’90 Day Fiancé’: Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee’s Mother Have Some Humorous Translation Issues While Cooking Together

On 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee are trying to put the past behind them as they struggle toward a new future together. Deavan learns that Jihoon isn’t making enough to support her daughter, Drascilla, and her son by Jihoon, Taeyang. He’s only working part-time, and at one point, Deavan was seriously considering packing everything up to go home to the United States.

But they’re giving things another chance, and it has been more than stressful along the way. After Drascilla runs away toward the street, everyone at home held their breath until Elicia, Deavan’s mother, was able to grab ahold of Drascilla. However, the damage is done, and Deavan and her mother are more than upset with Jihoon in regards to the situation.

Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee’s mother do some cooking

Deavan and Jihoon
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Things have calmed down finally, and they all plan to celebrate Taeyang’s 100 days, which is a celebration over the fact that the child has lived to see 100 days. Deavan and Jihoon arrive at Jihoon’s parents’ place to help prepare some food for the occasion.

Jihoon’s mother, Jung, helps put a cooking apron on Deavan before they begin preparing meals. Jihoon says he’s going to take the kids to walk around, and Deavan tells him to hold Drascilla’s hand and to look for cars.

Deavan and Jung have to use the translator technology to communicate, and fans know that the technology is sometimes far from accurate. At first, it works alright, and Jung tells Deavan to slice a carrot as thinly as she can. However, Deavan isn’t cutting the pieces thinly enough, and mentions that she’s used to buying things already prepared and chopped ahead of time. Jung starts laughing, and tells Deavan again to cut thinly.

“Cooking with Jihoon’s mom is difficult, because she’s already off the bat treating me like a dimwit,” Deavan tells the cameras.

Deavan tells Jung through the translator that “usually” cutting doesn’t matter, and that it all tastes the same. Jung laughs at that as well, which makes things a little awkward.

When Jung gets her turn to talk to producers, they ask her how Deavan did with cutting vegetables, and she doesn’t hold back. “She’s bad at it to be completely honest,” Jung says.

The translator technology makes some humorous mistakes

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Next, Deavan takes the time to ask Jung what is expected from a Korean daughter-in-law. Jung says into the technology, “I don’t expect a lot.” However, the translator says back, “Without much hope,” which comes across all wrong, since things have already been tense between them.

Jung also says that many people will be attending the 100 day party, and that she would like Deavan to say ‘hi’ to everyone, which is understandable. But yet again, the translator doesn’t say things quite accurately. “I’d appreciate it if you only say ‘hello,’” the translator says back to Deavan.

Deavan seems confused, and asks if she should only say ‘hello’ and not actually talk. “A lot of people will congratulate you for the baby’s 100 days,” Jung says into the technology. “Then you can just say ‘thank you’ to them.”

“And you can say ‘thank you,’” is how the translator relays the message to Deavan, who seems to be feeling kind of out of place in the moment.

It’s pretty clear that the translator technology is far from perfect, and just made this whole conversation between Deavan and Jung that much more awkward, yet also humorous.