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Postby Hektor6766 » Wed 10.06.2010 3:36 pm

I've been watching some old anime to improve my listening skill, and there's a line from Maisson Ikkoku I wanted to check. It wasn't subtitled, so I had to translate straight from the audio. Here's a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ASUK7ZDuU It's at 3:16

八神息吹 (I love that name!) Looks out her window at the night sky, clasps her hands together and says,

「今度こそ……この真実な愛を貫いて得も制定わ。」
"This time...I will break through to attain this true love."

At least I think that's what she says.
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Re: Aural translation

Postby NileCat » Wed 10.06.2010 3:41 pm

今度こそ・・・この真実の愛を貫(つらぬ)いてみせるわ・・・
This time... I'm gonna go through this true love...(or something like that :blush:)
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Re: Aural translation

Postby Hektor6766 » Wed 10.06.2010 4:10 pm

She says that last part so fast and breathlessly that it's really hard to understand. I had to put it on a loop and listen to it over and over. ... みせるわ...the み and the る are really soft.

Thank you!

Oops! Presses her hands against the window...still melodramatic.
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Re: Aural translation

Postby Hektor6766 » Wed 10.06.2010 5:51 pm

Maybe

今度こそ……この真実な愛を貫いて申せるわ。

"This time...I'll get through and offer this true love."
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Re: Aural translation

Postby NileCat » Wed 10.06.2010 11:48 pm

Sorry. Maybe I didn't make myself clear.
What I wasn't sure about was my ENGLISH translation. I'm 100% sure about her line in Japanese.
There is no other possibility.


EDIT:
I know the line sounds too fast and unclear to you for now. But I can assure you that you will find it very clear and obvious soon if you keep going your good study.
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Re: Aural translation

Postby Hyperworm » Thu 10.07.2010 8:31 am

"'go' through" doesn't feel right here...

This is 貫く as in 「正義を貫く(enforce ~)」「自分の主義を貫く(stick with ~ all the way through, see ~ through)」 etc, isn't it?

"This time, I'm definitely going to make this true love work"?
"This time, I'm definitely not going to let this true love fail"?
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Re: Aural translation

Postby NileCat » Thu 10.07.2010 10:40 am

ははは、難しいので、日本語で書いておきます。 :blush:
「愛を貫く」とは何を意味するのか?
日本人としても面白い疑問です。

辞書っぽく説明すれば、この場合「貫く」は、
「考えや態度などを変えることなく保ち続ける」
「始めから終わりまで方針や考えを変えないで続ける」
という意味です。

「愛を貫いてみせる」は、言い換えると、「たとえどんな困難があろうと」「それを乗り越えて」「愛し続ける」「必ず」「この私は」といった意味の、「芝居がかった」慣用句です。「みせるわ」という語尾も特徴的ですね。ここではヒロインの「強い意志」を表現しています。


映画などで、名台詞ってあるでしょ?
たとえば、LOVE STORY (1970) の中の、"Love means never having to say you're sorry" みたいな。
そんな感じのする台詞です。ですので、逐語的に訳す必要はないかもしれませんね。
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Re: Aural translation

Postby Hektor6766 » Fri 10.08.2010 1:08 am

My turn for :blush: これはそちらに簡単です。

That みsounds so much like もう to me, but then, ぴったり and 二人 both still sound like "fstari" to me.

"I'm gonna go through and show this true love." -Too literal?
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