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manga reading help

Postby jinzo26785773 » August 13th, 2013 2:18 am

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Those kana or kanji script without bubbles are confusing me, especially the ones in the second panel.

What do they say? ありがとうございます!

Also how do you teach to read kana and kanji? Is so confusing to me.

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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 19th, 2013 3:52 am

There's no picture! That's why there hasn't been a reply--we can't see the characters you're asking about.

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Re: manga reading help

Postby andycarmenjapanese8100 » August 19th, 2013 5:07 am

He linked to a site that doesn't allow hotlinking.

The picture is here: http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/2d844fcf ... c767eb.jpg

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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 19th, 2013 5:12 am

I'm just getting a 403 error.

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Re: manga reading help

Postby andycarmenjapanese8100 » August 19th, 2013 5:17 am

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Re: manga reading help

Postby ericf » August 19th, 2013 5:48 am

Panel 1
シンデレラ・ガールズ劇場
shi n de re ra ga- ru zu ge ki jo u
Cinderella Girls Theatre

ボンバー!!
bo n ba-!!
(No, I've no idea either!)

Panel 2
知久井さんガ言ってた
wa ku i sa n ga i tte ta
Wakui san said.
(言ってた is a spoken contraction of 言っていた)
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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 19th, 2013 7:48 am

ericf wrote:ボンバー!!
bo n ba-!!
(No, I've no idea either!)

Come on, Eric -- how do you pronounce a ん when it comes before a 'b' or 'p' syllable? :wink:

bombaa ⇒  bomber

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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 19th, 2013 8:01 am

...but feel free to mock me in return, since I can't get the last panel...

ドレスで
どこ行くの!?

The second line is "where are you off to!?". But the first line says "dolls" followed by "de" ... I haven't the foggiest idea what it means.

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Re: manga reading help

Postby Tracel » August 19th, 2013 8:36 am

マイケル先輩

ドレスで
どこ行くの!?

Katakana are tricky, but as a woman I am pretty sure she is saying: Where are you going in that dress? 

She is in a dress shop, trying a dress on, and she tries to leave with it on, you see. :oiwai:

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Re: manga reading help

Postby ericf » August 19th, 2013 9:12 am

mmmason8967 wrote:
ericf wrote:ボンバー!!
bo n ba-!!
(No, I've no idea either!)

Come on, Eric -- how do you pronounce a ん when it comes before a 'b' or 'p' syllable? :wink:

bombaa ⇒  bomber

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Well, paste my face with maple syrup and stick me on an anthill!

Thanks.

ドレス has been dress on all the other panels so I concur with Tracel on your other point.
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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 19th, 2013 3:24 pm

Tracel wrote:マイケル先輩 ... She is in a dress shop, trying a dress on, and she tries to leave with it on, you see.

Arghhh!! The sarcasm! It burns! It burns! :oops:

To make it many times worse, I regularly read a blog done by the staff in a Harajuku fashion boutique, so this is very far from being the first time I've come across ドレス. I don't even know why I thought it said "dolls". Divine retribution for being a smartarse I suppose.

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Re: manga reading help

Postby community.japanese » August 20th, 2013 3:06 pm

Andy-san, エリックsan, マイケルsan, Tracel-san,
LOL :lol:
This is an interesting thread! :mrgreen:
And, well done, everyone! All the lines are correctly translated :wink: Congratulations :oiwai:

The only thing is ....the meaning of ボンバー....I don't think it has any meanings in. Typical Japanese
weird word use :P
I'm guessing it's used like an "onomatopoeia", describing this girl's ambition or determination with full of adrenalin...

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Re: manga reading help

Postby Teabag » August 20th, 2013 4:08 pm

Let's all get back to the very beginning.
The OP's question was "What do they say? ありがとうございます!"
Can anyone point out where in the world ありがとうございます is? :cry:

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Re: manga reading help

Postby mmmason8967 » August 20th, 2013 4:27 pm

Teabag wrote:Let's all get back to the very beginning.
The OP's question was "What do they say? ありがとうございます!"
Can anyone point out where in the world ありがとうございます is? :cry:

I think the OP meant "Thanks in advance".

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Re: manga reading help

Postby Teabag » August 20th, 2013 4:41 pm

mmmason8967 wrote:
Teabag wrote:Let's all get back to the very beginning.
The OP's question was "What do they say? ありがとうございます!"
Can anyone point out where in the world ありがとうございます is? :cry:

I think the OP meant "Thanks in advance".

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I hate Japanese written in romaji, but the combination of English and Japanese is a lot worse. :oops:


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