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RE: Looking to Translate Something

Postby Mariya » Fri 10.14.2005 4:33 am

Harisenbon-san,
Hello again...I was wondering if you could somehow translate this for me, I wasn't sure if I should PM or not but I thought this might bring some conversation from other members, so here it is:

今こそ翼 羽ばたかせ
誰にも負けない 力で
臆病な今 消せるほど
抱きしめたい Hold Love

気付けば あなたを待っていた
傷付くのが 怖くて
本当は一緒に 居たいのに
チャンスは何度も あったのに
一緒に 居るだけでいいなんて

あの場所に行けばきっと会える
凍り付く涙も 溢れ出す思い
そう 知らずに 君の名を呼ぶ 僕は
愛しい君に 今 会いたくて

どれほど時が 流れれば
凍えた身体 目覚めるの
逃げ道ばかり 探しても
手は届かない TRUE LOVE

あの場所に行けばきっと会える
凍り付く涙も 溢れ出す思い
そう 知らずに 君の名を呼ぶ 僕は
愛しい君に 今 会いたくて

どれほど時が 流れれば
凍えた身体 目覚めるの
逃げ道ばかり 探しても
手は届かない TRUE LOVE

今こそ翼 羽ばたかせ
誰にも負けない 力で
臆病な 今 消せるほど
抱きしめたい Hold Love

Thank you in advance. :D
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no Kanji...Edited.. can be skipped :\ Sorry..

Postby Raekenzi » Sun 10.16.2005 2:45 am

So I had the not so smart idea to ask my friend to write without using Kanji. It would have made more sense for him to write with Kanji because that would help my (very very small) vocabulary. So while I can get some of the words and sentences... the rest I can't find or even figure out where it starts.

Lazy me, but please translate. Thanks!! (entire content present)

mailありがとう!うれしいです。まだえいごでmailをかけないことがざんねんです。

CDはだいじにほかんしておきます。
がっこうはたいへんだけどだのしいです。そちらはどうですか?
あとがくねんはなんねんせいなのですか?
はやくあえるのをたのしみにしています!!
てがみかきます!!

れんらくありがとう!
ひらがなのほうがよかったんだね!すみません。
おれももっとべんきょうしてえいごでめーるをかけるようにします!
またれんらくしますね!!



れんらくおくれました、すいません。
> でんわありがとう!うれしかったよ。
> あえてとてもよかったです。とてもたのしかったよ。
> またはやくあいたいです。にほんには1がつ10にちにくるんだよね?
> たのしみです。あんないさせてください。
> かならずまたあいましょう。れんらくとりましょう。
> まってます

thanks!!
Raekenzi

EDIT: nprz,

すみません。わたしのにほんごがわるいです。
Even more embarassing, I have been working on these a little bit each day for about a week now. Perhaps I should post on a different forum (like the Grammar one) to discover what よかった、and かったよ mean.

It turns out being completely embarassed by my own laziness is a great motivation to crank those silly wheels in my head and lookup-guess what things mean.

I greatly appologize for waisting time and space on this post.

The rest of my post I translated below.. I can guess the rest (pretty sure he's not professing undying love or anything else).

あえてとてもよかったです。It was very good to meet you.とてもたのしかったよ。It was very pleasant?
> またはやくあいたいです。Want later and yoku? ai (love?) にほんには1がつ10にちにくるんだよね?You'll go to Japan on 1/10 yes?
> たのしみです。I'll be happy to see you(?) あんないさせてください。Then please let me show you (around?)
> かならずまたあいましょう。Then without fail, again we shall meet. れんらくとりましょう。Communication...?
> まってます wait/it's complete (I have no idea..)


Again, I'm sorry for my post.
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RE: Looking to Translate Something

Postby nprz » Sun 10.16.2005 3:28 am

Raekenzi wrote:

Lazy me, but please translate. Thanks!! (entire content present)


Pretty lazy :)

mailありがとう!うれしいです。まだえいごでmailをかけないことがざんねんです。
Thanks for the mail! I am happy. It is regretable that I can't write in English yet.

CDはだいじにほかんしておきます。
I am keeping the CD safe. (something to that effect)
がっこうはたいへんだけどだのしいです。そちらはどうですか?
School is tough but it is gun (your friend meant fun, but put だ instead of た :)). How is it over there?
あとがくねんはなんねんせいなのですか?
What year in school are you again?
はやくあえるのをたのしみにしています!!
I am looking forward to meeting you soon!!
てがみかきます!!
I will write a letter

れんらくありがとう!
Thank you for contacting me.
ひらがなのほうがよかったんだね!すみません。
Wasn't hiragana fine!(?) I'm sorry.
おれももっとべんきょうしてえいごでめーるをかけるようにします!
I am also going to study more, so that I will be able to write in English!
またれんらくしますね!!
I will be in touch!!
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RE: Looking to Translate Something

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 10.18.2005 1:31 am

Sorry both for being late and jumping into the middle of a conversation. =/ I was busy getting married. ;)

Most of your translations of the second part are correct. I'm going to look at some of the mistakes.

Raekenzi wrote:
The rest of my post I translated below.. I can guess the rest (pretty sure he's not professing undying love or anything else).

とてもたのしかったよ。It was very pleasant?

Not a question. "It was very fun."
また はやく あいたいです。Want later and yoku? ai (love?)

(会)あいたい means "I want to meet you" Not, "Love." This is why kanji is helpful. ;) If it was "I want to love you" it would be あいしたい. Also, the はやく there is "quickly." So, "I want to meet you soon" would be a good translation, I think.
たのしみです。I'll be happy to see you(?)

たのしみ is a set phrase which means "to look forward to."
れんらくとりましょう。Communication...?

れんらくとる is to have communication with someone. So, let's keep in touch.
まってます wait/it's complete (I have no idea..)

Your verb is correct, but the subject is the person writing the letter. "I'm waiting" would be a good translation, I think.

As for かったよ and よかった, よかった is the past form of よい, which means good. So よかった would be "It was good."

かったよ is the past form of (something) and よ is an emphasizer. So よかったよ! would mean "It was really great!"

Hope that helps. :D

PS Also, for future letters, I think if you ask him to send you letters with simple kanji, it would be easier to read. You can always look up the kanji by copy-pasting into an online dictionary (such as Jim breen's) and it will alleviate some of the problems with similar words (such as "meet" and "love").
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