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Old 09-01-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Sorry to be a pain, I know these threads can be a little 'eh' but any help would really be appreciated.

As per my title I'm currently producing an A2 'Film Poster' for a project set by my Illustration tutors at uni. The brief asked us to take a listed 'film title' and create a poster from what we imagine the film would be about. The list included some that peeps knew, and the one I chose is actually for a film I think is great, but of course my poster is supposedly for a completely different film with the same title.

The title I chose was 'lost in translation'. I need to incorporate some text which is going to be 'matrix-style' swirling around a centralised character , who is with in a cityscape. I wanted to have some text, preferably in both english lettering and using appropriate japanese lettering basically saying things like 'lost in translation', 'where am i' and other simple phrases suggestive to being lost and not understanding. Unfortunately my japanese is basically non-existant (well I know hello and 1-10 :S) , and not wanting to get it wrong, if anyone can help would be much appreciated as I know lots of people here have lost of experience with the language and it would be better than my poor attempt at trying to piece it together. If anyone knows any other languages would also be of help to have such phrases in them too. My idea is that the 'figure' is completely lost amongst the mixed dialogue that you can find in large cities.

Many thanks for reading this at least.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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i know japanese... um... i'll help as best as i can, if you write down words or phrases you need, i'll post them back up in japanese for you, providing i know them that is...
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if you write down words or phrases you need, i'll post them back up in japanese for you
Likewise for Russian.
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I have a degree in Japanese, but if Dark Rogue can do it, you probably won't need my services unless there's a lot you need to translate.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #5
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I have a degree in Japanese, but if Dark Rogue can do it, you probably won't need my services unless there's a lot you need to translate.

im doing my A2 year at the moment, so you'll know alot more than me. im sure it would be good if we both did it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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from the top of my head...

だれか!助けてくれ!somebody! help me! (dareka!tasukete kure)
日本語をわかりません I dont understand japanese (nihongo wo wakarimasen)
英語は私に話してください please talk to me in english (eigo wa watashi ni hanashite kudasai)
英語でなんですか? whats that in english? (eigo de nandesu ka?)
どうしよ? what should i/we do (doushiyo?)
トイレに いったいどこですか?where the hell is the rest room?(if u r desperate) (toireni ittai doko desuka?)
私はどこですか?where am i? (watashi wa dokodesuka)

i hope these will help
( i edited it for those peeps who wanna say it)
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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I can ask my mum! =P You can't go wrong when you're asking a Japanese women!
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Likewise for Russian.
My art project's Russian, but I've already found a shortcut for translation D:

Sounds really interesting Iggy! Can't wait to see it finished ^w^
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from the top of my head...

EDITED TO REDUCE POST LENGTH

i hope these will help
( i edited it for those peeps who wanna say it)
These are fantastic Miles, thankies! Additions would be much appreciated, or if anyone would mind casting an eye and double checking these. It' not thatI don't trust they aren't right I just want to make sure ^^;

Thanks so much for the all the offers of help guys. It's so good to know that such help is avaliable. Other sayings well 'Lost in translation' would be very helpful if that can be translated..:
  • Lost in translation
  • help me
  • i fell so lonely
  • what are you saying
  • i don't understand
  • i feel so lost
  • can anyone understand me
  • how am I going to get out of this place

Anything similar and any similar additions would be great. Gosh I really don't mind who helps me, I do trust you all, but as I said if someone can double check anything that is posted just encase, that way I can't go wrong. I as I say any additions, al the suggested help would be much appreciated.

Russian would be awesome for such phrases moonshadow! That would be so awesome! I've got a few french and german ones, but anything would help me. I may not use all of them, but having themwill certainly help me choose a balanced composition. I'll make sure I credit you guys for your help and put up the end thing. Im just so thrilled at all the offers of help. You have no idea how much I appreciate it guys ^-^ I thought no-one would reply!
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I'll email them to my mum, and see if I get a reply!

I'm assuming you want them in romaji?
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #11
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I'm sorry when wrong.

Lost in translation
失われた翻訳 Ushinawareta-Honyaku

help me
助けて Tasukete

i fell so lonely
寂しい Samishi, 孤独だ Kodoku-da,
literal translation/ 私はとても孤独だと感じる

what are you saying
何言ってるの? Nani itte runo
formal lines/ 何をおっしゃってるのでしょうか?

i don't understand
わからない waka ranai
formal lines/ わかりません wakari masen

i feel so lost
途方に暮れる Tohou ni kureru

can anyone understand me
誰か私のことを分かってくれる?, 誰か私のことを理解してくれる?
dareka watashino kotowo wakatte kureru?

how am I going to get out of this place
ここからどうやって抜け出せばいいんだろう?
koko kara douyatte nukedaseba iin darou?
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Thank you very much Masaki for the help! ^-^ And Kairi I don't mind which type of japanese is used. I guess the one that would be best for the circumstance.

I'm uberly pleased with how my bg has come out for this. I may use it for one of my pictures in 'Dreams'... hmm i could even just redo the figure for a more ornate manga-styled one *ponders* thankies so much again guys
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This may be late but it doesn't hurt to put it up. Plus my mum put all that effort into writing it all...not that it was hard for her!

* Lost in translation
*             Honnyaku chyu ni wakaranakunaru.
* help me
*       Tasukete
* i fell so lonely  
*           Totemo Samishii
* what are you saying 
*              Nani O Itte Iruno
* i don't understand 
*             Wakaranai (Wakarimasen)
* i feel so lost   
*           Mayotteshimatta
* can anyone understand me 
*                   Dareka Wakatte Kurerukana?
* how am I going to get out of this place
Dono Yoonishite kokokara nukedaserukana?

You might have to figure out the spacing/gaps or what not...
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This may be late but it doesn't hurt to put it up. Plus my mum put all that effort into writing it all...not that it was hard for her!

* Lost in translation
*             Honnyaku chyu ni wakaranakunaru.
* help me
*       Tasukete
* i fell so lonely  
*           Totemo Samishii
* what are you saying 
*              Nani O Itte Iruno
* i don't understand 
*             Wakaranai (Wakarimasen)
* i feel so lost   
*           Mayotteshimatta
* can anyone understand me 
*                   Dareka Wakatte Kurerukana?
* how am I going to get out of this place
Dono Yoonishite kokokara nukedaserukana?

You might have to figure out the spacing/gaps or what not...
No, these are fantastic Kairi! They are still really helpful, so thankies so much! Please thank your mum for me too. I really appreciate the time taken (no matter how long or short) to do this for me
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