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“Los Últimos Jedi”: The foreign titles of the new Star Wars film reveal “The Last Jedi” are plural

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Grammarians blew this wide open.
  • Ashley Rodriguez
By Ashley Rodriguez

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Since Disney announced last month that the next Star Wars film would be called The Last Jedi, fans and grammarians (and our own Mike Murphy) have pondered what the movie title might mean. “Jedi” is both singular and plural—at least in English.

However, the film’s foreign titles, which were revealed online today, offer the answer.

Disney announced what the film would be called via its official Twitter accounts for several foreign markets, including France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and Italy—where their languages do not allow for an article that is both singular and plural.

In German, for example, the “letzten” is incontrovertibly a choice to make it plural. Interestingly, if it were “Die Lezte Jedi,” then it would be the last (feminine singular) Jedi—step forward, Rey!

Get ready to find out who the last Jedi really are when the eighth film in the Skywalker saga is released in December.

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