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fujibei posted:

What does the headline “Here There Be Dragons” mean?

Hi, Fujibei,

"Here there be dragons" means "There be dragons here," i.e. "Dragons be here."

The sentence is in the present subjunctive. It is an archaic construction.

"Here" refers to Komodo National Park. Thus, the title may be translated:

  • In Komodo National Park, there are dragons.
  • There are dragons in Komodo National Park.
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