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    Since we have some Japanese speakers and learners here, I thought this would be a useful thread. ^^

    I'm quite new, and I'm wondering how I would write the word "Arena" with Japanese characters. I'm trying to write Pokémon Arena in Japanese, and all I have so far is ポケモン, the word for Pokémon. Is that Kanji or Katakana? Whatever it is, I'd prefer if Arena were written to match the same lettering. :]

    Oh, and it's a bit offtopic, but is ポケモン ever actually used in Japanese to represent the word "Pokémon", or just ポケットモンスター?
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    Arena?
    アリーナ
    Written in katakana to match what you already had (plus it's the only real way anyone would write "Pokemon Arena")

    Yes, ポケモン is the official shortform for ポケットモンスター.
    So.

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    Thanks, Adamant! :]
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    Now a days, I see ポケモン more than ポケットモンスター in official stuff, to tell you the truth...

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    Default Re: The Japanese Language Help Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by XD375 View Post
    Since we have some Japanese speakers and learners here, I thought this would be a useful thread. ^^
    Actually, I think this thread is a wonderful idea, thanks for making it. So that others can come back to it in the future with questions, I'm making it a sticky so that it's always on top. :D
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    Thanks Sato! :]

    EDIT: I just noticed, two of my three posts in this thread are exactly the same. *shot*
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    Hiya!

    Reading the ("final" thought about the Arceus/Mew "problem".) thread in the PokeWorld section reminded me that I had a couple of interesting pics on the topic that have been lying around in my hard drive since last October. Sadly I have forgotten about its source. I think I got it off Pokesho.com but I could be wrong. (Do help me out with that little dilemma I have if you know where these are up!)

    The trouble is that they both are in Japanese, so I can't make any headway on them.

    Please help in there translation. They are quite amusing!
    I've uploaded them both into my album.
    Here you go: Mew and the Dinosaurs!

    http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/picture.php?albumid=424&pictureid=6717

    http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/picture.php?albumid=424&pictureid=6718

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    How would I write

    Max King

    In Japanese?

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    In katakana (I hope for the best here - I can see only squares!)
    マクスキング
    Should look something like:

    If it doesn't look like the pic, it's wrong - someone else can do it!

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    Yep, i can see it perfectly, no squares at all.
    My comp for some reason can see all the symbols whereas other computers cant

    Thank you Il Kanji

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    But does it correspond to the pic?

    (Mine shows squares because I never bothered to install Japanese script Because I'm lazy)

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    Hi, can anyone translate

    "Live to Love" for me?

    I can't see the characters either, I guess it's not installed in my computer, so can I maybe get a screen shot of it? Thank you.

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    And how about...
    "Windows Vista",
    "With sickening crunches, four-legged automatons crawled through the streets, crushing scattered bodies beneath their metal appendages."
    This was copied and pasted from my fanfic... a random ctrl v.

    Eh, just curious, that's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ii kanji View Post
    But does it correspond to the pic?
    Yes it does.
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    Well, if anyone's serious about learning Japanese, I actually recommend that "My Japanese Coach" game for the DS. It is cheap, and also very accurate, teaching you how to read and write as well as speak the language. I hear those Rosetta Stone programs are also extremely good, if you can stand the $250+ price tag.
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