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by Dehitay
Sun 04.03.2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Does Japanese have a word for spirit animal
Replies: 1
Views: 3881

Does Japanese have a word for spirit animal

I know the concept of a spirit animal is popular in the West, but I don't know if it exists in Japanese culture. Translators just give me the direction translation of 精神動物 which might be right, but somehow seems like it doesn't express what I want. If I try to google the subject, 妖怪 pops up which so...
by Dehitay
Sun 02.06.2011 12:52 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: cold weather and Hanten.
Replies: 3
Views: 4974

Re: cold weather and Hanten.

two_heads_talking wrote: around 6'-1" and a 54-58" chest?
clothes shopping must have been fun for you while you were in Japan
by Dehitay
Tue 02.01.2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Regarding quick brown foxes and lazy dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Regarding quick brown foxes and lazy dogs

I'm sure the majority of people have heard the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". But for those that aren't familiar with it, it's a short sentence that has all 26 characters of the alphabet in it. I was wondering if anybody knew of some short phrases that had all 46 kana charac...
by Dehitay
Thu 05.27.2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Stupid joke popped into my head
Replies: 8
Views: 4550

Stupid joke popped into my head

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, this dumb thing came to mind and I found it somewhat hilarious. But to be fair, I'm somewhat insane and find almost anything hilarious. However, I still wanted to share it, but nobody I know in person would appreciate it. So you, my select audience, get to suffer...
by Dehitay
Mon 03.08.2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Pipil pronunciation
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Pipil pronunciation

Is anybody here familiar enough with pipil or knows anybody familiar with pipil to the point where they can tell me the pronunciation of the word "teyollocuani"? Pipil isn't really the most popular of languages, so I don't know anything about it other than the fact that it comes from somewhere aroun...
by Dehitay
Fri 02.12.2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Public Domain Haiku?
Replies: 4
Views: 4324

Re: Public Domain Haiku?

You could ask people here and others you know that study/speak Japanese to write some haikus for you to use. Then choose the ones that you think sound good. As for finding public domain haikus, the idea never even crossed my mind until now, so I'm rather confident I'm useless in advising you there E...
by Dehitay
Fri 02.12.2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: You only have to become stronger than your opponent
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Re: You only have to become stronger than your opponent

Wow, who would have thought that the time honored tradition of trying to translate English words directly into Japanese would fail yet again for the 1000th time? Thanks for the help. I've been absent from my studies for too long, and now it's near impossible for me to get into a Japanese mindset for...
by Dehitay
Thu 02.11.2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: You only have to become stronger than your opponent
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

You only have to become stronger than your opponent

The more genius intellects amongst us may have already figured it out, but the sentence I'm trying to translate is "You only have to become stronger than your opponent". It's something to be said for something like training for a martial arts match, implying that you don't have to become the stronge...
by Dehitay
Mon 01.11.2010 6:23 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: etymology of 狼
Replies: 7
Views: 4110

Re: etymology of 狼

Thanks, Ben, that's that kind of thing I was looking for. I was wondering if it was considered a greater god than average cause of the オオ preceding the カミ, but if the first part comes from オオイヌ instead, that would also make sense.
by Dehitay
Sat 01.09.2010 7:08 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Red Box
Replies: 7
Views: 3083

Re: Red Box

It's looking more like it does span the US. I'm wondering how far it goes internationally. Are there any Canadians that have seen a red box pop up where they live? Or maybe they do exist in Australia, but just further away from where Chikara lives
by Dehitay
Thu 01.07.2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Red Box
Replies: 7
Views: 3083

Red Box

For those of you who may not be familiar with what a red box is, let me explain. It's essentially a vending machine that rents out movies on DVD. You sign up, get a card, see which movies are in the red box, and choose what you want to watch. It's a dollar for every night that you have it out, and y...
by Dehitay
Sun 12.13.2009 7:33 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What to get for a wedding gift?
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: What to get for a wedding gift?

The bride's rather busy and the groom's rather irresponsible, so I'm not sure they would have a wishlist set up anywhere. Which stores for sure have a bridal registry? and would all stores use the same registry? Even being to your dad's wedding means you've been to more weddings than me. A gift card...
by Dehitay
Sat 12.12.2009 1:39 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What to get for a wedding gift?
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

What to get for a wedding gift?

I'm going to a wedding for the first time and have absolutely no idea what to get for a gift. I originally bought a microwave cause they said they needed one and wouldn't be getting one till after the marriage, but then they went and got one before the marriage yet after I already bought one. I'm cl...
by Dehitay
Fri 11.27.2009 3:19 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: etymology of 狼
Replies: 7
Views: 4110

Re: etymology of 狼

I was referring to the phonetic part of 狼 rather than the contruction of the kanji. I know that a number of animals are related to kami in Japanese mythology. And I was wondering if the wolf itself was considered a higher form amongst animal kami or something. The thought occured to me a while back,...
by Dehitay
Thu 11.26.2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: etymology of 狼
Replies: 7
Views: 4110

etymology of 狼

I've been wondering about this for a while now. 狼 (オオカミ) seems like it would come from a mix of 大 and 神. Does anybody actually know about the origin of the word. I can't help but think there's some kind of interesting story involved.