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Old 2011-05-07, 22:12   Link #1221
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Hey, I'd like if someone could take the time to translate the romanized Japanese lyrics to this song here... and if it's at all possible, can someone also provide the lyrics in Kanji? I feel as though asking here on Animesuki might be the most reliable source. Thanks, I apologize for the trouble... I've been trying to look on the internet, though it's been kind of difficult finding any sort of material related to this song. I'm trying my hand at possibly making a video in the future...

Spoiler for Lyrics - Usotsuki, by Minagawa Junko:


For the curious, the song happens to come from the OST for the Valkyria Chronicles anime. I personally found the song enjoyable, though I can barely find any information regarding it. And thanks again, the people here on this thread seem to be doing a great job.
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Old 2011-05-08, 00:35   Link #1222
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Hey, I'd like if someone could take the time to translate the romanized Japanese lyrics to this song here... and if it's at all possible, can someone also provide the lyrics in Kanji? I feel as though asking here on Animesuki might be the most reliable source. Thanks, I apologize for the trouble... I've been trying to look on the internet, though it's been kind of difficult finding any sort of material related to this song. I'm trying my hand at possibly making a video in the future...
Here is a link to the kanji version of the song.

http://www.kasi-time.com/item-45092.html

I'll need some time to translate it for you.
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Old 2011-05-09, 04:01   Link #1223
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May i ask , what are the first two kanjis here? And is it normal to address your loved ones who passed away using that line (well change the okaasan, of course)?

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Old 2011-05-09, 04:25   Link #1224
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May i ask , what are the first two kanjis here? And is it normal to address your loved ones who passed away using that line (well change the okaasan, of course)?

"前略(Zenryaku)" is a tough one to explain if you have no knowledge on how formal letter are structured in Japanese.
Basically in a letter you start with "拝啓(haikei)" roughly meaning Dear Sir(madam) and then there is a cordial honorary paragraph asking how you are doing in when ever season the letter is written and if it is a business letter how well their business is booming before going into the actual content.

Writing "前略" means the writer will neglect all the cordial honorary formality within this letter and is used only to people who you are very close like blood relatives and only when they are really in a hurry.

The closing of the letter changes as well, when using "拝啓" it ends with "敬具", when starting with "前略" it ends with "草々".

FYI this formality is still commonly used and it is a must in writing business letters.

As for "天国の・・・" I really do not know since I have not written any letters to heaven.(Don't have a clue of the zip code.)
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Old 2011-05-09, 05:27   Link #1225
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"前略(Zenryaku)" is a tough one to explain if you have no knowledge on how formal letter are structured in Japanese.
Basically in a letter you start with "拝啓(haikei)" roughly meaning Dear Sir(madam) and then there is a cordial honorary paragraph asking how you are doing in when ever season the letter is written and if it is a business letter how well their business is booming before going into the actual content.

Writing "前略" means the writer will neglect all the cordial honorary formality within this letter and is used only to people who you are very close like blood relatives and only when they are really in a hurry.

The closing of the letter changes as well, when using "拝啓" it ends with "敬具", when starting with "前略" it ends with "草々".

FYI this formality is still commonly used and it is a must in writing business letters.

As for "天国の・・・" I really do not know since I have not written any letters to heaven.(Don't have a clue of the zip code.)
Thank

It's a bit more complex than i thought (thought all Japanese letter start with "A-san e") so maybe i should watch out more when use it
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Old 2011-05-30, 08:13   Link #1226
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Need some translation help

hey guys, I was listening to a drama CD, however what little japanese I had did not help me understand the last few mintues of it. So I would really, really appreciate if some can give me a translation for the video here from minute 1:20 till the end. Its all about 3.5 mins. A line by line translation would be preferable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcx8XJMfzJ8

thnx a bunch.

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Old 2011-05-30, 08:43   Link #1227
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I got stuck with these 2 sentences, wonder if somebody can help me out.

Thanx.

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Old 2011-05-30, 15:40   Link #1228
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I got stuck with these 2 sentences, wonder if somebody can help me out.

Thanx.

A little vague without context, but it looks something like, "So you skipped out on your military duties, huh?" "Don't say it like I did it because I wanted to."
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Old 2011-05-30, 18:17   Link #1229
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Ugh I really need some help for this. A line by line translation will be really helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcx8XJMfzJ8

all together its about 4 mins.
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Old 2011-06-02, 03:43   Link #1230
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A little vague without context, but it looks something like, "So you skipped out on your military duties, huh?" "Don't say it like I did it because I wanted to."
Thank you. That's about right.

I also need a little help with this hand written kanji
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Old 2011-06-02, 07:23   Link #1231
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Thank you. That's about right.

I also need a little help with this hand written kanji
It's "Kai[効]" or efficacy.
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Old 2011-06-02, 19:17   Link #1232
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It's "Kai[効]" or efficacy.
Eh?
The first thing that came to mind was 'kou', was wondering if 'kai' was some special reading :|
効く 【きく】 (v5k) to be effective, (P)
効き目 【ききめ】 (n) effect, virtue, efficacy, impression, (P)
効 【こう】 (n) efficacy, benefit, efficiency, effect, result, success

And then related words off of it...
効果 【こうか】 (n,adj-no) effect, effectiveness, efficacy, result, (P)
効率 【こうりつ】 (n) efficiency, (P)
発効 【はっこう】 (n) coming into effect, (P)

And so on...
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Old 2011-06-15, 04:23   Link #1233
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Shuffle! Innocence translation

A little help, please, from the community members who know Japanese, is this a correct translation of Innocence? The ED for Shuffle! It's one of my favorite songs. I did a Google search and this is what I found.

We are walking together; we are searching together
But what reflects in my eyes is your wavering figure

What is between you and I
Is the sea of noise where dreams mix together
Which is unchanging is only breathing inside of you

Because Iím sure that the treasure that no one in the world touches
Will shine stronger than anything for you

We are wishing together; we are lost together
A distant future; where will we go to? While we still canít see-

The string that ties you and I together
Still just might be thin
But I cast off everything, entrust you, and try to feel you

At the deep lake that all love in the world guides to
Gently I take my feelings that still overflow for you and――
Iíd like to believe that someday we can understand each other
Please, I want you to show me enough of your heart so that I can see through it

Iím sure that the treasure that no one in the world touches
Should shine stronger than anything for you
Iíd like to believe that someday we can understand each other
Please, I want you to show me enough of your heart so that I can see through it


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Old 2011-06-15, 06:43   Link #1234
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Ahh... re: Shuffle Innocence... a little further searching and I found an AnimeSuki archive that gives the same translation that I posted earlier. So, I'll assume that it's the correct version.
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Old 2011-09-02, 02:59   Link #1235
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I roughly understand that Mahou shoujo and majokko and mahou shoujo or majokko and Puella Magi means magical girl, but is there a Japanese term or phrase for "non-magic magical girl" or "techno-magical girl"? I have a "real world" heroine in the works who fights crime (a'la Batman) in the guise and persona of a pop magical girl, but I can't find a real or made-up Japanese term to describe her pose.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 2011-09-13, 16:29   Link #1236
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Greetings;

Can those with the keen, even in part, please translate this bio of Kanako Kurusu. Thanks!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/unledxch.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...omoreimom.jpg/

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Old 2011-09-13, 23:29   Link #1237
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I roughly understand that Mahou shoujo and majokko and mahou shoujo or majokko and Puella Magi means magical girl, but is there a Japanese term or phrase for "non-magic magical girl" or "techno-magical girl"? I have a "real world" heroine in the works who fights crime (a'la Batman) in the guise and persona of a pop magical girl, but I can't find a real or made-up Japanese term to describe her pose.

Thanks for any suggestions!
You mean like a girl who fights but doesn't have magical powers? Just a straight up superhero? I'm kinda missing how she's a magical girl if she doesn't have powers.

In case you don't know, Puella Magi isn't Japanese, it's (supposed to be) Latin. If you knew this before, ignore me. :x

My question:
Can someone translate "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"? I know what it means, but I'd like a brief explanation of how the words work. A literal translation, if you will. So, puella is girl, magi is magician, Madoka is just a name, and magica is magical. Is the title literally Girl Magician Madoka Magical? Switched around to make sense in English, it's Magical Magician Girl Madoka, which still seems really weird. Seems really Didn't Do the Research to me, maybe someone could check me on this? Did the creators really just screw up Latin, or did I?
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Old 2011-09-14, 00:29   Link #1238
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My question:
Can someone translate "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"? I know what it means, but I'd like a brief explanation of how the words work. A literal translation, if you will. So, puella is girl, magi is magician, Madoka is just a name, and magica is magical. Is the title literally Girl Magician Madoka Magical? Switched around to make sense in English, it's Magical Magician Girl Madoka, which still seems really weird. Seems really Didn't Do the Research to me, maybe someone could check me on this? Did the creators really just screw up Latin, or did I?
I've commented elsewhere that the Latin doesn't make much sense, but it just occurred to me that technically the magica could be modifying puella. It's not uncommon for the adjective to be far away from the noun it's modifying, especially in poetic language. "Puella magica" could mean "magical girl," which leaves "magi" which is odd. I'm inclined to believe they just didn't do the research, but "magi" could be genitive of "magus" (wizard or wise man). That would make "puella magi Madoka magica" roughly "the magical girl Madoka of the wise man."

*shrug* or they just picked cool sounding Latin words and didn't worry about the grammar.
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Old 2011-09-14, 03:41   Link #1239
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You mean like a girl who fights but doesn't have magical powers? Just a straight up superhero? I'm kinda missing how she's a magical girl if she doesn't have powers.
Thanks for replying so soon and sorry I wasn't clear. She's a normal human like Batman, but assumes the character and costume of a popular magical girl doing it. I was thinking of a play on words like "non-magical magical girl" as a cute catch-phrase for her, but if that's not possible it's okay. Thanks!!
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Old 2011-09-14, 20:26   Link #1240
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I've commented elsewhere that the Latin doesn't make much sense, but it just occurred to me that technically the magica could be modifying puella. It's not uncommon for the adjective to be far away from the noun it's modifying, especially in poetic language. "Puella magica" could mean "magical girl," which leaves "magi" which is odd. I'm inclined to believe they just didn't do the research, but "magi" could be genitive of "magus" (wizard or wise man). That would make "puella magi Madoka magica" roughly "the magical girl Madoka of the wise man."

*shrug* or they just picked cool sounding Latin words and didn't worry about the grammar.
Hm, that makes sense if we assume Kyubey is the wise man.

Meh, from now on I'll refer to it as its Japanese name, since it actually makes sense. "Magical Girl(,) Magical Madoka"... well, it makes more sense than the Latin, at least. Thanks for the opinion, Raiga.
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Thanks for replying so soon and sorry I wasn't clear. She's a normal human like Batman, but assumes the character and costume of a popular magical girl doing it. I was thinking of a play on words like "non-magical magical girl" as a cute catch-phrase for her, but if that's not possible it's okay. Thanks!!
Ok, I get it now.

魔法をできない魔法少女 (The) Magical Girl who Can't Do Magic (Mahou wo dekinai mahou shoujo)
魔法をしない魔法少女 (The) Magical Girl who Doesn't Do Magic (Mahou wo shinai mahou shoujo)

Would these be fine? There's no adjective for "magic", so I had to do the above.
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