the time of the wolf

zorspas

Senior Member
Turkish in lieu of Zazakî
Hi all

Haneke's movie Le temps du loup is known as "the time of the wolf" in UK but in US as "time of the wolf" (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=the+time+of+the+wolf)

I think "the time" is more correct, huh?

Thanks
 
  • Fabulist

    Banned
    American English
    Literally, yes, since the original French includes an article before "time."

    However, you are correct that "The <time period> of <something>" is a standard collocation in English:

    The Day of the Jackal (novel and movie title)
    The Year of the Rat (or any other animal in the Asian lunar calendar)
     
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