What did the people in the prison chant in The Dark Knight Rises?
As the title says, what were the words that the people in the prison chanted when anyone attempted to climb out of it? What language was it in?
The prisoners we chanting "Deshi Basara", which is Arabic for "He Rises".ref
Actually, listen to the chant and you can hear exactly what is said: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EgHhH4com4
I'm not sure where that track came from, but it's not exactly what you hear in the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GokKUqLcvD8&;feature=player_embedded#t=64s
As you can hear around 1:04 in the trailer, the chant is:
Deshi deshi basara basara
The film-makers used UJAM to solicit hundreds of tracks from fans to make what you hear in the movie. The phonetic transliteration they put there was:
Deh-Shay Deh-Shay Bah-Sah-Rah!
Here's a bit from an interview with Hans Zimmer about the chant.
Wikipedia has it written as تيجي بسرعة, which Google Translate pronounces approximately right and translates as Arabic for Teghi quickly (that first word is just a transliteration, but an alternate translation of the first word is "flies").
Sorry but It's not arabic and specially not moroccan arabic. Deshi or basara are not arabic words. I'm Moroccan.
on wikipedia, it says the phrase they used in arabic was 'teejee b'sur3a', so they came a long way to end up with 'deshi basara'. yes, it does mean 'come quickly', which is a bit silly really. it isn't necessarily moroccan arabic, anyone would understand that phrase, except the chant used in the movie sounds nothing like it