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Thread: The Japanese Study Thread

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    "Japlish" Words

    I didn't want to join this cool forum just to post a recruit/request message, so in the hopes of giving back some... (and if everyone already knows the below, it's the thought that counts, right? ^_^;;)

    It is becoming increasingly common in Japan to deal with the influx of new words (particularly in the IT field) by just taking the foreign word and incorporating its phoneticized version into the Japanese language. Most of them (like コンピューター) are pretty straightforward, so we can just put our brains on hold and transliterate the words back into English. But sometimes, the way the word is used enters the Twilight Zone and confuses English speakers because a simple transliteration may result in a confusing or even incorrect translation. I've had several translators ask me about these words before, so I thought it might be helpful to list some of the more common twilight-zone 外来語. They're usually verbs:

    アピール
    Parent word: appeal
    What it means in Japanese: to emphasize or to promote (though it can actually mean "appeal" in select cases, it's rarely used as such)

    スカウト
    Parent word: (recruit) scout
    What it means in Japanese: to recruit, to headhunt

    フォロー
    Parent word: follow (up on)
    What it means in Japanese: to cover for, to ameliorate, to smooth over

    メリット・デメリット
    Parent words: merit/demerit
    What it means in Japanese: pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages

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    Re: "Japlish" Words

    haha I never even gave these second thought as if they'd be confusing to the reader, but thanks for the time spent writing it^^;
    Serizawa: But it's really heartwarming to see such good guys - perhaps not as good as we wanted, translation-wise, but their hearts are already grade A
    If you see a mistake in my translations, let me know! Thanks Click a frog to see my Resume!!

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    Re: "Japlish" Words

    Thanks alot. I'll come here and contribute any of these that crop up in that future. It's immensely helpful to me as I am a non-native non-fluent speaker.
    I translate things. If you work with me just be passionate about what you're doing, and don't act like children when stuff goes wrong.

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    Re: Japanese Learning Resources

    Dont know if this is the right plase to ask this but, i was wondering if any one knew some plase i coud download Japanese leasons to my mp3 player, i work 12hours days and listen to the radio for the most parts so why not learn some Japanese while i work.
    What im loking for is English - Japanest leasons so that i migth under stand som of the things that is said in my anime.
    (Sorry about the bad grammar im from Norway.)

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    Re: Japanese Learning Resources

    DeCarlo, are u still applying for dif universities?

    even thought this reply is a good 4months late XD
    ^___^ wai, iiii zo

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    誰も何にも書いて無いじゃん。


    ダメじゃんw


    ほかにこれぐらい日本語できるやついる?

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutris View Post
    誰も何にも書いて無いじゃん。


    ダメじゃんw


    ほかにこれぐらい日本語できるやついる?
    私の日本語はまだまだですが、ここにいますよ。
    Lutrisさんは日本人なんですか。

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    バリバリ日本人です。(^_^

    東京在住でもあります。

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    私は一年間日本に住んでいたのに、東京に行ったことはありません。(山口県の岩国市に配属されました)

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutris View Post
    誰も何にも書いて無いじゃん。
    この論題は日本語を学びたい人に教えるためにあるんだから書けない人多いっと思いますが ^^;

    richvhさん:ウラヤマです!>_<b

    “麦わらの一味”よ 立ち向かえ!!

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    あ、そうだったんすか。スンマセン。

    ちょっと勘違いしてたようっす。どもスンマセンっす。

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    Re: Japanese Thread - 日本語

    Lutrisさんへ
    問題ないでしょう。誰もこのスレッドを使わないから、ここで日本語で喋るのは許されるでしょう。

    urdtakakoさんへ
    どうして裏ましいのですか。そのとき、日本にいても毎日毎日アメリカ人と話して働いたのです。今、沖縄にいる次男は同じようでしょう。


    すみません。日本語のHangoutスレッドを作りました。そこで日本語で喋った方がいいでしょうね。
    Last edited by richvh; September 18, 2007 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Help with learning japanese

    I want to become a translator but my basic understanding of japanese is kindergarten level at best. Is there any suggestions to help me learn the language to profiency?

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    Re: Help with learning japanese

    Reading, Writing, and studying would be the best .

    check out the grammar book at http://nihongoresources.com (it's free and great)
    http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
    also has a lot of things you can use to study
    and http://thejapanesepage.com has interesting lessons as well.
    Study the basics and once you get it down, try translating something that has already been done, like One Piece and then check your translation at http://www.mangascreener.com/stephen.../onepiece.html
    once you get confident in your skills (which will take a while mind you ) feel free to start translating . If you ever need help with something, feel free to give me a pm

    ganbare~
    Serizawa: But it's really heartwarming to see such good guys - perhaps not as good as we wanted, translation-wise, but their hearts are already grade A
    If you see a mistake in my translations, let me know! Thanks Click a frog to see my Resume!!

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    Teach me Japanese, please..

    Somebody, please help me!
    I want to learn Japanese, but ....
    I want to be a translator for manga-scan^^ but it's hard..
    I need someone who is willing to teach me Japanese even it is just a bit.
    I know a little of Japanese and still learning, but lately, I've been busy (really! it's no a lie!) that i don't have time to read all my books (books to learn Japanese, of course).

    Please, thanks for your kindness and attention^^

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