talking to myself

Borderless doctors

I thought 国境なき医師団 is called “borderless doctors” or something like that in English, but I was wrong. Medecins Sans Frontieres is the official name of the NPO. 国境なき医師団 sounds a little strange for me because 国境なき is not one word: it means “there is no border.” I found there is no word to describe “borderless” in Japanese.

こういった日本語を英語の言葉の違いはたまにおもしろい。他には"burp"(げっぷをさせる)は日本語には"burp"に相当する動詞がないし、同様に”wade”(水の中をあるいて渡る)もそうだ。水の中を歩いて渡るなら、「水の中を歩いて渡る」と言うしかない。
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# by muskmelon069 | 2009-12-04 21:44 | 英語のお勉強

Toripan

"You should always keep thinking something positive so that you could make a wish upon a shooting star whenever it falls."
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This is from one of my favorite comics called “Toripan.”

日本語をそのまま引用しちゃったらダメだと思うけど、英語に直せばいいかな。この1文、ちょっといいな、と思って。
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# by muskmelon069 | 2009-11-27 20:31 | 日々のこと

IWGP 池袋ウエストゲートパーク

I think I fall in love with Makoto in IWGP. I have read every single one in this series, including the latest one. Something happening in Ikebukuro is happening everywhere in Japan, like the issue about curtailing temp workers. The first one of the series started about 10 years ago, since then Makoto has been sprinting across Ikebukuro as a trouble-shooter to solve the problems on the street. I feel that social environment in Japan has become worse and worse in these 10 years.
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The cover in the picture is the second latest one and big apple cake.

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# by muskmelon069 | 2009-09-25 15:48 | 日々のこと

Ichiro and Federer

“If you want to achieve a way too great thing, there is only way to do a little thing you must do day by day” by Ichiro.
Congrats on 200 hits for 9 seasons in a row, Ichiro!!

On the other hand, I felt sad that Federer lost the final on US open. Still we are so lucky that we can see the living legend playing in the same period.

「とてつもなく大きなことをするには、小さなことを積み重ねるしか道はない。」byイチロー。
おめでとう!9年連続200本安打達成!

一方、今日のUSオープンテニス男子決勝。フェデラーは負けてしまった・・・。非常に残念だけど、現役にして伝説であるロジャー・フェデラーのプレイを見られるなんて、同じ時代に生きていて良かった!と思わずにいられない。

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イチローの似顔絵、描いてみた。
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# by muskmelon069 | 2009-09-15 15:01 | テレビ

みんなハッピー。めでたしめでたし。

Promise me this is a comedy movie about a boy living in a mountain with his grandpa in Serbia. One day his grandpa asked him to go to a city with their cow and do three things: 1. Sell the cow and buy an icon of St. Nicolas for his grandpa. 2. Purchase something he wants. 3. Find his bride…

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This movie is so happy, cute, and full of energy: animals and people exist together, a wedding and a funeral are held at the same time, and a brass band plays crazy music in the gun battle. People are like stretching their arms in the sky without any inhibition to live. Emir Kustrica’s movies always tell that life is simple and miracle; love, laugh, and live. I want to believe just living your life is a full time job.
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