• Hey guys! Have you heard? We now have popup
    Yes, Popups!
    messages for your forum posts. Learn more about it here!
  • To keep up with the hype driven by Sword and Shield's release, we are taking applications for new moderators in our Current Events: Sword and Shield as well as Anime and Manga sections. Applications are due by November 26th.

    For more information, see this thread.We hope you all consider joining our team!
  • We hope you're enjoying Sword and Shield so far! So that everyone can enjoy it and not be spoiled, please keep the all story spoilers and any images from the games in the appropriate sections or in spoiler tags until January 3rd.

    Since spoiler tags are not allowed in signatures, please do not put images from the games in your signature either. You can list the names of new Pokémon if you want to list your team in your signature.

The Japanese Language Help Thread

Shane
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
2,080
Reaction score
0
Since we have some Japanese speakers and learners here, I thought this would be a useful thread. ^^

I'm quite new, and I'm wondering how I would write the word "Arena" with Japanese characters. I'm trying to write Pokémon Arena in Japanese, and all I have so far is ポケモン, the word for Pokémon. Is that Kanji or Katakana? Whatever it is, I'd prefer if Arena were written to match the same lettering. :]

Oh, and it's a bit offtopic, but is ポケモン ever actually used in Japanese to represent the word "Pokémon", or just ポケットモンスター?
 
Last edited:
Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2004
Messages
2,958
Reaction score
5
Arena?
アリーナ
Written in katakana to match what you already had (plus it's the only real way anyone would write "Pokemon Arena")

Yes, ポケモン is the official shortform for ポケットモンスター.
 
when you need more, have+
Joined
Jan 1, 2003
Messages
2,978
Reaction score
0
Now a days, I see ポケモン more than ポケットモンスター in official stuff, to tell you the truth...
 
...I think we're lost.
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
6,389
Reaction score
41
Since we have some Japanese speakers and learners here, I thought this would be a useful thread. ^^
Actually, I think this thread is a wonderful idea, thanks for making it. So that others can come back to it in the future with questions, I'm making it a sticky so that it's always on top. :D
 
Shane
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
2,080
Reaction score
0
Thanks Sato! :]

EDIT: I just noticed, two of my three posts in this thread are exactly the same. *shot*
 
connosieur of excellence
Joined
Feb 3, 2009
Messages
244
Reaction score
2
Hiya!

Reading the ("final" thought about the Arceus/Mew "problem".) thread in the PokeWorld section reminded me that I had a couple of interesting pics on the topic that have been lying around in my hard drive since last October. Sadly I have forgotten about its source. I think I got it off Pokesho.com but I could be wrong. (Do help me out with that little dilemma I have if you know where these are up!)

The trouble is that they both are in Japanese, so I can't make any headway on them.

Please help in there translation. They are quite amusing!
I've uploaded them both into my album.
Here you go: Mew and the Dinosaurs!

http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/picture.php?albumid=424&pictureid=6717

http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/picture.php?albumid=424&pictureid=6718
 
追放されたバカ
Joined
May 3, 2009
Messages
541
Reaction score
0
How would I write

Max King

In Japanese?
 
怪しいことも何一つない。
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
8,806
Reaction score
6,366
In katakana (I hope for the best here - I can see only squares!)
マクスキング
Should look something like:

If it doesn't look like the pic, it's wrong :p - someone else can do it!
 
追放されたバカ
Joined
May 3, 2009
Messages
541
Reaction score
0
Yep, i can see it perfectly, no squares at all.
My comp for some reason can see all the symbols whereas other computers cant

Thank you Il Kanji
 
怪しいことも何一つない。
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
8,806
Reaction score
6,366
But does it correspond to the pic?

(Mine shows squares because I never bothered to install Japanese script :p Because I'm lazy)
 
New Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Hi, can anyone translate

"Live to Love" for me?

I can't see the characters either, I guess it's not installed in my computer, so can I maybe get a screen shot of it? Thank you.
 
New Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2009
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
2
And how about...
"Windows Vista",
"With sickening crunches, four-legged automatons crawled through the streets, crushing scattered bodies beneath their metal appendages."
This was copied and pasted from my fanfic... a random ctrl v.

Eh, just curious, that's all.
 
bowtie coconut birb
Joined
Dec 24, 2007
Messages
7,282
Reaction score
45
Well, if anyone's serious about learning Japanese, I actually recommend that "My Japanese Coach" game for the DS. It is cheap, and also very accurate, teaching you how to read and write as well as speak the language. I hear those Rosetta Stone programs are also extremely good, if you can stand the $250+ price tag.
 
Level 98
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
1,324
Reaction score
1
And how about...
"Windows Vista",
"With sickening crunches, four-legged automatons crawled through the streets, crushing scattered bodies beneath their metal appendages."
This was copied and pasted from my fanfic... a random ctrl v.

Eh, just curious, that's all.
Well, Windows Vista in Japanese would be...
Windows Vista.

...and I'm not going to waste time translating the other one. If you're really curious Use a web translator.
 
怪しいことも何一つない。
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
8,806
Reaction score
6,366
Well, if anyone's serious about learning Japanese, I actually recommend that "My Japanese Coach" game for the DS. It is cheap, and also very accurate, teaching you how to read and write as well as speak the language.
:O I was saying just last week how useful a game like that would be! I didn't realise one actually existed. I gotta buy myself a DS...
 
bowtie coconut birb
Joined
Dec 24, 2007
Messages
7,282
Reaction score
45
:O I was saying just last week how useful a game like that would be! I didn't realise one actually existed. I gotta buy myself a DS...
Well, you're in luck, then! ^_^ Or psychic. One or the other. But yes, the touch screen is put to good use with you practicing how to write the characters. The game also makes good use of the microphone, giving you an opportunity to match your pronunciation with that of Japanese speakers. The game itself is well-paced, too.
 
New Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2009
Messages
1,618
Reaction score
2
...and I'm not going to waste time translating the other one. If you're really curious Use a web translator.
Yes, but all the translators I've seen translate directly in to Jap characters rather than romanization.

Oh well.
 
Top