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I need a Japanese speaker

Is there anyone out there who is fluent in Japanese who would be willing to help me out with something that I’m writing right now? I need a few phrases, and I would like them to be better than the crap the internet translators put out.

And don’t mess with me and give me a bad translation and have the character say something like , “Chicken fish bathroom subway tentacle porn!” or “The man writing this is bald and fat and smells of strange cheeses.”  I will have it verified… By actual ninjas. Who I will then dispatch to your house…. I know people.

Anyway, shoot me an e-mail at monsterhunter45 AT hotmail DOT com if you are fluent in Japanese and you’d be willing to help write a few lines of The Grimnoir Chronicles.

EDIT:  I think we’ve got it.

Omaetachi wa kotei o shitsubou saseta. Watashi no meiyo wa hijyou ni kizu
tsuite. Watashi ga dekiru koto wa, mohaya jiketsu shika nai.

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11 Comments on "I need a Japanese speaker"


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Ryan
5 years 10 months ago

Larry, far be it for me to point out the glaringly obvious, but if you know actual ninjas…couldn’t you get them to translate for you?

And way to go on increasing the web page ranking by mentioning ‘tentacle porn’…no such thing as bad publicity, they say.

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Ryan
5 years 10 months ago

Oh, on a serious note, if no one volunteers you might want to try babelfish.

http://babelfish.com/

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Nightcrawler
5 years 10 months ago

Ninjas don’t do translation work. Don’t even ask. They get offended. When THEY get offended, YOU get a throwing star in the face.

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5 years 10 months ago

Google Translator also seems to do a good job.

http://translate.google.com

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5 years 10 months ago

I know this is crazy talk right here, but there are businesses where you can pay for that kind of translation work. For example, http://www.appliedlanguage.com/translation/japanese_translation.aspx and http://www.translation-services-usa.com/japanese.php

Don’t know how much they might charge for that kind of work, but it may be worth finding out.

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Kristopher
5 years 10 months ago

You hovercraft is really full of eels, Larry?

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emdfl
5 years 10 months ago

Are you needing literal translations of spoken Japanese or translations of Japanese writings? Or just snappy phrases in Japanese?

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Wes S.
5 years 10 months ago

Sorry. My knowledge of Japanese pretty much begins and ends with “Banzai!” and “Domo arigato, Mister Roboto.”

Good luck building a plot point around that. Unless it involves some chubby gaijin who can’t speak Japanese getting a ninja throwing star in the face…

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Kresh
5 years 10 months ago

Er, last I checked, Japanese doesn’t have/use commas. Just sayin’.

Then again, how else you gonna’ denote pauses in speech using mere text?

Stupid Otaku purists. Gambatte, Correia-san!

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THE MARKETING ANALYSTS
5 years 8 months ago

Forget those free sites. I’ve used a number of firms and the one that I enjoy working with most is http://www.themarketinganalysts.com/en/pages/japanese-translation-service-get-free-quote-on-language-translation-from-our-japanese-translator-team/ for Japanese. I hope this helps.