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Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby penholdr » Tue 07.14.2009 12:49 am

So this phrase has been bothering me for the longest time, my japanese ear must not be all that good.

The video is a clip from an episode of Sailor Moon. at 5 minutes and 30 seconds into the video, in response to "please go back and be seated." a girl says, "no way"... or atleast that's how it's translated. but i've been trying to figure out the hiragana for her "no way" for the longest time.

i think it sounds like:
そう わけない は
sou wakenai wa
or
sou aikenai wa

something like that, however I can't figure out if those phrases really make sense at all in context.

From this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeTVIQgFn2U

if anyone could help me figure this out that would be awesome!
thanks!
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby AJBryant » Tue 07.14.2009 4:29 am

It's そうはいけない(は)

It's pretty much a set phrase (except for the "wa" at the end).
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 07.14.2009 6:10 am

AJBryant wrote:It's そうはいけない(は)

It's pretty much a set phrase (except for the "wa" at the end).


I bet that's わ at the end, the standard ending for female speech?
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby Hyperworm » Tue 07.14.2009 8:45 am

Actually, I think it's そうはいないわ.
(lit: "as for that way, it won't go" = "It's not going to go that way" = "I don't think so! / No way! / etc")
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby NocturnalOcean » Tue 07.14.2009 8:50 am

Hyperworm wrote:Actually, I think it's そうはいないわ.
(lit: "as for that way, it won't go" = "It's not going to go that way" = "I don't think so! / No way! / etc")


Yeah, it is definitely そうはいかないわ
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby AJBryant » Wed 07.15.2009 3:23 am

Harisenbon wrote:
AJBryant wrote:It's そうはいけない(は)

It's pretty much a set phrase (except for the "wa" at the end).


I bet that's わ at the end, the standard ending for female speech?


Holy crap, I can't believe I did that.

Yeah. DAMN I was out of it.
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 07.16.2009 10:54 am

Hyperworm wrote:Actually, I think it's そうはいないわ.
(lit: "as for that way, it won't go" = "It's not going to go that way" = "I don't think so! / No way! / etc")



it could just as well be sou ha ikenai wa.. It can't go that way .. it can't be.. no way! etc..

We can't really know directly because it appears the OP isn't quite sure either..
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby Hyperworm » Thu 07.16.2009 11:52 am

My post there was just an attempt to show the (or, at least, a possible) reason why the sentence means what it does.
It wasn't a justification for いかない, which I'm quite sure is correct anyway through personal experience and google results. :)
Sorry if I was a bit confusing :D

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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby NocturnalOcean » Thu 07.16.2009 12:16 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
Hyperworm wrote:Actually, I think it's そうはいないわ.
(lit: "as for that way, it won't go" = "It's not going to go that way" = "I don't think so! / No way! / etc")



it could just as well be sou ha ikenai wa.. It can't go that way .. it can't be.. no way! etc..

We can't really know directly because it appears the OP isn't quite sure either..


We can be pretty sure that it is "そうはいかないわ". Just listen to the video, and there you go.
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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 07.16.2009 2:12 pm

NocturnalOcean wrote:
We can be pretty sure that it is "そうはいかないわ". Just listen to the video, and there you go.


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Re: Help on Hiragana from youtube video...

Postby penholdr » Thu 07.16.2009 10:41 pm

wow guys! thanks a lot for all of your input! it'd def. been eye opening and cool getting closer and closer to the exact words and meaning from people who know so much more than me! ha :D
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