of the usual broadcasts from her home. She was chatting viewers in a slightly unusual way, however, using the voice of Google translate to communicate for her while explaining why she started streaming. 

Yet, the translation service doesn’t always translate with complete accuracy. “I really wanted to be friends with strippers,” said the computerized voice, leaving the streamer with a confused look on her face. After a quick change in words, the computer spoke again and finally got it right – leaving HAchubby laughing hysterically as her chat filled with laughter.

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“F**k!” HAchubby called out amid all the laughing. “Crazy, why is streamer is going to stripper. I wanted to just say streamer – streamer friends, not stripper. This is just translator error.”

Yet, it didn’t take her all that long to compose herself and continue talking to her chat as the hilarious error passed pretty quickly.

Even though it may have provided HAchubby with a brief moment of embarrassment, it allowed her fans to grab another highlight that they’ll be able to joke about for quite some time. 

For the streamer, though, she may want to opt for a different translation service in order to save any further embarrassment whenever she calls upon it next.