Asking for a friend who does not share my intense love for cilantro: "Can someone please translate some simple cilantro-avoidance phrases into Thai, Mandarin, and Japanese for me?" [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Jun 25, 2013 -
Could you translate this graph
from Japanese to English for me? It's an overview of different paper types used for calligraphy - but I can't read...
This is what google translate got me for the middle part
posted by lenehan
on May 15, 2013 -
Would anybody be kind enough to help me by translating some Japanese text of some type, that might help shed some light on a mysterious item that I have had in my posession for several years? [more inside]
posted by wats
on Jan 22, 2013 -
I've been looking for a certain guitar (a Yamaha SG 3000) and have lately been looking on Japanese web sites to see if I can have one shipped from there. I've found one I like the look of, but Google Translate isn't being particularly helpful. Could anyone translate the description for me? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on
on Nov 1, 2012 -
I'd like a translation of this
(I think Japanese) inscription in this picture frame. Could you provide one? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Jul 6, 2012 -
What is the conclusion of this short scientific article in Japanese (link to the PDF
)? It's about the palatability of comfrey for cows, but I don't speak Japanese. All I'd like to know is: did the cows like it or not? (for the record, a common opinion is that the plant is too hairy and that cows don't like it unless it's dried or wilted). There's no abstract so the answer is probably in the last page. [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on Apr 22, 2012 -
I am a professional translator, Japanese to English. I work almost entirely in comics and novels, at home, alone. My Japanese language skills are atrophying, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Am I using the kanji "栄美
" correctly, when combined to create the name "Hideyoshi" and translation of "flourish + beauty?" Am I even doing it right? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Need help identifying this Japanese woodblock print
of a kabuki actor. I think the artist is Kunichika, and the print is set somewhere on the Tôkaidô Road. At the top of the page is a large box of Japanese text
-- I'm hoping someone can read this, or otherwise identify any hints about the location, actor and character. (Two more translatable things inside) [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Can anyone comment on the average going rate for translating a tech company's website into Japanese? [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine
on Mar 8, 2011 -
I would like to become a Japanese-> English translator. What do I need to do? Which certifications really matter? And how can I find work quickly so I can start building a portfolio? [more inside]
posted by shoyu
on Jan 12, 2011 -
My friend brought me back a couple of stickers from Japan, but she neglected to write down what her friends there told her they said. Can any mefites out there tell me what these say so I don't feel like such a newb sticking them on my stuff?
posted by aliceinreality
on Jan 3, 2011 -
My son has been given what he's been told is a decorative fuchi (collar) from a katana. It has some Japanese characters inscribed on it, and he's desperate to find out what it means - he has been told it's a name, but we have no way of knowing.
are a couple of pictures.
Any ideas? Hopefully it doesn't translate as 'Happy Toy Company'. Thanks all.
posted by reynir
on Nov 16, 2010 -
What is my new used bike from the '70s is trying to tell me (translation help please)? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Jul 24, 2010 -
Are there any speakers (well, readers, technically) of Japanese who would be so kind as to translate the instructions on my water-bottle cleaning solution? I know it's basically "add water" but I'm look for specifics. Links to photos inside. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer
on May 12, 2010 -
Short and sweet: what's the best way to translate "girl of darkness" to Japanese as if it were someone's formal title? I need it romanized, not in katakana or hiragana. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus
on May 3, 2010 -
Japanese translation filter: so I have two seed packets. Which is mint and which is basil? [more inside]
posted by Windigo
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Is the Japanese "umi hoozuki" a colloquialism for a type of bell or chime or something? [more inside]
posted by Eicats
on Mar 9, 2010 -
Can someone translate the Japanese in this song for me:
The Razzleberry Jam, the theme song of the Razzleberry frozen yogurt franchise in Tokyo.
If you don't already have it, you can download it here:
Under Special Download near the bottom.
posted by slowcat
on Sep 28, 2009 -
I want to send a text to someone who is having her first Japanese class tomorrow that says "How was your first class? What did you learn to say in Japanese?" except in Japanese. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Jun 3, 2009 -
What does this
Japanese character on this Daruma doll mean? At least, I assume it's Japanese...
posted by killerinsideme
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Can someone translate the Asian (I presume) symbol and text on this baseball hat? Pic1 Pic2
posted by exogenous
on Sep 14, 2008 -
I am looking for interesting uses of the prefix 'mu' (無) in Japanese. I want to find an example of mu's general use that attains to its meaning as -less or an absence of. The example I have currently, 無線 'musen' meaning 'wireless', is a little boring. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Aug 8, 2008 -
MusicFilter: In the long version of the Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" (available on the 12") there is a female voice saying something in what I believe is Japanese. Can anyone translate that for me? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal
on Mar 20, 2008 -
Can anyone tell me what works of Dazai Osamu's are translated in (1) Phyllis I. Lyons's "The Saga of Dazai Osamu: A Critical Study with Translations"; and (2) James O'Brien's "Dazai Osamu: Selected Stories and Sketches"? [more inside]
posted by No-sword
on Mar 8, 2008 -
Do you read japanese? I was given a japanese laptop which has both a Japanese and English (American) character keyboard. I installed WinXP and created an account name and login / PW.
It worked fine then i turned it off. Now the login / PW no longer work. I strongly suspect the problem is the keyboard has toggled to the Japanese character entry mode, while the login / PW is in English characters. And so I am locked out unless I can figure out how to toggle the keyboard back to English. Please view this high res image of the keyboard ( http://bayimg.com/hacgmaABI )and see if you can tell which Japanese character keys or key combination might toggle the keyboard between the two character sets. Mucho Arigato!
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jun 27, 2007 -
My wife and I just had the opportunity to meet Iron Chef Morimoto and he signed a menu for us. I can read Japanese up to maybe the 3rd grade level so this is beyond me. Can someone help translate this?
Here's a pic
of the menu.
posted by edjusted
on Jun 23, 2007 -
I have had some interesting works of art in my possession for four years. They have what appears to be writing on them in Japanese characters and I'm extremely interested in knowing what they say. As fate would have it, [more inside]
posted by jeanmari
on May 27, 2007 -
In Lost in Translation, when Bob Harris meets the woman in the hospital waiting room, what (in English) does she say to him, and what if anything does it sound to her like he's saying? I would also love to hear any other spot-translations from the movie if you happen to know them!
posted by lorimer
on Oct 31, 2006 -
About to create a PHP/MySQL CMS and web site for a client entirely in Japanese, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by malphigian
on Aug 28, 2006 -