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Thread: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread [Thread for members with little/no JP/C/K knowledge. OP for instruction.]

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    I can't find this word さアなア

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    さあな
    さあなあ
    and so on.

    "Who knows", "I wonder..."



    BTW, is there someone who knows what "momo" and "kuri" are? Written in katakana.
    A tailor is talking about his experience and he's saying he's made "momo" and "kuri" for three years.
    Trousers resembling the form of a peach and a chestnut?

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    But when I search さあな on the vocabulary I get nothing, I would like to know exactly which word it is.

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    It's not one word, it's two words. Search for さあ and なあ separately.
    我は怠惰そのものである。

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    さあ = come; come now
    なあ = indicates emotion or emphasis

    sorry, I still don't get it

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Surely さあ has many more meanings than that. You didn't provide the context, but I'm going to guess that in this case it means something like "who knows?" and なあ is like going huuuh...
    我は怠惰そのものである。

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Quote Originally Posted by cmertb View Post
    You didn't provide the context
    I found it in two chapters that I'm reading

    one piece 701 pg 6
    One piece volume 3 ch 18


    edit: ok I got it, it means who knows XD
    Last edited by Callaghan; March 26, 2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    @Callaghan

    さあなあ=さあ Who knows. (meaning "not really sure")
    (Guren no heya kara’s translation is correct. )


    @ Guren no heya kara

    momo: peaches
    kuri: chestnuts

    There is a Japanese proverb: 桃栗三年柿八年 (Momo kuri san-nen kaki hachi-nen) link to Weblio
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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    That's a page from Junjou Romantica act. 25.
    The white-hair man is Usagi-san (Usami Akihiko), the black-hair guy is Takahashi Misaki, and the teddy is Suzuki-san. Misaki is an economy student and Usagi is a novelist. Misaki lives at Usagi's house as a housekeeper and his boyfriend.
    Chapter's abstract:
    Misaki was trying to get a job at Marukawa publishing (Usagi works for this company). He just finished to give the interview and he wasn't expecting to pass.
    Then he received a letter from the company saying he got the job.

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Say, Usagi-san, if I lived in the Edo period, what kind of a name would I have?
    {not sure what's coming out of TV}
    "Misakichi"
    ...Eh, a merchant?
    Because you're a commoner

    Apparently, in the Edo era it was common for people to change names based on their occupation or social standing. Merchants and craftsmen often had names ending in -kichi or -suke. See a question here: http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp...ail/q132133598
    我は怠惰そのものである。

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Help me with this plz...
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    Its a scene where 1 gal is explaining how another gal are stealing the wallet of a guy... but I need something more literally ^^
    Last edited by mikkih; April 01, 2013 at 06:24 PM. Reason: added spoiler tags

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Because he just paid, the location of the wallet is clear
    He's looking at his tray and, moreover, is going to be eating, so if you slip the wallet out he won't notice
    ...A habitual crime, isn't it?
    我は怠惰そのものである。

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Hello.
    In japanese festival songs there're usually some meaningless words that
    are there only to give rhythm to the song itself. How would you put them in English?
    I have this サのヨイヨイ as the closing sentence in a flyer advertising a folk dance event
    and this is the song where it comes from
    http://www.katch.ne.jp/~sano/dobuita/newpage19.htm

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Hi there. Me and my friends have recently discovered the Ultraman manga and we'd like to know what the titles of the chapters mean, as they are in kanji and we are not very sure about them.

    I know we might be asking too much, but any help is appreciated. Thanks and cheers.
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    Last edited by mikkih; March 31, 2013 at 07:16 PM. Reason: put image in spoiler tags

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    Re: Short & Quick Translation Request Thread (Thread for Non-translators)

    Contents:
    1st story/chapter - Inheritance (遺産) - 13
    2nd story/chapter - Arch-enemy (宿敵) - 79
    3rd story/chapter - Decision (決断) - 123
    4th story/chapter - Destiny (運命) - 157
    5th story/chapter - a Flash (閃光) - 181
    6th story/chapter - a Chance Meeting (邂逅) - 205

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