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    I was wondering about a translation for this comic for Hyatt.

    The transliteration I currently have:

    Gureru

    Buneary: Pikachuusama~ Shinou Riigu de wa Mimiroru seiippai ouen shimasuu~
    Pikachu: Omae no chiakosu daikaikyaku ga ore no shouri no hoshi sa

    Buneary: Arayada koko wa doko? Pokemon Riigu wa?
    ?: Ha? Mou kaeri no fune yo

    Buneary?: A~n!! Mou gureteyaru-!!
    Dawn: Mimiroru!!

    Dawn: Aaaaakoitsu gureyagatta!!




    What I understand:
    Buneary says she'll be cheering for Pikachu as hard as she can at the Sinnoh League, and Pikachu says something about her cheerleader costume daikaikyaku ("kaikyaku" apparently means "with the legs spread" [splits, perhaps?]) being his "victory star".

    Buneary asks where this is and what about (where is?) the Pokémon League, someone says something about a boat (the boat back home?), at which point Buneary runs off crying, then (I think Buneary and) Dawn say something about "straying from the right path" with some odd pun about Croagunk (Guregguru).

    I don't quite get it, though. <:/ Can someone help me?

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    I'm trying to translate "That's what she said!" into Japanese - what is currently in my signature is my futile attempt at that.

    彼女がそれと言った!

    Currently, it reads "She said that!". Is that the correct way to go about it?
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    You probably want it shorter and pithier...
    Maybe:
    彼女も言った!
    Rough translation: She-also said.
    I dropped the "that" to make it shorter. Contextually, it still works, and Japanese is all about context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taras Bulba View Post
    I dropped the "that" to make it shorter. Contextually, it still works, and Japanese is all about context.
    Yeah, I forgot that the context would already exist.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    あたしのにほんごはわかってじゃない!すみません。 I was wondering if a kind soul could help me practise my Japanese, I'm none too proficient in it yet. Someone to correspond with through email and/or voice if in the US, much appreciated, thanks. <3
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    I need to know if I need to use all the little characters for a syllable, or just pick one!
    Please answer quickly. It's due in 2 days for Japanese. I am using it for a guess who book thingy.

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    Default Re: The Japanese Language Help Thread

    what's the difference between wa and ga..
    like::
    Watashi wa
    Anata ga..

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimag View Post


    I need to know if I need to use all the little characters for a syllable, or just pick one!
    Please answer quickly. It's due in 2 days for Japanese. I am using it for a guess who book thingy.
    All the little characters, for things like "sha", "ja", and "kya"?

    Yeah, you need to use the "ki" and the little "ya". You could also write it like this: kya = ki_ya

    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    what's the difference between wa and ga..
    like::
    Watashi wa
    Anata ga..
    As far as I understand it, "wa" is used when the subject is already known - for example, if you're saying that you are John, you'd do this:

    I am John.
    私はジョンだ。

    That means: I (topic) John - is, or "I am John".

    Now, "ga" is used for when the thing being talked about, is part of the predicate of the sentence - in other words, it's the information you're trying to convey. For example, if somebody was asking for who John is, they'd say:

    Who is John?
    誰がジョンだ?

    This translates to: Who is the one that is John?

    And John would then stand up, and say:

    I am John.
    私がジョンです。

    Meaning: I am the one that is John (copula).

    If you use "wa" here:

    Who is John?
    誰はジョンですか?

    This translates to "Who is John?"

    Which means that you're asking whether who is John or not.
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    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    ok this one..
    i see that jap dubs says "da" instead of desu right?
    and is "yo" used to all subjects? is it another way to say jap... or dilects?

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    In Japanese how do you say we or us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ru-Kun View Post
    In Japanese how do you say we or us?
    "Bokura" (僕ら or ぼくら) is the only one I know.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    There's also watashitachi, bokutachi, oretachi, warera, and wareware.

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    Hey can someone please teach me japanese via pm or vm (I feel like an idiot trying to read japanese on websites)

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    That'd take a lot of VMs/PMs. Japanese is a very tough language to learn, what with all the kanji.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharKing319 View Post
    That'd take a lot of VMs/PMs. Japanese is a very tough language to learn, what with all the kanji.
    Not just the kanji, all the grammar structures too, which are arguably even harder to learn than the kanji.

    For example, try explaining in 29 words or less the difference between the "wa" and "ga" particles.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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