That means dub: to synchronize
The term “dub” is derived from English, where “to dub” means something like “to synchronize”. In series and films, “dubbing” refers to the transfer of the original soundtrack. Known as “synchronization” in German, a “dub” provides the spoken parts in another language, for example instead of OmU
Depending on the language into which the dialogues are translated, there are often variations such as “GerDub” or “EngDub” after the titles, especially in the case of animes. These indicate whether it is a “German”, i.e. German or “English” setting. If the “dubs” are not made professionally or by fans, this is also referred to as “fandub”.
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Origin of dub
“Dub” is the abbreviation of the English “double”, ie “(ver) double”. The term “dub” has been in circulation in English since around 1929 as a term for film dubbing. This did not always refer to the translation into other languages, but initially to changing the soundtrack in general.
From the 1970s onwards, “dub” also referred to the Jamaican music production method with which roots-reggae songs were remixed. This was probably also called “dub” as it involves an additional recording of tracks that are mixed in with the rest of the sound. In German, the term probably became popular through the Internet, including the anime scene.
This is how you use dub
In addition to the term “dub”, there are also the variants “dubbing” and “dubbed”. When something is in sync, it is called “dubbed” or “dubbed”. The German spellings vary a lot here, as “Dub” is used more colloquially.