Translation request thread (part 2) (639)

1 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-08 16:41 ID:Heaven

Any question?

2 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-09 01:13 ID:FAIOqezU


I've seen this word in a few places, most notably , and it doesn't seem to show up in any dictionaries.

And google translates it as "Oh full And," too....


Also seen this one. Guessing it's either a variation of "powatto" or a corruption of "howaito," or "white."

3 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-09 11:27 ID:KLs5oFKO

ぽわっと is the alternative form of ぽわりと. Similar examples are きちっと=きちんと(neatly), すらっと=すらりと(slimly), etc.
と is an adverbalizing siffix, which equivalent is "-ly".

The problem is the core word ぽわり. No one can tell the strict meaning since it's a coined word.
In my opinion, ぽわり is the variation of ふわり, which means cottony/floaty/feathery. Thus ぽわりと, or ぽわっと means cottonily/floatily/featherily. I don't know such English words do exist though.
Also, the sound of ぽ has slight nuance of ぽけー.

ほわり may be a variation of ふわり too. And ほわっと is a variation of ほわりと.

4 名前: 2 : 2007-10-09 20:31 ID:Heaven

Strange....thanks for explaining it to me. Much appreciated, but I'd still like to find out more about "powaato" out of curiosity.

It's captured my interest.

5 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-11 13:28 ID:8LthF9E0

For starters, what is Fuck in japanese?

6 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-12 00:11 ID:Heaven

性交渉する(SEIKOUSYOUSURU);formal expression
やる(YARU);more casual

7 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-12 00:35 ID:Heaven

>>5 fakku.

8 名前: 変な外人 : 2007-10-12 22:22 ID:Heaven


Sometimes I hear these phrases in games. If I take it literally, I I think it's "something like this/that?!" but that sounds awkward.

9 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-13 13:13 ID:G0EqH9nx

It's an idiom which negative rhetorical question part is abbreviated.
For example in battle scene,
(Don't you die with) something like this?
Rhetoricaly it's roughly same as "You will die with this."

10 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-13 13:20 ID:JAzPUMSS

Of course it's not necessarily "die".
Maybe the most common usage is これでも(足りない)か!
"Isn't this enough?" = "It must be enough!"

11 名前: りーチャン : 2007-10-13 21:39 ID:U5o2d+G4

what does 「甲斐無しの夜に」 mean? I think it translates into [Kainashi no yoru ni]. Im guessing something like...on a worthless night? can someone help me, no one is able to give me a better understanding on the saying...and explain to me why it is what it is please? thanks!

also help with this:
Kitsune Wa Mukachi No Uta? i know that kitsune is fox and uta is song i thing but im not sure where mukachi fits bad at understanding sentance structure =/

12 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-14 01:39 ID:L4IZCMu9


Im not sure what it means, could be some idiom.
but as far as i know.. mukachi(無価値/worthlessness) is an adjective and doesnt follow by the particle "no"(の)

im not even sure if "no" can go after "nashi"...
someone correct me if im wrong..

13 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-14 01:56 ID:XfnLcqRh

You can't interpret abstract poetry without context.
Or else it's just a randomly-generated enumeration of words.

14 名前: JUN : 2007-10-14 07:56 ID:AfGYqEkH

my name

15 名前: りーチャン : 2007-10-14 18:58 ID:U5o2d+G4

i asked someone how i would say "On a worthlss night"poetically for a title of a story i was working on, and they told me 'kainashi no yoru ni' would be a good choice for the style of the story o-o so im asking around to check o-0;
they said it technically means something along the lines of "He/She made some efforts. But it became in vain. This is a story on the night filled with his/her sadness and spiritlessness" poetically. O_0 does that sound right?

but for the other sentance or whatnot it was in something i read and i had it written down for sometime but i forgot the source D= but it looks like maybe i wrote it down wrong? O_O or something?

16 名前: りーチャン : 2007-10-14 19:01 ID:U5o2d+G4

"a night on which nothing was achieved despite someone's best efforts." is what someone just told me on that sounding a bit right?

17 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-24 21:46 ID:tAkov5c4

I understand the usage of "もらう" in something like "してもらう", however, I recently ran into "してもらおっか". Can anyone tell me what the "おっか" ending indicates?

18 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-26 15:20 ID:Heaven


It is a shortened version of "してもらおうか", which is usually used to suggest or demand something to be done; combining the subjunctive form of "もらう" with the question particle "か".

For instance, "電話してもらおうか" would mean "Should we ask him/ her to make a phone call?" when the speaker is discussing what to do about a situation with another person.
If the speaker says this directly to the person, it could mean "I want you to make a phone call now."

"してもらおうか" could imply a hint of condescension or threat depending on context, but since "してもらおっか" is shortened for even more colloquial use, it has a softened or rather friendly tone accordingly. It can still be provocative, though.

I'm new here so I'm not sure if this helps but hope it does..

19 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-26 15:50 ID:B94cPIYy

First, I'm sorry for this post being quite long. Part of the reason is that the Japanese parts are short and on a new line each time.

I've run into something that I am having a hard time with. It is some kind of narrative voice during a play and I'm having a hard time deciding where sentences begin and end. These parts are all written directly in the frames (of a comic) without any circles or squares around them. I've written frame and a # to show how they relate to each other, and I included page (relatively). There is also 1 kanji I couldn't find, but I think I described the form rather well further down where it should be)

If it isn't too much work I wouldn't mind translations of the sentences too, but my current biggest problem is dividing them up in sentences.

Also the play is apparently related to the doll festival in case it helps determining what could be said and in what way.

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春の? (couldn't find that kanji in my dictionary. 諷 without the 言 part next to it)

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21 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-26 18:19 ID:tAkov5c4

Awesome, thanks.

22 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-26 19:39 ID:Heaven

Beautifully explained.

>combining the subjunctive form of "もらう"

My preference is not to use words used in English (or related languages) grammar for Japanese grammar. In this case, English sentences using the subjunctive form are often expressed in Japanese using 仮定形, which もらおう is not. So, it's confusing.
There is the more language-independent and linguistically oriented word.
I've seen it used for the type of ending in question here, which is classified as the second 未然形 in Japanese school grammar. But this word might sound too technical.

23 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-27 01:46 ID:Heaven


You are welcome. :)


Thanks for the information as well as your compliment,
but I'm afraid your Wikipedia link seems to be one for Sanskrit.

According to my little research, the desiderative form for Japanese refers to forms such as the Tai-form, which is preceded by the 連用形(Renyoukei) of a verb, like "してもらい たい", and that can be literally translated as "I want X to do 〜".

As for the subjunctive form, "もらおう" is categorized here as a contraction of the 未然形(Mizenkei) + う form, as you mention, according to this "Contractions with group 4 verbs":

However, I am neither linguistically trained nor totally assured of the credibility of that website concerning the terminology. They sound confusing to me too when it is mixed up with English grammar.
Please correct me if this is incorrect.

24 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-27 04:38 ID:Heaven

When linguists use a loosely defined word, desiderative in this case, there is usually some leeway as to how it is defined. This is done at the outset of an article. So the definition is not set in stone. This also goes to which language they apply the word to. It's just that the author of that Wikipedia article happen to study Sanskrit.

This leeway is convenient for linguists because linguists are not the ones who study traditional grammar and they conciously try to avoid words used in traditional grammar because how they are defined is not helpful for the purpose of a given article.

The author of the explanation your linked seems to be confused about the traditional usage of the subjunctive form in English grammar. The following are examples of the subjunctive form of "be".

  • If I were a girl...
  • I demand that he be compensated.

Traditional grammarians distinguishes the subjunctive forms from words to which the so-called infinitive form inevitably follows, e.g., let, shall.

It's my impression that the author uses those words just because s/he wants to sound authoritative.

25 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-10-27 19:48 ID:B94cPIYy


Thanks. I did google, but for doll(s) festival, and did not spot that second link which seems to be exactly what I was looking for.

I'll have to remember to google both languages in the future.

26 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-11-04 17:56 ID:Heaven


27 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-11-04 23:18 ID:aFAEug6g

What means 「チキ」?
Chick? Girl? Person?

Example: 「あの高慢チキな」
"That arrogant chick" ?

28 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-11-05 10:16 ID:pJ9URvAD

29 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-11-05 13:14 ID:aFAEug6g

>>28 Oh, I see. Thanks!

30 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-14 18:47 ID:i16B7sBd

Translating a doujin. There's a line after a girl gives a boy cookies where she says

私も 。。。食べてみる

(nothing happens after that you sick perverts, it's mostly clean) but I'm unsure how to translate it. I didn't understand why みる was used and not 見る so I thought it may be a verbal form I'm unfamiliar with but found nothing in my book of 501 Japanese verbs. Translating it as watch and eat sounds abnormal and the story ends there so I have nothing further to guess on the translation. Is she saying what I THINK she's saying? As in, eat me too? That would be highly suggestive but not inappropriate I guess.

31 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-15 10:11 ID:QrkZjAXn

...てみる means "try ...", so 食べてみる means "try food". In fact, 食べてみる is precisely what my dictionary gave as a usage example.

And it doesn't have a kanji, it looks like.

32 あぼーん

33 あぼーん

34 あぼーん

35 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-16 20:04 ID:rxITdsdJ

Hmm, I have this project due in Japanese. Could someone please check and see if these sentences are translated correctly (I would post the whole thing, but I don't want to be a bother).

Every morning I wake up at 5:55 AM and lie in bed for about five minutes. It’s always so cold, so I like to stay warm.

まいにち に ごぜん ごじごじゅうごふん を おきって、ごふん ぐらい に ベッド に とまります。へや は いつも とても さむい で、あたたかい を とまること が すき です。

At 8:15 I go watch television with my mother. We enjoy watching sitcoms, however we Lost. We can’t wait until it comes back.

ごご はちじじゅうごふん に はは と テレビ を み に いきます。コメヂ を みること が たんしんで、でも ロスト は とても だいすき です。まつない まで きます。

At 2:30 PM I walk home. I listen to the radio as I go. I like it when it is cold and rainy.

ごご にじはん に うち は とほ で かえります。あるけながら ラジオ を きて います。うてん と かんてん が だいき です。

At either 11:00 AM, or 12:30 PM I eat lunch. On A days I sometimes do my AP Physics homework. On B days I usually just play cards with my friends.

ごぜん じゅういちじ か、ごご じゅうにじはん に ひるごはん を たべます。A  にち に とこどき エピ フイジクス の しゅくだい を しまいます。B にち に ともだち と こっぱい を します。

When I get home I work on homework. I usually have a lot due on A days, and not much due on B days.

さんじ に うち に かえって、しゅくだい を します。A にち に たくさん しゅくだい が あって、B にち に しゅくだい を あんまり ありません。

Thanks in advance to whomever's nice enough to even check one of those.

ありがとう ございます!

36 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-17 10:17 ID:Heaven

まいにち ごぜん ごじごじゅうごふんに おきて ごふんくらい ベッドでごろごろしています。

はちじじゅうごふんに ははと テレビをみにいきます。 コメディを みることを たのしみますが
ロストはすきです。 まちきれない きもちです

ごごにじはんに うちへ とほで かえります。 あるきながら ラジオを きいています
さむいときや あめのひには それがすきです。

ごぜん じゅういちじ か、ごご じゅうにじはん に ひるごはん を たべます
Aにちには APぶつりがくのしゅくだいを します Bにちには ともだちと カード(トランプ)
を します

Aにちには たくさん しゅくだいが ありますが、Bにちには しゅくだい が あんまり 

*every day=まいにちalways=いつも every week=まいにち Sometimes=ときどき..etc
Adverb. You don't have to add ”に”

うてん(雨天)かんてん(寒天)・・We Japanese sometimes use うてん, but never useかんてん
We callこっぱい(骨牌) ”トランプ”or"カード”
(Naturally)Same meaning

まいにち ごぜん ごじごじゅうごふんに おきるけど ごふんくらい そのままごろごろ
してる はちじじゅうごふんには かあちゃんと テレビみにいくんだよ
コメディがすきだけど ロストはべつ。まちきれなくてたまらない。
ごごにじはん に なったら あるいて いえに かえるんだ
あるきながら ラジオを きくんだよ さむいひやあめのひは そうしてる。
ごぜんじゅういちじ から ごごじゅうにじはん くらいに ごはんたべる。
Aにち には しゅくだい たくさん あるけど Bには ともだちと トランプしてるなあ 

37 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-18 23:30 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me the meaning of "コーマン" in this sentence: "コーマン決めてください". Context is:

38 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-19 08:21 ID:3xdOfCfN

there is no meaning of "コーマン" .
but the meaning of sentence "コーマン決めてください" is "make love with me?" in this Manga.
"コーマン決めてください" is slang of Kansai in Japan.
Never use in public and ordinaly person.

39 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-20 15:23 ID:tAkov5c4

Ah, awesome, thanks.

40 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-12-20 16:01 ID:oGZua1Bd

"コーマン"(ko-man) is "まんこ"(manko)
ko-man imply cunt.


41 名前: 大変だ : 2008-01-03 02:21 ID:UJ4QOvDu

yatta means?

42 名前: 大変だ : 2008-01-03 02:22 ID:UJ4QOvDu

yatta means?

43 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-04 16:18 ID:tAkov5c4

Oooh, that cleans up the mystery. :D Thanks!

44 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-04 16:21 ID:tAkov5c4

Past form of colloquial "to do"; "I/he/she/whoever is being talked about did it!"

45 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-05 02:19 ID:/txupuft


46 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-05 15:06 ID:Heaven



47 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-06 20:32 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what the onomatopoeia "ぎたんぎたん" and/or "ぎたぎた" means?

48 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-07 04:33 ID:IKah0r15

Depends on a situation. I suppose they are oily/greasy/fatty/lard-smeared.

49 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-09 09:43 ID:Heaven




50 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-11 14:02 ID:tAkov5c4

Okay, thanks. :D

51 あぼーん

52 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-12 04:45 ID:iA40GHxq

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53 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-12 17:27 ID:R0h6gi2O

i was wondering about this... there's a Famicom compatible system called "ふぁみ魂野郎" (famikonyarou) i guess it's a pun on something, famikon + konyarou? but what, if anything, does "konyarou" mean?

54 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-12 19:47 ID:sRrcvu9v

I don't know about the system, but yes I think you guessed right.

Concerning "konyarou", though, the word means "asshole" if used when you're cursing at someone.
But in this particular case you brought up, "famikonyarou" sounds like it means "a guy that dedicates his soul to famicon."

55 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-14 18:27 ID:olh6CRuE

In the sentence 「我慢するなら中から膣壁ごじに押し出してやる!」, what is the meaning of 「ごじ」? (エロ漫画ではない、研究のため…とか)

56 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-14 19:43 ID:Heaven

Are you sure you copied that to a t?

57 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-14 21:15 ID:olh6CRuE


On a related note (所で), I am an idiot. The original says ごし, not ごじ, so of course it means 越し (across, over, beyond), in this case evidently beyond the cervix of the... subject. Totally my fault on that one, and you caught me. So now I trust you! Here's a nanori problem from the same source:

A woman is named 千石堂美佳. No furigana are ever provided. Is there an obvious way to read that? Another... researcher has gone with せんごくどう・みか, but considering the woman is rather... well-endowed... I'm thinking there might be a pun. 千石 can be read as ちぢわ according to my dictionary, and 乳 (ちち), of course, means breasts. Is ちぢわどう (How-about-my-tits) a plausible interpretation?

58 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-15 18:57 ID:/txupuft


>Is there an obvious way to read that?

That reseracher seems to be well vindicated judginf from that fact that that reading is on listed on Wikipedia.

>the woman is rather... well-endowed

If you want to pursue that line of though, Wikiepdia is again here to rescue.

May the Google force be with you (^^)

59 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 02:54 ID:olh6CRuE

Again, I embarass myself. Of course I should have looked there. Still, Sengokudou's name is highly conspicuous in its lack of a more official "intradiegetic" pronunciation; there has to be a point. It's hard to grasp how 127 million people can make such outstanding porn (uh, theses) when their primary writing system usually fails to communicate the sound of their own names... (Well yeah, English isn't exactly perfect either.)

60 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 03:19 ID:Heaven

Except that 千石 is not that rare a surname in Japan. 千石堂 IS a mouthful surname. But that kind of mouthful names are often used in manga, perhaps, to stand out the character in readers' mind. I have't read the manga in question, but it's my impression that you are reading too much into the name in this case(^^)

61 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 19:10 ID:olh6CRuE

Could be, yet practically every other character gets the furigana at some point... (And if weird, phonetically ambiguous names are especially common in a written medium, why on Earth are furigana so rare... Is typical Japanese thinking about names really that visual as opposed to aural, or is it a kana-is-for-kids attitude? Hell for dyslexics, if nothing else...)

And another question: What is "セルよ"?

Example, probably a joke of some sort: In my... research material... a girl group called Shining Musume (spelled with a maru: 娘。) protects itself from a stampeding audience by slamming down a metal grid as a sort of stage curtain. They are not thereby trapping themselves, or at least they don't think so; they are hoping to escape through the backstage area. Still, somebody (unclear who) shouts out "娘。in the セルよ!!" That is verbatim; the English words are there in the original.

It's hard to believe the kana substitute for 競る; more likely it's "cell", as in trapped in a cell, but that doesn't make sense. Google indicates it's a current expression, with 1020 hits, but what can it mean? And what's with the English "in the"? Pop culture reference? (Shining Musume has many amusing call-backs to Kubrick's The Shining...)

62 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 22:22 ID:Heaven

I've seen some research that states that dyslexia is rarer in Japan than in countries where the Latin alphabet is used. The validity of that being aside, the lack of furigana could be simply due to typographical mistakes.

As for your second question, My quick Google search stumbled upon the book called "Cell" by Stephen King. The original English version was published in 2006 and the Japanese version this year. I don't think the publishing dates match. So I have no idea (^^)

63 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-18 14:19 ID:2TjPmC/2

Ok, I came across this:
「 不完全燃焼」

Incomplete combustion. Right. Got it.

HOWEVER: It seems strange for someone to talk about "incomplete combustion" just after having sex...

I'm guessing (just guessing) it refers to the woman not coming? The whole sentence is 「 不完全燃焼もいいとこだぜ」.

64 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-18 14:25 ID:2TjPmC/2

Oh, I forgot to ask this:

「 何だこのゆるガバッ!」

What does ガバ mean?

This is from the same page of the same doujin. (In fact, it was before the thing in my last post.) I randomly decicded to translate it and it's turned out to be quite an education. I just couldn't figure out these two things.

65 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-18 15:14 ID:Heaven

Hey could you make "I am perverted gaijin and I need to translate Japanese obscene words in vulgar porn manga." thread and go there?
I can answer all those questions, but it's really disgusting, especially when someone say learning explicit words is educational.

Shining musume? lol

66 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-18 23:52 ID:olh6CRuE

I know onomatopoeia is a big part of Japanese, but Breen is not very good at it. For example, ゴニョゴニョ or モンモン. What do they mean? Chewing?

Can I get a link to a page where lots of similar expressions are defined (in Japanese is fine), or is there even a database plugin for programs like JLookUp?

67 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-19 02:39 ID:aFAEug6g

Get a better dictionary program, and/or update your database.

ごにょごにょ (adv) (speak) mumblingly, unintelligibly
悶々 【もんもん】 (adj-na,n) worrying endlessly, anguishedly

68 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-20 16:00 ID:olh6CRuE

I did just update to the latest edict, didn't help. 悶々 cannot possibly mean the same as モンモン. ごにょごにょ could be right though - thanks!

Again, if you know a dictionary database that's good at these, let me know.

69 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-20 16:45 ID:aFAEug6g

>悶々 cannot possibly mean the same as モンモン.

Why not?

70 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-24 20:00 ID:olh6CRuE

It makes about as much sense in the context as assuming 向き向き to mean the same as ムキムキ normally would.

In the original text, two lady friends have been out to eat yakiniku, and on the way home one of them (who isn't human) says 「焼き肉食べててモンモンしちゃいましたか?」For this, she gets a bop on the head and excuses herself with「だって だって 人間の世界では焼き肉食べに行く二人はゴニョゴニョだって言うじゃないですか」

I can't parse it. The second bit makes sense if ゴニョゴニョ is used to substitute for something shamefully stupid the author doesn't want to put in plain writing - some strange custom revolving around yakiniku as the centrepiece of a date, and misinterpreted to apply to friends? It doesn't even look as if that's true (and what would be the custom?).

You're saying the first part would mean "Were you terribly worried about taking me out for yakiniku?" That only makes sense if the custom is hugely important or scary in some way.

There's definitely something I'm not getting here.

71 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-25 01:33 ID:Heaven

gee are you guys still translating hentai perverted manga?
Both of them are Japanese four-letter words, again. Of course I'm not helping such perverted pre-criminals.

72 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-25 01:35 ID:aFAEug6g


>You're saying the first part would mean "Were you terribly worried about taking me out for yakiniku?"


"There is a "rule" that if your date is willing to go to yakiniku with you, they are willing to spend the night with you."

73 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-26 01:56 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "ゾフゾフする" means?

74 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-26 02:18 ID:tAkov5c4

Whoops, I made a mistake; I meant "ゾワゾワする".

75 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-26 03:00 ID:aFAEug6g

zowa-zowa : feel a thrill / I've got chills running up my spine!

76 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-26 20:50 ID:tAkov5c4

Awesome, thanks.

77 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-28 23:13 ID:olh6CRuE

Huh, that does make a kind of sense then. Thanks!

If you have a theory different from 72's, I'm listening, but it doesn't seem dirty per se, as 72 explains it.

78 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-05 15:51 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "勃ちっぷり" means?

79 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-06 07:07 ID:Heaven

Ha, another kinky words?
Don't you feel ashamed of contaminating this educational thread with your own perverted sexual predilection?

Of course I'm saying that 72 is completely missing the point. But I don't find any reason of why I need to help you perverted porn fanatics.

80 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-06 13:50 ID:aFAEug6g

勃 = rise, erection
っぷり = full of

81 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-06 14:23 ID:tAkov5c4

Ah, okay, thanks.

82 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-06 22:56 ID:3+39NT42

Zowazowa (suru) is how Kandou Jan from GekiRangers told people he could sense an evil enemy nearby.

83 名前: sleeper : 2008-02-07 14:01 ID:x2AXMBfa

Is there some translation for "Welcome on my page" or something like this for homepage title?

84 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-08 00:34 ID:olh6CRuE

楽しい英語の慣用表現コーナです: 「Holier than thou」

Um, do you want that in Japanese or in good English?

85 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-09 18:16 ID:PE4BpzP3

If I wanted to use a masculine colloquial version of "desu ka" would it sound alright if I used "da kai" or does that sound strange or its never used?

86 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-11 04:11 ID:JA/2QtCP

It's never used.

(1)Noun sentence
犬ですか (inu desuka)
犬かい (inu kai)

(2)Adjective sentence
大きいですか (ookii desuka)
大きいかい (ookii kai)

(3)Verb sentence
食べますか (tabe masuka)
食べるかい (taberu kai)


87 名前: sleeper : 2008-02-11 08:14 ID:XC5dq91X

>>84 Japanese and good English please :)

88 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-11 17:05 ID:UFOgMkqt


89 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-12 01:07 ID:Heaven

Except that the "kai" ending is hardly used in everyday conversation. It sounds so...pretentious...for lack of better words.

90 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-12 11:49 ID:Heaven

What's the deal with using 「やす」 instead of 「ます」? I've seen it several times as (で)ございやす and a couple of times with other verbs. Is it a classical form, something like that?

91 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-12 15:42 ID:Heaven


92 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-12 16:30 ID:ShsYTBe9

>>91 is a classic meme regarding Portopia Serial Murder Case game.

It's an accent. ございやす sounds like in period drama or yakuza's phrase. おいでやす sounds like Kyoto's elegant dialect.

93 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-13 12:00 ID:Heaven

Ah, thanks. The places I've seen it were indeed period drama kind of things.

94 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-16 00:27 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "非ずば人に非ず" means?

95 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-16 01:29 ID:Heaven

Complete sentence please.

キリスト教徒に非ずば人に非ず means "If you are not a Chistian, you are not a human."

96 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-16 03:41 ID:tAkov5c4

The complete sentence was "この大学出身者に非ずば人に非ず状態".

97 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-17 01:53 ID:tAkov5c4

What does "けんか売る" mean?

98 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-17 09:28 ID:bzjcCsRT

A situation that,,, if you are not a graduate of this college, you are not a human.
probably he can not have a good position in his society because the majority of the society is from the college.

sell a fight (direct trans)
means something like "fight with me"

99 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-17 15:51 ID:WT3n6S82

I just came across this:


But I can't figure out what 儚げ is. It's not in any dictionary I have checked, so it must be a conjugation of 儚い - but no grammar reference I have ever found explains the various forms of adjectival verbs (い->き is still a mystery to me also).

Does anyone have any idea?

I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean the same thing as 儚い, since the context is fairly positive. Perhaps it's a negative form?

100 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 00:34 ID:iTFzPxmh

You can add げto adjectives. げis derived from the kanji word 気which means -like or that's not it but close to it.
For example, たのしい→たのしげ、かなしい→かなしげand so on.

101 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 11:18 ID:Heaven


102 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 11:35 ID:JA/2QtCP

>い->き is still a mystery to me also



103 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 13:30 ID:Heaven


104 名前: 99 : 2008-02-18 20:47 ID:Heaven

Thanks, I think I understand now. I wish the kanji had been written!
This was the speaker observing someone else, so the meaning would be that he got the feeling the smile was empty from her.


105 名前: 99 : 2008-02-18 21:02 ID:Heaven

>>104 ミリみて

106 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 23:23 ID:tAkov5c4


107 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-18 23:24 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "使い物にならなくする。" means?

108 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-19 01:56 ID:iTFzPxmh

to make it useless

109 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-19 03:33 ID:IKah0r15

It's more like quaint/antique in positive way than 上品.

BTW, coundn't it be that you don't understand the meaning of 儚い=はかない?

110 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-22 17:25 ID:olh6CRuE

Anatomy of the eyes (I think):

涙袋 (なみだぶくろ) = 目の下のふくらみのこと = Little puffs under the eyes, evidently considered a normal and attractive feature. So far so good, but what do you call them in English? It's not the epicanthal folds, right?

おめめ = ?
Rikaichan suggests this means "yes", is kid's talk, and is written お目目. Can it also actually refer to the eyes, or... what?

111 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-22 23:04 ID:Heaven

First of all, 涙袋 is not a medical term. It is a facial feature that a certain portion of poeple find
attractive, so it's a varnacular word, something like "sleepy eyelids", etc. If you don't know, it's
probably not a popular feature among English speaking people.
In anatomy, that part of muscles is a kind of musculi cutanei (皮筋) called orbicularis oculi (眼輪筋) .

>Rikaichan suggests this means "yes"

No. お目目 is "eye". Just like "tummy" is "stomach".

112 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-23 03:38 ID:aFAEug6g

"Amendments for 2007-04-04"

"Comment < Pretty obvious it should mean eyes. >
I suspect this was a victim of the infamous "drop first letter from gloss" bug."
"Editorial Comment Indeed. (That bug has been fixed.)"

113 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-23 12:26 ID:olh6CRuE

Well there you go, and I'm off to update my apparently ancient addon. ありがとう名無しさん!

Now if you're up for it, here are two phrases I can understand but can't track (so it's translation only in a very tenuous sense):

流れるままに - There's apparently a novel with a very similar title. I've seen this prefaced with time, water (the river), blood etc. Is it part of an old saying, a "When in Rome"-like idiom?

ビッグになってやる (also BIGになってやる) - A Hollywood movie quote maybe? If so, what is the original?

114 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-23 17:09 ID:Heaven

>Is it part of an old saying
>A Hollywood movie quote maybe?

No and maybe. Both are generic phrases.

115 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-26 14:28 ID:tAkov5c4


Can anyone tell me what "せっかくのかり高" means? I've seen it a couple of times, but I'm never quite sure what the "かり" means.

116 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-27 02:10 ID:JA/2QtCP


117 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-02-27 03:51 ID:egVe+d5q

Yo, buddy. Still alive?

118 あぼーん

119 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-09 23:57 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "レーギ" means?

120 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 00:51 ID:OSbA5JAz


レ−ギmeans "politeness"

121 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 01:07 ID:OSbA5JAz


122 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 11:38 ID:tAkov5c4

Awesome, thanks.

123 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 18:38 ID:38nWaZpa


124 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 21:54 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what the phrase "ダマになる" means?

125 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-10 22:46 ID:OSbA5JAz


The state which isn`t perfectly dissolved and is rough
when dissolving flour in milk and so on.

126 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-11 08:22 ID:zA6P454j

     |┃三        / ̄\
     |┃         |     |
     |┃          \_/
     |┃            |
     |┃  ノ//   ./ ̄ ̄ ̄ \
     |┃三    /  ::\:::/:::: \
     |┃     /  <●>::::::<●>  \   
     |┃     |    (__人__)     |  
     |┃三   \    ` ⌒´    /
     |┃三   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ \

127 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-13 15:31 ID:Heaven

How does one say "I want to make money"

128 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-14 09:45 ID:olh6CRuE


129 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-15 13:33 ID:Heaven


130 名前: NEET : 2008-03-19 07:26 ID:HSSgL0hF


I'm a neet.
So, it is a conversation possible by the machine translation?

131 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-19 10:32 ID:dNnFmvz/

This might be a bit much, but I've always wanted to know what the translation was for this song:

Much appreciated if you take my request.~

132 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-19 11:31 ID:Heaven


133 名前: NEET : 2008-03-19 13:07 ID:HSSgL0hF


horny, stud, stallionとpeerlessってだいぶ意味が離れてる気が

134 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-20 08:58 ID:Heaven


135 名前: NEET : 2008-03-20 17:19 ID:HSSgL0hF

fap fap fapは"おっきした"でいいですか?

136 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-21 03:38 ID:aFAEug6g

fap fap fap=オナニーする

137 名前: NEET : 2008-03-21 04:42 ID:sI1EBeOr


138 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-21 12:04 ID:Heaven

bump = 保守age

139 名前: NEET : 2008-03-21 17:01 ID:sI1EBeOr


140 名前: NEET : 2008-03-22 06:14 ID:Heaven

He's saying mean things while bending over!

bending overでhumbleとかlow-profileの態度的なニュアンスは出ますか?

An attitude with oneself the weak position whose it is lower than a partner.

141 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-22 07:53 ID:Heaven


>bending overでhumbleとかlow-profileの態度的なニュアンスは出ますか?

ないない。"bend over"というと、「あぁ、これからほられるんだな」ってのが分かる。

142 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-22 11:15 ID:Heaven



Kill me if you want to.
Even if a life can be broken off,
it can't be taken by force to the idea.

143 名前: sage : 2008-03-23 02:14 ID:xfZwS00q

"Kill me if you want to.
Even if you take my life,
You can't snatch away my thoughts"

144 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-23 07:50 ID:Heaven


What's the most horrible thing in this world?
What if lose one's sight?
What if cut off the extremities?
There are few possible...

I guess, it's very horrible for me
the confidence that control myself is disappears, too.

thanks! "thought"も思想なんですね。

145 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-23 10:41 ID:HthM1hPt

絶倫 = peerless (無双)



"what if"だったら、「目が見えなくなったら?」になるんですからifは使わないです。それと、「怖い」は"horrible"(残酷、酷い)より"scary"、"frightening"、"terrifying" (恐ろしい、恐怖を感じさせる)のほうが似合ってるんでしょうかね?

What's the most terrifying thing in this world?
Is it losing one's sight?
Is it having your limbs ripped off?
There are various possible things...


Anyone have any answer to >>115 ? I'm not the poster but I'm curious.

146 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-23 11:47 ID:bMrqxq/A

そうですよ。Idea/thought という意味ですね。

147 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-25 08:52 ID:Ym7B9ClZ

Oh,my stool!!!

148 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-25 10:22 ID:Heaven


terrifyingでis itですね、ありがとうございました。

149 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-25 10:49 ID:Heaven


150 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-25 12:19 ID:zvlepoHQ


No matter how world is ruined,
there is another choice except screaming and scatter like birds.
I forced to belive that...
Which is why I had the encouraging weapon at bed side.


151 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-25 22:13 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone explain this phrase to me: "親の意見と冷酒はあと効く"?

152 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-26 13:10 ID:y4YWpYM0

It takes time that effect appears for the parents' advice and cold sake.


153 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-27 00:26 ID:bMrqxq/A


You can drink cold sake like water, but you'll get tipsy/drunk whenever it warms up in your stomach. At times when you hear your parent's views/opinions you'll forget them soon after, but later on you'll understand the importance of their words.


154 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-27 00:47 ID:bMrqxq/A


No matter how much disorder the world is in,("No matter how the world is ruined"もあってると思います。)
There are options for us other than to run about screaming.
This I was made to understand, which is why I wanted to have a reliable weapon in my room.


155 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-27 05:02 ID:DplWGqA4

Here are a bunch of sentences I'd like you to translate.
"I want to learn Japanese."
"Well, I want you to learn Spanish."
"But master, I'm not interested in learning Spanish."
"Well, that's too bad!"
"I am eating an apple."
"I am not eating an apple."
"She makes a language."
"She is making a language."
I'd like you to break them into compounds, for example, "ねこ: cat は: used when introducing a new topic. ある: verb meaning to exist." No romaji please. Thank you!

156 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-27 11:21 ID:bMrqxq/A

I'm not a native speaker, but I study Japanese so I'll give a it a shot >_> I think I get what you mean by breaking it down... I hope someone will correct any mistakes! =/

I want to learn Japanese
にほんご:Japanese language
連用形 (Verb stem)+たい:"want to do"
〜たいと思います:I would like to do
習う:(ならう)To learn

Well, I want you to learn Spanish
Te form of a 動詞 (verb) + ほしい: You want someone to do

But I'm not interested in learning Spanish
でも、スペイン語を勉強する気がないんですよ。Or maybe スペイン語を勉強したくないんです、、、それか スペイン語に興味がありません。
でも:But, however (in this case)
Plain form of 動詞 + 気が/はない: Don't feel like
〜たくない:Negative of ~tai form.
〜に興味がない・ありません:Don't have an interest in something.

Well that's too bad!
それは残念(?) ・しょうがないな(?)それはいけません!(?)
(Not too sure about that one)

I'm eating an apple
を:Marks the object of the verb
たべる:to eat
ている:progressive (~ing)

I'm not eating an apple
〜てない: negative of progressive ~te iru (not ~ing)

She makes a language
彼女:She/her (Also means gf)

She is making a language

I hope that helps! :)


157 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-29 15:01 ID:V/SjaCpk


"She makes a language."
"She is making a language."


158 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-29 15:51 ID:YwK718yz


159 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-03-29 17:34 ID:V/SjaCpk


Little bird get trio to attacks the cat.
Man gotta bury the mayor with three of men.

160 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-03-30 03:18 ID:YwK718yz

Three little birds attack the cat. (or maybe "the little birds attack the cat in threes")
Three men buried the mayor.

I think that's about right... Hope that helps! ^^

161 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-04-01 18:08 ID:77lEHWAs


Tokyo is the severe place, Ikuo.
There are misfortunes just below happiness.
Be careful.


162 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-02 08:10 ID:YwK718yz

You're welcome!

I think your English translation is pretty much correct. ^^

"Tokyo is severe, Ikuo" か "Tokyo is a severe place, Ikuo"かな・・・ 「きつい」と同じ意味でしょう?


163 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-03 14:22 ID:aFAEug6g

What means "やりゃ"?

"To do"? "If one does"?
Is it from "やれば"? Or "やれない"?

Example: "二人がかりでやりゃ" = "This takes two persons to do"?

164 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-04 07:15 ID:Heaven

やりゃ=やれば でOKと思う、この場合

165 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-04 20:09 ID:Heaven

>>164 Ok, thanks.

166 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-04-05 18:46 ID:vqU+tS4i


My slyly make me
to the human being who couldn't do kindness!


167 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-12 04:47 ID:1T7PIIJ/

168 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-13 02:00 ID:lvtfB0s9

Does anyone know what 象牙 is referring to in this context...?

"テキトーな馬の骨" か..."象牙"のそれと見誤る男でもあるまいに

169 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-14 19:52 ID:WT3n6S82

Can someone please clarify the expression「似たようなもの」for me?
I've seen it many times and always instinctively read it as meaning "something which is almost the same". For example, if it was in a sentence by itself followed by "〜だろう" or such I'd translate it as the English (slang?) expression, "same difference."

But for some reason I saw it just now and got paranoid that I was mis-reading it all this time. To take the words literally, perhaps the emphasis is strongly on the appearance, and even if unsuperficially the thing is totally different, it can still be 似たようなもの.

What do you think?

170 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-15 10:12 ID:dNnFmvz/


My heartfelt gratitude and thanks. ( ゚ ヮ゚)

171 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-16 16:37 ID:Heaven



172 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-19 03:46 ID:Heaven






173 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-19 03:46 ID:Heaven




174 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-20 16:35 ID:voJKibtB

I think the one who wrote the line isn't very good at Japanese writing, but anyway,

馬の骨 (horse bones)

Maybe 適当な馬の骨 indicates worthless someone here. In this situation, 象牙(ivony) may refers to someone worthy opposite to 馬の骨.

The translation should be something like: "Worthless someone, huh? I doubt he is a man who can't distinguish worthy(skilled) person from useless(amateur) person."

I don't get exactly what you mean, but I think 似たようなもの often refers to something not visible, like concept or emotion, too.

By comparison, 似たようなものだろう is often used as a kind of poor excuse. For example:
A: お前はずるい男だ。
B: 誰だって似たようなものだろう。

175 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-21 23:34 ID:tAkov5c4

Can anyone tell me what "力抜く" means?

176 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-23 09:05 ID:OeK5ch8F

1.Decrease power (of human body)

177 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-23 09:44 ID:OeK5ch8F

"似たようなもの"="something which is almost the same"
It's literal translation.
It often means "there are not so many differences".

If its intonation goes up, it means like "isn't it ?".
Or sometimes means "I don't mind few differences" as a whole.

178 あぼーん

179 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-27 03:36 ID:Heaven

日差しはかげり 夕暮れは色を変えていく

The sunlight is a shadow. The twilight is changing colours.

My translation sounds incredibly awkward (probably wrong too).

Can anyone make it sound better?

180 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-04-28 01:38 ID:gyGI9WB4

Awesome, thanks.

Can anyone tell me what "廃神" means? For context, it's related to MMORPGs.

181 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-04-30 14:59 ID:vQR2uwf6

When I was cuttin'は髪を切ったってことですか?
that's not what I took offはtake my eyes offに対するもので、what I took offはdresseということでしょうか?
making me lowは「最低な自分になる」といったニュアンスでしょうか?

She reminds me of the one in school. When I was cuttin' She was dressed in white

And I couldn't take my eyes off her. But that's not what I took off that night

And I don't mind you keepin' me On pins and needles

And I won't break your heart-shaped glasses
You should close your eyes. That blue is getting me high
And making me low

182 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2008-04-30 15:08 ID:vQR2uwf6

The person who is being spent on the online game for a long time and who is making life a sacrifice.

183 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-01 10:23 ID:1VNvLdQO

What is the proper way to say "Shit"?
like "SHIT! I FORGOT TO.." and to shit like "I got to take a shit"?

184 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-01 14:30 ID:PAlmU2+M

Awesome, thanks.

185 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-03 03:21 ID:Heaven



186 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-03 05:57 ID:c7PsMJkw

Is it a J into E translation thread? Or E into J? Or both?

187 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-03 14:36 ID:Heaven

I'd say both :p

188 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-19 18:36 ID:jCFYam5/

What means:
"ぐぐーって来るのわかります" ?

Is it: "I came to understand by pulling"?

ぐぐっ is "pull, tug".
To google is ググる, but I don't think it's that because it's not in hiragana. Or is it "I came to understand by googling"?
Or is there another meaning for ぐぐーっ?

189 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-20 02:35 ID:hhGf5a48

Context, please.

190 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-20 03:25 ID:jCFYam5/

Guy says: what you you think?
Girl says the above, then they just switch to another subject.

I see it on various 2ch boards. An example from 2ch:

Something about a guts feeling maybe?

191 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-20 03:30 ID:IKah0r15

192 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-20 12:07 ID:jCFYam5/

Thanks, that would make sense.

Is "ぐぐーって" equal to "ぐっと"?
Or is "ぐぐー" equal to "ぐっと"?

193 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-20 21:10 ID:Heaven


>EUdict (European dictionary) is collection of several online dictionaries for languages spoken in European Community or in countries that will become members of European Community.

What's Japanese doing there? LOL.

194 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-22 05:15 ID:voHSAY8N

> "キャラの動きに遅れてぐぐーって動いて"

"ぐぐーっ" is phonomime.
It means straight line movement in this context.

>I see it on various 2ch boards.

I think that you might see "ぐぐる" or "ぐぐれ" or "ぐぐって" in 2ch or other BBS.
They are slang which mean "use Google".

195 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-22 11:26 ID:IKah0r15

In my opinion, the feeling is "not smoothly".
I think ぐっと is a feeling of power, pressure or such of both emotional and physical. ぐぐっと is a doubled ぐっと, which feeling is "being pressured two or multiple times".

In this context, he feels the camera doesn't move along with player character's move. The camera moves choppily after the character (like being pushed by something a few times).

Anyway, the word is not very important in this context. It's OK just ingnoring it.

196 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-23 14:19 ID:jCFYam5/

I see. Thank you very much!

197 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-24 13:39 ID:olh6CRuE

My kansaiben is crap. What form is 助けたろか supposed to be?

"Shall I save you?" ... "Didn't I say I'd save you?" ... or what?

Is there a good online resource for the basic grammar differences?

198 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-25 03:21 ID:Ar0SCqfX

I know a bit of Kansaiben, I'm pretty sure in 標準語 that's 「助けてやろうか」。

〜たろ= してやろう;たる = 〜してやる (To do something for someone).
因みに、〜たげる = 〜してあげる

Hope that helps!

199 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-25 12:44 ID:olh6CRuE

It does, thank you!

200 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-25 13:13 ID:Ar0SCqfX


No worries =)

201 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-27 19:56 ID:jCFYam5/

What means 『うっかりハチベエ』?

"Careless Hachibee"?

Is it the name of a bar? Or does it means being forgetful?

202 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-28 10:52 ID:olh6CRuE

ハチベエ is the nickname of 八谷良平(はちや りょうへい) on Zukkoke Sangumi, a popular franchise that started as youth literature. I don't know how うっかり entered the phrase...

203 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 00:06 ID:IKah0r15

lol - Wrong!
He's from period dorama Mito Koumon.
(Ukkari Hachibei Action Figure)

204 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 03:27 ID:jCFYam5/

I see in that blog "うっかり八兵衛".
Why "うっかり"?

205 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 11:17 ID:olh6CRuE

His epithet perhaps?

Another pop-culture question: What is あまがみ? A radio show among other things, apparently, but what does the term mean?

206 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 12:07 ID:IKah0r15

As >>201 speculated, Hachibei is a comic-relief character who is super-famous for his carelessness. Arguably he is the most popular character in the series. For the popularity, the actor, Takahashi Gentaro, had played Hachibei for 30 years (!). (The second right is Hachibei.)

His famous catchphrase is 「こりゃ、うっかりだ!」(Oh, what a careless mistake I had! or What a blunder! or like that)
Actually Hachibei's family name is unknown. His official name is "Ukkari Hachibei".

Sigh.. are you still seeking Japanese obscene materials? ┐(´д`)┌

207 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 14:52 ID:jCFYam5/

>>206 I see. Thank you very much!

208 名前: Manga Translation : 2008-05-29 17:34 ID:7glbSTB4

Hi. I'd like to have a panel from the manga, Bleach, to be translated. I'm quite capable of translating it myself, but several places have translated it very differently, so I would like to get a third party to translate it to compare. I'd also prefer that someone who has not seen/read the manga before (or at least, not this panel) to translate the bottom left most panel. Specifically, is the statement about "win" in reference to "I", "we", or "you".

If this is a bit ambiguous, I've included the next page, which clarifies the situation a bit more.


209 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 19:05 ID:Heaven

Hi, >>208

It says like this:
"At your level(of something),
if (your level, your skill or something) is/stays as it is,
you cannot win (or you cannot beat them)."

The speaker sppears to be speaking to ヤミー.

210 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-29 19:25 ID:Heaven

Hi, "あまがみ" literally means "sweet bite." A puppy might do it to you if you have one.
What are you reading, BTW? :D

211 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-05-30 09:53 ID:Heaven

Sorry. Correction.
"Sweet bite" wouldn't really be a literal translation. I should say "soft bite" instead.

212 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-07 05:37 ID:ZnJrPVKY

Trying to translate music release title <<月華繚乱>>, latinised as "gekka ryouran". I think <<繚乱>> is something like "abundance" or "profusion", but <<月華>> is mysterious. Could it be one of "moonlight" (light from the moon), "moonlit" (shined on by the moon), or "last remaining"[1]? There are many Google hits for it, but not many that translate it.

[1] Because of << >>, 月華の剣士 -> gekka no kenshi -> the last blade.

213 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-08 05:21 ID:voJKibtB

華 is same as 花. The "Moon Flower" is a poetic expression of moonlight, and maybe it includes moonlit too, I guess.

In my opinion 繚乱 have a mixture nuance of abundance, profusion and welter, spectacular.

You should be aware that 月華繚乱 may be a coined word, combined "月華" and "百花繚乱(hyakka ryouran)". 百花繚乱 is an idiom meaning "So many flowers are running riot." The image of 百花繚乱 is like "lively, exuberance, spectacularly", while 月華 is "silent beauty, simple, crystal clear". Maybe the writer put some poetic feeling into the combination of those opposite words.

214 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 06:54 ID:p2Jp6f/c

Is this correct grammar?

215 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 12:25 ID:KpaJRIjw

Grammatically correct, but semantically gibberish. "Rape is extreme"???

216 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 12:29 ID:ooQu9Xu1

I thought their intent might have been "amazing".

217 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 17:54 ID:Heaven

Damn, I was trying to refer to it as great.

218 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 23:36 ID:Heaven

Well, rape is not something poeple associate with something "amazing", 凄い tends to work as an intensifier. If you mean "amazing", use some more straight forward like 素晴らしい.

219 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-14 23:38 ID:Heaven

I mean, something more straightforward.

220 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-15 00:27 ID:Heaven

Now I can share my love of rape with a larger range of people.

221 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-15 12:13 ID:Heaven

           ∧_∧  / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
           ( ´Д` ) < Reported >>220 to Police!!
          /,  /   \_______
         (ぃ9  |
          /    /、
         /   ∧_二つ
         /   /
        /    \       ((( )))  / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
       /  /~\ \     ( ´Д`) < Reported to Police!!
       /  /   >  )     (ぃ9  )  \_______
     / ノ    / /    /    ∧つ
    / /   .  / ./     /    \     (゚д゚)  Police!!
    / ./     ( ヽ、     / /⌒> )     ゚(  )−
   (  _)      \__つ  (_)  \_つ     / >   (・∀・)Poli!! .Poli!! .Po!!

222 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-16 10:34 ID:Sp2ruNjC

What does「死ねない・・・」 mean? The speaker talks about a girl she wants dead.

223 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-16 11:55 ID:ooQu9Xu1

I like 姦, it reminds me of an orgy.

224 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-16 13:21 ID:Heaven

Check out 嬲る.

225 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-17 05:09 ID:kX+12do3


死ねない means "Can't die"

226 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-18 07:16 ID:DZ6UvRSr

強姦が素晴らしいです か… 

227 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-18 10:51 ID:Heaven


228 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-23 23:43 ID:MzR4PZK2

What does "かけずに" mean? From what I can tell, it means "without", but I want to make sure.

Second one, what does the "浮く" in "ナビ代が浮いて良かったでしょ?" mean? When I look it up, all I get is "float" or "suspend", but that doesn't seem to fit with the context(context is that a kid got an experimental navigation system he's not crazy about). I saw a reading for "浮いた" that was "be left out of the group", so, is this one something like "The Navi generation was leaving you behind, so it's fine, right?"

229 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-24 05:30 ID:AtwJ6CKJ

afaik, かけずに just means to do something without "かける" (depends on what it is - like メガネを掛ける, that becomes メガネを掛けずに(出かけた)or 金をかける(I always thought かかる was more common though) becomes 金をかけずにすむ)

I guess it can be roughly translated as "without". Any native speakers to correct me on this?

And I think said native speakers can probably explain the second one better, I don't quite get it with this amount of context. All that I know is 浮く can also mean "stand out" or "stick out" or "be conspicuous", usually with a slightly negative connotation I think (related to the image of "floating" out). For example 主役の木村拓哉だけが浮いている means something like "Only the lead role's Takuya Kimura really stands out".

230 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-24 07:07 ID:Heaven

浮く in this context means "save" (money).

231 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-24 14:46 ID:ZQFBDQxc

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.

232 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-24 15:46 ID:Heaven


Wow that's new. I definitely didn't know about this before. Thanks. メモメモ

233 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-27 13:17 ID:Heaven


234 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-06-27 13:17 ID:Heaven


235 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-12 23:49 ID:oKj9zxFw

What does "とか思ってたりしてたりする" mean in the phrase "特長を出そうとか思ってたりしてたりする。"?

236 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-13 08:31 ID:JMPCkKlB

That is a vague expression. Probably, he/she didn't want to define things.
とか means "like 〜" or "and..." You can ignore it.
たり means "and (also)〜".して=do(特徴を出す,in this case). So the translation is

"I think I'll characterize something and I (acutually) do it."

I don't know what 特徴を出す is in English. してたり(する) may be also able to be ignored. My explanation is also

I'm afraid you can understand my poor English. Someone, Help!

237 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-13 21:04 ID:ZnJrPVKY

What means 「如臨深遠〜雨縒煙柳〜」? The first part I think is "like facing the Abyss", but the second part I cannot figure out. Google says the kanji mean "rain twist smoke willow", is this another of those poetic phrases?

238 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-14 00:41 ID:IKah0r15

うしえんりゅう. Willow hazes in spring rain. An idiom for springtime view.

如臨深遠 is also an idiom.

239 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-15 06:17 ID:PpVXA939

What does "じゃりつく" mean?

It's a lyric from Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's song Revolver Junkies ("じゃりつくカウボーイ さよならベイビー")

240 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-15 06:18 ID:PpVXA939

What does "じゃりつく" mean?

It's a lyric from Thee Michelle Gun Elephant's song Revolver Junkies ("じゃりつくカウボーイ さよならベイビー")

241 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-15 21:58 ID:Ay/ovaQW

じゃり(砂利) = gravel
じゃりつく = gravelly, sandpapery

242 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-16 19:12 ID:xx5LoMl2


243 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 00:23 ID:Heaven

Resident Evil

244 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 02:05 ID:vFC/mvKk

This works, I think. Thanks.

Can anyone tell me what "逆十時" means? Is it like 10PM?

245 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 03:40 ID:JMPCkKlB

Maybe, it is a mistyped word of 逆十字.
逆十字 means "a reversed cross".
But it is often usd as the name of a certain submission hold in professional wrestling.(reversed arm bar??)

246 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 11:07 ID:ySzAvQ9v

   韓国        日本       中国 
★★★★★★   ○○○○○○   ■■■■■■
★★★★■★   ★○■○○■   ■■■★■■
★★★★★★   ○○○○○○   ■■★■■■
★○★★■★   ○●○○★○   ■■■■★■
★★★★★★   ○○○○○○   ■■■○■■
★★★★★★   ○■○○■○   ■■■■■■

良い韓国人☆   良い日本人○   良い中国人□ 
悪い韓国人★   悪い日本人●   悪い中国人■

247 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 13:31 ID:5df3ZEQu

Oh. Dammit, that actually makes complete sense. Thanks for catching that for me.

248 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-17 23:49 ID:Heaven


韓国 = R.O.K.
日本 = Japan
中国 = P.R.C.
良い = Good
悪い = Bad
人 = Person.

Now get lost!

249 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-18 01:28 ID:5df3ZEQu

Can anyone tell me what "シビシビ" means? As far as I can tell, it has to do with the weather, but I can't find any concrete definitions anywhere.

250 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-18 10:46 ID:JMPCkKlB

I have never heard the word "シビシビ".
Maybe it is a coined word, so I think no one can tell the concrete meaning.
If it has anything to do with the weather, it makes sad or lonely impression on me like a silent rainy day.
If I dare to use it, it's like this;ただ雨だけがシビシビと降っている.← but little weird
Nothing to do with the weather, I associate シビシビ with しびれる(be paralyzed/numbed). but it sounds childish.

251 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-20 00:55 ID:hAbH2f7U

Could someone please enlighten me as to the origin of the name of Hon Fu’s RBFF2 Potential Power move “よかトンハンマー”? What does the “Yokaton” mean, if anything?

Please and thank you! m(_ _)m

252 名前: TheRealAnonymous : 2008-07-21 22:27 ID:G5fXff8c

Hello could I ask someone anyone please help translate this H-Doujin

I only ask for a script for each page and this is all.

I am currently working with someone who will photoshop translated text. Given that he has a script of something to work off of

please email if anyone is willing to

253 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-21 23:16 ID:dyneXaYA

しびしび is a kyushu diarect for こぬか雨 or drizzle.

It's a jokingly compounded word from メガトンハンマー(megaton hummer) and よかとん (a diarect for 良い, or possibly from ramen brand よかとん).
But are you still playing RBFF2? Play SF4!

I think you dirty stinky perverts don't have a little bit of existence value on this planet. Don't you agree me?

254 名前: TheRealAnonymous : 2008-07-22 00:10 ID:G5fXff8c

Okay I'm a perv. Hey but at least I'm honest about it and your probably right I don't contribute much. But what about you?

255 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-22 07:33 ID:Heaven

I'm pretty sure he reads the same dirty manga that you do, and probably has a really amazing collection.

256 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-22 07:34 ID:hAbH2f7U

Thanks. And no, I play KOF98UM these days, and I probably will continue to do so like I have played KOF98 for the past ten years.

Capcom fighters ain’t my thang, and besides, I live in America you silly! There is no such thing as an “arcade” anymore, where I live (never was, actually; this was all farms and trees when arcades did exist). Not to mention that very few operators here can afford or would bother to import SF4 for now. Shit is fucking expensive, and I’m a po’ boy.

257 名前: King of snakes : 2008-07-22 10:54 ID:Kn1kw11D

Translate this -

"Bloody hell, mate"

258 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-22 15:22 ID:eN8rlX+u

Hmm... Maybe 「どんだけぇ」(dondake) could be used in this situation? :S Or maybe [まずいな」(mazui na)... or perhaps「まったくだ」(mattaku da). Trying to translate the nuance is a bit tricky for me. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken!


259 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-22 15:25 ID:eN8rlX+u


260 名前: TheRealAnonymous : 2008-07-22 17:43 ID:G5fXff8c


261 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-23 01:12 ID:Sp2ruNjC

In the first few minutes of this Mahjong video,
can someone tell me what that recurring phrase is, and what it means?

It sounds like: yahi ni den'yuu hashi.

262 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-23 01:50 ID:hAbH2f7U

Yagi ni denryū hashiru

263 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-23 11:12 ID:+ZgEs4ee

It is said, "電流が走る=The current runs" in a Japanese idiom.

When the presentiment that something a terrible event occurs does,it says so.

There are like this a lot of idioms of an electric term ,because Japan is Electric industrial country.

264 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-23 11:46 ID:Sp2ruNjC

Thanks, you two. It makes sense now, and Yagi is an Akagi character.

265 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-23 13:26 ID:VAixTRRD

Can someone explain to me what DV is? I gather that it's some kind of confrontation but what the hell does it stand for?




Thanks in advance

266 名前: 265 : 2008-07-23 13:33 ID:Heaven


never mind I found it it's Domestic Violence

What a strange ID O_o Vaix... sounds kinda cool

267 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-07-24 18:52 ID:Heaven


268 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-04 15:30 ID:LYO8nqEj

A little late, but thanks.

Can anyone tell me what "釣りが来る。" means? The obvious literal translation is "Fishing comes.", but I can't see this making sense in any context, especially one where two people are sitting at a bar having a half-drunk conversation. At first I thought it was a mistake; like, some nonsensical drunk rambling, but when I google'd it I got a good number of hits, so I'm assuming it's slang or an idiom or something.

269 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-04 16:52 ID:Ay/ovaQW

hey >>250 is wrong. Read >>253.

anyway >>268
釣り = troll

270 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-05 19:38 ID:Heaven

In this context, it means change (money). It's an idom. It means that you get something extra back.

271 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-21 02:22 ID:lgZSY48i

Whoops, thanks for catching that.


272 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-22 19:01 ID:nA6UUt67

my translator forgot to translate the last part of a song D:

can anyone help me?


273 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-27 08:12 ID:sG6c3m3n

could someone tell me the meaning of "less than sweet-smelling" ?

274 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-27 15:55 ID:Heaven


A subtle and sarcastic way of saying "smelly"?

275 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-28 07:24 ID:atFFRVBj

I'm referring to this site

> デザイン会社を運営しているが、道楽の域を出てはおらず、それほど芳しい経営状況ではないようである。
> She manages a design company, but it's nothing more than a pastime and it seems that the management conditions are less than sweet-smelling.

Could it be a mistranslation?

276 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-29 10:07 ID:D+DOkv9m

Can anyone tell me what "桜貝伝説" means?

277 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-30 06:22 ID:Heaven


In this case it's a metaphor implying that the management conditions aren't the best. They don't look very good.

But the translators chose to use "less than sweet-smelling" to describe this because the original Japanese uses it in exactly the same way: それほど芳しい "not so fragrant".

278 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-05 11:56 ID:Heaven


I don't mean to sound like a smartass or anything, but just by itself, それほど芳しい would be それほど芳しくない to mean 'not so/that fragrant' (though IMO I think it would mean 'so unfavourable/poor')

279 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-07 14:59 ID:Heaven


sorry, I fail at copypasting: I meant それほど芳しい______ではない

280 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-10 00:13 ID:sb0ECA+0

Is there any special significance to spelling "決める" as "キメる"? I see it now and then, and I'm not sure if they're two different words or what.

281 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-10 18:10 ID:Heaven

This spelling sometimes means to use the durg to obtain pleasure.

キメる(not slang)
To spelling KANJI by KATAKANA is only visual emphasis.

282 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-10 21:57 ID:sb0ECA+0

Thanks. I think what threw me was having a portion of the word in katakana and a portion in hiragana.

283 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-13 09:16 ID:olh6CRuE

I'm having trouble with the expression "保存する" when it's preceded by various high numbers, e.g. "1万回と2千回保存する". Does this just imply that the speaker plans to treasure the object in question?

284 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-13 15:11 ID:Heaven

I'm guessing it means that he saved whatever it was (a picture of a naked woman, presumably) to his hard drive many, many times just to make sure he got it.

Just a guess, though.

285 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-13 15:17 ID:sb0ECA+0

Can anyone tell me what the expression "搾りがいがある" means? I've found references to it in reviews for a Juicer and videogame reviews, but I haven't found any clear definition, so I'm confused.

286 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-13 20:21 ID:Heaven

がい(甲斐) is a word you can stick on the end of a verb that makes it meaning something like the benefit of taking that action, the good outcome that results from that action.

One way I've often seen this used is 生きがい. 生きがい is what makes life worth living, 生きがいがある is having something to live for. Another common one is やりがい.

So 搾りがいがある means there's some kind of benefit to squeezing something.

Sorry I suck at explaining, I hope you can understand with the examples.

287 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-13 22:21 ID:sb0ECA+0

That makes sense; thanks.

288 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-14 03:02 ID:AtwJ6CKJ


It is also a pun on one line of the popular OP for Sousei no Aquarion: "I've loved you for ten and two thousand years" (一万年と二千年前から愛してる) Here it has become "I saved this ten and two thousand times". It's just an euphemism like "I SAVED THIS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT" or "I DOWNLOADED THIS 35092049029402942 TIEMS"

So yes you are right he plans to treasure the object (in this context, definitely a digital file) in question.

289 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-17 07:20 ID:olh6CRuE

OK, thanks!

290 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-19 17:01 ID:VqERHC1H

I got a pretty great album in the mail today, and it'd be nice to know what the titles mean. Thanks if you can translate this stuff :)

Album title: まさひこくん ~ちょっときいてな2 liar boy

Only one song title needs translating!
3. チョットキイテッテ

Thanks again.

291 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-19 23:55 ID:jCFYam5/

Question, what means "ttsu^no"?

Example 1:
(ii onna da ttsu^no)

Example 2:
(kutsu janai ttsu^no)

Maybe, it has no meaning?

292 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-20 03:22 ID:Heaven

つーの = と言っている = I'm saying ...

What kind of orthography are "^" and "ー"? For the first one, I've never seen a caret representing a long vowel. For the second, that's a minus sign between two hiragana characters. Don't mix them like that, lol.

293 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-20 14:11 ID:jCFYam5/


>What kind of orthography are "^"

This is how Kakasi ( converts kanji to romaji.

I don't know what's the correct way.

>and "ー"?

Sorry, my mistake.

294 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-20 19:50 ID:Heaven

>>292, >>293
あまり使われませんが、日本語をローマ字で表記する時に、"^"に似た記号(サーカムフレックス)が母音の上に置かれ、長い母音を表すことがあります(例: Tôkyô, Ôsaka)。

Sometimes a sign like "^" (called circumflex) is put on a vowel to show a long vowel when Japanese is written in romaji. (For example: Tôkyô, Ôsaka)
I guess "û" was written as "u^" because it's not easy to write "û" in Japanese computers.


And, "ー" is not a minus sign. It's one of half-size katakana(半角カタカナ), half-size "ー". And its left end is curved a little above.
Anyway, you shouldn't use half-size katakana.

I'm not good at English. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

295 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-21 14:04 ID:jCFYam5/

I see. Thanks for the info!

296 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-22 05:53 ID:Heaven


that would be written in hiragana and kanji as ちょっと聞いてって
which is like "listen for a bit". I imagine girls would use this way of speaking more often so maybe you might want to style the translation in a more feminine manner.

297 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-22 12:08 ID:IKah0r15

Not translation problem, but I have a question. I'm Japanese.

In Japan, especially in anime, when someone calls himself/herself by his/her own name, it often implies juvenility or cuteness.
For example, in Higurashi no naku koro ni, Rena calls herself Rena, and talks like this.

「レナは知ってるよ」 Rena knows it, not "I know it".

This implies that Rena, or the auther of this story, wants to give a feeling that she is very cute or juvenile.
This method comes from the fact that linguistically immature kids cannot distinguish the first person from the third person.

So, my question is, does this theory apply to English culture/literature as well? Or is it unique to Japan?

298 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-22 13:39 ID:Tn5kZ97Q

If you talk in third-person in english, people will think you`re retarded.

299 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-22 22:16 ID:Heaven

it's good to warn them!

300 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-27 00:47 ID:PpR+aIpI

What does this mean?

301 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-27 01:42 ID:o9sTQ2TA

It's a collection of impressive phrases which influential or famous politicians have mentioned in the past.

Old soldiers never die. They only tade away.

Do you know who said this phrase?

302 名前: 300 : 2008-09-27 02:18 ID:PpR+aIpI

It was General MacArthur, I think. I don't quite remember his name, but I remember that he took part in World War II Pacific Theater, and also in the Korean War, when he was fired by Truman for suggesting more aggressive actions against China.

Regardless, was this:

> It's a collection of impressive phrases which influential or famous politicians have mentioned in the past.

the answer to my question, or did you not answer my question yet? Because I would like to have my question answered, thank you.

303 名前: 301 : 2008-09-27 13:59 ID:o9sTQ2TA

THe only thing I want you to understand is that I tried to do my best in order to explain the Japanese word 政治家語録 to you.
With my English ability, it was very hard to put the Japanese word 語録 into English.
When I looked up 語録in my Japanese-English dictionary, I found the English word "analects" for it.
But I didn't know whether it was right or not. So I chose easier word "collection" from my English vocabularies.
Anyway, literally, 政治家means politician, or statesman, and 語means words or phrases. 録 means record.
So please put together these words on your own and imagine the meaning of it.
If you are not satisfied with my answer, keep waiting for another person who is better at English than me to come. bye-bye.

304 名前: 300 : 2008-09-27 15:13 ID:PpR+aIpI

I was asking this question because I came across this:
And I didn't know what it was about.

305 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-28 05:11 ID:rHHYjQ1A

does someone knows what "ノートゲーム" means? I know it's katakana, but I don't know what it is x_x

306 あぼーん

307 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-28 23:53 ID:ppb8l+Hm

What is this?


308 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-29 03:07 ID:o9sTQ2TA

Oh, I see.
You must have clicked the "書き込む”button.

You've finished writing something.
Please hold on a sec (wait a minute) until the screen changes.

I think, as a native speaker that the Japanese phrase is a bit strange.
May be, it is 画面が切り替わるまでしばらくお待ちください

309 名前: 誰もいないんです : 2008-09-29 11:39 ID:W3Jbvztl

Can anyone tell me the Japanese words for "being high", "being stoned" and "Marihuana/Weed/..."(大麻 or マリファナ?)
Thanks in advance

310 名前: 308 : 2008-09-29 13:30 ID:o9sTQ2TA

Hi! me again!
I think you can use the English word " high" as it is because some basic English words are used in Japanese language.
"High" is pronounced "hai"(ハイ) in Japanese.
For example, マリファナを吸ってハイ(な気分)になる。
When I looked up "stoned" in my English-Japanese dictionary, I found two Japanese adjective "酔った”(yotta),”うっとりした"(uttorisita) for it.

I don't know much about grammatical things, but "being high" is called gerund, isn't it?
So a noun "恍惚”(koukotsu),which is a bit difficult word, seems to be more suitable for your question.

Sorry for my poor English!

311 名前: 304 : 2008-09-30 15:35 ID:PpR+aIpI

Those words are all colloquial. "High" and "stoned" means "affected by drugs."

312 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-30 17:48 ID:AtwJ6CKJ


I know one of them is ラリってる (to be stoned/on drugs).
sb correct me if I'm wrong

313 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-02 06:39 ID:Heaven

Usually, referring to oneself in the third person in English is seen as haughty (holier-than-thou person, or perhaps just plain arrogant), juvenile (4-year-old), or senile (Bob Dole) depending on who says it. You can read more at the Wikipedia article on the subject:

The phrase is attributed to Douglas MacArthur, but may be older than the man himself. He certainly made it famous by quoting it in his 1951 address: cf.

政治家語録 would only go into English awkwardly if done literally. If we wanted to keep the pomp, we could say “Aphorisms of Statesmen” or something like that (which gets close to the original meaning), but it is probably better to just say “famous quotes” or something. Really depends on whether you want to know what it means, or whether you are translating it fo’ realz....

Literally “Note Game”. This is not a category of games as far as I can tell... well, notebook games do exist, of course, but Google only pops up with Death Note-related wares, so I’m think you may just be missing part of the phrase.

314 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-03 02:41 ID:s17sSiYV


I'm >>305

this is the full context...

太陽が目を閉じる時間に 迷子のズテップ ノートゲーム

315 名前: 93 : 2008-10-04 04:53 ID:PpR+aIpI

I noticed that there is もてたい男 here:

What does this もてたい男 mean?

316 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-04 04:58 ID:PpR+aIpI

Also, what does this mean? 負け組

317 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-04 04:59 ID:PpR+aIpI

What is this? 独身貴族

318 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-04 08:42 ID:Heaven

Men who want to be popular
"Swinging singles", i.e. singles who live affluently.

Learn how to use a dictionary, kid.

319 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-09 05:01 ID:PpR+aIpI

I can't figure out what this means:

320 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-09 10:41 ID:y8HS8MLH

This board is a place where information on two channel whole is
So-called "Copipe modification" : here.
Inspection and the compilation of material : to two channel material
compilation room.

321 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-10 01:57 ID:ppb8l+Hm

What is this?
Babelfish and dictionaries translate it as "apology" but that's really weird, because what is "apology news" anyways?

322 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-10 03:03 ID:y8HS8MLH

I guess it is "apology and infomation" or so on.
They talking about apology of various people.

323 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 01:21 ID:sb0ECA+0

Can anyone tell me what the "届かんとばかりに" means in "天に届かんとばかりに燃え盛る。" I know the meaning of "届く" and "ばかりに" but I've never seen them together in that fashion, and I'm not sure if "届く" is negative or positive in this sentence.

324 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 02:58 ID:OX9BrR9O

You usually see this without the と in there, just [verb]んばかりに, and it means something is at the point where it's very nearly doing [verb]. So here it's something like "blazing up almost to the heavens". (Yeah I suck at translating)

I've seen this used most often as "と言わんばかり" - "as if to say".

The 届く is in the negative form but I guess really works like it's postive. The way this construction works makes perfect sense in my head but not in a way I can explain. I think maybe it's more because I've grown used to it than because I've actually understood or figured out any reason why it should be like this.

325 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 03:14 ID:Heaven

It's not negative. Just type ん in JDIC and see what comes up.>>318

326 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 04:05 ID:OX9BrR9O

I was going to make some sarcastic comment about how JDIC is surely the most definitive Japanese dictionary out there, but then I actually tried what you suggested, and lo and behold:

>(2) negative verb ending used in informal speech (abbr. of negative verb ending "nu")

So... yeah.

327 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 04:11 ID:Heaven


>んとする; んとす; むとす (exp,vs-i) (1) (after a -nai stem) to be trying to; (2) to be just about to

Try Goo, then.

They are not the same.>>318

328 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 11:42 ID:Heaven

The fact is that it's a grey area and besides one could really it's neither, since people use it more as a set expression.

I feel I want to go over this thoroughly, but I don't want to take the time only to be smugly told to learn how to use a dictionary, so I'll leave it.

329 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 16:44 ID:8CfSKPze

Er, just my two cents:

届かん = 届かない
言わん = 言わない
分からん = 分からない
etc, etc.

It's the negative (though this form of the negative is also used in Kansaiben etc - other than the 〜へん negative form).

Anyway, the grammar structure is '〜とばかりに' (いかにも〜という様子)which can connect to the negative form of the verb. So in the case of 届く, it can be 届かんとばかりに。(It has the same meaning as 〜んばかりに, which connects to this particular negative form of the verb)

So IMO, 『天に届かんとばかりに燃え盛る』would mean something along the lines of "burning brightly/blazing as (if) to reach the heavens"

Hope this helps!


330 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 20:18 ID:Heaven

Why don't you rea the Goo dictionary thoroughly? It shows the historical development of the partcile.


There is no grey area.>>328 There is no Kansaiben.>>329 It's no shame that you admit that you've never studied Old Japanese.

331 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-17 23:15 ID:Heaven

There is a grey area in the sense that, as I said, one could say it no longer really means either, as both are possible (e.g. the comparatively common 言わんばかり comes from 言わぬばかり) and people started mixing them, and now んばかり means little more than the fixed expression んばかり, あらん限り means little more than the expression あらん限り, etc. Most people don't give a damn, they just see the expression as a unit - although I should point out that correct or not most seem to think it comes from ぬ.

Trying to deny that ぬ is involved in it in any way is as ignorant as you're claiming everybody else is. This is even listed in the dictionary you so love to quote from:


Just because the と is there doesn't necessarily mean that it comes from むと, as と is perfectly acceptable as an intensifier before ばかり. I don't want to make an absolute statement on the particular example that started this as I don't think I'm familiar enough with the nuances that may differentiate the two, but I will say it feels more like ぬ to me.

332 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-18 00:26 ID:Heaven

>Trying to deny that ぬ is involved in it in any way is as ignorant as you're claiming everybody else is.

It can't be ぬ grammatically. You are the ignorant here.

>but I will say it feels more like ぬ to me.

Don't feel it. Just study Old Japanese.

333 名前: 329 : 2008-10-18 05:39 ID:EXUzYhXq

Just to clear any confusion or w/e, I'm not the poster you were debating with before, I just saw and answered 323's question. 323 wasn't asking about the historical development of anything, but only for the meaning of the sentence/grammar structure - which both 324 and myself had explained and answered. The form of the verb used in that sentence is, again as both 324 and myself had stated, the negative form.



接続:[動 - ない形 - 〜んばかりだ、んばかりに + [動・形・副]、んばかりの + [名]


接続:[動 - 普通形/命令形] + とばかりに
[い形・な形・名] の普通形 + とばかりに

類語:「〜と言わんばかりに」, 〜んばかりに。

Now, my two cents concerning the particles mentioned related to 古文 - I'm not saying either of you are wrong or whatever, but hopefully this helps in some way:

打ち消し、and is attached to the 未然形 of inflective words. It can be translated into modern Japanese as 〜ない。ず has original forms that were derived from ず+あり。The modern Japanese ません originally came from the 連体形 from ぬ。

Inflecting suffix む has several meanings, but it is most commonly used to show 意志 or 推量. む is usually pronounced ん and attaches to the 未然形。


A) 未然形+「ぬ」 → 〜ない (打ち消しの助動詞「ず」)
B) 連用形 + 「ぬ」→〜た (完了)

When used in the 打ち消し sense, 「ぬ」is the 連体形 of 打ち消し 「ず」(「ざる」 is as well)

If any more information or w/e is needed, I'll gladly find and type out all my notes concerning this.

Back to >>330:
There is no kansaiben = Yes, I know that. I was merely mentioning that it is also used in that dialect. My main point was that 届かん is the negative of the verb, regardless.

Who admitted they've never studied classical Japanese? If you're referring to me, I don't know how you got that idea since I never even mentioned such a thing. For your information, I actually studied some 古文 at university. That aside, this has nothing to do with 古文、and from what I've seen you brought about this whole argument between you and 324, even though your comments have nothing to do with answering 323's question.

「黙れよ、バカ外人。」Oh, how very mature. Even though your comment wasn't directed at me, resorting to such insults is a really good way to strengthen your argument. Pfft.

How dare you insult those who have actually studied hard to become so proficient in a language (Japanese). You have some nerve to tell someone (324) to look up a dictionary when they clearly understand the meaning of what was being asked.

Get off your egotistical high-horse. While 328 (whom I assume is also 326 & 324) and myself have actually answered the OP's question and are trying to help out, all you've managed to do is show everyone what an arrogant person you are, who likes to insult others who're doing their best to help.

Apologies if I've interrupted things here. I've said all I want to say regarding this anyway, pretty much.

334 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-18 08:41 ID:Heaven

>My main point was that 届かん is the negative of the verb, regardless.

Stop using the English explanation words that your professor spoon-feed you. Don't get stuck on the word "negative". Use 未然形 consistently or come up with some "meaning-nuetral" English words like "dative" as they do in German or Russian.

>even though your comments have nothing to do with answering 323's question.

>>324 had disinfo. I was poitning that out. It was nothing more or less than that at that point.

>How dare you insult those who have actually studied hard to become so proficient in a language (Japanese).

What is wrong is wrong no matter what. >>331 was adamant that s/he is not. Look at >>326

>I was going to make some sarcastic comment
>So... yeah.

Now, this kind of comment begs some learning to do about being humble.

335 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-22 23:33 ID:sb0ECA+0

323 here. Thanks to those who helped me figure this one out.

336 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-27 05:36 ID:Heaven

yw :D

337 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-10-31 02:07 ID:EhiU4o5w

What does いっちょもんだろ mean?

Perhaps a little more importantly, anyone got tips for learning and/or looking up dialectal stuff like this? I have a lot of trouble with it, but I run into it all the time...


338 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-04 14:40 ID:kDEGS0l9

いっちょもん? ive never seen before this japanese.
maybe いちゃもん = criticizes?

339 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-04 16:34 ID:IKah0r15

More precisely, it's いっちょうもんでやろう.

いっちょう= 「一丁」 = "(doing) some work" or "Now, ..."
もむ   = massaging. A slang for "let someone experience hardship" or "beat up".
〜やろう = "Let's" or "I'll"

My translation should be,
Alright, let's teach him his place.
Now, you'll know the world where might rules.
OK, I will give you a special lesson.

340 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-04 16:39 ID:IKah0r15

goo辞書 translates as "I'll give you a chance to practice."

341 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-04 21:05 ID:Heaven

Ah. I figured out the 一丁 part, but the もむ part eluded me completely (and Progressive Waei had it under the latter... just to confuse me, I’m sure).

Thank you very much!

342 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-05 11:53 ID:kDEGS0l9

when it is isolated, "もむ".
when it include words, "もん〜".
because pronunciation of it to be difficult.

343 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-06 16:28 ID:UBmTInUA

Em, just my two cents, but 〜やろう is attached to the te form of the verb... so if the verb is もむ (to rub/massage/to train/to coach)、もんで is the te form...(then yarou is attached).

一丁揉んでやろう。(I'll give you the chance to practice on me). According to the dictionary the meaning of もむ used like this is 「相手になって教えてやる。」

Hope that helps~

344 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-12 01:27 ID:sb0ECA+0

Can anyone tell me what "結構いる" means?

345 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-17 23:49 ID:hAbH2f7U

Barring context, it probably means “a lot”, or “quite a few”, or “plenty”. For example, "そんな人が結構いるんだ": “There are plenty of people like that.”

346 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-20 22:34 ID:BgdOUbIf

what does セリフ means? my dictionary says it's "serif", a friend told me it's "self" but I watched some subtitled animes where they say "serifu" and there's no "serif" or "self" in the translation ._.

347 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-21 00:14 ID:wWx45TtC

>>346 セリフ = speech, words, one's lines, remarks.

348 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-21 14:13 ID:sb0ECA+0

Ah, okay, thanks.

349 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-21 15:03 ID:Heaven


>my dictionary says it's "serif"

What kind of dictionary is that?

350 名前: Anonymous : 2008-11-22 17:00 ID:Qy925hRv


thanks :D


JWPCe's dictionary

351 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-24 21:21 ID:P/3yX1qr

Hey guys, what's the meaning of the word つけてしまえば? I apologize that I don't even know how to look up word forms I don't recognize in a dictionary.

352 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-25 00:53 ID:IKah0r15

context, please

353 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-25 03:55 ID:P/3yX1qr


354 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-11-25 06:59 ID:RkboZWM3

Will you give 80 points to that man?

355 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-06 13:41 ID:PHhiim/1

What does "優姫さんは 兄さんに 惹かれていますシ" mean? I know that 優姫 is Yuuhi and 兄さん is nii-san but the rest doesn't make much sense to me?

356 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-11 12:12 ID:2TZeiAjb

Yuuhi loves nii-san

惹かれる means be charmed

357 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-19 16:18 ID:axpGKZH/

What's the meaning of "cho"?
I've saw it used in relation to music, e.g.:

>Playing instruments : Programing / Guitar / Piano / Voice/ Accordion / cho

(from )

Also on some japanese CD booklets.

358 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-20 20:54 ID:Heaven


359 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-22 11:42 ID:Heaven



360 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-27 21:07 ID:Heaven

How do you pronounce 新しい行?

It's the "start new line" voice command for Vista's Japanese voice recognition but it never works for me. I've tried 'kudari' 'kou' 'gyou' 'an' 'iku' 'okonau' 'nami' 'yuki' like everything possible.

361 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-30 17:08 ID:Heaven


362 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-12-31 03:15 ID:P/3yX1qr

I'm totally stumped on this:


Is it some sort of idiom?

363 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-02 00:42 ID:ROwRGDl4

How do you translate 神のみぞ知る?

364 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-02 04:48 ID:4Fcd+BaG

神のみぞ知る (神のみぞ=神だけが)

God alone knows what will happen.

365 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-03 10:31 ID:Heaven

Ah, I see. Thank you.

366 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-03 17:55 ID:4Fcd+BaG

新しい行=あたらしい ぎょう=atarashii gyou

Be nice to girl's lateness

額(ひたい hitai)=forehead
ネコの額=cat's forehead

cat's forehead=small area

ネコの額=No room to swing a cat

not enough room to swing a cat



react in a closed-minded way to
put on the chill

367 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-10 08:05 ID:olh6CRuE

A guy is watching some bizarre, old-fashioned dance moves and exclaims "普通にウメュー!"

What is ウメュー?

368 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-13 05:43 ID:mNO+RzAk



369 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-20 20:58 ID:29juCgNW

What does "重々承知しております" means? From the circumstances, I sum it up as to mean "perfectly aware of" or something along the line..

Also this "ぶち込んで" have been bugging me because I've googled the meaning high and low but my search is in vain. Is it like a gitai-go and I just assume it means like "straight forward/directly"...

I am confused with the structure of the above sentence. Could it possibly means "Wait for Nishimoto-san (to come) with the report"

Does this 熱を持ち出す means "to reduce the fever"?

And "暑っ苦しい" = sweltering hot? painfully hot?


370 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-21 16:57 ID:CUy/0HHc


重々承知しております=I'm well aware of it.
The simple expression of this is "よくわかっています"

ぶち込んで(ぶち込む)=throw〈a thing〉into
When someone is Imprisoned, I use it well.

↓ write it definitely


"熱を持ち出す" is complicated expression...

Ex. 体が熱を持つ=体が熱くなる(a body becomes hot)

Ex. 話し出す=話しはじめる(begin to talk)

熱を持つ+し出す = 熱を持ち出す

暑っ苦しい=sweltering hot or painfully hot
Both are correct answers.

371 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-21 22:19 ID:3RBKC6yZ

what does this means?


372 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-22 11:19 ID:olh6CRuE

Thanks! Still not sure what the phrase means though. Does the speaker prefer a normal (the usual) dance(r)?

"I ain't never gonna be[/go] [all] pop [as in pop music]".

373 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-23 07:02 ID:zFNmWW/y

>>370 Thanks! So I reckon 熱を持ち出す would probably means something like "it begins to become feverish/hot"?

I have some other questions. Hope someone can help..

Can anyone read this?

The scan wasn't very clear. I read this as 水を飲って 使い物にならない頭を冷やしても すぐに夏の暑さで熱を持ち出す. But the 飲って seems pretty dodgy.

This one was so difficult.I don't know if I got it right:
一生が終える頃に隣にいるのは維なのだろうか と 下らないことを考えた

I'm reading a manga actuall and I'm really bad at reading words written by the author. Sometimes they have horrible handwrittings (IMO).


What does this sentence means?
Is it "Do you know the length between ten thousand years and two thousand years?"

I'm not sure about this sentence.
Don't ruin the mood. It's already this painfully hot.

今日を逃すと = I missed today. (?)

Your helps are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

374 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-23 07:05 ID:zFNmWW/y

>>373 Ugh I forgot to include the link for this. As I mentioned above, I'm bad at reading words written by an artist..

Here's the link:

I can only read ガキもいんのにたの*******


375 名前: Zarbon : 2009-01-24 02:30 ID:IjIiFtfK

Hi I'm japanese studying english in japan. self-education.
Reading this just out of curiosity. and I liked it then I left a comment.

I think I can correct it when I tired to see the link there.

I can only read ガキもいんのにたの******* -> ガキもいんのに大のおとこふたりで

The scan wasn't very clear. I read this as 水を飲って 使い物にならない頭を冷やしても すぐに夏の暑さで熱を持ち出す. -> 水を被って 使い物にならない頭を冷やしても すぐに夏の暑さで熱を持ち出す

I hope you don't mind me droping in.

376 名前: Zarbon : 2009-01-24 02:46 ID:IjIiFtfK

What does this sentence means?
Is it "Do you know the length between ten thousand years and two thousand years?"

I thought you could grasp the meaning of length between ten thousand years and two thousand years.

What do you think?

377 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-24 04:19 ID:A0qDfZOw

>>376 Thank you so much!

For a Japanese self-studying English, you're really good! I self-study Japanese but I find it hard if I only rely on textbooks. Besides the language used in manga are mostly colloquial/spoken, which I rarely find in textbooks. Oh yes I study Japanese for the purpose of reading manga ;)

If you have an English blog, I'd love to see it. May be we could have some sort of language exchange or something.


378 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-25 22:03 ID:Ay/ovaQW


「普通に」here is a slang word which is hard to explain. It is said that 40s or more can't understand the word, like "moe".

Basically, it means nothing. Nothing wrong if you ignore it. 普通にウメュー! > He is good!

Though the definition may differ from person to person, IMO the nuance of this 普通 is the opposite of "on condition".
If the dancer looks young, you may feel "He is good despite (on condition of) his age".
But if the dancer is so good that you feel mentioning his age is tasteless, you may say "Easily, he is good."
This "Easily" is something like 「普通に」.

"Without doubt" shares similar concept, but 普通に is not so strong word. "Naturally" or something like that.

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381 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-28 16:52 ID:AIPkZt5X

382 名前: Zarbon : 2009-01-29 00:01 ID:IjIiFtfK

Let me mention a little in regard to the "普通に".I can interpret a word like this when I use it. well... 普通にうまい...
If, When I went to Snowboarding with a new friend. and I really not sure he/she's a level. When I asked that a friend to snowboarding, he/she says "I'm still not better snowboarder.". so I imaged that he/she is still like a beginner snowborder. but To tell the truth, he/she was a middle-level snowboarder when I looked in the eyes. and He/She was ok. Then I'll say it. "He/she is 普通にうまい".

What do you think?

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383 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-30 07:16 ID:olh6CRuE

Interesting explanations, I had no idea it was slang. 普通に appears similar to one of the uses of "actually", as in "contrary to expectation or first impression", but without the superior attitude "actually" can sometimes convey. Something like "Hey, he's good!" or "That coot kicks ass!"... Thanks!

384 名前: Zarbon : 2009-01-31 03:40 ID:IjIiFtfK

You're welcome. and Thanks for the new illustrative sentence "That coot kicks ass!". It's also interesting for me. so anyway, It seems to me that is like an ironical expression.

385 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-31 09:42 ID:NRChi5yg

>>382 So it's like "He's surprisingly better than I imagined/expected!".

I like your explanation. I think I get the hang of it.

That aside, what does 「お調子もん」 means?

386 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-01-31 16:15 ID:q3ezcMfA

「お調子もん」(otyousi mon) means "flip", or "luck-pusher".
It refers to someone who are easily puffed up with pride, or carried away.
The meaning is rather negative and rude. It also suggests luck of deliberation, for example:
He is easily taken in, because he tends to get carried away.
You should avoid using this phrase to someone if you don't get along with him/her.
The proper pronunciation is 「お調子者」(otyousi mono); the last 'o' is often omitted in casual conversation.

I hope this helps!

387 名前: Zarbon : 2009-02-02 00:55 ID:IjIiFtfK

Impeccable. Possibly I may be お調子者.

388 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-02 06:20 ID:B0cLwvps


Cheers guys! You guys are a star.

Anyone know this slang 「パープー」. Some Japanese slang website gave this meaning 「頭が壊れて赤ちゃんみたいになっちゃた子」 and from my understanding of that sentence it means "a child whose head is like her damaged mother".... and basically I just sum up the meaning to mean "retarded"...

389 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-10 21:09 ID:ENy6uOQh


"パープー" is a coinage made from "パー" + "プー".
"パー" means fool.
"プー" means unemployed.

"パープー" was made in old J-POP song "我らパープー仲間".

This song is a singing of their own past(before they become femous) and nostalgia.

390 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-12 02:52 ID:1Jpu2RKc

Can anyone tell me what the "てつい" in this sentence means: "最近ものすごくお腹が減ってしまってついお菓子を食べたりしてしまいます"? From what I can tell, the sentence basically means "Lately, I've been really hungry, so I've been eating sweets."

391 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-15 17:03 ID:qQhJuPtc

The sentence exactly means "Lately, I've been really hungry, so I can't have helped but eat sweets."

If you insert slashes into the sentence,
you can do like this: "最近|ものすごくお腹が減ってしまって|

392 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-23 16:53 ID:ix5fiXfY

Ooh, thanks, I totally missed that.

Another one, if anyone is able. I saw this on a commercial for a show; I get the jist(or perhaps I don't) of it, but I don't understand why it's phrased this way. Anyhoo, it's "見たかったら見れば。"; I'm assuming it's basically "Watch if you're able." or something along those lines, but again, I don't get why it's phrased the way it is.

393 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-24 02:30 ID:Heaven

"Watch it if you want to".

394 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-02-25 19:21 ID:YAJrwhLj

Thanks; giving that a second look, I'm not sure how I got so confused.

395 名前: Zarbon : 2009-02-27 01:55 ID:IjIiFtfK


I guess it's kind of optional.
like...It's up to you whether you eat now or not.
What do you thinnk?

396 名前: Zarbon : 2009-02-27 02:07 ID:IjIiFtfK

Oops. had misinterpret a bit. correct a mistake.
It's up to you whether you watch it or not.
What do you think* ?

397 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-01 12:25 ID:QoeJ2/Co


Your interpretation is quite correct.

398 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-03 02:16 ID:elWGRJYL

Here's a line from Nakajima Miyuki's song "MEGAMI":

夢かと紛う 夢をみようよ

Then, this guy here ( translates it to "You think it’s a dream, so let’s show you a dream".
But I somehow get the feeling that it is a single sentence, with a meaning along the lines of "let's see a dream that you will wonder about if it's a dream at all".

Also I'd like to know what 夢とも知らぬ means (same song, second stanza).

Thank you. ^__^

399 名前: 398 : 2009-03-03 02:25 ID:Heaven

>Also I'd like to know what 夢とも知らぬ means (same song, second verse).


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401 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-10 11:10 ID:EJGiuFR6

Can someone translate what's being said in the PS3 "物売るっていうレベルじゃねぇぞ" video?

402 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-11 19:23 ID:1xF3nTv+

Literal traslation is "Let's dream a dream which you think is a dream (but it's not)." It kind of sounds gibberish. It makes sense somewhat if you interpret the first 夢 as "hope" and the second 夢 as "the thing you experince in sleep."

夢とも知らぬ literally translates to "not knowing it's a dream."

Well, it's a 2-minute video. You should specify the exact phrase you like to know. The news clip itself covers some retail store on the day PS3 went on sale. Lots of people. Poeple eBaying. Wii coming soon. Nothing special.

403 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-12 16:33 ID:LxX+UxkA


What means "3星系"?

"3 star systems"?
"3 stars system"?
"star system (number) 3"?

404 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-14 06:04 ID:NplxkUo+

Maybe, it is coinage.
The meaning of the word is not understood if it doesn't write before and behind sentences.

405 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-14 17:50 ID:LxX+UxkA

It's from science-fiction.
The before/after sentences are:

406 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-15 06:41 ID:mxRuaS2i

How to say
"Not everybody liked this movie"
is this correct?

407 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-15 08:36 ID:1xF3nTv+

Completely made-up word.

Something like:

408 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-15 15:52 ID:LxX+UxkA

>>407 Ok, thanks.

409 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-27 07:53 ID:olh6CRuE

I thought it mean mean "ternary star system", but those two sentences look like a categorization of the human genome according to some extraterrestrial taxonomy. It's unlikely, but could it possibly refer to the fact that Earth is the third planet from the sun in its own solar system, and has a distinctive genetic coding system?

410 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-27 13:40 ID:Heaven

Look, I don't know if it's a book, anime, or movie. We have never read or watched it.

411 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-27 16:28 ID:LxX+UxkA

Yes, that's right, it's about Earth from an alien viewpoint. "The third planet" would make sense.

And what about "クレチバヒラ"?
I tried to find a meaning for it, but found nothing.
Maybe it's a classification?

412 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-03-27 20:01 ID:Heaven

Stop asking the meanings of proper nouns in a science fiction. Take it somewhere else.

413 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-04-02 12:50 ID:nq8aqwrv

Can anyone tell me what "余裕こいてる" means?

414 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-04-25 15:21 ID:1tWWAdV5

I think it means "taking things too easily and showing arrogance".

415 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-10 06:19 ID:De/MJ4nl

I understand that やってられない basically means "I can't take it" or "I can't go on", but what I do not understand is how/why the やって and the られる come together. Could someone please explain? Thanks.

416 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-10 19:34 ID:Heaven

Never mind. My thinking cap must not have been on straight. Figured it out, and there is an explanation here.

417 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-15 02:38 ID:KhT8utvr

"やってられない" means "I don't want to do" or "I think that there is no worth to do" rather than "I can't 〜".
It is an euphemistic expression used when there is dissatisfaction.
In an opposite situation, a euphemistic expression is unnecessary, then nobody say "やってられる".

418 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-18 14:37 ID:LxX+UxkA

I can't read two kanji:

Any idea?

419 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-18 18:05 ID:x8gGBmM5


People handwrite 門 like that sometimes.

420 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-19 14:11 ID:LxX+UxkA

I see...
Thanks you very much!

421 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-19 14:15 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means:

I don't understand the grammar.
Something about "doing enough"?
"I was doing plenty enough", maybe?

422 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-25 08:43 ID:Heaven


same meaning:

423 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-26 11:02 ID:olh6CRuE

I'm wondering about the use of 半 and especially 半芸, seen in expressions/names like 半農半芸, 半林半芸, or 半工半芸. I'm guessing the meaning is similar to 半醒半睡 (half awake and half asleep), but idiomatic.

The specific sentences I'm trying to understand are:「当該スレの職人たちにリスペクトを。おいらではその半芸にもいたりませんでした。」

What would 半芸 refer to in that context?

424 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-26 15:56 ID:LxX+UxkA

>>422 Thank you very much!

425 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-26 16:02 ID:LxX+UxkA

I can't read this:

Is it "くこどんろーの計かな?"?

426 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-28 04:47 ID:dzVcIfdQ

That looks about right, any chance someone could help me out with this phrase?
if the context helps, it's a scene between members of the genshiken, refering to the relationship between sasahara and ogiue.

427 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-28 04:52 ID:dzVcIfdQ

>>426 Nevermind think i got it!

428 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-28 14:42 ID:LxX+UxkA

Thanks, but what does it mean?
What's a "くこどんろー"?

429 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-28 16:50 ID:BSalp80N


430 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-05-28 18:59 ID:LxX+UxkA

Oh I see. Thanks!

431 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-06-01 08:35 ID:g8QmEwd5

Bump for an answer to this. Could the sentences be translated as "Respect to the artists in the thread about this. I'm not even half as good as them."

That is, can 半芸 be read simply as "half as artistic/skilled"?

432 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-04 16:04 ID:+fhowPUI

半芸 is a little strange word.
But given the context, I'm pretty sure your guessing is right.
I think he was overwhelmed by the skills of other artists, and admitted their works were much grater than his.
半農半芸, 半林半芸,半醒半睡 are also unfamiliar words.

433 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-05 09:22 ID:LxX+UxkA

There are 2 kanji I can't read at:

I see:
"お 落ち着け!

What are those ??

434 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-08 22:40 ID:JQSHRfVF

I need the English "Epiphany Syndicate" translated to Japanese. It is the title of a student organization/ club.

435 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-19 08:13 ID:xb5vW78H


Proper nouns are not usually translated unless they are government agencies' name or something.

436 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-19 13:30 ID:LxX+UxkA

Thank you very much!

How about

I think that it's:
but that doesn't make sense.

437 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-20 05:30 ID:xb5vW78H


The lunch-break-story
By recession
(Spread) among the same-graders

438 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-20 14:44 ID:LxX+UxkA


439 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-25 20:42 ID:LxX+UxkA

Does "手を戒める" has a special meaning?
="The hand is warned."?
I'm guessing it means "giving a warning to someone"?

440 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-25 22:11 ID:xb5vW78H

戒める in this case means "tie, chain, bind, restrict, etc."

If a J-E dictionary gives nonsensical meanings, it's not a bad idea to check a J-J dictionary.

441 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-26 13:52 ID:LxX+UxkA

I see, thanks!

442 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-30 23:18 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means:

Is it: "No, although I show up
it's completely for the family." ?

Or is it: "No, although I show up
it has nothing to do with the family." ?

443 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-31 06:34 ID:xb5vW78H

Need a context to know the exact meaning. But it's something like this:

"Showing up?" (What are you talking about?)
It's my family (of course, I will show up).

444 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-07-31 10:58 ID:LxX+UxkA

>>443 Thank you very much!

445 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-09 12:51 ID:LnjGcu/E

Dear Anonymous, how would you translate this?


Sounds to me like "I adjusted the blanket that was hanging on my shoulders in front of me"... err... わけわからん -___-

446 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-09 16:07 ID:+fhowPUI

Here is an example of using「かき合わせる」.

Because it was getting chilly, I crossed both ends of the collar of my coat so that I could feel any warmer.

So, I guess that sentence means, "Like wearing a cloak, I crossed the ends of the blanket that was hanging on my shoulders across my chest."

447 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-09 18:01 ID:Heaven

Thanks for the explanation! That cleared it up.

448 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-16 14:32 ID:LnjGcu/E

Could someone explain this, please?


I kind of get it, except the "求め、応え、集った" part.
"It was a new universe built by three noble deities"... who did what exactly? orz I understand the individual meanings of these 3 words, but just somehow cannot figure out where they belong in this sentence contextually. It just seems so random. (Any established expressions involved?)


I have a hard time deciding what does "どちら" mean here. Is it "who" or "both"?

449 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-16 21:54 ID:xb5vW78H

First question: It doesn't tell who did what. The English expression "three deities who asked, answered, and gathered" doesn't either.

Second question: "which"

450 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-21 04:48 ID:yT7dA18H

This was posted in a thread about Nico Live on 2ch: 通報しといたニコ生

What exactly does it mean? Something about Nico notifying students?

There were also a lot of references to Nico Live and university students. Is it popular with that demographic?

451 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-21 19:28 ID:yT7dA18H

What is 凸 ?

452 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-21 19:32 ID:yT7dA18H

Ok, to connect the last two, what does 女子大生が凸待ち配信 mean?

453 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-21 23:31 ID:bE2cZPzX

ニコ生 is just ニコニコ生放送

凸待ち is taking calls on Skype.

If you try searching on the nico nico encyclopedia thing there will probably be a better explanation than I can give. I always try that when I don't understand something internet related, it's usually pretty helpful.

454 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-21 23:46 ID:yT7dA18H

Thank you

455 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-22 02:48 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means "ン"?

Like in "18ン時に事故で",
"Due to the accident at 18 [n]"...

Is "ン" some slang for a year? A century?

456 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-22 08:20 ID:+fhowPUI

Romanized spelling:
Jyuhachi no toki ni jiko de

this 'o' is sometimes omitted in casual conversations.
Some people, especially teenagers, could be even affected by this phenomena when they write a sentence.

So the 'の'[no] is replaced by 'ン'[n] here.
You can also use the Hiragana form 'ん'.
Perhaps readers might recieve slightly different impressions by changing Hiragana to Katakana. But actually, there would be not much differences.

457 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-22 08:22 ID:xb5vW78H

"no" の is stripped of "o".

458 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-22 14:12 ID:LxX+UxkA


459 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-23 18:58 ID:LxX+UxkA

2 kanji I can't read:

Any help?

460 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-23 22:07 ID:xb5vW78H


461 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-23 22:17 ID:LxX+UxkA


462 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-26 05:19 ID:mxRuaS2i

"The fine is comprehended by studying and by the big efforts, bad is acquired by itself, without effort" ?

Can someone translate this into Japanese?

463 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-27 14:02 ID:2ZZh6OEB

You might want to translate that into English first, it makes no sense

464 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-30 04:24 ID:kKqUs+Z+

while watching videos on niconicodouga I often see romanized (and sometimes in hiragana) the words KOEEE and UZEEEEE. What do those mean and why are they sometimes romanized?

465 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-30 21:14 ID:9R6bTLLQ


>What do those mean

Both of they are the emphasis expressions.
They become like the yell if it reads it aloud.

>why are they sometimes romanized?

There are two kinds of Japanese input methods.

  1. Converting the word made a Roman alphabet into Kana or Kanji.


This method takes time a little, but it is necessary to memorize only the arrangement of the alphabet.

2. Inputting Kana directly and converting Kanji.

This method doesn't take time to this method too much, but it is necessary to memorize two pattern of arrangement of the alphabet and Kana.

Many people use method of 1.
Therefore, the slang word came often to be input like the Roman alphabet in the chat for which a quick input was necessary.
Because the mark by the alphabet became a visual emphasis, it might have been established as the mark of the slang word of the emphasis expression.

466 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-08-31 00:34 ID:kKqUs+Z+

Thank you very much!

467 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-08 11:05 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means "お聞きたなりました"?

聞くcan be "to hear, to listen, to ask"...
Maybe: "I wanted to hear it"?

468 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-09 04:33 ID:9R6bTLLQ

Is it a misspelling of "お聞きになりました" ?

"お聞きになりました" is a very polite expression of "聞いた".
In polite the order, it becomes "お聞きになりました", "聞きました", "聞いた".

The meaning(to hear or to listen or to ask) can't be distinguished without context.

469 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-09 13:55 ID:LxX+UxkA

Oh yes, sorry, it was "お聞きになりました".
It was about a group of people talking about a new book...
But it's ok, I get it now, I think it means "I know what you mean", or some similar expression of agreement.

470 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-10 01:52 ID:9R6bTLLQ

>It was about a group of people talking about a new book...

If "お聞きになりました" is a question, it means "Did you hear it ?".
If it said to the person who hears the story together, It becomes a meaning near "Really" .jollin

471 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-10 01:56 ID:9R6bTLLQ

Sorry, the verification code has entered the end of the sentence.

472 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-09-10 13:50 ID:LxX+UxkA

No, it wasn't a question.
Yes, "really" would be ok.

Alright, thanks!

473 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-10-25 10:19 ID:phxcycp4

What does this phrase mean?
I found some japanese explanations, but couldn't really understand. TIA!

474 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-10-25 12:58 ID:Heaven

The simplest explanation I found for it was this:「あんたとはやっとれんわ!」

It seems close enough.

475 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-10-25 13:29 ID:phxcycp4

Thanks! So, it's like "you won't get it!"? Or what's やっとれん supposed to mean?

An explanation I found was this:
Not sure about that "考えの浅い者とは".
An english translation would be much apprecitated!

476 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-10-25 16:37 ID:0zOCV1EL

豎子与に謀るに足らず = you can't (or there's no point) discussing things with inexperienced youngsters

477 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-10-25 22:02 ID:phxcycp4

Ah, now I get it! :D

478 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-11-29 05:00 ID:lGXDA0wA

May I ask what this means?

479 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-11-29 12:35 ID:YBQ7uhqB

藪から棒に is pretty much the same as the English idiom "out of the blue"

480 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-11-30 14:41 ID:RC/ckCjJ

ここって トリップ(Tripcode) みたいな物はないの?

481 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-11-30 14:57 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means "玩具に毛が生えた"?
"The hair grew on the toy"??
Something about weapons that are just toys?

Full sentence is:

482 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-01 10:26 ID:WxRddIvd

"毛が生えた程度" means "There is little difference"
It is mostly used by a negative context.

483 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-01 15:14 ID:LxX+UxkA


484 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-22 21:43 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means "ハイサヨナラ"?

"High sayonara"?

Does it mean "a happy goodbye"?
Or "I'm glad to leave this horrible place"?

485 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-23 14:48 ID:LxX+UxkA

Also, what means "ゼータク"?

Over the top? No way? Excessive luxury?

486 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-26 03:55 ID:2mA0ppug

Oh great masters of Japanese. May I humbly request some help on this line of text I have come across? I hope it's not too bothersome but I don't know where to go for questions other than here.


487 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-29 21:30 ID:Heaven

It means basically "goodbye". The ハイ is a something like interjection. And It seems to me that the word is used like
"kiss off". But I dont know a context and background the word,
there is a context the word doesnt have negative meaning.


488 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-29 21:43 ID:Heaven

ずいぶんな言いぐさだなぁ〜 →What's with the comment

自分が遊んできたくせに、  →though you have played

489 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2009-12-30 13:00 ID:LxX+UxkA

Thank you very much.

490 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-04 04:38 ID:2mA0ppug

Thank you very much. I wasn't sure about that word form in the second half of the sentence, though you have played ... ok.

491 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-06 06:37 ID:9PNxjPpB

What does 方の身 mean and when is it used? Often used as 方の身になって or 方の身にもなって.

492 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-06 18:51 ID:XYfAdNxZ

(something)方の身になって or whatever is like "put yourself in the place of (think about it from the perspective of) the person who (something)". Otherwise it's really just 方 and 身 with a の linking them and nothing special.

493 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-07 15:24 ID:I3hcELEh

I see, thanks!

494 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-13 17:37 ID:LxX+UxkA

495 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-13 19:07 ID:30LncVkw

The 聞is ryakuji, yeah

496 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-13 20:24 ID:LxX+UxkA


And this?

It looks like "でも本者はするなよ?あれ一応違ひだから", but that doesn't make sense.

497 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-14 10:28 ID:Heaven

×”本者” ○”本番”(honban)
”本番”is Production
×”違ひ” ○”違法”(ihou)
”違法”is Illegal

498 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-01-14 14:59 ID:LxX+UxkA


499 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-05 15:19 ID:nAsg/vcf

There's a manga called ポテン生活. What's ポテン?

500 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-06 04:42 ID:Sc7/LX+F

補填(hoten)is cover
補充(hojyu)is supplement

501 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-06 13:19 ID:DWBcpkY9

I don't think it's a compound, it's really just 'poten'. First I thought it's short for 'potential' or 'potency', but it must be smth else. Seem's there is a ポテン・ヒット in baseball, but I don't really understand what it is and where it comes from.

502 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-09 00:33 ID:Ra6hEU6W

Going to Japan in June. How do I say "I'm hypoglycemic, I need to eat every 4 to 6 hours." in Japanese? I don't want any surprises.

503 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-09 05:17 ID:7MbUNB1W

Watashi wa teikettoushou nanode yojikan kara rokujikan gotoni mono wo tabenakereba ikemasen

504 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-22 22:37 ID:Ra6hEU6W


I forgot to come back and check. Thank you so much for that, hopefully it will serve me well.

505 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-02-27 15:42 ID:rdBeYx9v

506 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-16 17:42 ID:LxX+UxkA

What does it say?


507 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-16 23:41 ID:v3WNPtih

Because the resolution of the image is low, it seems "ベータ" or "ベーク".
I don't know what is "ベーク".
Perhaps, "あんかー" means anchor and "ベータ" means beta.
"あんかーベークだっけ?" = Is it anchor beta ?
Hmm…I don't understand only from these sentences.

508 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-17 03:23 ID:LxX+UxkA

Ah yes, it could be "beta".
It's a story about "alpha waves", so it could be a comment about beta waves.
Maybe "あんふー ベータ だっけ?"...

509 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-18 00:06 ID:v3WNPtih

I have understood somehow.
That sentence may be "あんれーベータだっけ?".
=あれ? Is it bata wave?
(sorry, I don't have idea to translate "あれ?")

I think, the author warns that the written content about brain wave is not necessarily accurate.
He(She) might want the reader to enjoy it only as a fiction.

510 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-18 05:58 ID:LxX+UxkA

Ok, thank you very much!

511 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-25 15:30 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means "ゴッスリ"?

Wounded? Fainted? Knocked out?

512 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-03-27 03:20 ID:9KNmbbMg


It looks like someone ordered something at the McDonald's drive through, waited for them to finish cooking it, and then drove off without taking it or paying for it. Then they uploaded it to Youtube, and a bunch of people on the internet saw it and got angry. The segment seemed to be as much about the online response as it was about the video itself.

513 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-05-14 21:29 ID:lWzMuKdl


How do I say in a similar manner that a piece of music「title」 will be played/performed?
「title」 = name of the album, but the fact that it's an album doesn't have to be mentioned unless it's necessary.
I would only like to replace from the above sentence the fact that a movie will be screened into-> 「title」 (music album) will be played.

Thanks in advance! :)

514 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-05-24 02:00 ID:5Ir/op9i

Are you the one who sings, plays an instrument, etc.? If so,

If it's just a CD, an mp3 file, etc.,

515 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-04 16:22 ID:LxX+UxkA

What is this kanji?

It looks like 這, but it has a different radical.
Does it have another meaning?

516 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-05 22:10 ID:DnW3Wq7+

It is the same character as "這".
When the standard of the style of type was provided, they were not united.

517 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-06 14:06 ID:LxX+UxkA

Ok, thanks.

518 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-10 21:55 ID:H/nrEeEX

Should I wear a T-shirt that says:

うほ, いい 女! やらないか?


519 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-11 08:31 ID:Heaven

No, please.

520 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-13 12:35 ID:ESguk8J3

can someone give me the translations of tracks 24-28 and 30?

521 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-18 11:53 ID:49OJPP8V

  イ `<             ,..-──- 、         _|_
   ̄             /. : : : : : : : : : \        |_ ヽ
   ∧           /.: : : : : : : : : : : : : : ヽ      (j  )
   /  \        ,!::: : : :,-…-…-ミ: : : : :',
              {:: : : : :i '⌒'  '⌒' i: : : : :}     _ヽ_∠
  └┼┘          {:: : : : | ェェ  ェェ |: : : : :}       lニl l |
.   |_|_|  , 、      { : : : :|   ,.、   |:: : : :;!      l─| l 亅
   _   ヽ ヽ.   .ヾ: :: :i r‐-ニ-┐ | : : :ノ        _
    /     }  >'´.-!、 ゞイ! ヽ 二゙ノ イゞ‐′      l  `ヽ
   ´⌒)    |    −!   \` ー一'´丿 \       l/⌒ヽ
    -'    ノ    ,二!\   \___/   /`丶、      _ノ
        /\  /    \   /~ト、   /    l \
       / 、 `ソ!      \/l::::|ハ/     l-7 _ヽ
      /\  ,へi    ⊂ニ''ー-ゝ_`ヽ、    |厂 ゙:、
      ∧   ̄ ,ト|    >‐- ̄`    \.  | .r'´  ヽ、
     ,ヘ \_,. ' | |    丁二_     7\、|イ _/ ̄ \
     i   \   ハ       |::::|`''ー-、,_/  /\_  _/⌒ヽ

522 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-19 13:50 ID:gS5pRQOA

25. Rain colored rondo
26. I haven't received the letter yet.
27. Girl's feelings
28. Footsteps of kindness
30. Eyecatch

523 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-23 00:32 ID:x+5vpq72

Can anybody give me a good summary of this thread?

What I can summarize with my poor Japanese is they talking about omegle user's horniness, dialect of english, racism, and some other things. Am I right with that?

524 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-23 08:03 ID:JtmV/64H

I have a problem with this sentence:

a yakuza in "onimushanokouji" style? What is it?
Is there some connection with the writer 武者小路実篤 (Mushanokouji Saneatsu)?

Thank you!

525 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-23 15:51 ID:Heaven

I have never heard "onimushanokouji-kei yakuza".
I googled it. you are watching "hayate no gotoku", aren't you?
It is name of fictional yakuza family.

In nonfiction, there are many yakuza families in Japan.
"yamaguchi-gumi kei" "sumiyoshi-kai kei" ,and so on...
"kei(系列)" means a group of closely related companies.
Hayate's author may be inspired by Saneatsu.

526 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-23 16:02 ID:zCtP5+ls

Yeah, I was reading Hayate!
So you say it's the name of the family? I didn't thought of that ipothesys, since they were using 系 and not 家...

Well, thank you for the answer! ^^

527 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-06-23 16:39 ID:Heaven

My pleasure.
Organization of Japanese Yakuza is complex.
It looks like a huge corporation.

For example,
Many secondary families belong to Yamaguchi gumi.

In this case, "kei" don't mean "style" like "shibuya-kei" "akiba-kei"

528 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-07-02 07:41 ID:HE1giaMm


529 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-01 21:49 ID:bJPbh9FL

What does 「さむらいて」 mean? And when is it used?

530 あぼーん

531 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-05 07:52 ID:Yrv0GW02

I would like some help translating a video.
5:30-6:05 is untranslated. Could someone please tell me what is being said?
It is two or three voices.

532 名前: 529 : 2010-08-07 04:15 ID:Heaven

It's okay, I've figured it out. 「侍て」 looks very similar to 「待て」 in writing, so it is used for pun effect in this way.

533 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-07 16:04 ID:7yMLr7vN


You come to see me again?
I don't want to return to the world where I used to be.
So, just leave me alone.
No way! Dying from a disease is the last thing I would ever hope for.
But, imagining myself aging to death even drives me madder.

I think the translator made a good job in fansubbing the video overall, but there is a misunderstood line in it as far as I've found out.

2:50 it's not a very amusing song.->it's a very amusing song, isn't it?

It is an ambiguous sentence where meanings depend on the stressed word.

534 名前: Alex : 2010-08-11 10:13 ID:NbNDdEKQ

Can somebody translate these track lists for me please?

1 麻雀砂漠
3 丘へ
4 くさり
5 ふたり
6 おわりはじまり


1 冬の日 4:04
2 木霊 3:58
4 雲にのる 5:30
5 新しい場所 4:57
6 さよなら小さな水族館

535 あぼーん

536 あぼーん

537 名前: koh : 2010-08-17 08:09 ID:l4Sr4qiU

1 麻雀砂漠 ---> Mah-jong desert (very strange japanese,,,) 
3 丘へ ---> To hill
4 くさり ---> Chain
5 ふたり ---> Two
6 おわりはじまり---> End start


1 冬の日 4:04 ---> Winter day
2 木霊 3:58 ---> Echo
4 雲にのる 5:30 ---> Ride on a cloud
5 新しい場所 4:57 ---> New place
6 さよなら小さな水族館 ---> Goodbye small aquarium

538 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-20 21:29 ID:lH7ENd/s

How would you translate "どうするってのよ, 茄子女" in English. I guess どうするってのよ is What if I... but I am stuck with the others.Help please.

539 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-20 23:08 ID:dHrU1+TL

Eggplant Woman. I don't really know Japanese, but it always help to consult a dictionary first. See

540 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-08-30 15:22 ID:XPBroiaJ

what do ya do, eggplant woman

541 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-09-03 15:50 ID:N+Dj57B/


542 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-09-14 15:13 ID:clAzdsEw

Can anyone translate this for me, please?

543 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-09-14 21:53 ID:J3WCMBHL

right to left
Thats Sir Tamura.
Its insolence if I stay here with him.
true, we gonna leave.
Thats Sir Tamura.
I cant see him because divine of him.
dont see him.
I want child of Sir Tamura.
Me too.
dont be stupid. Sir Tamura will keep his asceticism and honest poverty for entire life.
Sir Tamura would take man's sin and misfortune on purpose.
So its wrong when he is happy.

544 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-09-15 02:33 ID:kPMH0s31

Thank you very much.

545 あぼーん

546 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-10-04 22:00 ID:cBb9I5ph

What kind of laughter is described as コロコロ笑う?

547 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-10-06 09:19 ID:eHWAJbme

The phrase describes people laugh
even with small jokes.
It has a cute nuance so it used for a situation such as,
for example, when a girl frequently laughs or giggles in a conversation and her smile is lovely...
So it's not used for a elder man who is laughing "WAHAHAHAHA!"
Sorry for my awkward English,,, I'm learning it.

548 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-10-06 16:59 ID:Heaven

Thanks for your help!
And don't worry about your english, it's much better than my japanese!

549 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-10-18 11:32 ID:auGs41X0

What does this phrase mean?

550 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-10-18 18:47 ID:GtXaRDwW

「On that back, I will become a man who does not laugh」と言うのはOK翻訳だと思う。

551 名前: 名無しさん@英語勉強中 : 2010-11-04 17:47 ID:uxv8wcgS

She is so famous that I thought everyone knew her.

She is so famous, so I thought everyone knew her.

As she is so famous, I though everyone knew her.
I though everyone knew her since she is so famous.

552 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-11-04 23:21 ID:N+Dj57B/

"She is so famous that I thought everyone knew her"
"She is so famous, I thought everyone knew her"もOKです。

”She is so famous, so I thought everyone knew her. ”

”As she is so famous, I thought everyone knew her.”

I thought everyone knew her since she is so famous.

553 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-11-05 05:38 ID:uxv8wcgS

詳しい解説ありがとうございましたm(_ _"m)

554 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-11-06 07:35 ID:N+Dj57B/


555 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-11-22 16:48 ID:gthi3Hmk

Can someone translate this comic, please?
Thank you.

556 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-11-23 16:16 ID:6vgd0sUd

イランのアマディネジャド大統領は17日、国連総会一般演説で核燃料サイクルの構築は「(Can't make out this kanji)ことのできない…
Iran's President Ahmajinedad is speaking on the 17th at the United Nations General Assembly with a ordinary speech on the construction of a nuclear fuel cycle, "(Can't make out this kanji) is something that cannot be done without...

If that's the world's choice...!

It's me.

Somehow, Ahmajinedad ...

looks like he's willing to make a move with us...

Yeah, I understand.

That's up to him (not sure on this line)/That's his intention etc.

ラ.ヨダソウ スティアーナ
La Yodasou Steerana
(This is gibberish that purposely doesn't mean anything. It could be translated tons of ways but it's basically like saying "The condore has landed" or something ambigously dramatic before you end a conversation, making everyone think some serious shit is going down).

557 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-12-25 01:14 ID:LxX+UxkA

What is this?

It looks like "つつ一ンヤロ"...
What does it mean?

558 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-12-27 23:32 ID:1s72Mp5u

This song sounds funny and I can't understand some parts.
Translation please.

559 あぼーん

560 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-12-28 09:01 ID:LePSf/se

it's maybe "フフーン♪", not ”つつーンヤロ".
it's a imitative word, which means boastfulness.

561 あぼーん

562 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2010-12-28 15:18 ID:LxX+UxkA


563 あぼーん

564 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-01-04 12:57 ID:LxX+UxkA

What means:

Is it: "When you catch a criminal you have to make him pay for his crime"?

565 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-01-27 03:45 ID:ZbM8X0pk



英語は「If it becomes too hot, the ice will melt」
又は「When it becomes too hot, the ice will melt」



でも「If/When it becomes too hot」の所には迷っています。


566 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-01-27 16:30 ID:p2gO/JKT


567 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-01-29 04:04 ID:GeNOQnMG

If/When = 〜なら、〜すると
it becomes hot = 暑くなる
too = 〜すぎる、余りに〜だ

したがって、「If/When it becomes too hot, the ice will melt」は


568 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-01-29 22:21 ID:ZbM8X0pk


569 名前: late responder : 2011-02-17 10:32 ID:g+Q5r94r

It is an incomplete sentence, i.e. a fragment.
The phrase lacks a main verb.
So "The criminal that you let free because you thought you could arrest him/her whenever you wish" might be near.

570 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-17 15:10 ID:LxX+UxkA


571 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-18 15:02 ID:fykak51a


572 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-20 06:39 ID:6ajNQWLn

What means:

573 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-21 01:25 ID:ZbM8X0pk

"Baritsu is a martial art of forgotten lore"

574 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-21 11:20 ID:lm+KSwew


575 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-02-27 06:32 ID:agWP+10G




しばらくして、「あなたのサーガル を加工して自分のキャラとして発表している人がいますよ。なんとかしないんですか?」というメールがきた。私は問題を解決するために、きっちりと著作権を表記したつもりでいました。

またそれから、「○○さんがあなたのサーガルを使って勝手に商売をしていますよ。なんとかしないんですか?」という メールがたくさん来ました。


たくさんのメールもコメントも、一人で相手ができる数を超え てきたので、




Certain person posted this somewhere. Can someone translate?

576 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-05 14:26 ID:ZbM8X0pk

Regarding the instances of Saghal copyright problems until this point:

First of all, because it looks like there's some misunderstanding, I'm writing the exact details of how things got started with some reservation.

I'm responding to almost every direct mail that I receive (though it was impossible to respond to every message that came through things like my shoutbox and journal). The reason why is largely because I enjoy my art being liked and think it the least I can do by way of gratitude. It takes time but I was replying to every message (Subsequently, to my friends, if I didn't respond to everyone, they were surprised to hear).

Some time passed, and a message arrived that said "Your Saghal is being processed by someone and introduced as their own character. Aren't you going to do something?". In order to nip the problem in the bud, I quickly intended to address the copyright.

And then, again, I received a bunch of e-mails saying how "So-and-so is using your Sahgal and doing business as they please. Aren't you going to do something?". In order to nip the problem in the bud, I quickly thought to impose a set of rules and procure a margin.

Most of the e-mails were asking "Is it alright to use Saghal for my Fursona?". After getting a mountain of mails with the same content, and to make it so that fans wouldn't need to wait a long while for my permission, I wrote on my profile, "For personal usage, you don't need to ask for my permission".
Because there were so many comments and e-mails, surpassing a level which I could not address by myself, I thought it best to atleast establish a set of guidelines with etiquette in mind. I thought that if I couldn't deal with it by myself, I should be clear-cut so that if anyone were to only look at my profile they would be able to understand the rules.

If I were to think why I was going to this business-like extent to find some resolution, I just wanted to curtail the amount of time I spent responding to mail, and, primarily, I wanted to make it possible to resume spending my time as a wanted (that is, carefully illustrating the art that I consented).

What everyone wants to see is if I have enough self confidence to release the art able to be released. Regrettably, I don't have the ability to smoothly communicate with everyone. There was too much stress, a bad influence pervaded, I was forcing myself to keep up, I stopped writing long addresses in English, and I thought that steadily drawing the pictures I wanted was the most fitting to my nature.

Regarding the copyright of Saghal, I plan to remove fee regulations very soon. I merely want to thank the individuals who conscientiously payed the copyright fee up until this point. I will continue the production of the Free Tag.

577 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-05 15:47 ID:ZbM8X0pk


Having fulfilled all testing requirements and with sacrifice and dedication to the Martial Arts, we bestow upon the named individual the honor of this rank


578 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-06 23:56 ID:G+iI3JqA




579 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-07 15:09 ID:ZbM8X0pk


580 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-15 10:04 ID:Zr/slcrG

581 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-03-15 16:13 ID:B9z20BUJ

560 名前:名無しさん@涙目です。(京都府)[sage] 投稿日:2011/03/16(水) 00:43:08.70 ID:uemw14Vw0

583 あぼーん

584 あぼーん

585 名前: The 2 inches crust : 2011-05-14 16:27 ID:Mb5nSmap

586 あぼーん

587 あぼーん

588 あぼーん

589 あぼーん

590 あぼーん

591 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-06-12 04:50 ID:D2bGUizQ

What is the difference between AV and DVD in Japan?

I was reading an ero manga where a film director shoots a porn scene with an idol, but then is later surprised to discover that the idol's contract was for a DVD, not an AV. I know AV is Adult Video, so does DVD imply an idol video that's not pornographic?

592 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-07-29 15:28 ID:uwj0Atv9


593 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-08-08 03:21 ID:QHJE1rIi

Can you translate this, please?
I know it's asking me for a password. I must warn you that it no doubt leads to sexual content.

594 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-08-08 10:30 ID:2RXNpouQ

I created an international BBS.

595 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2011-08-11 03:44 ID:ekYg6Zxa

if u mean about its authentification page...


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596 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2012-06-20 22:21 ID:CIYBcACr

While I think I understand the basic meaning of the term, can someone suggest a good English translation of the word 黒歴史?
Thanks in advance!

597 あぼーん

598 あぼーん

599 あぼーん

600 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-04-04 03:14 ID:Vwbm4YDE

what does 髪の手 mean? I can't find it in 3 dictionaries.

601 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-04-04 13:00 ID:FEEnTN/M

Probably 髪の手 is a hand which is great for dealing hair.

Japanese like to pun.

602 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-04-10 20:20 ID:BG+Azsdr


I thank you for your efforts in my behalf sir but it just doesn't fit.

603 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-04-12 07:33 ID:S6pAKX7B

It's 髪の毛
it means hair

604 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-06-24 23:15 ID:iw3LIUwW

A guy finds himself sharing the same living quarters as a wild animal which he is afraid of. He retires to bed and, after some hours, is roused in the middle of the night. He discovers that the wild animal has joined him in bed! And he thinks to himself:


Is the correct translation:
a) "He's coming into the bed!" or similar
b) "So he does things like this too ... " or similar ("this" meaning "going to bed under the bed covers")
c) other (explain)

Basically, I'm wondering whether (A) the speaker is narrating to himself what he is witnessing take place or (B) the speaker is remarking to himself that, amongst many other behaviors he's seen the creature exhibit today, he now knows that it'll do cute and cuddly things too like join you under the bedsheets too (hence the -たりする construction).

605 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-06-26 18:10 ID:qu61yUwq

Could someone explain what ポップアップへえっぉ means?

606 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-07-07 07:16 ID:bKt7zM+m


607 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-08-29 20:48 ID:4+qc85ob

Can someone make a typed version of the captions on the image as text, so I can Rikaichan it? (Look up "Rikaichan.") You may also translate it, but it's not necessary.

608 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-09-09 19:26 ID:jvMXfHJe

"let me cum please", i think
biku biku haa haa ブブorづづ
at least i can read this now...

609 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-09-15 06:20 ID:EpDa+q0V


you're right
and 「ブブブブ・・・」this is sounds of Vibe

610 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-11-13 06:00 ID:dd5PKQ62

How do you say "lying man" in Japanese?

611 名前: koji : 2013-11-13 10:51 ID:Nr9MOZix

i am japanese.
i want to make otaku friends!!

612 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-11-23 14:00 ID:xDcD+WMN

613 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-11-30 19:55 ID:MkIRN32P


614 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2013-12-03 05:57 ID:+HVTbncf

lying man=横たわっている男

The good in this maybe.

615 Name: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2014-08-09 22:17 ID:5IdO0rXG

Twitter: akiha15
18 Jun: "一時間に一回はトイレいってる気がするんだけどきっとクーラーが寒いせい"
12 Jun: "お腹痛いけど掃除婦さんいるからトイレ長く籠もれない うう•••"

616 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-02-22 18:01 ID:MaQ8/iKt

what does 大コケフラグ mean?

617 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-03-29 16:48 ID:UxszeeTU

Раз в час хочу сходить в сортир, то там кондишка, сука, холодно дует.
Живот болит, но в доме уборщица, поэтому часто занято.

One time in an hour I want to visit toilet, but its cold because of air conditioner.
My stomach hurts,wanna go toilet, but 'cause there's an house cleaning woman in da haus, its often occupied.

618 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-03-29 16:52 ID:UxszeeTU

sorry, the last one's meaning not correct. It's "because cleaning woman is in, I can't be closed in toilet well"., if anyone cares...

619 名前: (」゜ロ゜)」 : 2015-08-30 23:04 ID:z/7HN7g3

Sorry :/ I'm a total newbie at Japanese and I need something translated, I was hoping I could come here for some help ^-^:

[blank] is an indie game by [Blank and [Blank]. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where you are split up from your group and have to make your way through the zombie-infested rooms to find a cure, kill zombies and survive!

Story Mode:
Destroy as many zombies as it takes to complete your mission and hand the cure to the government.

Arcade Mode:
Kill as many zombies as possible

Classic Mode:
Roam freely in a zombie infested land

Edit Mode:
Build and edit your own maps

620 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-09-01 18:52 ID:elEkg7Ix

2ch's english board has an english to Japanese translation thread.
Don't know if they'd help you, but it might be worth a try.

621 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-09-04 03:49 ID:MjYdKEF2


622 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-09-04 23:51 ID:z/7HN7g3

OH, sorry, my bad.
Thanks for the help :)

623 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2015-11-18 01:09 ID:G3Br5lkM

What does ヘッポコピー mean?

624 名前: I think it is supposed to be my name : 2018-05-11 07:15 ID:fWD7m9pp

I want to make a gift to my friend that recently started to watch anime. I don't have an idea where I can find someone from Japan who can help me. I want to make a mug with print of... this girl that does "Niko Niko Ni", dunno who it is... and write "Bars(his ingame nickname) is gay, anime is evil" in Japanese. That's what I got with online-translator: "スノーヒョウ同性愛者であります。 アニメは悪です。" I hope someone will help.

625 名前: I think it is supposed to be my name : 2018-05-11 07:25 ID:fWD7m9pp

>>624 btw I've seen the redirection to 2ch's english-to-Japanese translation thread, but haven't found the thread itself so I hope this one still works.

626 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2018-09-05 03:22 ID:UJsqmIDc

> スノーヒョウ同性愛者であります。 アニメは悪です

You're not around to read this anymore but this roughly means "A snowleopardhomosexual object is present. Anime is evil."

The lack of spaces is to convey that スノーヒョウ同性愛者 is ungrammatical. "Object is present" is to convey that あります is not used for living beings.

I hope you made this mug and showed it off to Japanese people. They will be amused. Or maybe horrified.

627 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2018-09-07 03:26 ID:Heaven


628 名前: ヤスニウム : 2018-11-24 14:16 ID:t/8tdCNr


629 名前: Anonymous : 2019-02-09 14:43 ID:WN+NhAsk

Peter MacKinnon obviously now.

630 名前: Anonymous : 2019-02-10 01:06 ID:WN+NhAsk


631 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2019-05-17 15:43 ID:X/xmvkI+

"When different generations live together in the home, the youngest always have it worst, don't they?"

or something to that degree.

632 名前: clip 1979 : 2019-05-21 18:26 ID:krHiEFNh

the first youtube video was released 02/16/2005, but what nobody knew was that it was a murder that happened in 1979.
-the amateur video shows moments before the murder of 3 girls by the man who was singing along with them.

633 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2020-11-12 15:14 ID:1gq22Yv9

Not a translation request but what does Hanako say at


634 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2020-12-04 20:49 ID:Heaven

She says "Video unavailable: This video is private."
Hope that helped.

635 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2020-12-26 19:12 ID:ltVzBUv3

I know it's a rather old post but I'm really curious to know what you guys think about this... He says that "あります is not used for living beings" but the verb here seems to actually be であります, as in the more formal variant of だ... That would be okay to use with living beings, no?

636 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2021-04-04 17:41 ID:aHqNB/TG

637 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2021-05-07 18:43 ID:TtwDqOl5

too much text fuck

what is 5channel?
5channel is a huge-group of message boards that cover a wide range of topics from hackermen to snacks
you can access it from work, school or home, feel free to post any shit you want

who is running 5channel?
a fag

is 5channel angura (underground)?
the anonymous bulletin board system, which everyone can freely write, has an apparence of angura, but this is not true
everything depends on the good sense of the people who use it, lol

638 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2022-08-25 20:03 ID:OWG2rxKv

I saw some imported Japanese sweets in a shop the other day. It said キャラメル on the pack. Why is it written that way and not カラメル? I looked on G-translate just now and it said both can be used but キャラメル is more frequent. I have a kind of feeling for a possible reason but I can't quite put it into words.

639 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2022-08-28 23:35 ID:Am0p3CcY

The two words actually have subtly different meanings in Japanese. キャラメル is the ready to eat candy, usually containing some kind of milk product and sold in wrappers. カラメル is raw caramelized sugar, usually in a culinary context.

No one seems to know why the words coexist and mean different things. I found some Japanese websites theorizing that キャラメル was derived from the English pronunciation and カラメル from the French spelling, but this doesn't make sense to me because no English speaker pronounces caramel with a "kya" sound.

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