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From Japanese To English! ^^

Posted: March 13th, 2007 12:23 pm
by Ulver_684
Hi I would like to make this forum topic for translating from Japanese to English any post you wanna know its meaning so lets help each other out and give a hand by providing the translation if you know it ok! :wink: 8)

Well thank you I really appreciated very much! :wink: :D

I would like to know what this post means so can someone help out and post the english translation for it! :shock: :?


Posted: March 13th, 2007 3:34 pm
by Alan
That's a very personal message between two people, so I'm not about to do a line by line translation. Sadly Kerin is getting a rejection, as the writer already has a girlfriend whom he intends to marry. :cry:

Posted: March 13th, 2007 9:33 pm
by annie
Alan wrote:That's a very personal message between two people, so I'm not about to do a line by line translation. Sadly Kerin is getting a rejection, as the writer already has a girlfriend whom he intends to marry. :cry:

what line do you get that from?

i read the end as "I want you to be my bride. Marry me."

Posted: March 14th, 2007 2:49 am
by Alan
Whoops I have mistranslated the fourth line. I thought he was saying he was already taken, in which case the topic of the last line would be the existing gf, not Kerin.

I used Rikai-chan which gave 持ち合わせていて as 'to happen to have in hand', and thought that the line meant something like 'the truth is, it appears that the part of the girl is in hand'. I thought this was saying that he already had a girlfriend, and that the subsequent line referred to her but on a second look (What with the stars & everything), it looks like I was wrong. It seemed a bit weird the way I was looking at it anyway. In which case I agree with your translation of the last line.

I'm sorry for getting this completely the wrong way round. :cry:

Posted: March 14th, 2007 10:16 am
by Ulver_684
What does Kerin means Alan?

Alan-san please can you please be more expecific?

So what does this exactly means? this person is asking to other one to get marry? :(

This is the sadess day of my life! :cry: :cry: :cry:

Posted: March 15th, 2007 3:08 am
by Alan
I believe that Kerin is the name of the person he's writing to and it looks like a marriage proposal. I'm not going to do a line-by-line partly because I'm not happy that I've understood the 4th line properly. Also it's very personal message & I'm not sure I should be reading it.

Posted: March 15th, 2007 5:24 am
by Ulver_684
Thank You very much Alan-san for your help! :wink: 8)

Don't worry about doing it line by line It is very clear to me now. To be honest I understood it before you tell me the meaning but I wanted to make sure it was what I thought!

It's fine Alan-san thanks for your help! :D

Posted: March 15th, 2007 10:08 am
by annie
Alan wrote: Also it's very personal message & I'm not sure I should be reading it.

it looks like it's a mixi introduction, which means that it's posted on the internet for everyone to read.

Posted: March 15th, 2007 11:58 pm
by Ulver_684
Annie-san you're right it is a Mixi friend Introduction that really hurts me so much but life goes on and I'm sure I'll find someone better than this trash! :( :cry:

What hurts me the most is that I got illusioned and I was gonna travel to Japan to meet personally! :x :evil:

I need an expert advice please! Should I fight or should I just let it go :?

You know that there is a quote that says if you really love a person let it go and if it comes back to you than means that it was meant to be yours since the first time! ahhhh :twisted:

Posted: May 17th, 2009 5:56 am
by Ulver_684
Mina-san! :wink:

I sent a e-mail to my Japanese friend about what was Au Pair? and ask her to reply in Japanese because I'm learning Japanese duh! Well then she reply to me in Japanese so I would like someone to translate me this for me I understood certain parts but not all so can a good soul help me out please:


ありがとう Au Pairはbabysitterのようなものだよ。
するんだけど、Au Pairはそのほかにも1年間に6単位(credits)のクラスをとって

日本語の勉強を てつだうことができれば、とてもうれしいです

Well thank you for your time and translation! :D

Posted: May 17th, 2009 6:31 am
by zakojanai
Here's a quick, not entirely literal translation.

Hi Cindy!
Thanks. An "Au Pair" is something like a babysitter. The difference is that Au Pair do a homestay while taking care of the children. Besides that, Au Pairs take a six credit course and have to study the culture of America or whatever country they're in.

You're studying Japanese really hard, aren't you? If there's something you don't understand, feel free to ask me. It would would make me very happy to help you with your Japanese studies.

Posted: May 17th, 2009 7:29 am
by Javizy
Doesn't it kind of defeat the object to get somebody to translate for you, when you asked your friend to type in Japanese for the benefit of your studies? It looks like she's deliberately used quite simple, straightforward language (nothing outside of JLPT3), so it might be more beneficial to attempt your own translation, and then ask for help when you get stuck.

Posted: May 17th, 2009 10:33 am
by zakojanai
Javizy's right. Next time you want a translation, how about proposing your own and we'll correct you if you make any mistakes. It's better practice for you and easier for the person translating. I don't think anything that's in that letter is beyond what you can do.

Posted: May 18th, 2009 5:11 am
by Ulver_684
@Javizy/Zakojanai-san! :wink:

You guys are right! thank you for the help, I try to that next time ok!:oops::D