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R3belD0gg wrote:I'm still pretty new to studying Japanese and this seems like it should be simple, but I must be missing something either about 二 or the particle の. I am starting to play a video game called 二ノ国. (Ni No Kuni.) I understand that this basically means Another World. I think I kinda see that in an abstract sense, basing it on how I understand the direct translation, which would be 二 = Two, の = possessive particle and 国 = country or land (or in this case, a different world.)
Can someone please break down the logic behind how this means "another world?" Abstractly I see it as "Second Land" but I'm not sure if that's correct. Most people have translated it as "Another World." Is this a set phrase or can it be applied in other ways?
Thanks for any help.
BTW, for any gamers I've only just started the game but it's pretty good so far and you can choose to leave the audio in the original Japanese, which is why I am playing it (though my PS4 makes it difficult!!!)
R3belD0gg wrote:I just thought of another one where the particle の threw me off a little... There is a song called 昔々の今日の僕 (Mukashi Mukashi no Kyou no Boku) which was translated as "Once upon a Me." I know 昔々 is like "Once upon a time..." but logically I'm having trouble understanding the structure here... "I belong to a time long ago before today?" I know I've got a huge amount still to learn and hopefully this will be clear later, but it'd be nice if someone could clear this one up, too.